Books Every Boutique & Lifestyle Person Should Read Part II

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The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

By Arianna Huffington

“In The Sleep Revolution, Arianna shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted compromises our health and our decision-making and undermines our work lives, our personal lives -- and even our sex lives. She explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream.  She takes on the dangerous sleeping pill industry, and all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. She also offers a range of recommendations and tips from leading scientists on how we can get better and more restorative sleep, and harness its incredible power.

In today's fast-paced, always-connected, perpetually-harried and sleep-deprived world, our need for a good night’s sleep is more important – and elusive -- than ever. The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on our worldwide sleep crisis and provides a detailed road map to the great sleep awakening that can help transform our lives, our communities, and our world.” -Synopsis from Amazon Books.


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The Intelligent Investor

By Benjamin Graham

“Benjamin graham inspired people everywhere in the world and is known to be the most famous investment advisor of the 20th century. His book The Intelligent Investor is recognized and believed to be the stock market bible since it was published in 1949 because of Graham's philosophy called value investing which explains to investors how to develop long term strategies and prevent errors. Famous investor, Warren Buffett, has described this book as the best book on investing ever written. The intelligent Investor teaches us how to reach our goals financially and how to avoid the calculated risks involved. This book has become famous as being imperative for everyone in the business of investing. Our market has come a long way and the advancements are a proof of graham's take on finance, his plans and ideas...” – Synopsis from Amazon Books


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The Story of Art

By E.H. Gombrich

“The Story of Art, one of the most famous and popular books on art ever written, has been a world bestseller for over four decades. Attracted by the simplicity and clarity of his writing, readers of all ages and backgrounds have found in Professor Gombrich a true master, and one who combines knowledge and wisdom with a unique gift for communicating his deep love of the subject...” – Synopsis from Amazon Books


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The Innovator’s Dilemma

By  Clayton M. Christensen

“Jeff Bezos also had his executives read ‘The Innovator's Dilemma,’ one of the all-time most influential business books and a top pick of several other founders and VCs, whose reviews are below. Steve Blank, a former serial entrepreneur who now teaches at U.C. Berkeley and other schools, says of the book: ‘Why do large companies seem and act like dinosaurs? Christensen finally was able to diagnose why and propose solutions. Entrepreneurs should read these books as 'how to books' to beat large companies in their own markets. ‘Chris Dixon, an investor at Andreessen Horowitz and a former cofounder and CEO of Hunch, notes: ‘ 'The Innovator's Dilemma' popularized the (often misused) phrase 'disruptive technology,' but there's a lot more than that one big idea. Great insights into the 'dynamics' (changes over time) of markets." – Synopsis from Bianca Male, Aimee Groth and Alison Griswold from Business Insider


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The Sun Also Rises

By Ernest Hemingway

“The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. It is an age of moral bankruptcy, spiritual dissolution, unrealized love, and vanishing illusions. First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped to establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.” – Synopsis from Amazon Books