Our favourite books

The team at Raison d’Etre read a lot of books and we have a particular interest for books about leadership and personal development. We would like to share a few of our favourite books. We recommend them because they have an important message, they have touched us and made a long-lasting impact! Enjoy the new inspiration, ideas and thoughts from our top list;

Ian Bell

It’s Up to You, The Practice of Self-Reflection on the Buddhist Path, by Dzigar Kongtrül.

”This book was a wake up slap in the face when it came to recognising my own sense of self-importance. But it also gently led to a deeper level of acceptance of who I am, which can only really happen after I saw who I really was”.

Anna Bjurstam

Being mortal by Atul Gawande

Bold, by Steven Kotler and Peter H. Diamandis(I am reading this book right now)

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

“All three truly inspirational books”! (Picture is borrowed from boldbook.com)


Anna Cari Gund

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma


Annika Jackson

The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow

By John Zenger & Kathleen Stignett

”Great follow up book to their previous (The Extraordinary Leader). I like the way it is written, an easy going style, while offering very clear distinctions in the matter of leadership and this “new era” of coaching as a leader, rather than being a “manager that leads”. It both reinforced my own style and beliefs and gave a lot of new things to think about and try”.


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