What We Are Reading

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Books

Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown

Focuses on how we connect and engage with each other — with a lean on doing that with people who are different and may not necessarily agree with your worldview. Some of the takeaways around social engagement and socializing (i.e., holding hands with strangers, get closer to people who aren’t like you) had renewed interest given the current state of the world.

 

Shaken by Tim Tebow

“The reason I titled it Shaken was because in life you’re going to have highs and lows. There are going to be great times, and there are going to be tough times. So, who was I when I won the Heisman Trophy versus when I got cut three times, well, maybe four times in the NFL? Was I the person that was praised by presidents or the person that was debated and scrutinized by most of the media? So, who was I? Am I that person who I was at the high or am I that person who had all those lows? I’m so thankful because of my relationship with Jesus Christ and being adopted in the family of God that I don’t have to live the highs and the lows and the roller coaster that the rest of the world lives because I know where my identity lies. My identity lies as a child of God, and that is something that will never be shaken.”

—From a Q&A with Tim Tebow

 

Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

“Sapiens, the book, takes us on a breath-taking ride through our entire human history, from its evolutionary roots to the age of capitalism and genetic engineering, to uncover why we are the way we are. Sapiens focuses on key processes that shaped humankind and the world around it, such as the advent of agriculture, the creation of money, the spread of religion and the rise of the nation state. Unlike other books of its kind, Sapiens takes a multi-disciplinary approach that bridges the gaps between history, biology, philosophy and economics in a way never done before. Furthermore, taking both the macro and the micro view, Sapiens conveys not only what happened and why, but also how it felt for individuals.”

—From ynharari.com

 

The Power of How by Tom Stone

Simple Techniques to Vaporize Your Ego and Your Pain

Articles

Here’s how to keep work from taking over your personal life: click here for article.

 

Diversity and Inclusion Efforts That Really Work: click here for article.

 

I was under lockdown in China. Here’s what it’s really like to go back to work: click here for article.