The Book of Five Rings

by Miyamoto Musashi
⭐⭐⭐ ⋆ ⋆

Classic book on swordsmanship that is often read for its parallels to business strategy. It’s interesting in its own right and there’s a fair bit of martial wisdom that could be applied in a broader setting.

The Book of Secrets

by Deepak Chopra
⭐⭐ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

Favorite book of a good friend of mine, but it didn’t really do it for me. It’s all over the place, and there’s a whole lot of pseudo-science. There are couple of interesting passages, but I can’t recommend the book as a whole.


by Anthony De Mello
⭐⭐⭐ ⋆ ⋆

Very interesting meditation on what it means, and what it takes, to be aware. I thought this was relatively down to earth as far as mindfulness books go, and a nice starting point for anyone interested in the concept.