Wherein I read books, take notes on them, and show you where to find 'em:
I've got a bunch more of these and will start updating soon! (famous last words)
All images link to Amazon. Buy away!
Tools of Titans
by Tim Ferriss
Life-changing, and I don't say that lightly! Noted lifestyle designer and 'deconstructer of excellence,' Tim Ferris uses his FOURTH book to distill all the insanely valuable nuggets offered up by his podcast by guests ranging from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Peter Thiel to Kevin Costner. Whether discussing fitness, morning routines, meditation practices, or the most effective ways to trip on mushrooms, Tim aggregates the knowledge of over 500 hours of podcasting (I'm guessing here) into one, central location.
And my notes cut that down even more!
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck
by Mark Manson
"In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people."
If it's not clear yet, I'm a huge fan of irreverence, and I'm always smitten when people deliver an important message with curse-laden, colloquial language. Manson's book is an absolute gem in this (and every) regard. The subtle art of fuck-less giving is a powerful and important one, and he articulates it cleanly and concisely in this very enjoyable tome. You'll come out of it feeling like Neo after he first entered The Matrix.
"I know Kung Fu"
by Robert Cialdini
"The author of the legendary bestseller Influence, social psychologist Robert Cialdini shines a light on effective persuasion and reveals that the secret doesn’t lie in the message itself, but in the key moment before that message is delivered."
Read my notes! (insert link)