Blueprint | November 15, 2023
Book recommendations for each Enneagram type: nonfiction

Looking for some great book recommendations? We've got you covered! Here are some of our favorite nonfictions we've read lately, tailored to each Enneagram type.

How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan


Theme: Data-driven approach to self-improvement

Michael Pollan's How to Change Your Mind is a captivating deep dive into the realm of psychedelics, merging history, science, and personal account to unveil the transformative potential they hold for the human mind.

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou


Theme: Complex interpersonal dynamics

Bad Blood is riveting exposé on Theranos, a biotech startup that fell from its $9 billion glory due to one of the greatest corporate scandals in history.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson


Theme: Rise to success

This comprehensive biography on Steve Jobs offers an insightful glimpse into his complex personality & life, showcasing his passionate drive that reshaped the technology landscape.

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker


Theme: Emotionally moving & insightful

Hidden Valley Road is a heart-wrenching yet enlightening exploration into the Galvin family, in which six out of twelve children were diagnosed with schizophrenia.

American Kingpin by Nick Bilton


Theme: Nerdy hacker turned kingpin

American Kingpin is a riveting true story chronicling the ascent and downfall of Ross Ulbricht, the inventor of Silk Road, a web page where anything (e.g., drugs, weapons, hitmen) was available for purchase.

The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker


Theme: Trusting your instincts

The Gift of Fear is a powerful book that explores the instinctual nature of fear, providing practical guidance on how to recognize and trust our intuition to enhance personal safety.

The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz


Theme: Tips for enduring happiness

The Paradox of Choice is a thought-provoking psychology book contending that more choice counterintuitively leads to dissatisfaction, while offering practical tips about how to live simply and happily.

Becoming Bulletproof by Evy Poumpouras


Theme: Building personal strength

Becoming Bulletproof is empowering guide that equips individuals with the mindset, strategies, and skills necessary to overcome obstacles, embrace resilience, and live a life of purpose.

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker


Theme: Justifying your Zzz's

A fascinating exploration of the vital role of sleep in our physical and mental well-being, presenting evidence on the importance of quality sleep for improved health, productivity, and overall happiness

Happy reading!