Is there a book you still think about? Perhaps a book that made you challenge your beliefs, attitudes about life, work, politics or culture? Has there been a book that deepened your convictions or broadened your worldview? These are among the questions we asked some thoughtful members of our community recently and we’ve shared their responses below.

Travis Frink | Director Of Operations

I’m not much of a book reader unless I am on a plane. However recently I starting reading a book called “Six Funerals and a Wedding” – a memoir about a mother who lost her son and husband soon after losing her family home in a fire. It’s a true tale of grief, inspiration, resilience, and optimism. This story hits close to home. The author’s son is a friend and business associate, along with growing up in the same small town and experiencing similar family losses so the story means a lot to me. More importantly, it sheds light on the significance of perspective. I am constantly reminding myself to put everything – life, love, business, family, all of it, into perspective. Read more>>

Mariami | Artist & Songwriter

I recently ready “Limitless” by Jim Kwik and loved his position on the theory of the brain’s limitless capacity. He explores how to strengthen memory, how to hold more knowledge, how to reduce brain fog/ fatigue and how to master your full mind’s potential as you re-write limiting beliefs. Read more>>

Blake Gantney | Entrepreneur

Of all the books I have read over the years, one still clearly stands above the rest. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell is by far my favorite, and has directly impacted my day to day life far more then any other book. It drastically changed how I approached both my personal and professional interactions. The book talks about our about our ability to use limited information from a very narrow period of experience to come to decisive conclusions, and these spontaneous decisions are often as good as—or even better than—carefully planned ones. After reading this book I started creating exercises to better train my subconscious and keeping tabs on when it was right vs. wrong. Over time I figured out which types of scenarios I could have fully trust in my subconscious, and which ones were better suited to full rational thought process. Read more>>