Resigility staff recommend the following books to read in 2020:

 

The Book of Joy

The Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams

In this inspiring book, the Dalai Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu partake in a conversation with Douglas Abrams acting as ‘narrator.’ These leaders share their beliefs on how to be joyful in a world that can be undeniably painful, especially as we experience the global pandemic. Buy on Amazon.

 

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Richard Rothstein 

Rothstein details in this book how segregation in America is a result of explicit government policies undermined the ability of black families to own homes and build wealth. The impact of which has been devasting for generations of African-Americans who were denied the right to live where they wanted to live, and raise their children in school districts whether they could succeed. Buy on Amazon

 

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman takes readers on a tour of the mind based on decades of research about the way humans think. Kahneman posits that we can make better choices by understanding the impact of implicit bias and overconfidence on our judgements and decisions. And as he expertly demonstrates, the lessons apply to everything from corporate strategy to our relationships with colleagues, friends, and family. Besides making us better thinkers and decision makers, Kahneman’s insights suggest a path to becoming a better version of ourselves. Buy on Amazon

 

Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson

Just Mercy is a true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a call to fix our broken system of justice. Stevenson, a gifted lawyer tells his story, including the founding of the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need the poor, transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is an account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age. Buy on Amazon