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Book Summary: We Need to Talk – How to Have Conversations That Matter

In a world filled with emails, texts, tweets, and posts, it’s easy to forget that face-to-face conversations are even an option. “We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations that Matter” is a great reminder that talking and listening to each other can create personal connections and even solve problems. In this book summary, you’ll …

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Book Summary: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families – Creating Powerful & Positive Relationships Within the Family

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families (1997) was written by Stephen R. Covey with, as he says, “such a passion . . . because family is what I care about most.” It’s a very personal book that talks about how the author, his wife, and nine children apply each of the habits in their …

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Review: Surrounded by Idiots – The Four Types of Human Behavior and How to Effectively Communicate with Each in Business (and in Life) (The Surrounded by Idiots Series)

Behavioral psychologists have come up with various models to classify human personality types. At their best, psychometric tests can help team members understand and appreciate each other better. At their worst, these personality assessments lead to baseless generalizations and, if applied incorrectly, limit opportunities unfairly. In the workplace, the Myers-Briggs model is the most widely …

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[Book Summary] Wired for Love: A Neuroscientist’s Journey Through Romance, Loss, and the Essence of Human Connection

Wired for Love (2022) combines fascinating neuroscientific research with a captivating personal story to reveal some of the secrets behind that great human mystery: love. Love is often thought of as a topic best left to poets and musicians – but it can and should be studied as a legitimate scientific question. In a world …

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Book Summary: The Little Book of Lykke – The Danish Search for the World’s Happiest People

The Little Book of Lykke (2017) is a treasure trove of useful tips and Scandinavian secrets for how to live a happier life. It reveals many fundamental facts that contribute to human happiness and shows how Danish society has fused them into everyday life. Author Meik Wiking also demonstrates how you can take these lessons …

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Book Summary: READER, COME HOME – The Reading Brain in a Digital World

Reader, Come Home (2018) is a meditation on the future of reading in the age of digital revolution and diminishing attention spans. Drawing on the latest neuroscientific research, Maryanne Wolf unpacks the cultural and cognitive dimensions of a technological transformation that’s reshaped our relationship with the written word. At the heart of her investigation is …

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