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  • Writer's pictureKarl Walker-Finch

A little light reading

There's a distinct lack of proper referencing in In The Loupe, a quite deliberate move as the bulk of what I've written has been influenced by a broad range of books and experiences, with few opportunities to state definitively that one specific idea is solely from one specific source.

What I do have however, is a list of a few books that have influenced each chapter which is available to download in the For Dentists section of my website, alongside a plethora of other freebies and reference lists.

If you've still not ordered your copy of In The Loupe yet, you can do so here.

Image: Bryant's 7x refractive loupes that featured on the cover on In The Loupe. I have to extend a big thank you to Conner and the whole Bryant family for sharing the image with me and allowing me to use it on my book.

In The Loupe has been influenced by my experiences as a dentist and over one hundred personal development books, read over several years. A few books are mentioned within my pages but I wanted to share a few more that have had a significant impact on my writing. The list below is by no means exhaustive, but it does provide a few recommended areas for further reading.

1. How to find your purpose

Start With Why - Simon Sinek

Man’s Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl

Ikigai - Hector Garcia

Dare to Lead - Brené Brown

2. How to give your life direction

The Practice - Seth Godin

The Infinite Game - Simon Sinek

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen Covey

3. How to harness the power of habits

The Antidote - Oliver Burkeman

Atomic Habits - James Clear

Being Unstoppable - Ferhan Ahmed

4. How to find and take opportunities

When - Daniel H. Pink

The Luck Factor - Richard Wiseman

Range - David Epstein

5. How to practise without fear

Black Box Thinking - Matthew Syed

Becoming Bulletproof - Eve Poumpouras

The Stress-Proof Brain - Melanie Greenberg

6. How to supercharge your growth

Flow - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman

The Chimp Paradox - Professor Steve Peters

Drive - Daniel H. Pink

The Dip - Seth Godin

Peak Performance - Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness

Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker

7. How to begin to understand mental health

The Light in The Dark - Horatio Clare

How Not To Be a Boy - Robert Webb

Psycho-Logical - Dean Burnett

8. How to strengthen your mental wellbeing

The Art of Happiness - The Dalai Lama

Resilience and Well-being for Dental Professionals - Mahrukh Khwaja

9. How to establish the right work-life balance

Four Thousand Weeks - Oliver Burkeman

Deep Work - Cal Newport

10. How to thrive in dentistry

Rebel Ideas - Matthew Syed

How We Learn - Benedict Carey

Tribes - Seth Godin

Steal Like an Artist - Austin Kleon

11. How to communicate effectively

Don’t Wait for the Tooth Fairy - Ashley Latter

You Are Worth It - Ashley Latter

To Sell is Human - Daniel H. Pink

How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie

12. How to flourish in a community

Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader - Herminia Ibarra

High Performance - Jake Humphrey & Damian Hughes

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