This book is like a curated version of 1,000 biographies all under the guise, “how to become a master at what you love.”
- “Bold” by Peter Diamondis and Steven Kotler
Basically if you want to know the future, read this.
- “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell.
Malcolm Gladwell’s stories are great and he explains deep concepts.
How did the Beatles become the best? Why are professional hockey players born in January, February and March? And so on.
- “Where Good Ideas Come From” by Steven John
The connections Johnson makes are brilliant. For instance, The Gutenberg Press made everyone realize they had bad vision.
- “Man’s Search For Meaning” by Victor Frankl
Read it because when you’re about halfway through you will realize your life is no longer the same. And next time you get a chance to whisper in the ear of someone about to kill himself, whisper words from this book.
- “Born Standing Up” by Steve Martin
This is the book where the writer took his passion, documented it, and shared it with us. That’s when you see the subtleties, the hard work, the luck, the talent, the skill, all come together to form a champion.
- “Zero to One” by Peter Thiel
Thiel, the founder of PayPal, and first investor in Facebook, is brilliant in how he simply shares his theories on building a billion dollar business.
There’s a lot of business books out there. 99% of them are BS. Read this one. So many concepts that will help change your attitude about not only business but capitalism.
- “Quiet” by Susan Cain
“Quiet” shows the reader how to unlock the secret powers that probably half the world needs to unlock.
- “Antifragile” by Nassim Tale
“Resilient” means if you hit something, it will stay the same. Nassim discusses building a system, even one that works for you on a personal level, where if you harm yourself in some way it becomes stronger.“Fragile” means if you hit something might break.
- “Mindset” by Carol Dweck
Carol Dweck, through massive research and storytelling, shows the reader how to continue on the path of improvement and why so many people fall off that path.