During a period of enforced absence last year, I distracted myself at times by playing virtual poker with people online – not for real money, I hasten to add.
Looking back on that experience a few things struck me. If they appear obvious to you, I apologise in advance.
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Books I’m currently reading or re-reading, books I recommend and those on my backlog in Kindle. I’m always on the lookout for new books, and welcome recommendations. I recently found a potential
goldmine on Patrick Collison’s site – hundreds of books with no categorisation, which makes it challenging, but interesting to explore.
Currently Reading Strong Recommendations (YMMV) Behave – Robert Sapolsky Quiet Leadership – Dr. David Rock The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor Bad Blood -John Carreyou Shine: Using Brain Science to get the Best from your People – Ned Hallowell Your Brain at Work – David Rock 21 Lessons for the 21st Century – Noah Yuval Harari Talent Wins – Ram Charan, Dominic Barton, et. al. That Will Never Work – Marc Randolph Zero to One – Peter Thiel, Blake Masters Life 3.0 – Max Tegmark Principles – Ray Dalio The Lean Startup – Eric Ries The Undoing Project – Michael Lewis Measure what Matters – John Doerr The Obstacle Is The Way – Ryan Holiday Team of Teams – Stanley McChrystal Turn the Ship Around – David Marquet Make your Bed – William H. McRaven Influence – The Psychology of Persuasion– Robert Cialdini Tribe of Mentors – Tim Ferriss Tools of Titans – Tim Ferriss The Phoenix Project – Gene Kim, Kevin Behr Anything You Want – Derek Sivers The Effective Executive – Peter Drucker Choose Yourself – James Altucher – needs patience but has some really good points in it Trust me, I’m Lying – Ryan Holiday Superfreakonomics – Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman Work Rules! – Laszlo Bock Nudge – Richard Thaler, Cass Sunstein Bounce -Matthew Syed Storyworthy – Matthew Dicks The Culture Code – Daniel Coyle The Fifth Risk – Michael Lewis The Fourth Age – Byron Reese Outlaw Platoon – Sean Parnell Homo Deus – Yuval Noah Harari Invisible Women – Caroline Criado Perez The Wisdom of Psychopaths – Kevin Dutton Black Box Thinking – Matthew Syed The Hard Thing about Hard Things – Ben Horowitz Getting to Yes – Roger Fisher, William Ury The Ride of a Lifetime – Bob Iger The 4 Disciplines of Execution – Sean Covey, Chris Chesney, et. al. Money – Yuval Noah Harari Rebel Ideas– Matthew Syed Wilful Blindness – Margaret Heffernan The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg Deep Survival – Laurence Gonzales The Future Leader – Jacob Morgan Reinventing Organizations – Frederic Laloux Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink, Leif Babin The Dichotomy of Leadership – Jocko Willink, Leif Babin Gates of Fire – Steven Pressfield AI Superpowers – Kai Fu Lee The Bomber Mafia – Malcolm Gladwell Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman Mindset – Carol Dweck (again) The Pathfinders – Will Iredale Indistractable – Nir Eyal Time to Think – Nancy Kline Good Strategy, Bad Strategy – Richard Rumelt Site Reliability Engineering – Betsy Beyer, Niall Richard Murphy, et. al. Misbehaving – Richard Thaler Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
Waiting to read (Kindle or print to-read list) Recently finished AI Superpowers – Kai Fu Lee The Unicorn Project – Gene Kim Principles – Ray Dalio The Lean Startup – Eric Ries Freakonomics – Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner Gravitas – Caroline Goyder Discipline Equals Freedom – Jocko Willink – this is a really interesting book – it’s like listening to the Jocko podcast in written form 🙂 Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink, Leif Babin Start with Why – Simon Sinek Radical Focus – Christina Wodtke Ego is the Enemy – Ryan Holiday CyberWars – Charles Arthur Trust me, I’m Lying – Ryan Holiday Superfreakonomics – Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner Fooled by Randomness – Nassim Taleb Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman Work Rules! – Laszlo Bock Nudge – Richard Thaler, Cass Sunstein Bounce -Matthew Syed Tribal Leadership – Dave Logan, et. al. Storyworthy – Matthew Dicks Born a Crime – Trevor Noah The Fifth Risk – Michael Lewis The Innovators Dilemma – Clayton Christensen Can’t Hurt Me – David Goggins The Fourth Age – Byron Reese Leaders: Myth and Reality – Gen. Stanley McChrystal Homo Deus – Yuval Noah Harari Invisible Women – Caroline Criado Perez Machines like me (fiction) – Ian McEwan The Wisdom of Psychopaths – Kevin Dutton Black Box Thinking – Matthew Syed The Hard Thing about Hard Things – Ben Horowitz Zero to One – Peter Thiel, Blake Masters That Will Never Work – Marc Randolph Getting to Yes – Roger Fisher, William Ury The Ride of a Lifetime – Bob Iger Call Sign Chaos – Jim Mattis How The Mind Works – Steven Pinker Why I’m no longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge Quiet: The Power of Introverts in World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain Option B – Adam Grant, Sheryl Sandberg Ahead in the Cloud – Stephen Orban Discipline Equals Freedom (updated) – Jocko Willink No Time Like the Future – Michael J. Fox Barbarians at the Gate – Bryan Burrough, John Helya Deep Survival – Laurence Gonzales Think Again – Adam Grant How to be an Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi Mindset – Carol Dweck (again) Competing in the Age of AI – Marco Iansiti, Karim Lakhani The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni Misbehaving – Richard Thaler Nice Girls Don’t Get The Corner Office – Lois P. Frankel Meditations – Marcus Aurelius