“Unreasonable Hospitality” by Will Guidara is quickly making its way to the top of the list of the best books I’ve ever read.
I’m halfway through and have, so far, marked every few pages out as a potential future blog post. This doesn’t include a collection of pages whose folded edges have been unfolded as I’ve already posted about them.
Books resonate with us in different ways at different points in our lives. And there’s no doubt there’s a special resonance that I feel with Will’s ideas at this time.
But I think it is the sheer number of insightful ideas about leadership and creating memorable experiences for others that sets this book apart. I tend to be biased toward books that share frameworks vs. lists of ideas. This is a clear exception to the rule. While there is a loose framework (“unreasonable hospitality”), Will’s use of short stories and anecdotes to make his point and deliver an incredible amount of wisdom per page make this book special.
It is a great reminder of the power of great writing. When we bring together insights, facts, and stories to make a point, we can change how people think and operate.
Thanks, Will, for reminding me of the standard to aspire to.