With having had covid during June I have done more listening than reading.

Below are a couple of books and podcasts I can recommend from my learning activity this month.

Einstein: His life and Universe. By Walter Isaacson

This is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available.

How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.

Tycoon: The life of Jimmy Goldsmith. By Geoffrey Wansell

Egotistical and brilliant, Sir James Goldsmith is one of the business’s most flamboyant controversial tycoons. A self-made billionaire is known as “the most powerful predator stalking the jungles of Wall Street today,” and confidant to presidents and kings, he presides over a transatlantic empire that includes the Grand Union supermarket chain and Crown Zellerbach. This biography, written with his full cooperation, tells the story of a maverick entrepreneur whose business acumen – despite the uninhibited private life of a self-proclaimed “two-family family man” – has put him among the twenty wealthiest people in the world today.

The Tim Ferriss Show with Chris Bosh

The Tim Ferriss Show has a great catalogue of guests, all with their own experiences and journies, each episode is packed full of life lessons and the episode with Chris Bosh is no different.

Chris shares the books he has found worthy of rereading, leadership lessons and his fascination with Leonardo da Vinci.