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Arianna Huffington is an entrepreneur and journalist, well-know globally as the co-founder of The Huffington Post, a news website. She studied economics in Cambridge University and shifted to New York in 1980 to join BBC1’a late-night show Saturday Night At The Mill.

Huffington launched HuffPost in 2005 and in 2011 sold it to AOL, claiming the position of editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group. She stepped down in 2016 to work actively at her wellness startup, Thrive Global. Huffington has also authored 15 books and is also a renowned global speaker. Here are few of her book recommendations for young leaders everywhere.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

“This is a great moment for all of us—women and men—to acknowledge that the current male-dominated model of success isn’t working for women, and it’s not working for men, either… The world needs women to redefine success beyond money and power.” -Arianna Huffington

An empowering read, this book combines personal anecdotes with meticulous research and hard data to demonstrate what women are capable of achieving in workplace. In the book, Sandberg shows how supporting women in office and home is beneficial for men; and how women can combine personal fulfillment with professional achievement. It is an inspiring and revelatory call to action and handbook for individual growth craftily written with wisdom and humor.

Living with the Monks: What Turning Off My Phone Taught Me about Happiness, Gratitude, and Focus by Jesse Itzler

“At a time when stress and burnout have become global epidemics, along comes Jesse Itzler to remind us how important it is to be present, intentional and connect with ourselves and with what really matters.” -Arianna Huffington

A memoir and guide to make life less stressful and more vibrant, best-selling author Jesse Itzler takes the readers to a unique spiritual journey, that is enlightening and entertaining albeit unexpected. The book narrates Itzlers’s experiences as he takes off from his full blast speedy life to go and live in a monastery with monks, without his phone. The book reveals the real benefits of taking a break and how it helps in self-preservation in the current fast-paced world.

The Startup Way, by Eric Ries

“If you want to know how companies can become more agile, more innovative, and more resilient in the face of today’s relentless pace of change, this is the book for you.” -Arianna Huffington

Bestselling author and an entrepreneur, Eric Ries, draws from organizations like Toyota and GE and tech monarchs like Facebook, Amazon, and the next-gen Silicon Valley startups like Twilio and Airbnb to tell the readers how to flourish by transforming their companies into modern organizations that are fit for the current times. The book offers a system of entrepreneurial management, replete with insights and tools. The Startup Way serves as a handbook for organizations of all shapes and sizes to navigate uncertainty – making it a perfect read in the current era of Covid-19 pandemic.

The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty, by Karen Dillon, Efosa Ojomo, Clayton Christensen

“The Prosperity Paradox has the power to transform our thinking about philanthropy and social good… It’s a must-read for anyone with an interest in global affairs who wants to create a truly thriving society.” -Arianna Huffington

Authors of this ground-breaking book explore the reasons behind the failure of numerous economic development investments and offer a revolutionary solution for ushering true lasting change. The book offers a new structure of economic growth that is based on “entrepreneurship and market-creating innovation”.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Times – ET Edge Insights, its management, or its members

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