19 book & podcast recommendations from a team that’s always learning something new

We recently celebrated the milestone of crossing 30 team members (now 31) happily working away from six countries, so we circulated a quick survey to give you an insight into the qualities and interests that make our team what it is. Most of the responses turned into a LinkedIn post, which you can check out here.

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Below we share some of our top book and podcast recommendations:

  1. Vedic Meditation Practices
    Vedic meditation is an ancient technique that involves the use of mantras and breath control to achieve a state of deep relaxation and self-awareness. This practice is rooted in Indian traditions and has gained global popularity as a way to reduce stress and promote mental clarity.

  2. She's on the Money
    Victoria Devine's book, "She's on the Money," is a financial guide tailored for women. It offers practical advice on budgeting, investing, and achieving financial independence, empowering women to take control of their money matters.

  3. Crossing the Chasm
    Geoffrey Moore’s book, “Crossing the Chasm,” discusses the challenges of bringing innovative products to market. It introduces the concept of the technology adoption lifecycle and provides strategies for successfully navigating the transition from early adopters to mainstream customers.

  4. Dear Gabby
    "Dear Gabby" is a podcast hosted by Gabby Bernstein, a motivational speaker and author. In this podcast, Gabby offers guidance on personal development, spirituality, and overcoming life's challenges through a combination of interviews, Q&A sessions, and practical advice.

  5. Full Send
    The "Full Send" podcast features entertaining discussions and stories from the Nelk Boys, a popular YouTube group known for their prank and adventure videos. The podcast covers a wide range of topics, often with a humorous and irreverent tone.

  6. The Skyward Series
    Brandon Sanderson's "Skyward" series is a science fiction fantasy saga set in a world where humans are under constant threat from mysterious alien forces. The series follows the journey of a young pilot as she seeks to protect her people and uncover the truth behind the alien menace.

  7. ISACA CISA Review Manual 26th Edition
    This manual is a comprehensive resource for those preparing for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam. It covers essential topics related to information systems auditing and control.

  8. This American Life
    "This American Life" is a long-running radio and podcast show hosted by Ira Glass. Each episode explores a theme through a collection of personal stories, investigative journalism, and creative storytelling, offering a diverse and thought-provoking listening experience.

  9. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
    This self-help classic by Joseph Murphy explores the potential of the subconscious mind in achieving personal goals and improving one's life. It provides techniques and insights into harnessing the power of the mind.

  10. Casefile
    "Casefile" is a true crime podcast that delves into unsolved mysteries, criminal investigations, and chilling stories from around the world. It offers a detailed and often haunting look into real-life crimes.

  11. Rich Dad Poor Dad
    Written by Robert Kiyosaki, "Rich Dad Poor Dad" is a personal finance classic that contrasts the financial philosophies of the author's "rich dad" and "poor dad." It provides valuable lessons on building wealth and financial literacy.

  12. Escaping the Build Trap
    Melissa Perri's book "Escaping the Build Trap" focuses on product management and offers strategies for companies to shift their focus from building features to delivering value to customers.

  13. Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger
    Soraya Chemaly’s book explores the role of anger in women's lives and society. It examines how acknowledging and channeling anger can lead to personal empowerment and social change.

  14. Cyber Security Uncut
    "Cyber Security Uncut" is a podcast that delves into the world of cybersecurity, discussing the latest threats, trends, and best practices for staying safe in the digital age.

  15. The Imperfects
    "The Imperfects" is a podcast by the Resilience Project exploring topics related to mental health, resilience, and personal growth, drawing from the principles of positive psychology.

  16. On Purpose
    Jay Shetty's podcast, "On Purpose," features interviews and conversations with thought leaders and influencers, exploring themes of personal development, mindfulness, and purpose-driven living.

  17. We Got The Chocolates
    "We Got The Chocolates" is a podcast for the kid in every adult, featuring dad jokes, games, and stories intended to brighten up your day.

  18. A Silent Voice
    "A Silent Voice" is a manga series and animated film that addresses themes of bullying, redemption, and the power of communication. It tells the story of a young man seeking to make amends for his past actions.

  19. The Scandinavian Guide to Happiness
    Tim Rayborn’s book explores centuries of Nordic wisdom; the cultural and lifestyle factors contributing to happiness in Scandinavian countries, and offers insights on how to incorporate these principles into one's life.
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