The 7 must reads to prepare you for 2022

Are you excited about the Christmas period? Everyone is ready for the holiday period to relax and spend time with their loved ones. The holiday period is a great time to read and learn while taking some time off. Did you know that Warren Buffet spends most of his time reading? Most successful people read a lot to develop themselves within different fields. That’s what we love and do at huapii as well! Personal development is always on our minds, and we encourage each other to stretch our performances.

That’s why we gathered the book suggestions from our team for you to get inspired during this holiday season. Let’s start with what our team members recommend and why!

Kristof: The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle

A practical guide for leaders to build company culture. Culture has always been a very mysterious topic: everyone wants it, but we don’t know how to build it. Daniel Coyle is able to break culture down into three specific sets of skills: building safety, sharing vulnerability, and establishing purpose. He provides you with inspiring examples and actions for each of these skill sets to start working on it within your organization.

Why should you read it? Creating a sense of belonging is one of the key factors for organizations to keep their talents in the years to come. If you know how to leverage and strengthen your culture in the following years, you will become a magnet for the talents to take your organization to the next level.

Find the book here.


Bruce: Think Again by Adam Grant

Learning is not solely about requiring new skills; it’s also about the right mindset. Thinking like a scientist ensures we can rethink our own assumptions and update our views.

Why should you read it? Knowledge is everywhere today, and the internet allows us to learn a lot on all sorts of topics. Adam Grant helps us get into a confident humility mindset that helps us learn new things quickly and still keep an open mind towards new perspectives. 

Find the book here.

Lina: 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson

This book is about how to set simple principles that can help us become more disciplined, behave better, act with integrity, and balance our lives while enjoying them as much as we can. 

Why should you read it? 2021 (Covid time) has put us in front of multiple challenges, letting us discover our weaknesses and fragilities, and by applying these rules, we all can be the best version of ourselves.

Find the book here.

Inge: Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Being in your flow and the strengths it brings you. We look at different aspects of being in our flow: how do you feel when you are in this state of mind, what good it brings to your life, your job, and the people around you.

Why should you read it? Mihaly teaches how to be in control to ‘create’ this mindset. By being in your own flow, you can bring the best of yourself and continue doing so. It also helps with learning and working on new skills.

Find the book here.

Elif: The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll

It helps you create a system around time management, setting your goals, and organizing your daily life. The strategy behind the book calls everyone to spare five to ten minutes per day to plan you day and week to get organized. Nothing will slip from your agenda again. 

Why should you read it? I always want to make time for everything in my work and personal life. However, with my busy schedule, sometimes I lose track of what I am doing daily or forget important tasks that I need to complete. The bullet journal helped me organize my time, thoughts, and future by just spending ten minutes per day. 

Find the book here.

Rita: Agile HR by Natal Dank & Riina Hellstrom

The book guides HR on applying the agile mindset in your HR practices. With the changes that happened in two years, agility is one of the key elements that HR needs to have in order to work faster but efficiently, support different business functions, and boost performance. 

Why should you read it? As a product owner, I can see the benefits of working in an agile way: working in focused sprints, having a multidisciplinary team, and regular retrospectives are a few of the rituals we are doing with a great impact on how we work together as a team. In this book, the authors explain how we can apply those principles in all our HR practices, and it is clear to me agile can be used much broader!

Find the book here.

Tim: Ledereen Wint by Bart Cools & Bruno Rouffaer

I want to suggest a book available at the end of March. English and French translations will follow soon. It’s written by two people who are/were active in HR. The book should help us remember something we usually forget: giving is as rewarding as receiving.

Find the book here.

Enjoy your holidays and book recommendations from the huapii family. Learning never stops!



Co-Founder & COO

I always found a way to get or to create for myselfs jobs where I could achieve my life’s purpose: connecting with people and helping them grow (while growing myself).

After studying general management and HR in Lyon, I joined Solvay where I had several rich & diverse HR experiences. I worked in Lyon, Brussels and Paris, to finally come back to Brussels and accept the challenge of creating and managing Solvay’s Digital Studio flagship.

Being an intrapreneur leading an innovation incubator, taking part of creating a new ways of working platform that transformed the company culture and HR woke up my inner intrapreneur and made me jump into co-founding huapii!

Today at huapii I use my HR and change experience to make the workplace a developing and empowering place to be.