After being contacted recently about some of my favorite reads, I figured I would share them here as well -- it's something I've been asked quite a bit in the past, while the list below is more of a drop in the bucket they're books that I feel help push you forward.
I don't read much fiction, my life is exciting enough at times as is. Never really had the desire to read others made up tales as I aged, I have enough in my own head to keep me occupied. Below are a couple pieces that are better geared toward the average consumer instead of being more aggressive on the psychological side.
Some of my favorites:
- The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
- The Accountant's Story by David Fisher
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
- Black Swan by Nassim Taleb
- Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
- Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You by Sam Gosling
- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
- The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
- Moneyball by Michael Lewis
I've listed the above in no particular order, some of them you need to delve a little deeper into the mindset behind the work to find ways to apply their scenarios to your work or every day life, but once you do you'll be able to take a lot from it.
Feel free to share your favorites as well, I'm always interested in a new book to read to occupy myself instead of sitting around staring at the wall all day -- as much fun as it sounds, it gets quite monotonous after a while.
Moving forward I'll work on posting one of the questions I get each week as the start of a series for the site; feel free to use the contact form above to release your obscurity and give me something to leverage.
Thank you Jeremy for the post series idea.