Sinek says he wouldn’t have been inspired to do any of those things if it weren’t for books. There are two in particular that he calls life-changing: “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Viktor Frankl and “Finite and Infinite Games” by James Carse.
From “Finite and Infinite Games,” by James Carse:
When we go to school, when we get a job we think we need to “win” at everything we do.
The truth is, an obsession with winning in every situation before understanding which game we are playing can actually increase our stress and do damage to our ability succeed over time. I have an infinite mindset in a world filled with finite players. That book gave me even more confidence to pursue my vision of a world in which the vast majority of us can feel inspired, safe and fulfilled every day of our lives.