My 10 Favorite Books, and One Thing Learned From Each
Or maybe not my 10 favorite, but 10 favorite right now.
- •The Martian - work the problem. If there are challenges, break it into pieces and address the challenges with total focus, one at a time.
- •Anything You Want - very practical, applicable, and actionable advice for anyone wanting to start a business.
- •Moneyball - find the metric that makes a difference and focus on that one thing to the exclusion of all others.
- •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.
- •Zero To One - monopoly = profits, competition = no profits, challenge your knowledge, think through assumptions.
- •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.
- •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.
- •God's Debris/The Religion War - focus perception towards pattern recognition, and realize that there is often a Prime in any situation.
- •Jonathan Livingston Seagull/Illusions - reality is what you make it, we can control our destiny.
- •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.