My 10 Favorite Books, and One Thing Learned From Each

Or maybe not my 10 favorite, but 10 favorite right now.
  1. 1.
    The Martian - work the problem. If there are challenges, break it into pieces and address the challenges with total focus, one at a time.
  2. 2.
    Anything You Want - very practical, applicable, and actionable advice for anyone wanting to start a business.
  3. 3.
    Moneyball - find the metric that makes a difference and focus on that one thing to the exclusion of all others.
  4. 4.
    Jesus' Son - gripping story telling, and that the lives of downtrodden people are often just as filled with adventure and intrigue as the wealthy, in spite of the mundane settings.
  5. 5.
    Zero To One - monopoly = profits, competition = no profits, challenge your knowledge, think through assumptions.
  6. 6.
    The Art of Learning - Josh breaks down his learning process into steps/phases, and sums up each step in a single short sentence. I need to re-read.
  7. 7.
    We Learn Nothing - the Laziness chapter inspired me to lock in plans, remove "busy" as an answer to how I'm doing, and embrace periods of daydreaming.
  8. 8.
    God's Debris/The Religion War - focus perception towards pattern recognition, and realize that there is often a Prime in any situation.
  9. 9.
    Jonathan Livingston Seagull/Illusions - reality is what you make it, we can control our destiny.
  10. 10.
    The Scarlet Pimpernel - a fun story and a character who stands up for his principles and beliefs in a unique way and at great personal risk to himself. But you can stand up to tyranny in a great variety of ways.