6 non-fiction books to look out for in April 2019
In case you want to keep up with the new book releases, we got your back! Here are a few interesting non-fiction books that will come out this April. We’ve known about some of these titles for a long time now, and we just found out about the others, as they are either reviewed or written by people we look up to. So check them out and maybe add them to your reading list! 🙂
Keep Going, by Austin Kleon (out on April 2)
Austin Kleon is an artist who draws, author of the inspiring books “Steal Like an Artist” and “Show Your Work!“, where he talks about creativity and marketing in the digital age.
Last week he released a new book, named “Keep Going” – a guide to staying creative, focused and true to yourself, in good times and bad times. It was born from his 2018 talk at Bond Conference in San Francisco, where he shared 10 tools that have helped him stay creative in chaotic times.
Haven’t read his new book yet, but I did read and highly enjoyed his previous two books, where he talks about how to unlock our creativity and become known. Looking forward to reading this one as well!
Fun fact: while doing our research, we discovered that Austin’s ancestors were Romanians – our team’s actually based in Romania! 🙂
Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less, by Michael Hyatt (out on April 9)
Michael Hyatt is releasing a new book this week, with nine ways to win at work in order to find time for other areas of your life. He’ll help you redefine your goal, evaluate what’s working, cut the nonessentials and better manage your time so you can be free to rest, exercise, spend time with your family, friends, practicing your hobbies, and more.
“Free to Focus” is recommended by Tony Robbins, Dave Ramsey, John C. Maxwell, and many others. Here’s what author Cal Newport has to say about it:
“Busyness is meaningless. What matters is consistently executing the work that actually matters. This book shows you how.”
How Change Happens, by Cass R. Sunstein (out on April 9)
Cass R. Sunstein is a Harvard Law School professor and former Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration. You probably know him as the author of “The World According to Star Wars” and co-author of “Nudge” (written with Robert Thaler, Nobel Prize in Economics laureate).
In his new book, he tackles questions related to social change: how they happen, when social movements take off, and so on, with the help of behavioral economics and psychology. “How Change Happens” is praised by many renowned authors and teachers, such as Angela Duckworth (author of “Grit” and founder and CEO of Character Lab and Professor of Psychology), and author and Stanford Graduate School of Business Professor Chip Heath – here’s what he said about the book:
“If you think you’d like to change something―another person, an organization, or even your society―then try this test: Pick up this book and read five pages. If you don’t have your eyes opened with a fresh insight or useful tool, well, you’re probably not serious enough about making change.”
Find Your Way: Unleash Your Power and Highest Potential, by Carly Fiorina (out on April 9)
Carly Fiorina started as a secretary and later became the first female CEO of a Fortune 50 company (she’s the former CEO and chairman of Hewlett-Packard).
This book can be a great gift to those who are just graduating. Carly draw on the lessons learned on her own journey and talks about how to choose a path over a plan, use problems to propel yourself and your organization forward, overcome fear and procrastination, make smart decisions and reclaim your power and use it for good.
“In Find your Way, you will discover the helpful, proven wisdom and deep care that I have experienced in working alongside Carly.” – author Henry Cloud.
The Players Ball: A Genius, a Con Man, and the Secret History of the Internet’s Rise, by David Kushner (out April 9)
Journalist David Kushner tells the story of battle between the founder of Match.com and the con man who swindled him out of the website Sex.com, resulting in an all-out war that went on at the dawn of the World Wide Web.
“The epic battle of the internet visionary behind sex.com and the man who stole it right out from under him, making millions in the process. David Kushner brilliantly tells a fascinating and often hilarious true story about the early days of the web.” – Terence Winter, creator and executive producer of Boardwalk Empire and screenwriter of The Wolf of Wall Street.
Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell , by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg and Alan Eagle (out April 16)
“Trillion Dollar Coach” is probably one of the most recommended leadership books of the year. It’s filled with management lessons from the legendary coach and business executive Bill Campbell. A former college football player and coach, Bill mentored some of the most successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, such as Steve Jobs and Larry Page, and played an instrumental role in the growth of several companies, such as Google, Apple and Intuit.
This book was written by the same team behind “How Google Works“: Eric Schmidt (Google’s former CEO), Jonathan Rosenberg (former Senior Vice President of Products at Google), and Alan Eagle (Director of Executive Communications at Google).
Based on interviews with over eighty people who knew and loved Bill Campbell, it explains his principles, illustrated with first-hand stories.
Any other interesting non-fiction books that will be released this month and should be on our radar?