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My Book, Blog, Movie & Newsletter Recommendations

As part of the ‘Pay It Forward’ initiative I started, I’ve been asked to share my favourite books, blogs and newsletter — I love this as it made me reflect on the past and what I currently read.

Books

Personal / Professional Development

  1. Courage to be Disliked — how to live an earnest life
  2. Linchpin — How to be indispensable by Seth Godin (life and work ethic)
  3. Principles by Ray Dalio (how to live your life)
  4. The Little Big Things by Tom Peters (the little things in life which make a difference)
  5. Radical Candor — about Feedback and Caring

Behavioural Psychology

  1. Influence by Robert Cialdini (the father of behavioural psychology)
  2. Power of Moment — (about the most important parts in our lives)
  3. The Art of Clear Thinking by Rolf Dobelli (all behavioural psychology principles in one book)
  4. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (Habit + what you can do)
  5. The Psychology of Executive Coaching

Startups

  1. Good Strategy, Bad Strategy — (…about… strategy!)
  2. Fanatical Prospecting — how to sell and just pick up the phone
  3. Venture Deals by Brad Feld (financing, venture funding, startups)
  4. Lean Analytics — all things data for startups for all business models

Biographies

  1. The Wit & Wisdom of Charles Munger — Berkshire Hathaway’s story, all things you need to know to be a long-term investor
  2. Open by Andre Agassi (even if you’re not a Tennis fan — GRIPPING writing style)
  3. Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance (the history of the future)
  4. Shoe Dog — A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight (incredible story of Nike from back in the day)
  5. To Pixar and Beyond by Lawrence Levy (basically covers all the effort of how our childhood was created — Pixar!)

Fantasy

  1. Sword of Truth Series by Terry Goodkind (fiction, principles and attitude)
  2. The Name of the Wind — best storytelling you’ll read today

Blogs

  1. WaitbutWhy by Tim Urban (interesting articles about life)

Newsletters

  1. Seth Godin (motivational/interesting thought of the day)
  2. CloudStreaks (upgrade yourself and your thinking)
  3. Productivity.so (little productivity hacks)
  4. Axios (discussion of world insights)
  5. Lessons by Molly Graham (about work)
  6. Smartbear (tech lessons)

Podcasts

  1. Invest Like the Best
  2. Venture Stories
  3. The Startup Show
  4. Dragonfriends — if you like some Dungeons and Dragons comedy :)

Movies

  1. Gladiator(the music!)
  2. Pay it Forward (the story! / principle!)
  3. About Time (live your life!)

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Goal: Read and summarise one book a week

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