The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker

Big Idea:  Design choices that place people and purpose at center of gatherings make them transformative. Context: Trained in the field of conflict resolution, Priya Parker is a professional facilitator. She helps activists, politicians, businessmen, educators, and philanthropists create transformative gatherings. She has worked on race relations on American colleges and on peace processes in […]

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Big Idea:  Deep Work – activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit – is economically valuable, rare in today’s knowledge economy and leads to a meaningful life. Context: Cal Newport is a young computer science professor at Georgetown University who has published more than 60 peer reviewed […]

The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist

Big Idea: Prosperity flows from sufficiency – the recognition of enough. When you engage from a sense of your wholeness – rather than a desperate longing to be complete – you feel naturally called to share the resources that flow through your life to serve your highest commitments. Context: Lynne Twist has spent five decades working […]