During her convocation address yesterday (view the video of it here), President Sullivan reflected on some great titles she read over the summer that she explained were part of her “typical dose of insightful nonfiction: books that remind you what’s important and how to do it.” She found all of these very relevant to UST’s mission to advance the common good and thought each had an important lesson to impart.
And guess what? You can get all of them here at UST Libraries!
Here is the list, with President Sullivan’s takeaways listed in italics below.
by David Brooks
“We experience true joy by discovering what life is asking of us and living purposefully”
by Patrick Lencioni
“The single greatest advantage is organizational health.”
by Charles Duhigg
“Habit determines at least 40 percent of the actions we perform each day.”
by Atul Gawande
“Why we wish to be alive is just as important at the end of life as any other time.”
I don’t know about you, but I have some reading to do! Thank you for your insight, President Sullivan!
And (just for fun and if you need a break), we also have this novel President Sullivan mentioned as the one she enjoyed while vacationing in France:
by Kristin Hannah
There’s always time for a good novel, right? :o)