1) The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People helps one organize one’s thinking.
2) The Magic of Conflict suggests that within conflicting ideas, creativity flourishes.
3) The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained is a brief explanation of approximately 100 of the most famous philosophers and philosophies over the last 2500 years.
4) The Religions Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained surveys the world’s religions, from Buddhism to Zoroastrianism, and provides succinct yet thought-provoking insight into the philosophy and practices of each.
5) Tao of Physics explains how Eastern mystics arrived at the same conclusions as atomic physicists, the world is made of energy.
6) The Power of Myth explains how myths have been a need of humanity for thousands of years, from the first humans to inhabit Earth.
7) Myths to Live By explains how one can benefit from myths today, the last paragraph of this book is awesome.
8) The Inner Reaches of Outer Space by Joseph Campbell begins “Reviewing with an unprejudiced eye the religious traditions of mankind, one becomes very soon aware of certain mythic motifs that are common to all, though differently understood and developed in the differing traditions: ideas, for example, of a life beyond death, or of malevolent and protective spirits.” This book helps explain how and why humans used myth to find answers to questions unknown, filling the void of mystery with answers.
9) Care of the Soul explains how one can arrive at understanding human behavior through understanding the soul in addition to understanding the mind through psychology.
10) The Soul of Leadership explains how to and how one can benefit from connecting with one’s soul.
11) Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson explains the unique character of a revolutionary nation builder.
12) Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson explains the unique character of a soul leader of a technology revolution.
13) Albert Einstein Walter Isaacson explains how one person’s curiosity, imagination, and follow-through can revolutionize thinking and change the world. Einstein was so fascinating that Isaacson published three books on him: His Life and Universe, The Life of a Genius, and The Man, The Genius, and the Theory of Relativity.
14) Outliers: The Story of Success explains how one can get lucky, when preparation meets opportunity.
15) Leaders of the Information Age contains biographical sketches of 250 people who have contributed to the Information Age over a 500 year period, since the printing press.
The Tau of Physics proposes that all atoms or chemical elements are formed from energy. The deeper atomic physicists drill into atomic structures they find new and interesting energy wave-packets sometimes also referred to as “particles”. “The way” or Tau of physics compares the work of atomic physicists to that of Eastern Mystics.
The Tau of Physics seems to infer that somehow atomic structures, with their embedded intelligence, found a way to self-assemble from energy.
The Power of Myth, Myths to Live By, Care of the Soul, and The Soul of Leadership, suggest that it is time we eliminate the confusion of religions, which tend to combine mythology with reality and create and enforce rules to live by. Spiritual energy is component of the individual human and communities of humans. This spiritual energy is a blessing and can be a destructive force when there is conflict of ideas among likeminded communities of people with out-of-control passion to back up their beliefs.
The fascinating biographies of Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs, and Albert Einstein were written by Walter Isaacson. Benjamin Franklin, helped synergize the embedded intelligence of a nation, Steve Jobs, led a company that changed our communications system synergizing the embedded intelligence of a world, and Albert Einstein created an interest in energy matters with his theories of relativity and equation, E=MC squared.
The Outliers book explains, due to when and where they are born and the circumstances they are born in creates the opportunity for how The Leaders of the Information Age got lucky, when preparation met opportunity.