Category: Business

How to Lie with Statistics

Darrell Huff
Rating: 7/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:4 hours

Defensive statistical thinking delivered in a clear, short and direct manner. For a book that was first published over 60 years ago, a lot of it seemed relevant in how people can be easily misguided by numbers. A dose of [...]

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:17 hours

Behind the bodybuilding, acting, real estate investing, and politician is Arnold, The Master Salesman, who has a herculean level of ambition, willingness to take risk and defy the odds. Arnold's drive and hunger is impressive [...]

Poke the Box

Seth Godin
Rating: 6/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:2 hours

A short manifesto on overcoming the fear of starting and doing work that's worthwhile. Simple principles with big personal impact. The terminology of a box is symobilic of a child poking a buzzer box out of pure curiosity [...]

How Will You Measure Your Life?

Clayton M. Christensen
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:6 hours

Applying lessons and learnings from the theory of the human endeavor to help you prioritize and cultivate purpose based on personal metrics that actually matter. The author leaves you with deep questions that seem, like homework, [...]

Anything You Want

Derek Sivers
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:2 hours

A great example of customer-focused business building. Derek's selflessness was very Zen-Like and his ability to focus and execute is admirable.

His passion for music, led him to work to build the craft across multiple [...]

The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership

Richard Branson
Rating: 6.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:10 hours

The core message of the Virgin Way is Getting the Job Done and Having Fun Getting There. A vital part of that is trusting and investing in people; giving them the freedom to contribute and learn from mistakes. Richard [...]

Managing Oneself

Peter F. Drucker
Rating: 6/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:2 hours

Managing Oneself identifies the essential questions you need to ask yourself to take charge of your career: What are my strengths? How do I perform? How do I learn? What are my values? Where do I belong? What should I contribute? [...]

Ego Is the Enemy

Ryan Holiday
Rating: 7.5/10
Reading Ease: Reading Time:6 hours

If Ego is the Enemy, then we're in for an endless war. At any point in our life, we are between the three cycles of Aspire, Success, & Failure. This book was born out of the need for a guide in facing the many obstacles [...]