That successful women read 15 books for inspiration and growth
Books / / December 19, 2019
Nobel Prize winner for literature in 2015. Author of "War is not a woman's face", "Zinc boys", "Chernobyl Prayer".
1. "My Past and Thoughts", Alexander Herzen
Herzen worked on the autobiographical novel almost 16 years. And in the end he turned out a real encyclopedia, reflecting life, manners and social life of Russia in the middle of the XIX century.
"In" My Past and Thoughts "is a joint documentary and fiction, which always made me worried. It seems to me that merely fikshen not so interesting - He told Aleksievich edition of "Bitter". - I'm not saying that there can not be a brilliant literary books. But today, people read more non-fikshen.
Readers trust is not fiction and nonfiction, in which event the witness becomes a full-fledged hero. Life itself is crazy I wonder why something else coming up? "
American television host, producer, social activist.
2. "Night," Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel - a writer, philosopher, Nobel Peace Prize winner. "Night" - his autobiographical a story about a boy surviving in the hell of Auschwitz, Birkenau and Buchenwald.
And although the book and talks about the traumatic event, it reflects the victory of the human spirit over the cruelty and evil. Winfrey He speaksThat is charged courage of the protagonist.
3. "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck
This novel is called the most ambitious work of Steinbeck. He tells the story of two families in California at the beginning of the XX century - of love, betrayal, confrontation between good and evil.
Winfrey advised this book in the category "Book Club" of his talk show and named her best work she has ever read.
Theater and film actress, social activist. One of the founders of the charity fund "Give Life".
4. "The history of the disease," Irina Yassin
The book is a journalist and human rights activist Yasina - almost a diary which tells of life with multiple sclerosis. Hamatova I mentioned this work in the creative evening.
"[The book] is very detailed and consistently describes the ordinary life of the average person, passing all the stages of his serious illness, - she said. - With her realize how lucky she could walk with their feet to the kitchen and put the coffee pot with their hands.
And what a joy it was when she could just turn the neck and look out the window. After reading this book I have something inside perescholknulo. I realized how happiness be a healthy person. "
5. "Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The actress calls this work of radical revolutionaries of the XIX century "the first in the life of a shock." And this is one of the best novels of Dostoevsky: in it there is a policy and a thriller, and ambiguous characters.
"I read a novel in the 9th grade and suddenly lost his footing, those who made the revolution, were suddenly possessed - He told Hamatova in an interview around the TV. - Imagine how difficult it is to accept the fact that, squirming and writhing in terrible agony, dying your idols, what is for me at the time it was Lenin and Stalin, and that the red flag is the symbol of freedom, goodness and light is converted into a symbol evil. "
Tennis player, former first racket of the world, nine years has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Development Program.
6. "To tell you the life of" Yes! "" Viktor Frankl
Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl survived imprisonment in concentration camps, and described his experiences in the book. According to him, a man with a target, Able to move almost anything. He never gave up, even in the camp created an organization psychological care to prisoners.
"I read this book over and over again - He told Sharapova in an interview with The Guardian. - In one of the best places it is said that when the gas fills the room, no matter big or small, the gas will still fill it. Frankl writes that the same is true, and when we think of the misfortune. It fills every part of life. We do not think, "Oh, now I'm a little bit sad." When something happens, we come face to face with the harsh reality. "
Operating Facebook director, entrepreneur, one of the 50 "Most Powerful Women in Business" by the magazine Fortune.
7. "Bring the maximum. Strengths of the staff at the service of business, "Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton
This book describes the theory of the strengths of the individual. It will be interesting to managers and HR-managers, as well as all those interested in self-improvement. Sandburg called it the best business books in recent years.
"Marcus and his colleagues for 25 years, interviewed employees to find out what factors determine high productivity - He told Sandberg in interview with The New York Times. — They found that the main indicator of the future success of the company or department — how many employees the affirmative answer to the question "Do you have the opportunity every day to do what you best succeed?"
This is logical. But more often, appreciating someone's work, concentrating on the weak, not the strong side. Employees are asked to work on them and become better people but not necessarily well-versed in all things. At Facebook, we try first of all to consider the strengths, that is to do so in order to adjust to the problem of man, and not man for them. "
8. "Business from scratch. Lean Startup Method ", Eric Ries
Eric Ries - American entrepreneur and pioneer of the movement "lean startup». In his book, he describes a methodology that helps startups survive. Its essence is in the rapid testing of new products to real consumers and continuously adapt business models.
"Eric Ries described how in the technology industry create products and build business - continues to Sandberg. — Traditionally, companies have relied on a detailed business plan and a thorough research to let the "perfect" product. Rice says that technology companies to bring better products to market and bring it to perfection, using the feedback from customers. "
Writer, translator and writer. The first female winner of the "Russian Booker".
9. «Sapiens. A brief history of humanity, "Yuval Noah Harari
"The last of the books they read, which I really liked -" A Brief History of Mankind "Yuval Harari - shared Ulitskaja in an interview with "Eksmo". - But I usually read books related to biology and anthropology - is an area that is more understandable to me. "
Harari shows how the course of history shaped the human society and the reality around him. In the book, he traces the connection between the events of the past and the problems of the present and forces the reader to reconsider all established notions about the world.
10. "The Captain's Daughter", Alexander Pushkin
"There are a few books that I read endlessly and feel each time fresh happiness. And in the first place is the "Captain's Daughter", "- He speaks writer.
This historical novel, describes a peasant revolt Emelyan Pugachev and tells a moving love story that unfolds on the background.
Writer, screenwriter, author of the Harry Potter books.
11. "Emma," Jane Austen
This novel, in a humorous manner about a young woman who woos his friends and neighbors, getting at the same time in amusing situations. Rowling call Osten his favorite writer, and "Emma" from her favorite books.
"I re-read her books so many times I have lost count," - says Rowling. "Emma" writer read at least 20 times.
Supermodel, actress, philanthropist. The founder of the fund "Naked Heart", created for the construction of playgrounds in Russia and abroad.
12. "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle
This cult book about self-knowledge It explains why we suffer and how to live in the present moment. Its author, Eckhart Tolle, called the principal spiritual authority of today.
In his opinion, only in this we find our true essence and joy and an understanding that the integrity and excellence - not a goal but a reality accessible to us now.
"For me, it's a book that changes lives. When I had just separated from her husband and was very hard, it helped me a lot " — He told Vodianova edition of Vogue Russia.
Actress, ambassador of UN Women Goodwill.
13. "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood
This dystopia It tells the story of a world in which women do not have the right to own property, to work, to love, to read and write. They have only one function — give birth to children.
"Margaret Atwood wrote" servant Story "for more than 30 years ago, but this book never ceases to delight readers, because it clearly reflects how a woman feels, losing control over their own bodies " — I wrote Watson in his book club on Goodreads website, where she recommends and other works, as well as discussing them with readers.
Science journalist and popularizer of science, the author of the book "On the Internet, someone is wrong!". Winner of the "Illuminator."
14. "Inner fish", Neil Shubin
Shubin - a professor of anatomy and paleontologist who discovered an intermediate between fish and land animals. In this book the reader along with it will go on an exciting journey to the origins of evolution to understand how to configure and change the human body.
"This book is about the evolution operates on large scales of time - He speaks Kazantsev. - and those that we have inherited from the ancestor of fish 400 million years ago, she says even those traits that we inherited from an ancestor-monkey 6 million years ago.
Many mysteries of our body structure, the structure of the ear bones to fancy weave cranial nerves, become much clearer if, together with the author to sort out where they I came from. "
15. "The origin of altruism and virtue", by Matt Ridley
This book - an overview and summary of everything that was known about the social behavior of the person in the last 30 years. It Ridley criticizes the well-known model, which states that in the formation of the culture of human behavior almost completely displaces biology.
"A man is given relatively little attention. Matt Ridley interested altruism as a universal property, characteristic and amoebae, and social insects, and designed to solve the prisoner dilemma for computer programs. The harsh, cynical evolutionary logic: the mathematical models show that to be a good - under certain conditions - profitable. Here we are good. "
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