Catalyst Book Club

The more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss
catalyst book club

Knowledge has the potential to unlock the doors to many opportunities, but it is not enough.

Unlocking the door happens when the knowledge is applied through doing.

Our systematic, community approach to reading will help you learn more and apply your knowledge faster.

Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary. – Jim Rohn

March Reading Selections

In Principles, Dalio shares what he’s learned over the course of his remarkable career. He argues that life, management, economics, and investing can all be systemized into rules and understood like machines. The book’s hundreds of practical lessons, which are built around his cornerstones of “radical truth” and “radical transparency,” include Dalio laying out the most effective ways for individuals and organizations to make decisions, approach challenges, and build strong teams. He also describes the innovative tools the firm uses to bring an idea meritocracy to life, such as creating “baseball cards” for all employees that distill their strengths and weaknesses, and employing computerized decision-making systems to make believability-weighted decisions. While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, Principles also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio believes anyone can apply, no matter what they’re seeking to achieve. Here, from a man who has been called both “the Steve Jobs of investing” and “the philosopher king of the financial universe” (CIO magazine), is a rare opportunity to gain proven advice unlike anything you’ll find in the conventional business press.
The landmark book from New York Times-bestselling author Dr. Jason Fung, one of the world’s leading experts on intermittent fasting for weight-loss and longevity, whose 5-step plan has helped thousands of people lose weight and achieve lasting health. “Not only full of insights but also surprisingly funny. Read it to understand why the world became fat, how to reverse the epidemic—and how to stay thin yourself.” —Andreas Eenfeldt, MD, Founder of dietdoctor.com Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss. In this highly readable and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition. In addition to his five basic steps, a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good.

Russ Broomell

Excellent business books and discussions that make me think. The Catalyst Book Club exposes me to points of view I would not get otherwise.Talking through the shared experience of reading with business leaders has been truly eye opening and made me and my business better. Can’t recommend the CBC highly enough.

How Does It Work?

The community selects a book to read each month. Each week, community members share their thoughts, highlights, and observations via group discussions and our digital community.