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Digitize.AI Top Books of the Month - April 2018

Posted by Jayde Hansen on Apr 26, 2018 7:30:00 AM

 

Here at Digitize.AI we’re always learning and stretching our imagination. Each month we collaborate as a team to share some of the most powerful, insightful reads we’ve come across lately. Don’t be surprised if you leave here a bit more inspired than you were when you came. Enjoy! We hope you’ll find a book that you love!


 

 

"Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson

“His company has revolutionized the way humans live, work, and relate to each other arguably more than any other company in the last 10-15 years. Learning about the man behind the devices and the culture at Apple was fascinating and poignant. Isaacson is a master biographer and wordsmith. It's a page-turning treat.”

- Dana Adams (Lead Copywriter)

 

 

 

"Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less" by Greg Mckeown

“An old story goes that when Michelangelo was asked how he sculpted the masterpiece that is David, he replied to the effect of: ‘It is easy. You just chip away the stone that doesn’t look like David.’ This idea of chipping away the non-essential—the masterpiece-inhibiting distractions and low-value tasks—is the driving thesis of Essentialism. It flies in the face of the ‘I'm busy and have 1,000 balls in the air’ culture that too many still look to as an indicator of success. It's an extremely thoughtful examination of the why behind the idea of ‘less is more.’ And the author, Greg McKeown, is one of my favorite people to follow on Twitter.” 

- Patrick Morrell (Co-Founder & VP Customer Success)

  

 

 

"The Agony and the Ecstasy" by Irving Stone

“I enjoyed the behind-the-scenes look at the psychology of Michelangelo. Most people think of him as this creative genius, which he was, but most don't know about the grueling toil he put into his craft. I found it intriguing that he would look at a block of marble and imagine the finished statue simultaneously. Michelangelo was a visionary, but his sheer work ethic was beyond most mortal humans.” 

- Justin Adams (CEO)

 

Jayde Hansen

Written by Jayde Hansen

Topics: Digitize.AI culture