World Book Day 2021: suggested reading from inlea core team

April 23th marks World Book Day, a perfect date to remember the importance of reading for culture and entretainment.

At inlea we wanted to share our favorite books through the following suggestion list, from classic novels to the latest business strategy related books:


1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

Starting with 7 basic habits, Covey invites the reader to work on the personal self to generate an effect on their life, that is, to work from the inside out to change the way we see the world. It is a classic among personal development and leadership books.

Who recommends it: Jordi Ginestá, EMEAR HR Leader.

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2. Sapiens a Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

“Sapiens” explains the evolution of the world and domination of sapiens over other species. It is a book to understand the current world in which we live. By analyzing the past we can come to understand and improve our future.

Who recommends it: Maria Flores, Chief Financial Officer.

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3. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

It is based on the real story of the Dozier School, a reform school in Florida that operated for 111 years and had its history exposed by a university’s investigation. It’s brilliant, magnificent and meticulous. A necessary read and the winner of 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Who recommends it: Xavier Simó, President and Founder.

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4. The Start-Up “J” Curve, by Howard Love

The book is a good indicator of the life of a start-up and highly recommended for all those who undertake to know which way to go and not be frightened by obstacles, either is an initial entrepreneur or an expert entrepreneur.

Who recommends it: Josep R. Novell, Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial Department at INLEA LEGAL.

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5. 1984 by George Orwell

1984 places his action in a totalitarian state. As O’Brien, the astute and mysterious member of the ruling party leadership, explains, power is the absolute and unique value. It is still surprising how a 70 year old novel can reflect nowaday’s society so well.

Who recommends it: Jordi Esturi, Digital Marketing, Blockchain & 4.0 Tech Consultant.

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6. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl

Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning provides a vivid account of an individual’s experience as a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp.  I read this book when I was at high school and I still remember the feeling I got after finishing it.

Who recommends it: Anna Colomo, Marketing Manager.

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7. What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard N. Bolles

“What color is your parachute” is a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers. It is a classic that has the purpose of helping identify individual skills and therefore find the professional field where we can find ourselves better.

Who recommends it: Rosa Ortega, Billing Manager.

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8. Sell Like Crazy by Sabri Suby

It is a masterpiece of clickbait. This book does not leave indifferent and is a shot of energy for specialists in digital marketing.

Who recommends it: Carlos M. Lizan, Partner, CEO and Head of Entrepreneurship at INLEA LEGAL.

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9. Please Understand Me by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates

A great guide on how to read and accept people the way they are, by knowing first yourself!

Who recommends it: Flavio Soares, Chairman and Head of ICT and International Department at INLEA LEGAL.

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10.Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan

Larry Bossidy used to be the CEO of General Electric and the book shows how to deliver real results in work. The book used to be very popular in Russia several years ago. It helped me to organize the fulfillment of different tasks not only related to work but personal life.

Who recommends it: Natalia Kazakova, EMEAR Account Manager and Manager Director in Russia.

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11.The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It is a book that, although it seems to be written for children, I consider that it has neither time nor age. Not only does it transport you to different places, but it also has deep reflections on life itself, such as when the little prince and the fox interact, who in the end teaches him the true meaning of friendship and the essence of human relationships.

Who recommends it: Marco Alonso Castro, Americas Account Manager.

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12. The Woman In The Window by A. J. Finn

“The woman in the window” is a psychological thriller novel with many twists and turns where Anna, the main character, attempts to recover from a trauma that left her unable to leave her house. She spends her day drinking wine (maybe too much), watching old movies, recalling happier times, and one night she sees something she shouldn’t. I would recoomend you to choose an appropriate day to start this adventure, as you won’t be able to stop reading!

Who recommends it: Maika Fernández, Operations Specialist.

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13. Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

Digital Fortress is the first novel by the American writer and international bestseller, Dan Brown, published in 1998. This is a fast-paced story of deception and crime in this new book, a fascinating journey through the best kept secrets of the North American intelligence agencies, set in the streets of Seville.

Who recommends it: Dolors Aranda, AP Manager.

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