On My Shelf with Carlos Pons — Digital Transformation Lead at the Council of the European Union (Brussels)
I’m Carlos Pons, self-taught tech professional working as working as Digital Transformation Lead at the Council of the European Union through Everis and Founder of the European Digital Society organization.
On my shelf
The Obstacle Is the Way
The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph
by Ryan Holiday
This book presents very clearly and concisely the potential of having a stoic mindset to face the challenges that life presents to you, and begin to see life’s obstacles as opportunities for personal and professional growth.
244 pages, Portfolio 2010
The Making of a Manager
What to Do When Everyone Looks to You
by Julie Zhuo
In this book, Julie Zhuo manages to demystify the role of Manager through a humble and humane presentation of it. Ideal for aspiring Manager or newcomers to the role, who will find in the words of Julie Zhuo wisdom and guidance in times of difficulty in the new role.
288 pages, Portfolio 2019
How to Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie
Don’t be fooled by the weird title, this classic book gives soft skills the importance and potential they deserve. Whether you’re in your first job or in an executive position, the lessons in this book can make a momentous difference in your career.
288 pages, Pocket Books 1998
The compound effect
Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
by Darren Hardy
This book is the recipe for eliminating the cognitive bias of hyperbolic discount that prevents us from benefiting from the power to execute a long-term plan through small frequent actions.
208 pages, Hachette Go 2020
China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order
by Kai-Fu Lee
This book presents a comprehensive view of China’s exponential advancement in the tech sector in recent years, especially in the field of artificial intelligence, and puts China in a future position of global technology leadership that seems almost inevitable.
272 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018
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