VALUES, PRINCIPLES, AND PHILOSOPHY BOOK LIST
NOT RULES. GUIDELINES FOR SUCCESS.
"The man who grasps principles can successfully handle his own methods. the man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Values, Principles, and Philosophies aren’t rules; they are guidelines.
They’re the keystones of the approach to any project, and although they are “set in stone,” their application to a situation isn’t.
In every long-lasting business, the methods of conducting business may constantly change, but the values, the culture, the philosophies, and the principles remain constant.
Look to the patterns of those things that affect you in order to understand the cause-effect relationships that drive them and to learn principles for dealing with them effectively.
For any group or organization to function well, its work values, principles, and philosophies must be aligned with its members’ life values, principles, and philosophies.
To Your Success!
Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger by Peter Bevelin
Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard
The Responsible Company by Yvon Chouinard
The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Templeton Plan: 21 Steps to Personal Success and Real Happiness by Sir John Templeton
Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman
Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by John Wooden
Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization by John Wooden
Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl
The Joyous Cosmology: Adventure in the Chemistry of Consciousness by Alan Watts
Maxims and Reflections by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Tao Te Ching: A New English Version by Lao Tzu and Stephen Mitchell
The Way of Life, According to Laotzu by Witter Bynner
Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
The Heart of Buddha’s Teachings: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation by Thich Nacht Hahn
Teachings of the Buddha by Jack Kornfield
Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals by Immanuel Kant
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Green
The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Green
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Designing Your Life: How To Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett
Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
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