Simon Sinek’s Start with Why has helped thousands of readers to tap into their personal motivations and live a more rewarding life since the book hit shelves in 2009.
Sinek’s own passion for encouraging others led him to recently launch his own publishing imprint named Optimism Press. “The optimists and authors come from all walks of life with all kinds of ideas. The one thing they all have in common is that their ideas can help us advance the greater good — to build a world in which people feel inspired, safe and fulfilled,” says Optimism Press about its publishing goals.
A busy guy, Sinek also published this fall The Infinite Game, his manifesto about how we need to develop an infinite mindset, instead of concentrating on short-term payoffs, to build true success.
We asked Simon Sinek what he’d been reading and loving lately, and here are his picks.
Simon Sinek’s favorite reads of 2019
Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse
This book challenged me to see the world completely differently and inspired me to pursue what it means to have an infinite mindset.
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper
I love words and the English language. I love finding out where words come from and, in this case, why the dictionary is the way it is.
When I first met Bruce Deel I was blown away by his story. He is one of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met and it was an honor to be able to publish his book so that other people could enjoy his story as much as I did.
How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart by Summer Rayne Oakes
Inspiration exists in unlikely places. Like with Bruce Deel, it was an honor to publish Summer’s book. Who knew that by learning how to take care of plants better, we could learn to take care of each other better?
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