RECOMMENDED BOOKS
-PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT | FINANCE-

I want to go to bed each night knowing that I am little bit better than when I woke up. Either professionally or as a person. Sometimes those two go hand in hand.


The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You’ll Ever Need by Scott Pape
6/5 Yes, that’s 6 out of 5 stars, it’s that good. The book could also be called: the un-sexy, common sense money advice that just works better than anything you’ve ever read. (Read in 2017)

Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dahlio
4/5 The second part is valuable no matter where you are in life and what you do. The part with the particular business systems of his company were not applicable to me at this point. But based on that this went in the business section too. (Read in 2017)

The Little Book That Still Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt
4/5 I am really intrigued by the system laid out in this book. But as I am still a novice when it comes to investing I am hesitant to follow it. Yet. (Read in 2017)

15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management
Kevin Kruse
3/5 First half or so of the book was great. I got a bunch of ideas on how to improve time management by doing simple things. The second half was more or less just a filler repeating what was said in the beginning. (Read in 2016)


The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Eckhart Tolle
First 100 pages 4/5, after that I stopped because it got too spiritual and “new age” for my liking. I recommend reading the first half (you’ll know when to stop) and then read Mindfulness in Plain English. (Read in 2016)


Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills
The Great Courses
3/5 I found it at times hard to keep up with. But an informative and fascinating look into the human mind nevertheless. (Read in 2016)


Mindfulness in Plain English
Bhante Gunaratana
5/5 Anyone interested in meditation should read this. It makes meditation simple. Not easy, but simple(r). (Read in 2016)


The Last Safe Investment: Spending Now to Increase Your True Wealth Forever
Bryan Franklin, Michael Ellsberg
4/5 A must read for everyone. Even if you don’t agree with everything said (I didn’t) you can’t help but appreciate the different take on life and money. It will get you thinking your spending. (Read in 2016)


Thinking in Systems: A Primer
Donella H. Meadows
4/5 Quite an eye opening read if you can put up with the theory in the beginning. That being said, it’s suits for people who lack the ability of deep mathematical thinking, such as myself. (Read in 2016)


Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
(Read in 2016)


Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Greg McKeow
5/5 One of my favorite non-fiction books of all time. This was the one that started me on a path of minimalism in every aspect of life. Read it at the right point in your life and it might change, wait for it…. everything. (Re-read in 2016)


 

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Simon Sinek


Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Brene Brown
5/5 The book that I have gifted the most. Vulnerability will make the world a better place. (Re-read in 2016)


 

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Brene Brown


 

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
Gary Keller


 

Never Let Go: A Philosophy of Lifting, Living and Learning
Dan John


 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Stephen R Covey


How to Win Friends & Influence People
Dale Carnegie


 

Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done
Josh Davis


 

To Grad from Dad
Dan John


 

The Way of the SEAL: Think Like an Elite Warrior to Lead and Succeed
Mark Divine


 

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Dan and Chip Heath


 

59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute
Richard Wiseman


 

The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism
Olivia Fox Cabane


 

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
Seth Godin


 

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Charles Duhigg


 

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
Dan and Chip Heath