The first app. Steve Jobs installed onto Apple Store, the classic of yoga and eastern spiritual piece had been a long-lasting inspiration for generations. I met Alexander, the CEO of a mindfulness site, at the airport of Moscow while transferring, and assimilated this note. It is more a book for souls rather than a religious preach. I found the book partially due to my yoga practice, for which I spent years perfecting the physical moves yet I yearned for correspondence on minds. The book described many vivid recounts of his experiences, which feel like a fantasy movie, so I don’t really take that seriously from my mortal eyes. Highly recommended, for any one that feels like you are drifting apart with no ends. The true path has an answer, regardless of religions. The book is a good been of the eastern wealth of India to the West and to anyone that belittles the state of India.
2. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying, Sogyal Rinpoche
When I was a little girl, I had dreamed of the Tibetan life and always wondered about it. Its culture and myths influenced my thinking and style greatly. I wrote an article reflecting on its history here. Death is an inalienable right and the ultimate eventuality we all will face. But do you know how to properly die? Most people don’t. Dying takes etiquette, like many of other things. The book reflected me back to the moments of my dear grandpa’s pass-away and the death-dealing of myself. Highly recommended, to the deprivation of death-thinking among our materialistic worlds, both for the East and the West.
3. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Daniel Goleman
A period of knowledge-search into psychology happened later at HQ 2017, as two of my old business partners both studied psychology. Our mind can be very tricky, as the Nobel winner stated in Thinking Fast and Slow, which also happened to be the masterpiece of behavioural economics. I learned that impulsive thinking can impact us in many ways. A good read and you will think differently afterwards.
Champagne Supernovas, Maureen Callahan
Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster, Dana Thomas
The Little Dictionary of Fashion, Christian Dior (Alternative read if you have time since it’s more like a textbook than some exciting read)
D.V., Diana Vreeland (Alternative read if you have time since it’s more like a KKW-led glamorous world and the literature mights of DV can be improved)
Travels with Charley: In Search of America, John Steinbeck
On the Road, Jack Kerouac
A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf *** Highly Recommended, masterpiece, great literature expression, amazing central point, making me ponder on many issues: feminism, female rights, inequality, rights. history. A short read but dense wisdom.
L’étranger, Albert Camus
Histoires Passionnee de la France, Jean Sévilia
Les Belles Images, Simone de Beauvoir
L’Amant, Marguerite Duras
Le Petit Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Ideas and Opinions, Albert Einstein (I enjoy Einstein’s thinking and his philosophy and views on society, Economics, and humanitarian causes influenced my day-in and day-out. Highly recommended to give Einstein a read.)
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, Stephen King