How to Be Smarter Than People Smarter Than You

Todd Brison
Nov 10, 2017 · 3 min read
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Are you ready for this big secret?

Read.



1 — MONEY

It doesn’t really matter whose book you read. People get dogmatic about this, but for basic finance, most best sellers say the same thing.

2 — READ ABOUT BUSINESS

Doesn’t matter your career. Learn about how business work. Learn about why businesses work. Learn how to change a business that is not going well. Learn how to start a business from scratch.

  • Launch by Jeff Walker
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Rich Employee by James Altucher

3 — READ ABOUT LIFE

Okay so admittedly everything could have gone under this heading so I guess it could more accurately be called “read about human nature”

  • The Power of When by Michael Breus
  • Move your DNA by Katy Bowman
  • Love Does by Bob Goff
  • A Million Miles by Donald Miller

4 — READ ABOUT HEALTH

In 2014, my gut was deteriorating inside me. I had trouble walking, standing, sitting, and breathing. At 24, my doctor told me “you’ll probably just have to deal with it.”

  • Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson (his podcast is great too)
  • The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook by Laura Lea Goldberg


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