Top 5 Books / 2017

  1. The 100-Year Life: Living & Working in an Age of Longevity - our kids have a 50% chance of living to 105 at the same time that many historical sources of financial and emotional stability are vanishing - what are the implications for happiness, employment & society?
  2. The Agony & the Ecstasy - beautiful historical biography of Michelangelo. He was a true creator, pursuing his passion of sculpting marbles despite innumerable obstacles & irrational incentives.
  3. Principles: Life & Work - a phenomenal meditation on self-care and org leadership, & a guidebook for building lasting companies.
  4. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow - a darker companion piece to the also great Sapiens & 100-Year Life. How will many of us find meaning when routinized work is automated in the next 30 years?
  5. One Hundred Years of Solitude - in the 'post internet' world, where any question or image can be answered or discovered in seconds, creating a sense of true wonder can be hard. But as parents, & leaders, this is what we should be shooting for.