We welcome exceptional guests to our podcast to share their knowledge and experience to our global audience. While there are plenty of unique questions to ask, one thing we always want to know is what books they recommend to our listeners.
We’ve compiled and catalogued their answers and developed this list of the top books that our guests have recommended. We’ll be sure to update and expand this list as our guest list continues to expand.
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
A unique book that chronicles humanity’s journey since stone-age. With combined findings from biology, anthropology, and paleontology giving us a better understanding of how the early species of humans evolve and revolutionized many of today’s varying discipline from economics, society and even modern science and politics.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things:
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
While most business related books will give you tips and guide on how to start a successful business, this book, however, clings to the fact that no business is perfect, no matter what or who owns it one must prepare for the inevitable. Everything is hard when you develop a business, but the answers to the challenges lie in the wisdom from Ben’s very own experience.
Evolving Ourselves: Redesigning the Future of Humanity – One Gene at a Time
Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans
Evolution is not only about the accounts from the past, it also sheds light towards the possibilities of the future. Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans take us to the very frontier of genetic engineering, the endless possibilities and how we can partake.
The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine Is in Your Hands
Smarter, user-driven technology and patient-centered innovation in healthcare take center-stage in this book. Eric Topol’s advocacy for massive healthcare reform and his drive towards mobile health application as a platform for solutions
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
This book aims to empower you on how to curb the bad routines you unconsciously do. Identify the negative pattern you do on the daily that keeps you from being productive. Accompanied by research, data, and interviews. Discover what more you can achieve by re-programming yourself.
The Creative Destruction of Medicine:
How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care
Eric Topol once again breaks down the impact of personalized data-driven healthcare solutions brought in by modern advancement in technology. Eric takes us on a tour of how medical data is collected, processed, down to its interpretation, and where we can leverage these technologies to bring in better, cost-effective and medical solutions.
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
In a society where gender bias and sexism is still prevalent, Lean In talks in detail the struggles of Women facing these dilemmas both in the workplace and at home. How they cope the with the pressure of balancing career and motherhood while trying to break free from the notion that women can never be successful in both endeavors.
The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age
As digital health take its stride many are still reluctant about these new adaptations. The occurrence of a system-failure, software errors and the likes can be alarming and sometimes fatal especially when deployed in the medical arena. Robert – a visionary and aficionado of digital solutions in medicine – share the same sentiment. He tackles on the imposing risks on both patients and users, albeit hopeful and positive that these technologies are the ultimate resolve, this book will open your eyes into the opposing spectrum of medicine in the digital era.
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Be inspired, innovate and spark things that have never been done before. That is the overwhelming yet exciting trek you will experience from this book. Re-inventing the wheel, abandoning old ways and embracing the unknown by creating completely new and sustainable. Find out how start-up and mainstream companies differ, old vs new models of business and the aging practices we should eliminate.
Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better,
faster, and cheaper than yours (and what to do about it)
Salim Ismail, Michael S. Malone, Yuri van Geest
Innovations in technology, when partnered with the right organization, brings tremendous growth for any scale of business. However, the challenge here is how to apply these technologies to your benefit. On this book, you will learn how the paradigm in an organization has shifted through the years. Learn how to position your business effectively, and how to work with data and other assets to address future challenges.
Recommended by: Daniel Kraft