It does not matter how many books you have, but how good the books are which you have. - Seneca
1. 12 Rules For Life - Jordan Peterson
* A lot of people dislike the guy. Most due to falling for the 'Their Evil Play' if you see a clip of him where he seems evil, watch the full video to get the real context. You may walk away disliking him, but at least it will be him and not the false version the media created for you to hate.
This was the first book, since school, that I finished. I proved to myself I could finish a book.
I also implemented the rules and watched as my life improved.
The book has twelve rules, that if implemented will improve your life. It's padded with why and how these rules work, titles will be enough to improve your life, understanding will help you help others improve their lives.
2. How To Fail At Everything And Still Win Big - Scott Adams
* He recently had the 'Their Evil Play' done to him as well. He projected them and expected it to be fair.
The advice I got from this book changed how I think and act.
Out of all self-help style books this is by far the one that has had the biggest impact on my life. Unlike most 'Self-help' this contains unique advice.
3. Think And Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
* If you don't like reading he's got a video explaining the same concepts - Here
This book shows the differences between a successful person and an unsuccessful one. How do they both think? What are their beliefs? How do they act? It helps change your thinking and let's you know what actions to take to become more successful yourself. Odd's are your thinking is far poorer than what it could be. Why wait. Learn to think 10X better.
4. Win Bigly - Scott Adams
A book about how Trump became president. But it's also much more than that, it's a book about persuasion.
After reading this I had a new view of Trump and learned to look at the news through a persuasion lens.
If you'd like to know how you're being brainwashed this is well worth a read.
5. Outliers - Malcom Gladwell
Not my usual type of book, but I loved this. Stories of outliers in different fields, what led to their success and the unintended consequences of that.
This helped me see that there's always more to a story. Basing judgement on the little bit you do know may lead to wrong outcomes.
6. Fact-Fulness - Hans Rosling
How the world is a lot better off than you may think. This helped me be skeptical of data.
If you want to learn how misleading data can be, I highly recommend this.
My own book. This was life changing as I never imagined that I could write, never mind publish a book.
It's helped change my friends life for the better and that means more than what I get from most books.
8. Choose Yourself - James Altucher
* I also highly recommend listening to The James Altucher Show (Podcast)
If it wasn't for this book I wouldn't relise how easy it was to publish my own book, run my own Facebook page and create my own following.
This book is full of advice on loving and believing in yourself. How to be your own boss.
9. Small Giants - Bo Burlingham
A business book about businesses that choose not to expand. Why would a company choose not to make more money through expansion? Isn't that the point of a business? This book shows that there is some things more important than money, even for a business. I've still not come across another book like this, well worth a read.
10. Alchemy - Rory Sutherland
A book about how feelings trump facts in almost all our decisions. I love this book. Must read.