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December Reads: Celebrating the Small Joys in Life, Embracing Boldness, and Finding Calm

December Reads: Celebrating the Small Joys in Life, Embracing Boldness, and Finding Calm

December brings us THREE new must-read titles. Already bestselling authors, Neil Pasricha is bringing awesome back to our bookshelves and Chris Bailey is helping us to find calm in this age of anxiety, while innovation strategist Shawn Kanungo is releasing his debut book to help us become bolder.

Check out the latest books added to our “to read” pile below! Plus, with many of our speakers also bestselling authors, contact us to learn how books can be incorporated into your next event through giveaways, book signings, and more.

Our Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha

Available December 6

Our Book of Awesome by Neil PasrichaThe latest in Neil Pasricha’s bestselling awesome book series, Our Book of Awesome celebrates the small joys that bring us together. Like carrying the ice cube tray from the sink to the freezer without spilling; finally unsubscribing from that annoying email you’ve been getting forever; and sending a private message during a video conference and then seeing your coworker look down and silently smirk.

In a world that is often overwhelming, Neil reminds us of the simple, awesome things all around us. His new book features thoughts from Neil himself as well as submissions from his community around the world. It is a final cacophony of awesome, by all of us, for all of us, he says. Read it to be reminded of the endless AWESOME things that give laughter and happiness to our beautiful and brief lives.

The Bold Ones: Innovate and Disrupt to Become Truly Indispensable by Shawn Kanungo

Available December 6

The Bold Ones by Shawn KanungoShawn Kanungo has written the practical and inspirational playbook that shows readers how to use innovation and disruption to become truly unstoppable.

Disruption for disruption’s sake isn’t a smart strategy. Instead, Shawn says it’s more important to be “dangerous” rather than disruptive. This means being simultaneously bold enough to challenge industries, yet practical enough to recreate them.

The Bold Ones shows individuals how to become bolder so they can push their careers and companies forward. Each chapter explores one of the ten pillars to becoming dangerous, exploring the secrets of innovation and how human behaviour affects it. Shawn also shares replicable tactics from some of the world’s greatest (and sometimes unlikely) change agents.

How to Calm Your Mind: Finding Presence and Productivity in Anxious Times by Chris Bailey

Available December 27

How to Calm Your Mind by Chris BaileyAlready the bestselling author of The Productivity Project and Hyperfocus, Chris Bailey’s third book explores how the path to a less anxious life — and even greater productivity — runs directly through calm.

When Chris, a productivity expert, discovered that he had become stressed and burnt out because he was pushing himself too hard, he realized that he had no right to give advice on productivity without learning when and how to rein things in and take a break.

By finding calm and overcoming anxiety, Chris says that we invest in the missing piece to sustainable productivity. We can build a deeper, more expansive reservoir of energy to draw from throughout the day and have greater mental resources at our disposal to not only do good work, but to also live a good life.

How to Calm Your Mind shares accessible, science-backed strategies while exploring topics such as how analog and digital worlds affect calm and anxiety in different ways; how our desire for dopamine breeds anxiety, dissatisfaction, and needless stress, but can be countered by other neurochemicals; how hidden sources of stress can be tamed by a “stimulation fast”; and how “busyness” is as much a state of mind as it is an actual state of life.

Contact us to learn more about Neil, Shawn, and Chris and what they can bring to your next event as happiness, innovation, and productivity experts.