My Resources

That’s where my inspiration comes from!

Not the usual quiz!

Find out your stress level, I will endeavour to give you two exercises that if practiced will help you manage it.

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Not the usual quiz!

Find out your stress level, I will endeavour to give you two exercises that if practiced will help you manage it.

Also, once you’ve taken the quiz, you’ll have access to an exclusive promotion for my video course on stress management by signing up for the waiting list!

Books

I’ll limit myself to the essentials.

1) 100% Yourself by Wayne Dyer (my first Personal Growth book)
2) seven habits of highly effective people (the book that I read 5 times and created my vocabulary of personal and professional leadership)
3) Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial. (The SuperStar of Personal Growth’s book…everything else is variations on the theme)
4) Strategies of Inner Development by Hans Hinterhuber (The most practical book on the teaching that changed my life: the fourth way of George Gurdjieff)
5) You must change your life by Peter Sloterdijk (The most complete and elegant philosophical construction on human life as a growth adventure. Not a practical book but an exquisitely philosophical one).
6) Integral Life Practice by Wilber, Patten, Leonard, Morelli (The most comprehensive book on realizing the full potential as Human Beings)
7) The Inner Education by Duccio Demetrio (a manual on the great missing piece in the academic adult education)
8) Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin (FINALLY a study on how much the subject of talent is overrated and the subject of work and method is underrated)
9) Levels of Thinking by Robert Dilts (a magical book on a magical topic by a magical author…)
10) Communication Magic: Exploring the Structure and Meaning of Language by Michale Hall (another book on Neuro-Linguistic Programming to which I owe my constant practice of total attention to my language: great)

 

1) The Way of Edgar Morin (The greatest Philosopher of Complexity, member of the Scientific Committee where I conducted my PhD, wisely leads us towards the future)
2) The era of transition of Immanuel Wallerstein (the great theorist of the World System struggling with the study of possible scenarios until 2025)
3) A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions by Muhammad Yunus (the great inventor of Microcredit recently involved in the Social Business Track in the Business School where I recently graduated: Hult Business School)
4) A Brief History of Everything by Ken Wilber (The great “Einstein of Consciousness Studies” makes the great crossing between premodern, modern, post-modern and the probable future “integral” era…blessed are those who read him, wise and happy are those who assimilate him)
5) Third millennium: the challenge and the vision of Ervin Laszlo (the great scientist founder of the Cub of Budapest speaks of our era as a new transition like what happened from the Middle Ages to the industrial age)

 

1) Simplify your life by W T Küstenmacher and L J Seiwert. (2 absolutely brilliant authors have written a manual of staggering simplicity and extraordinary practical impact on life)
2) First Things First: To Live, to Love, to Learn, to Leave a Legacy by Stephen Covey, Roger Merrill, Rebecca Merrill (Again, the extraordinary Covey who in this book summarizes centuries of methods to simplify and manage one’s life. One of the great books that has changed my life)
3) Saper leggere by Giuseppe Prezzolini (bought when I was 16 years old on a stall at Villa Borghese during a Public Enemy concert… this book taught me how to study…everything)
4) Arte nuova di pensare (New Art of Thinking) by Jean Guitton (this extraordinary French philosopher changed my mind by explaining the essence of the method in a very dense and almost eternal booklet)
5) Accelerated learning for the XXI century: the 6 steps plan to unlock your MASTER by Colin Rose and J Nicholl (a “summa” book on all the techniques and methods you can apply to speed up your learning)

1) The great book of Gurus: the thinkers who made management by S Crainer and Des Dearlove (a book that collects the essence of the great minds of management: here I started to sculpt my entrepreneurial mind)
2) Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur (a book that arrived too late on the scene: the most extraordinary panoramic view that exists to describe any business…simply unique)
3) Revival of the Fittest: Why Good Companies Go Bad and How Great Managers Remake Them by Donald Sull (a book that is not as well known as it deserves to be: the study that showed how success is linked to failure in large and medium-sized companies…really enlightening)
4) Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan (a book that has literally “cured” my natural inclination to abstraction. A systemic approach to the only thing that matters: make it happen!)
5) ADKAR: a model for change in business, government and our community by Jeffrey Hiatt (to my science, the best change management model ever…it just lacks a pinch of “integral flavor”)
6) Management or Organizational Behavior: leading human resources by P Hersey, Ken Blanchard and Dewey Johnson (the most complete introduction to one of the most useful approaches to leadership in my opinion and to me the most dear: situational leadership)
7) Emotional Intelligence: what it is and why it can make us happy by Daniel Goleman (a book that changed the fate of the corporate world… and not only)
8) Reinventing Organizations by Laloux (finally a book that applies the Science of Levels to management: the first manual for building companies that are SUITABLE to the sides and opportunities of the 21st century)
9) Exponential organizations by Salim Ismail (another great book to “transport” our companies in the XXI century illustrating the 11 attributes of those organizations that have taken the correct path of evolution)

 

1) The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness by Epictetus (a book that literally saved my life during perhaps the darkest week of my life…)
2) Philosophy as a way of life by Pierre Hadot (although I studied a large number of philosophers during my undergraduate and PhD studies, I always come back to this: philosophy MUST be a PRACTICAL exercise for the evolution of the self and community. Theoretical activity must be accompanied by practical application…always. Pierre Hadot reconstructs the history of this kind of philosophy)
3) Sex Ecology and Spirituality: the spirit of evolution by Ken Wilber (an almost immortal book, I have to admit … an absolutely must-read book and, for me, the only true philosophy conceivable: the soteriology, or the knowledge put at the service of practical wisdom)
4) The Method in 6 volumes by Edgar Morin (another monumental work that outlines everything there is to know about the complexity revolution, systemic thinking and the new paradigm of knowledge for the 21st century)
5) The Trilogy Spheres (bubbles, globes, foams) by Peter Sloterdijk (an almost indigestible work for complexity and density but absolutely illuminating in explaining through 3 variations of the image of the sphere the story of man on earth up to contemporary society)

 
 

1) The world’s religions by Houston Smith (the classic of the classics to enter the world of religions which, whether we like it or not, have influenced billions of people for thousands of years … until today)
2) Religion of tomorrow by Ken Wilber (again, the great Ken Wilber leads us on an immense journey towards the necessary development of religions in the 21st century, because religions are perhaps the only ones that can still profoundly influence billions of people, and they can have a positive impact if and only if they themselves evolve)

 

1) ON THE PAST. Origin story: a big history of everything by David Christian (the great historian who presented the mega project BigHistory with Bill Gates at the TED talk in 2012, he faces the challenge of challenges: the panoramic view of 13.7 billion history of the universe in a book…unbelievable…and absolutely not to be missed!)
2) ON THE PAST. “Il racconto dell’uomo” (Tale of Man) by Arnold Toynbee (one of the finest books on global history from the historian who conversed with Carl Jung and Daisaku Ikeda about the fate of humanity)
3) ON THE PRESENT. Factfulness by Hans Rosling (the greatest and most credible antidote to every form of utopia, dystopia and retrotopia: the demonstration that humanity is certainly improving: not clearly in every detail, but certainly in the general line and inexorably. This, according to Rosling, is the vision of the present based on facts)
4) ON THE FUTURE. The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil (the man with the highest rate of guessed scientific predictions tells us about the beginning of the era in which biology and technology will merge)
5) ABOUT THE FUTURE. Abundance by Peter Diamandis (the founder of xPrize tells us his positive vision of the future helping us to overcome the so-called negativity bias: that ancient brain mechanism that makes us pay to negative news 10 times the attention we give to positive ones )

 
 

1) Meditation. Mindfulness for beginners by John Kabat Zinn (from the biologist who adapted the Buddhist meditative method to the Western scientific world, an excellent guide to begin this essential practice for the 21st century)
2) Memory. The Art of Memory by Francis Yates (a historical book for the curious to understand the noble origin of the ancient art of memory)
3) Use your Memory by Tony Buzan (from the author who organized the entire universe of learning techniques, the great manual to apply this fundamental art and science to face today’s super fast world)
4) Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness by Katz and Rubin (from a great neuroscientist the principles and exercises to train the brain at 360 degrees and the demonstration that the brain does not age with age but with non-use)
5) The Complete Mental Fitness Book: Exercises to Improve Your Brain Power by Tom Wujec (a great classic of mental training that has guided me in my very first years in this discipline)

 

Public figures

Here’s a list of the best public figures to follow and be inspired by.

Tony Robbins

Follow as much as you can of this personal development giant. Especially follow his Linkedin page

Peter Diamandis

Follow one of the most enlightened Tech Geniuses alive today.

Gary Vaynerchuk

the most energetic, intelligent and ethically interesting personality in the new social media landscape. Follow him on Linkedin

Daniel Schmachtenberger

With his Rebel Wisdom, one of the most disarming and intelligent thinker against the tide currently alive. Follow on youtube

Anna R Rönnlund e Ola Rosling

They continue the work of the one and only Hans Rosling: follow them on their website Gapminder

TED talk

Follow on the website or with the app (see below)

ThenX

The most famous Calisthenics teacher on the net. Follow along on YouTube

Yoga with Down Dog

A wonderful Yoga path to follow on YouTube

Applications

My selection of the best apps to increase the quality of your life! 

Information is beautiful

The Bill Gates News App

Ecosia

The search engine that plants trees

Lumosity

The number 1 app for cognitive training

Dual N-back

The most reliable app for exercising the crucial cognitive quality of fluid intelligence

ESP trainer

To scientifically train intuition 

Thenx

Best Calisthenics app in my opinion

Ecosia

The search engine that plants trees

Lumosity

The number 1 app for cognitive training

Dual N-back

The most reliable app for exercising the crucial cognitive quality of fluid intelligence

MindJogger

To create random alerts throughout the day and install new habits

TED app

L’app per rivedere i migliori TED Talk

Duolingo

Learn languages

Lyrics training

Learn languages by playing with lyrics

Futurism

One of the best apps to keep up with the future

MindJogger

To create random alerts throughout the day and install new habits

TED app

Follow on the website or with the app (see below)

Duolingo

Learn languages

Lyrics training

Learn languages by playing with lyrics

ESP trainer

To scientifically train intuition 

Futurism

One of the best apps to keep up with the future

Buddhify

Another great English app for practicing mindfulness

Hologo

The amazing app that teaches practically all subjects through 3D and augmented reality visualizations

Flipboard

One of the best apps for creating your own newspaper

Boycott

The app for sustainable shopping

Reader faster

The amazing app for Ipad to train your reading speed

Headspace

The best English app to practice mindfulness

Buddhify

Another great English app for practicing mindfulness

Flipboard

One of the best apps for creating your own newspaper

Boycott

The app for sustainable shopping

Reader faster

The amazing app for Ipad to train your reading speed

Headspace

The best English app to practice mindfulness

Serenity

The best Italian app for practicing mindfulness

Edo

The app for shopping while understanding the real impact of products on your health

Stickk

The amazing app to “force” yourself to reach goals. If you don’t reach your goal, you have to give money awaay…but to social causes…brilliant!

Kickstarter

The app to support and buy smart products not yet in circulation

Hologo

The amazing app that teaches practically all subjects through 3D and augmented reality visualizations

Serenity

The best Italian app for practicing mindfulness

Edo

The app for shopping while understanding the real impact of products on your health

Stickk

The amazing app to “force” yourself to reach goals. If you don’t reach your goal, you have to give money awaay…but to social causes…brilliant!

Kickstarter

The app to support and buy smart products not yet in circulation

EasyPol

An extraordinary Italian startup that has developed a revolutionary and super lean way to pay taxes and bills

Be my eyes

One of the most poignant applications of technology to the problem of blindness. Through a platform, blind and sighted people from all over the world are put in touch and the latter lend their time to be the eyes (be my eyes) of the former…

KnackApp

One of the most incredible innovations in the world of recruitment. Recruiting through video games… yes, it’s possible and it’s working!

Down Dog

My favourite yoga app

Thenx

Best Calisthenics app in my opinion

EasyPol

An extraordinary Italian startup that has developed a revolutionary and super lean way to pay taxes and bills

Be my eyes

One of the most poignant applications of technology to the problem of blindness. Through a platform, blind and sighted people from all over the world are put in touch and the latter lend their time to be the eyes (be my eyes) of the former…

KnackApp

One of the most incredible innovations in the world of recruitment. Recruiting through video games… yes, it’s possible and it’s working!

Down Dog

One of the most incredible innovations in the world of recruitment. Recruiting through video games… yes, it’s possible and it’s working!

Simone's Series

1st SERIES

PRACTICE WHAT YOU POST: Survivors

The great SURVIVORS of the films offer us a concrete inspiration: EIGHT episodes, with as many extraordinary stories of Growth Mindset and opportunity. 

Through their footsteps, we discover the challenges they throw at us and the solutions we can concretely apply to our lives. 

“Be yourself, become your highest self!”

2nd SERIES

ERROR FRIENDLINESS - We Learn by Making Mistakes

“I am working hard to prepare my next mistake.” (Bertolt Brecht) 

A Series of (un)lucky Mistakes. The most ‘special’ blunders I have collected throughout my life become a series! Ready to lay myself bare, I will tell you about those failures that, like wise teachers, have shaped my personality: 10 episodes and as many ERRORS to face together the theme of vulnerability as a strength. Are you ready? Here we go

3rd SERIES

ON THE SHOULDER OF GIANTS - My Mentors | Your Mentors

In this series I tell you how I chose to live a VISIONARY life by sitting on GIGANTS’ shoulders.

Today begins a new journey through the learnings of my life, this time in the company of all those people who have been true mentors and teachers to me over the years.