By Kara Lindstrom Consulting

Often its the reading outside of our specific domain that most impacts how we see the world.

This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom

Martin Hägglund

$18.00 $16.56

You can’t be truly free in a system that cannot value time beyond labor. This connects a deep understanding and reading of what freedom is to the political system that would allow for it to be fostered continuously.

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

$26.00 $23.40

I hope this book becomes required reading for elected officials and school children and everyone in between.

Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (Revised)

Richard Hofstadter

$18.00 $16.56

Incredibly dense and detailed and sadly still incredibly relevant.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot

$17.00 $15.64

A life that was cut short and has fueled medical innovation for decades. Systemic racism and gender inequality and its connections to scientific ethics and discovery.

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

Daniel J. Siegel

$17.00 $15.64

Our brain and how we relate to others is initially framed in childhood, but can be renovated with recognition of our needs now and those previously unmet.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Bryan Stevenson

$17.00 $15.64

The criminal justice system revealed in an challenging and powerful story - it is sincere and compassionate.

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War (Revised)

Robert J. Gordon

$24.95 $22.46

A data driven tome that rejects the common trope of how much innovation we think we’ve experienced versus that which came in earlier era. Understanding the context of early growth allows us to better imagine what transformation can look like.

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers (Revised and Updated)

Robert M. Sapolsky

$21.99 $19.79

Your body wasn’t optimized for socially constructed stress of today. Understand and make changes.

1491 (Second Edition): New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

Charles C. Mann

$18.00 $16.56

How populated and advanced the American continents were before diseases from the old world decimated them. Update and reframe your understanding of what was and the value of colloquial innovation.

Snow Crash

Neal Stephenson

$17.00 $15.64

This book explores the power of language on the structure of the mind and the relationship to technology and religion at that intersection. This book coined terms and established many technologists imaginings for virtual worlds, currency, and politics.

Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries

Jon Ronson

$16.00

Short stories can be quite powerful to introduce different framing and contexts.

Americanah

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

$16.00 $14.72

Seeing a culture from both the inside and the outside, shows the reader the oddities from both perspectives.

Points of Origin

Diao Dou

$15.95

A collection of short stories translated into English provides both delightful surrealism and perspective/commentary on the culture of contemporary China.