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Unitfly Library 2022

Get to know us by the books we read

"I like big books and I cannot lie."

T he Secret Santas of our office almost always give books for Christmas. Yes, we want to be smarter, learn new skills, get lost in a fantasy world of mystical beings… but we also love seeing a newbie buy a book for somebody they just met. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Here is what we got for each other in the year 2022.

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๐ŸŽ for: Viki

๐ŸŽ…: Nina

I gave the book “Getting Things Done” by David Allen to Viktor because I believe it is a valuable resource for someone starting his career. The book offers tips on how to increase productivity, including how to delegate tasks and prioritize responsibilities. I think it will be helpful in improving his work habits and organization skills.

๐ŸŽ for: Ivan

๐ŸŽ… : Viktor

Ivan enjoys listening to podcasts that feature experts from various fields sharing their experiences.ย 
The book โ€œTribe of Mentors โ€œ seemed like a perfect choice since it is structured into smaller chapters, each featuring a few pages of the most significant points made by each expert. I believe it will be a worthwhile read.

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๐ŸŽ for: Kate

๐ŸŽ…: Ivan

Two book for Kate – we don’t have to go into details of the first one โ€˜cause itโ€™s a personal joke ๐Ÿ™‚
The other one is “10X Marketing Formula”, one of the marketing classics. We are entering the phase of business when we want to achieve structured growth, where marketing will play one of the key roles. And since Kate plays one of the key roles in our marketing, thereโ€™s no need for further explanations ๐Ÿ™‚

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๐ŸŽ for: Ines

๐ŸŽ… : Kate

I can imagine that being a young working mom can take your battery out very quickly. So I thought the perfect way for Ines to recharge, during the time the little one is sleeping, is the book โ€œLessons in Chemistryโ€, a funny, brisk love story. (Brisk meaning – I hope you wonโ€™t fall asleep after 3 pages ๐Ÿ˜€)

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๐ŸŽ for: Toma

๐ŸŽ…: Ines

“The Design of Everyday Things” is a book that is a must-have for anyone working in the field of design, regardless of their specific focus or discipline. That’s why I thought it would be a perfect fit for our frontend developer, Toma.

๐ŸŽ for: Bruno

๐ŸŽ… : Toma

I selected the book โ€œThinking, Fast and Slowโ€ because it is a comprehensive and insightful examination of how the human mind works and how it can influence our behavior and decision-making. It is a popular book among those interested in psychology, decision-making, and behavioral economics, and Bruno fits all of these!

๐ŸŽ for: Alan

๐ŸŽ…: Bruno

I participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange with Alan and gave him two books. The first book, “Football Hackers” is about the use of data analytics in modern football and is an enjoyable and informative read.

The second book is a cookbook featuring dishes from the television show “Seinfeld” which Alan has mentioned as one of his favorite series. The show often mentions specific dishes and these are included in the cookbook. Now he has one book for leisurely reading and another for cooking inspiration.

๐ŸŽ for: Dino

๐ŸŽ…: Alan

Our Dino is a passionate marathon runner, which makes the book “Born to run”ย  by Cristopher McDougall a perfect choice to immerse in a world of unknown tribes, travel and running.ย 

๐ŸŽ for: Nina

๐ŸŽ…: Dino

I gave Nina the book called “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living the Good Life.” It’s a self-help book that ironically critiques the self-help genre. I found it interesting how the book criticizes the culture surrounding self-help and values honesty, which is becoming increasingly rare among people. Aaaand, the book was on Ninaโ€™s wish list, and I thought it was a good choice for her.

๐ŸŽ for: Tonka

๐ŸŽ…: Tadej

The first book is about football and I happened to open it to a page about the team Hajduk, which Antonia is a big fan of. I immediately knew she would love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

The second book is called “Talking to Strangers” and it caught my attention because of the title. Antonia tends to avoid crowds and I thought the book might offer some advice on how to handle such situations more easily. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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๐ŸŽ for: Mateja

๐ŸŽ…: Tonka

Since Mateja is known as a psychology enthusiast, and with her recent exploration into marketing, I couldnโ€™t recommend a better book than โ€œInfluenceโ€ by Robert Cialdini. Itโ€™s a must read book for marketing, psychology and business.

๐ŸŽ for: Tadej

๐ŸŽ…: Mateja

I joined Unitfly in September, and in this short period of time I got the chance to celebrate the birth of Tadejโ€™s first born child! So I thought that the book โ€œDanish Way of Parentingโ€, which covers a topic that is relevant to young parents, was a good choice for him!