Wise booklist

As we ramp up to a season of gift giving and hibernating with a good book in the Northern Hemisphere, we have collected all the recommendations of books from applicants to our Hubs in Berlin and London this year.

This should inspire you if you’re a little stuck this December…


dieu Wachstum by Norbert Nicoll

All books of Max Otte

Be Here Now by Ram Dass

Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh, Essential poems from the Staying Alive trilogy

Blue Economy 2.0

Breath by Breath by Larry Rosenberg

Children’s books by Tove Jansson

Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace


Cracking the Coding interview

Dark Mountain

Debt: the first 5000 years by David Graeber


Die Kunst zu Lieben by Erich Fromm

Divine Beauty by John O’Donoghue

Doing Good Better by William MacAskill

Einstein and the art of mindful cycling

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine

England: Poems from a School, edited by Kate Clanchy

Essays by John Berger

Eventgemeinschaften: Das Fusion Festival und seine Besucher (Erlebniswelten)

Everyday Wisdom by Wayne Dyer

Find your Why by Simon Sinek

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

From Obedience to Responsibility by Jesper Juul / Helle Jensen

Generation Left

How to change your mind by Michael Pollan

How to fly a horse

How to tie knots book

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Influencer – the new science of leading change

Initiation by Elisabeth Haich

Journey to Ixtlan

Journeys Out Of The Body by Robert Monroe

L’Art du bonheur by Dalai Lama

Labyrinths by Borges

Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard

Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

Lying by Sam Harris

My Cat Yugoslavia by Pajtim Statovsci

Non-violent communication by M.Rosenberg

Our Fatal Magic by Tai Shani


Rewriting the Rules: An Anti Self-help Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships by Dr. Meg-John Barker

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari


Siddharta by Hermann Hesse

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The art of happiness by Dalai Lama

The art of love

The Artist’s Way

The Body Keeps the Score

The Book of Not Knowing by Peter Ralston

The Celestial prophecy

The Diamond Age

The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk

The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

The Four Agreements

The Goddesses in Every Woman, and The Gods in Every Man both by Jean Shinoda Bolen

The Happy Pear Receives for Happiness cooking book

The Invention of Nature, The biography of Alexander bon Humbolt

The Magus by Tom Fowles

The Man who Planted Trees

The Misfits Manifesto by Lidia Yuknavitch

The path for meditation by Osho

The Pineapple: King of Fruits

The Pocket Rumi

The Power of Now

The Real Life MBA by Jack Welch and Suzy Wlech

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson


Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

Touching Enlightenment

Tree Identification

Tuesdays with Morrie

Various Guatemalan Poem Books

Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

When Buddhism met Neuroscience

White Fragility – Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Race

Wild by Jay Griffths

Women who run with Wolves

Zero To One by Peter Thiel