Recommended Resources

Books

Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance:My absolute favourite book given that he’s my favourite celebrity role model – it allows you to get into the mind of Elon Musk and see how he thinks, as well as what his upbringing and childhood was like to get him where he is today.

Choose Yourself by James Altucher: This book highlights how to develop freedom both financially and from dependence on any one person. He presents his business insights with hilarious stories to go with it, making it a lot easier to remember the principles.

Websites

80,000 Hours: an incredible site which outlines how to choose a career which will maximise your impact. Their guide is an absolute must read, and will change how you see the impact of any career.

James Clear: this blog covers excellent tips on building habits and optimising performance from a scientific lens – a rare but valuable phenomenon for today’s internet.

Videos

How Great Leaders Inspire Action by Simon Senek: This is the most viewed TED talk in history for good reason; it’s a good starting point for developing a sense of personal purpose, as well as a much more authentic way to communicate with others.

The 6 Principles of Persuasion by Dr. Robert Cialdini: I don’t know how many times I’ve watched this 12 minute video or how many times I’ve recommended it – persuasion is a skill that everyone should have, regardless of their occupation. While many people have negative connotations of persuasion or sales, this skill will help in any human to human interactions.