On My Shelf with Moritz Kothe — CEO of kununu

About me

Moritz is passionate about empowering people to choose the right place to work and creating a better workplace for all, as CEO of kununu he works with an amazing team distributed across 4 locations. Moritz currently lives with his family in Boston, where he moved in 2016.


On my shelf

The Four Agreements

A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
by Don Miguel Ruiz

My opinion

A practical guide to personal freedom that will change how you live and think.

160 pages, Amber-Allen Publishing 1997

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Getting Things Done

The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
by David Allen

My opinion

People way too often complain that they did not have enough time, in fact, they did a poor job in managing their time. David Allen helped me to understand how to master the tasks in an ever more complex world.

352 pages, Penguin Books 2015

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Difficult Conversations

How to Discuss What Matters Most
by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen

My opinion

Afraid of conflict, no idea how to articulate your perspectives? This is a great guide that will help you master conflicts differently.

352 pages, Penguin Books 2010

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Getting to Yes

Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury & Bruce Patton

My opinion

The Harvard Way of negotiating; to be a useful approach for getting to yes in negotiations.

#1 Best Seller in Business Conflict Resolution & Mediation on Amazon

240 pages, Penguin Books 2011

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The Wisdom of Failure

How to Learn the Tough Leadership Lessons Without Paying the Price
by Laurence G. Weinzimmer & Jim McConoughey

My opinion

If you master failure and understand failure you will ultimately be successful.

304 pages, Jossey-Bass 2012

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The Denial of Death

by Ernest Becker

My opinion

If you want a tough one, pick Ernest Becker and spend time thinking about why you exist, why humans exist. More on the heavy side but if you are up for really challenging yourself this is a good choice.

336 pages, Free Press 1997

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