Free by Chris Anderson

Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson

Who? Entrepreneurs, product managers, and marketers. When? As soon as you can reasonably get to it. Why? Free is an excellent discussion of the move to freemium, open source, and all around free products. Best Quote Piracy happens when the marketplace realizes that the marginal cost of reproduction and distribution of a product is significantly …

Art of Seduction

The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene

Who? Aspiring pickup artists and power players. When? In college if you want to be a pickup artist. Early in your career if you’re interested more in the business impacts. Why? The book is chalked full of examples. Best Quote Most people are locked in their own worlds, making them stubborn and hard to persuade. …

What every body is saying

What Every BODY is Saying by Joe Navarro

Who? Anyone interested in face-to-face communication and anyone that might think they could improve there. When? Put it in your queue. Why? It is a simple and straightforward book about body language. Best Quote The problem is that most people spend their lives looking but not truly seeing, or, as Sherlock Holmes, the meticulous English …

Outliers

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Who? Business people and people that enjoy intellectual media. When? Just put it in your queue above Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey. Why? It might change the way you think about building to success. Best Quote Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good. …

Talent is Overrated

Talent is Overrated by Geoff Colvin

Who? Anyone that is interested in ever improving themselves in anything and anyone that might ever want to be a parent. When? Now. Why? This book left the strongest impression on me of almost any book I have read in the last few years. Best Quote Research confirms that merely putting in the years isn’t …

Drive

Drive by Daniel Pink

Who? People managers and anyone interested in interpersonal communication. When? Put it in your queue. Why? Drive is a fascinating book. Best Quote The monkeys solved the puzzle simply because they found it gratifying to solve puzzles. They enjoyed it. The joy of the task was its own reward. Review I loved this book in …

The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

Who? You should read this book if you’re interested in people, power, and politics. When? I would be interested to find out what a high schooler thinks of this book, but in reality, it’s probably best for someone early in their career. Why? Read this book if you want lots of historical examples of failed …