Hi everyone, just wanted to provide a quick update on my reading.
I have started a new strategy. I have this long spreadsheet listing every book I bought. I am going back and reading all the books I bought and never finished reading. Some of them I never event started. This list is called my reading backlog.
Recently I finished reading a few titles which I recommend:
- The Everything Store by Brad Stone
- The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
The Everything Store is an unofficial telling of the Amazon.com story. It’s a few years out-of-date but it does cover the origins of Kindle and Amazon Web Services. I was not old enough to experience the drama of the dotcom boom and bust, so I really enjoyed those parts.
The Lean Startup is a must read for software professionals. I’m not sure why I put it off so long. This book changed the way I think about multiple aspects of my job. And I’m recommending it to peers who haven’t read it.
Now, I’m working my way through Arnold Schwarzenegger’s autobiography titled Total Recall. I haven’t gotten far but it is interesting to see what it was like living in post-WWII Austria.
I think reading is one of the best ways to increase income. There is millions of dollars worth of knowledge sitting on bookshelves.
Here’s the rest of my reading backlog. 29 titles and growing. At my current pace this will take 1-2 years to burn through.
|Dotcom Secrets||Russel Brunson|
|Beyond Band of Brothers||Dick Winters|
|Thomas Jefferson||John Meacham|
|Search Inside Yourself||Tan, Goleman, Kabat-Zinn|
|The Ten Faces of Innovation||Kelley, Littman|
|Napoleon: A Life||Andrew Roberts|
|The Power of Myth||Joseph Campbell|
|Rise of the Youpreneur||Chris Ducker|
|48 Laws of Power||Robert Greene|
|Homo Deus||Yuval Harari|
|21 Lessons for the 21st Century||Yuval Harari|
|JRR Tolkien : A Biography||Henry Carpenter|
|Washington: A Life||Ron Chernow|
|Fooled By Randomness||NN Taleb|
|The Black Swan||NN Taleb|
|The Bed of Procrustes||NN Taleb|
|Skin in the Game||NN Taleb|
|An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist.||Richard Dawkins|
|Getting Things Done||David Allen|
|Stillness Is The Key||Ryan Holiday|
|The Infinite Game||Simon Sinek|