All Good Things

Agni Library

09.20.20

Books that have contributed so much to the way Mir and I (Astrid) think about food, health, nourishment, and healing. When we find one that feels like it reveals new truths and unlocks new understanding, it’s an incredible experience. When the books start to build on one another and feel like they start to open conversation between them, that’s even more fun.


In thinking about growing Agni, we wanted to be able to share the wisdom that has impacted our world view, our products, and the way we make all kinds of decisions with every teammate that joined. We wanted to have a shared language and shared curriculum to discuss. Even more, we knew that future colleagues reading these with fresh eyes and with the context of their own lives and experiences would make the conversations these books sparked even richer.


So we decided to build an “Agni library.” Not only are we literally compiling all of these books to live on the shelf at the Agni office, but we also keep a running list internally of all the books that are near and dear to Agni. We ask every new teammate to choose one from the list to read and send it to them even before onboarding begins. We have a weekly team-wide “reading hour” scheduled as well where everyone blocks time to stop what they’re doing and spend an hour reading a book from the Agni library of their choice.


We’re so excited to share the list with you and hope that you find as much inspiration, wisdom, and healing as we have in these pages, and that the author’s words spark curiosity and joy for you, as well. 




Book

Author

Category

Letters to a Young Farmer

Stone Barns Center

Food System

Food Fix

Mark Hyman

Food System

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies

Vasant Lad

Ayurveda

OJAS

Nira Kehar

Cookbook

What To Eat for How You Feel

Divya Alter

Cookbook

Hands of Light

Barbara Ann Brennan

Energy

Cancer and the New Biology of Water

Thoman Cowan

Energy

The Healing Power of Water

Masaru Emoto

Energy

The End of Alzheimer's

Dale Bredesen

Integrative Healing

A Mind of Your Own

Kelly Brogan

Integrative Healing

Women's Bodies Women's Wisdom

Chriatianne Northrup

Integrative Healing

The Anatomy of the Spirit

Caroline Myss

Mind-Body

The Body Keeps the Score

Bessel van der Kolk

Mind-Body

Messages from the Body

Michael J. Lincoln

Mind-Body

How to Breathe

Ashley Neese

Mind-Body

Own Yourself

Kelly Brogan

Mind-Body

Biology of Belief

Bruce Lipton

Mind-Body

Womancode

Alissa Vitti

Nutrition

The First Forty Days

Heng Ou

Nutrition

Crucial Conversations

Joseph Grenny, Al Switzler, Ron McMillan

Team

Good Authority

Jonathan Raymond

Team

Leaders Eat Last

Simon Sinek

Team

Tribal Leadership

Dave Logan, John King

Team

WHO

Geoff Smart, Randy Street

Team

How to Eat

Thich Nhat Hanh

Wisdom

Autobiography of a Yogi

Paramahansa Yogananda

Wisdom

Comfortable With Uncertainty

Pema Chodron

Wisdom

Radical Acceptance

Tara Brach

Wisdom

Radical Compassion

Tara Brach

Wisdom

Power vs. Force

David Hawkins

Wisdom

Salt

Nayyirah Waheed

Wisdom

The Four Agreements

Miguel Ruiz

Wisdom