Recommended Books

Here are books that have impacted me deeply and come highly recommended. This page is regularly updated, so please keep checking back.


On Personal Leadership

Choose Yourself (James Altucher) - "The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for “security,” everything we thought was “safe,” no longer is... It’s on you to make the most important decision in your life: Choose Yourself.

Strengths Finder 2.0 (Tom Rath) - A framework for finding your unique combination of strengths.

Wealth Warrior (Steve Chandler) - Steve Chandler is a coach and one of my favorite people to learn from. Official recap of the book: "Steve Chandler boldly takes on the entitled victim mindset with a series of warrior principles and stories to fire up even the most cynical soul."


Psychology

Play. How it Shapes The Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul (Stuart Brown, MD) - "A book on the science of play, and its essential role in fueling our happiness and intelligence throughout our lives." A great read!


On Living True to Yourself

Das Energi (Paul Williams) A quite random little book, and I can't remember where I first found it. It's packed with insights though. Great read!

Daring Greatly: How The Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms The Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead (Brené Brown) - The book’s name is from the famous speech "The Man in the Arena” by Teddy Roosevelt - on how to live a life that is true to yourself, and how living whole-heartedly (with vulnerability and courage) is the way to do it.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly." - Theodore Roosevelt


On Work & Entrepreneurship

ReWork: Change The Way You Work Forever (Jason Fried) - Written by the founders of 37signals, about the new realities of work. Practical, quick and fun read. Shows the the way it's mostly done isn't always the right way.

The Four Hour Work Week (Tim Ferriss) - This guide for lifestyle designing has already become a classic. You don't need to be an entrepreneur to enjoy this book. It's filled with fun and valuable tips and tricks.


Habits

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business (Charles Duhigg) - A scientific take on why we do what we do and how we can change our habits.


Money & Finances

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind (T. Harv Eker) - Begins with the author claiming; "Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life!". The book is about our 'success and money blueprint', how it makes us behave, and how we can re-set it.