Growing up I was never one to read much. I think it was my attention span. I had a tough time staying focussed long enough to digest the content and make sense of it all. More often than not I would reach the end of a page only to realize that I was thinking about my stomach growling for the last two paragraphs and I had no idea what I just read.
As the years went on, things took a turn.
In the spring of 2010, I was introduced to Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers”. A friend raved all about it, claiming the book was Life Changing!
I thought to myself… How could a book be that good? I had to find out.
He lent me the book under one condition – I had to return it in 7 days. Over the next week I would learn two things:
- Anyone can become a reader if they find books that interest them.
- Deadlines promote serious action!
Since then, I’ve run through a ton of books and reading has become one of my favourite hobbies.
22 Books To Read
Here’s a list of 22 influential and insightful books that I have read. Take a look…
Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
Mind Gym – Gary Mack
Talent Is Overrated – Geoff Colvin
4 Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferriss
Zero To One – Peter Thiel
5 Levels Of Leadership – John C Maxwell
The ONE Thing – Gary W. Keller & Jay Papasan
You Can Choose To Be Rich – Robert Kiyosaki
David & Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell
All Marketers Tell Stories – Seth Godin
Purple Cow – Seth Godin
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook – Gary Vaynerchuck
The Personal MBA – Josh Kaufman
Business Model Generation – Alexander Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur
Talk Like TED – Carmine Gallo
Diary Of An Economic Hitman – John Perkins
Built To Last – James C. Collins & Jerry I. Porras
The Five-Minute Journal – Alex Ikonn
Uncommon – Tony Dungy
The Art Of Living – Bob Proctor
Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
Brands Win Championships – Jeremy Darlow
On The Fringe list
Here are some books that I really enjoyed, but didn’t quite make the cut…
10X Rule – Grant Cardone
The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
Leaders Eat Last – Simon Sinek
My “To-Do” list
Here are some books that I would like to read in the future. This list is always growing…
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Awaken The Giant Within – Tony Robbins
11 Rings – Phil Jackson
Dethroning the King – Julie MacIntosh
Start With Why – Simon Sinek
Shoe Dog– Phil Knight
… let me know what you think. Also, feel free to throw some suggestions in the comments if you have an idea of something I might like.