Leaders from the worlds of business, academia, entertainment and politics share what’s on their bedside table.
Penned by AsianAmerican psychologist Duckworth, Grit (Scribner, 2016) is a thoughtful exploration of why some people achieve success and others don’t. Her research includes interviews with successful leaders and offers inspiration we can all use, especially when the world is testing the strength in each of us. The author’s story of passion and perseverance as a daughter whose father challenged her to become her best self is something we can all relate to as we evaluate what has driven our own sense of self-determination. I found myself reflecting on where my journey has led me—as a philanthropist and a parent—and how people around me have inspired me to live a truly purposeful life. Duckworth’s perspective is riveting and insightful. Grit is a book my whole company has read.