March in books

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4 min readApr 1, 2022

Here we go again with the formula from February — that is, including only the books that I do recommend — around 2/3 of what I actually read in March. Why so much compared to February? Half marathon prep is the answer. Enjoy!

Late March/early April reading environment

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience, Brene Brown

Honestly, I am a fan of anything that Brene produces, starting with her famous Houston TED talk, up to my favourite among her books, Dare to Lead, wchi I already listened to on Audible for some five times. This book deconstructs emotions. Brene, as always, does it very methodically — one by one, precisely, with reference to various other researchers.Read if you just want to understand yourself better. PS: Brene, I love you.

The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel, Kati Morton

Angela Merkel has always fascinated me — there are few female leaders at this level of authority, not to mention her level of performance This book traces the reader abck to the roots of Angela’s astonishing results. Her sincerity, hard work, persistence, down-to-earthedness are so inspiring. Read if you are aspiring to be a great leader, especially in the long term.

Super Founders: What Data Reveals About Billion-Dollar Startups, Ali Tamaseb

There are lots of data measuring wht drives the startups’ chance of success, all of them circling the Internet. There are “two versions of truth” on the importance of the founder’s age, their university etc. In this book, the author takes account of tens of studies at once, and compares the findings in chapters titles by factor categories (i.e. chapter on various studies about university, age, etc.) Read if you want to understand the big picture of what, statistically speaking, influences the chance of startups’ success.

The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley, Jimmy Soni

Great storytelling, deconstructing the rise of PayPal as well as various other companies of PayPal’s creators — the so-called “PayPal mafia” — including Peter Thiel, Elon Musk and Luke Nosek (born in born in Tarnów, Poland). Read if you like learning from other failures, or if you need some motivation for putting in more effort into the enterprise you are building —…