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  • Writer's pictureEileen McDargh

The Best Books For Surviving (And Thriving) In Disruptive Times

Eileen with her book "Burnout to Breakthrough"

I recently met Ben Fox of Shepherd virtually and discussed creating a list of the best books for surviving (and thriving) in disruptive times. You will find it published at

The Shepherd website is creating an experience that is like wandering around your favorite bookstore. It starts with an author discussing one of their books and includes little notes from the author pointing out their favorite books on one topic. Ben started Shepherd in celebration of reading, books, and the authors who make it all possible.

My list includes the books Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates by Karin Hurt and David Dye, On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old by Parker J. Palmer and After the Shock: Getting You Back On the Road to Resilience When Crisis Hits You Head On by Becky Sansbury. I included information on why I chose each book and what I liked about it.

Shepherd is a fascinating website. Samples of the many list topics are the best books on World War II, the best books for self-awareness, the best books on mythology and the best books on surfing. Be careful when you visit the website… you may lose track of time and find yourself reading lists for hours!

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