Recommended Reading

Books!Here are some nonfiction books that I’ve recently read and some books I plan to read soon.

From the “Personal MBA”

  • First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
  • The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman
  • Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath
  • Bargaining for Advantage by G. Richard Shell
  • The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
  • The Dip by Seth Godin
  • All Marketers Are Liars by Seth Godin
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter F. Drucker

Other Recently-Read Recommendations

  • Why Not?: How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big And Small
  • Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment
  • Stumbling on Happiness by Dan Gilbert
  • The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
  • The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few
  • Freakonomics
  • Blink
  • Tipping Point
  • The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy
  • Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
  • Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin
  • Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion – Robert Cialdini

Other “Personal MBA” Books I Plan to Read in the Next Year

  • On Writing Well by William Zinsser (Done)
  • Now, Discover Your Strengths (Done)
  • Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne – Halfway through
  • The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki
  • How to Make Millions with Your Ideas by Dan Kennedy
  • Product Design and Development by Karl Ulrich and Steven Eppinger
  • Universal Principles of Design by William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, and Jill Butler

Other Books I Plan to Read in the Next Year

  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (Done)
  • Authentic Happiness (currently reading)
  • Rules of Play
  • Franchising for Dummies

Other books that I’ve read, that I need to keep track of for my 101 goals in 1001 days challenge

  • No Plot? No Problem! (Done)
  • Born Standing Up – Steve Martin (Done – I recommended it)
  • Happiness Hypothesis (Done – I recommended it)
  • Kitchen Confidential (Done – I recommended it)
  • New Kings of Non-Fiction (Done – I recommended it)
  • Crossing the Road to Entrepreneurship (Done – Recommended for Real Estate Entrepreneurs)
  • Living the Simple Life (Done – was recommended to me, but I wouldn’t recommend it)
  • Social Intelligence (abandoned half way through)
  • Automatic Millionaire (Lame: Use your 401k, Buy a house, Eliminate credit card debt)
  • 1776 – David McCullough (I highly recommend the audio book)
  • Botany of Desire
  • Mavericks at Work
  • The Long Tail
  • Into Thin Air
  • The Middle-Class Millionaire
  • A Whole New Mind (Daniel Pink has a great free 1 hour lecture that excellently summaries this. Check that out instead.)
  • Predicatably Irrational
  • A Whole New Mind
  • Brain that Changes Itself

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