KellerINK’s 2023 Summer Reading List
Sure, summer doesn’t technically start until June 21, but after Memorial Day, it’s read-a-good-book-outside-season. So, we’re bringing you ten recommendations that tackle everything from living longer to running a lean startup to a tackling the hardships that come with having a speech impediment.
By Peter Attia, MD
This No. 1 New York Times bestseller provides a scientific approach to master our own thinking and actions when it comes to living longer and healthier lives. Dr. Peter Attia tells readers how to optimize our physical, mental, and emotional health for longevity. According to Attia, our fate is not set in stone. We get to decide how long we want to live!
By Anthony Chin-Quee
Author and physician Anthony Chin-Quee describes himself as a “not white, mostly Black, and questionably Asian man.” Not feeling quite at home in any category, Chin-Quee turns inward in order to move forward and brings us along as he confronts his past and builds a powerful path forward.
By Tim S. Grover
A hit at this spring’s top agent masterminds, this book will challenge your mindset. Tim S. Grover is an elite performance coach who has worked with athletes like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Dwyane Wade. Winning details how to get ahead in the ruthless areas of business, sports, and competition without any cliches. It may be intense, but success is a given.
By Dan Gardner and Bent Flyvbjerg
The subtitle of this book—The Surprising Factors That Determine the Fate of Every Project, from Home Renovations to Space Exploration and Everything in Between—says it all. Gardner and Flyvbjerg detail massive projects—think Sydney Opera House and the iPod—from concept to ribbon-cutting and show readers how to develop successful projects of our own.
By John Hendrickson
Senior editor for The Atlantic, John Hendrickson gives readers an intimate look at his lifelong struggle with stuttering. He writes about bullying, substance abuse, isolation, and other issues stutterers face on a daily basis. In the end, this is a book about perseverance and making peace with ourselves and the world around us.
By Eric Ries
Most giant companies today began as startups somewhere in a coffee shop, garage, or basement. Thousands of other ideas were discussed in those places as well, but never grew into anything more. To avoid the latter, author Eric Ries offers entrepreneurs ways to create and manage successful startups through innovation, vision, and adaptability.
By Michael Easter
It’s no wonder that in a post-COVID-19 world, we yearn for safety and comfortability. But according to journalist Michael Easter, that may be to our detriment. Speaking to off-the-grid visionaries, disruptive researchers, and mind-body conditioning trailblazers, Easter unlocks the life-enhancing secrets that discomfort can bring us.
By Grace Lordan
Focusing on six areas—time, goal-planning, self-narratives, other people, environment, and resilience—Dr. Grace Lordan lays out actionable solutions to help us get closer to our dream futures every day. This book focuses on behavioral science research that can allow us to better understand ourselves and others as we build our biggest lives.
By Mark Miller
The path to success is unlocked by leverage. We can have the most high-end technology, the best strategy, tight budgeting, and still not have a clear path toward organizational success. Why? Because it ultimately comes down to people. If we don’t have the best people around us, chances are we won’t get the best results. Mark Miller writes about how to attract and keep top talent in business.
By James B. Stewart and Rachel Abrams
Think real-life Succession in book form. This inside story digs into the power struggle within Paramount Global, an empire controlled by the Redstone family. Stewart and Abrams give readers the scoop on the dysfunction, deceit, and drama that almost broke the entertainment giant. Honestly, this one is just plain entertaining.