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Deep Work

By Cal Newport

Finally, the book that underlines the role of the focused work in your life, and, what is more important, acknowledges that it is hard and must be rigorously trained. Reading this book preceded some of the most productive months in my life, and I keep coming back to it for an advice on how to really focus on what matters.

Anything You Want

By Derek Sivers

Short, and always on point book on running you business (and life) through the story of running CD Baby.
"Make you business anything you want. Don't try to impress an invisible jury.".

How Google Works

By Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg

Thoughtful advice from high Google executives on culture, hiring, communication and strategy, backed by plenty of examples and stories from inside the company.

Food Rules: An Eater's Manual

By Michael Pollan

A super short (140 pages) read that tries to answer a question of "What should we eat?" in sixty four succinct rules based on scientific research and common sense.

Digital Minimalism

By Cal Newport

A nice book on a more thoughful and scrutinizing approach to the screens and distractions in our lifes. Mostly a collection of practices you can follow to "reclaim your attention".