The Northbound Wealth Reading Guide focuses on non-fiction titles that are relevant to business, economics, innovation, science, faith, philanthropy, and art.
The second installment in legendary investor Ray Dalio's Principles series examines how today's global economic and geopolitical landscape is unlike any other in history—a perilous mix of financial, environmental and technological firsts with a global population mostly at its mercy. Dalio looks back at empires throughout history, searching for similarities and lessons to help shape a more certain, peaceful and prosperous future.
Kai-Fu Lee, former President of Google China, and sci-fi novelist Chen Qiufan team up to imagine a world where artificial intelligence (AI) has reached much of its transcendent and alarming potential. Across 10 short works of fiction, AI 2041 tells the story of a future transformed by the possibilities of this emerging technology, but also threatened by its unintended yet inevitable consequences. The narrative paints a compelling picture of what our future could look like.
An unexpected outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic is a record number of new business starts. Resilient is a quintessential playbook for eager entrepreneurs and those with an idea for a promising business venture. From raising capital and hiring the right talent to overcoming the inevitable hurdles—both structural and psychological—entrepreneur and Resilia CEO Sevetri Wilson delivers strategic and practical advice for building the business of your dreams.
Discover a new view into Vincent van Gogh's genius in this combination travelogue and luminous art book. Follow in Van Gogh's footsteps, and witness the landscapes, architecture and people that inspired him from his home in the Netherlands to his travels through the European countryside. Art historian Gloria Fossi along with photographers Danilo De Marco and Mario Dondero reveal new insights into the mind and singular style of one of the world's most celebrated artists.
Not long ago, the electronics retailer Best Buy was a bottom-quartile company on its way to potentially becoming another failed, forgotten franchise. But in 2012, new CEO Hubert Joly orchestrated a comeback story of epic proportions, turning the big blue store into a Wall Street interest and employer of choice. Joly's focus on employee empowerment, customer service and sustainability offers important lessons for leaders of today—and tomorrow.
Indra Nooyi is among the world's most admired CEOs, and her story of being the first woman of color and immigrant to lead a Fortune 50 company is inspiring and engaging. Born and raised in India, the former PepsiCo leader transformed the legendary American brand. In the process, Nooyi created a framework and philosophy for a successful 21st-century business, emphasizing the inextricable link between the health of a company's customers, employees and the world around them.
Success can take a toll—physically, mentally and spiritually; striving for it can be more taxing still. In The Practice of Groundedness, Brad Stulberg turns the accepted view of ambition on its head, advocating patience and peace of mind as the real path to prosperity. Interlacing insights and ideas from science, philosophy and his own career as a successful corporate coach, Stulberg makes a convincing case for a new leadership ethos—one grounded in health, humility and happiness.
Ginny Smith's eye-opening delves into the way our brain chemicals influence the full range of the everyday actions and sensations of our lives, from enjoying a morning coffee to falling in love, to grappling with pain. The hormones and neurotransmitters at work in our brains are responsible for every conscious and subconscious thought, memory, feeling, urge and more. Want to know what's really going on in your head? Overloaded has the answer.
I am Brent Foster, CEO of Northbound Wealth and I have recommended titles for friends to read for years. The following is a non-exhaustive list of titles as a reference:
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