Have you read a book recently that had an impact on you, your life or the way you think? Let us know and check out some great responses from the community below.

Iyanna Pierre-Louis | Photographer, Playlist Curator, Videographer & Editor

The Alchemist has changed my life. I initially read it in high school where it was required reading. There’s something about being told to read a book that never sits right with me, it takes the fun out of it. However, in 2017, a year I would identify as the beginning of my spiritual journey, I began to read self-help books and listen to podcasts. After listening to the Super Soul Sunday conversation where Oprah interviewed the author Paulo Coelho, I picked it up again and I was in awe.  Read more>>

Supriya Sharma | Business Alchemist

‘Managing on the Edge’ by Richard Tanner Pascale is a management primer and a startling book that never ceases to uplift my perspective on what it takes for the companies to strategise innovation and ace competition. Having been the only and the youngest female in a boardroom full of business veterans at the age of 21, I found myself juggling a number of balls with an either/or mindset, till I stumbled on this real tour de force which evangelizes cultivating and harnessing tension as the key to effective management. If I put in simple terms, it’s about burgeoning an ‘and’ disposition. Contention and contradiction aren’t to be felt uneasy with, in fact, conflict is a brilliant resource for creative tension that can be mobilised to stay ahead in the game. Read more>>

Shem G. | Emcee & Musician

Typically, I’d answer with some sort of comic book or graphic novel, (shouts to Bryan Lee O’Malley), but the first book that came to mind was actually Siddhartha, the Hesse Novel about the human pattern/cycle of growth. “Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?” Read more>>