Tell me what you’re reading, we’ll tell you who you are.

Who doesn’t like to read some good old books? Our team can’t live without them, so we created this article to show you what has been on our bedside table — or even on our desk.

But more than just showing you our reads, we want you to know what these books represent to us, and their impact on how (or why) we think. In a simple way, we want to walk you through what helps us being, well… US!

So, without further ado, here are our eight recommendations:

1. Las venas abiertas de América Latina by Eduardo Galeano.

2. States of Mind — New discoveries about how our brains make us who we are by Roberta Conlan

3. Sprint — How to Solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days by Jake Knapp

4. Cebola Crua com Sal e Broa by Miguel Sousa Tavares

5. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

6. 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think by Brianna West

7. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Sandberg is a Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and the co-author of Option B, with Adam Grant. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TED talk in which she described how women, unintentionally, hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which has been viewed more than six million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” to seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto.

8. The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less: How the Culture of Abundance Robs Us of Satisfaction by Barry Schwartz

Some of these are food for thought, while some are food for the soul. Anyway, they are a little bit of who we are, and sharing is caring. Right? Let us know if any of these reads was helpful to you in any way.

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This core philosophy stands at the center of everything we create. Clients include: Mercedes, Red Bull, Banco de Portugal, Mars, Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda, Philips, Jogos Santa Casa, Guloso…

We co-create with ambitious leaders to build better businesses. We use strategy & design to transform businesses from within.