1. Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
In his bestselling book, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charles Duhigg identifies eight key productivity concepts that can help you in important areas such as motivation, goal-setting, focus and decision-making. It’s a ground-breaking exploration of the science of productivity that can help anyone learn to succeed with less stress, and to get more done without sacrificing what we care about most.
2. Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson
Have you ever wanted to learn a language, only to become too daunted by the task?
Peak condenses three decades of research to introduce an incredibly powerful approach to learning that differs fundamentally from traditional views about acquiring a skill. It offers invaluable, counterintuitive advice on setting goals, getting feedback, identifying patterns, and motivating yourself.
3. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Why do naturally talented people fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things?
The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a passionate persistence. Grit offers a formula to help anyone become ‘grittier’, focusing on six key factors: Hope, effort, precision, passion, ritual and prioritisation.