Rockwell Kent

As a life-long reader, one of my favorite things to do for people is to provide curated customs lists of recommended books. Most of my recommendation lists have been curated based on each friend’s specific interests or topics (mindfulness, spirituality, business, leadership, etc).

Now, I’ve had several friends ask me what books that I recommend in the midst of this crisis — so I thought I’d share them with you. I’ve read every one of these books — some several times. (All links go to Amazon.)

“Biography of Silence” — Pablo D’Ors

This is the best book I’ve ever read on the power and importance of meditation in modern times.

“Man’s Search for Meaning” — Viktor Frankl

Much has been shared about this classic — but it remains the source code for finding meaning in suffering.

“Red Teaming” — Bryce Hoffman

I have been thinking about how different the reaction to the pandemic from businesses and governments would be if they’d read this book. Disclosure: Bryce is a great friend and client — but the endorsement is 100% sincere.

“Everything is F*cked” — Mark Manson

The awesomeness of this book is indescribable. It is a blend of research, satire, history, philosophy and so much. It is the perfect book to buy today and start reading right now.

“The Power of TED” — David Emerald

The only fable in this list, this is the best book I’ve ever read about getting out of a victim mindset — and for dealing with people with a victim mindset.

I’d love to hear your top 5. Please share in the comments!

Enjoy and be safe!

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