Books We Love.
Here’s a list of some of our favorite books, in no particular order. Most are in the fields of business and self-improvement, others are on other topics we find interesting.
P.S. We copied and edited the book descriptions from Barnes & Noble website to save time.
Rich Dad Poor Dad (Robert Kiyosaki)
Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert’s story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.
The Compound Effect (Darren Hardy)
The Compound Effect contains the essence of what every superachiever needs to know, practice, and master to obtain extraordinary success. Inside are strategies on eradicating bad habits that are derailing your progress, including: painlessly installing the few key disciplines required for major breakthroughs, how to get yourself to do things you don’t feel like doing, and capturing the elusive, awesome force of momentum.
Your Next Five Moves (Patrick Bet David)
From the creator of Valuetainment, the #1 YouTube channel for entrepreneurs, comes a practical and effective guide for thinking more clearly and achieving your most audacious professional goals.
Both successful entrepreneurs and chess grandmasters have the vision to look at the pieces in front of them and anticipate their next five moves. In this book, Patrick Bet-David helps entrepreneurs understand exactly what they need to do next by translating this skill into a valuable methodology.
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant (Erik Jorgenson)
Naval Ravikant is an entrepreneur, philosopher, and investor who has captivated the world with his principles for building wealth and creating long-term happiness. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant is a collection of Naval’s wisdom and experience from the last ten years, shared as a curation of his most insightful interviews and poignant reflections.
Let My People Go Surfing (Yvon Chouinard)
From his youth as the son of a French Canadian handyman to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport’s equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life – a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism (Bhu Srinivasan)
Americana takes us on a four-hundred-year journey of this spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next Big Things — the inventions, techniques, and industries that drove American history forward. The result is a thrilling alternative history of modern America that reframes events, trends, and people we thought we knew through the prism of the value that, for better or for worse, this nation holds dearest: capitalism.
Entertaining, eye-opening, and sweeping in its reach, Americana is an exhilarating new work of narrative history.
The Psychology of Money (Morgan Housel)
Doing well with money isn’t necessarily about what you know, but about how you behave. In the real world people don’t make financial decisions on a spreadsheet. They make them at the dinner table, or in a meeting room, where personal history, your own unique view of the world, ego, pride, marketing, and odd incentives are scrambled together.
In The Psychology of Money, author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life’s most important topics.
Atomic Habits (James Clear)
No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving—every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.
The One Thing (Gary Keller & Jay Papasan)
By focusing their energy on one thing at a time people are living more rewarding lives by building their careers, strengthening their finances, losing weight and getting in shape, deepening their faith, and nurturing stronger marriages and personal relationships.
12 Rules for Life (Jordan Peterson)
Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science, faith and human nature, while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its readers.
A Little History of the World (E.H. Gombrich)
Rather than focusing on dry facts and dates, E. H. Gombrich vividly brings the full span of human experience on Earth to life, from the stone age to the atomic age. He paints a colorful picture of wars and conquests; of grand works of art; of the advances and limitations of science; of remarkable people and remarkable events, from Confucius to Catherine the Great to Winston Churchill, and from the invention of art to the destruction of the Berlin Wall.
For adults seeking a single-volume overview of world history, for students in search of a quick refresher course, or for families to read and learn from together, Gombrich’s Little History enchants and educates.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
A compelling read that looks at the triumphs and endurability of homo sapiens through the lens of both history and science. Harari offers insight into the constant evolution of humanity and what the future could possibly look like for homo sapiens.