Black Swan

The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Who? People that like economics, sociology, psychology, politics, or being brainy. When? Whenever you get to it. There’s no rush. Why? The Black Swan is at the very least interesting for purely intellectual reasons. Best Quote When you develop your opinions on the basis of weak evidence, you will have difficulty interpreting subsequent information that …

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Book Review: Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

Who? Anyone interested in how we make decisions. When? Put it in your queue. Why? It’s a fascinating book, and at something like 3,400 words, it is also a quick read. Best Quote We have, as human beings, a storytelling problem. We’re a bit too quick to come up with explanations for things we don’t …

EntreLeadership

EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey

Who? Anyone interested in leadership or growing a team or business. When? Put it in your queue. Why? This is a well-written book from a passionate and experienced entrepreneur/writer/speaker/trainer. Best Quote Zig Ziglar says, “People say motivation doesn’t last, well neither does bathing, that is why we recommend both daily.” Review I didn’t want to …

Made to Stick

Made to Stick by Chip & Dan Heath

Who? Anyone that needs their ideas to affect others – teachers, managers, entrepreneurs, preachers, parents, activists, etc. When? Put it in your queue. If it takes you a long time to go through your reading list, move Made to Stick to the top. Why? Made to Stick is a great examination of why some ideas …

How to Talk to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere – The Secrets of Good Communication

How to Talk to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere: The Secrets of Good Communication by Larry King

Who? Anyone interested in increasing self-confidence, meeting more people, and improving their personal or professional relationships. When? As soon as you realize that face-to-face communication is important for your life. Why? How to Talk to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere is so short, written by a very experienced and confident conversationalist, and to the point that it’s a …

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Who? Anyone that has the remotest interest in business, management, entrepreneurship, self-improvement, Apple, Steve Jobs, etc. When? Reasonably soon. Why? It was a very good book. Best Quote I hate it when people call themselves “entrepreneurs” when what they’re really trying to do is launch a startup and then sell or go public, so they …

4-Hour Workweek

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

Who? Read The 4-Hour Workweek if you are interested in productivity, efficiency, or entrepreneur. When? Don’t rush. Why? It’s a good book, but not everyone loves it. Best Quote For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and …

Delivering Happiness

Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

Who? Anyone interested in entrepreneurship, leadership, or management. When? No rush. Why? It’s an interesting book from a successful, serial entrepreneur. Best Quote Happiness is really just about four things: perceived control, perceived progress, connectedness (number and depth of your relationships), and vision/meaning (being part of something bigger than yourself). Tied with Without conscious and …