Break gives everyone an opportunity to take a pause, reflect, and read to open the mind. Some books for consideration:

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

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In this book, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed –parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people (both seasoned and new) – that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called grit.

Goodreads: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink

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In Drive, Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others), asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deep human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world.

Goodreads: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant

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From the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B, Originals, examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink: choose to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions.

Goodreads: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

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In this book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers" – the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?

Goodreads: Outliers: The Story of Success

The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future by Steve Case

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From Steve Case – one of America’s most accomplished entrepreneurs – The Third Wave presents a compelling roadmap for how anyone can succeed in a world of rapidly changing technology.

Goodreads: The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future

Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio

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Ray Dalio, one of the most successful entrepreneurs and investors of our time, writes about the unconventional principles he has developed to create unparalleled results in his life and business endeavors.  His expertise and advice can be adopted by anyone.

Goodreads: Principles: Life and Work

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder

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Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Generation is a book meant for game changers looking to defy old fashioned business models and revolutionize enterprises.

Goodreads: Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers

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