Think Like Mäd.

Our recommended reading list for prospective Mäd team members, and all those seeking inspiration.

Team members and clients are always welcome to borrow books from us at their leisure.

The Socratic paradox states 'I know that I know nothing'. Essentially, by continuously learning, we broaden our knowledge whilst highlighting the vast gaps in our thinking. Yet, the pursuit of wisdom is infinitely much more valuable than a foolish assumption that we've learned all that we need to know.

We've discussed the growth mindset previously, and regularly mention the ever-growing Mäd library, so it seems natural to share some excellent book suggestions.

In no particular order, here are some insightful reads to help you #ThinkLikeMäd.

  • Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  • On Desire – William Braxton Irvine
  • A Guide to the Good Life – William Braxton Irvine
  • Stoic Living for the Modern Soul – Dmitri Mandaliev
  • Negotiation – Brian Tracy
  • Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse
  • Daily Rituals – Mason Currey
  • The Motorcycle Diaries – Ernesto Che Guevara
  • The Art of Travel – Alain de Botton
  • Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
  • I, Robot – Issac Asimov
  • Letters from a Stoic – Seneca the Younger
  • Sketch, Doubtful, Incomplete Jottings – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • The Black Swan – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel – James Diamond
  • Status Anxiety – Alain De Botton
  • On Duties – Cicero
  • On the Shortness of Life – Seneca
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde
  • Happiness by Design – Paul Dolan
  • Walden – Henry David Thoreau
  • Getting Real – 37 Signals
  • The One Minute Manager – Kenneth H. Blanchard
  • War! What Is It Good For? – Ian Morris
  • Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
  • Enchiridion of Epictetus – Arrian
  • Deep Work – Cal Newport
  • A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Tree – Kenkō
  • Work Rules: Insights from Inside Google that Will Transform How You Live and Lead - Laszlo Bock
  • From Impossible to Inevitable: How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue - Aaron Ross & Jason Lemkin
  • Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari
  • Homo Deus, A Brief History of Tomorrow - Yuval Noah Harari
  • The Great Acceleration - Robert Colvile
  • Great CEOs are Lazy - M Schleckser
  • Start with Why - Simon Sinek
  • In Praise of Idleness - Bertrand Russell
  • Eat That Frog! - Brian Tracy
  • 10% Happier: How I tamed the Voice in My Head - Dan Harris
  • Free Will - Sam Harris
  • Lying - Sam Harris
  • Waking Up: Searching for Spirituality Without Religion - Sam Harris
  • Black Box Thinking - Matthew Syed
  • Zero to One - Peter Thiel
  • The Amazon Way - John Rossman
  • The Everything Store - Brad Stone
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things - Ben Horowitz
  • Principles - Ray Dalio
  • Maverick! — Ricardo Semler
  • The Seven Day Weekend — Ricardo Semler
  • Good to GREAT — Jim Collins
  • Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble — Daniel Lyons
  • The Firm, The Story of McKinsey — Duff McDonald
  • Free Will — Sam Harris
  • Lying — Sam Harris
  • Open to Desire: The Truth About What the Buddha Taught — Mark Epstein
  • Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike – Phil Knight
  • Man's Search for Meaning - Victor Frankl