My Books

I began reading properly at the start of 2015. I used to read a lot when I was younger, then I hit Year 11 and 12 and read only what I had to, and unfortunately I develop a strong disliking to reading as English became my least favourite subject. In December 2014, I started a Summer Internship at a bank. I made a little bit of money and decided I should start reading again.

So I took all of the money I earned (or, what was left after I’d spent the rest on Friday night drinks) and bought a whole bunch of books. It was the best decision I’ve ever made. I’ve learned so much from reading and I whole outlook on life has changed. Go out and buy 5 self improvement books, read them to the end, and I’m sure your life will be better for it. The value you get from a book is far greater than the $20 price tag.

 

Below are the books I’ve read and what I’ve thought of each one. I’m also going through and re-reading these books and doing a proper write up of the key points, my favourite quotes, and what you will get out of them. If they’re hyperlinked, you can check out my notes and hopefully they help you make a decision as to which book YOU want to read next. Check out my podcast, What You Will Learn, if you prefer listening to these book summaries than reading them.

Goodreads

Also, check out my Good Reads profile and connect with me. You’ll be able to see what books I’ve read and what books I’d like to read (I love book recommendations, so send me over your favourites if they’re not on my list). I like Good Reads mainly as a way of keeping score of my own reading, but they do give good relevant book recommendations as well as a good way to keep up with what your friends are reading.

Books I’ve Read

  1. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – by Steven Covey
  2. How to Win Friends and Influence People – by Dale Carnegie
  3. The Compound Effect – by Darren Hardy
  4. The 4 Hour Work Week – by Tim Ferriss
  5. The Dip – by Seth Godin
  6. Crush It! – by Gary Veynerchuck
  7. Anything You Want – by Derek Sivers
  8. The Back of the Napkin – by Dan Roam
  9. The Millionaire Fastlane – by MJ de Marco
  10. Becoming a Key Personal of Influence – by Daniel Priestley
  11. The Decision Book – by Michael Krogerus
  12. Value Averaging – by Michael Edelson
  13. Rich Dad, Poor Dad – by Robert Kiyosaki
  14. The Richest Man in Babylon – by George Clason
  15. The Greatest Salesman in the World – by Og Mandino
  16. To Sell is Human – by Dan Pink
  17. The 48 Laws of Power – by Robert Greene
  18. Think and Grow Rich – by Napoleon Hill
  19. Drive – by Dan Pink
  20. Life In Half a Second – by Matthew Michalewicz
  21. Rework – by Jason Fried
  22. Do The Work – by Steven Pressfield
  23. The One Minute Manager – by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
  24. Never Eat Alone – by Keith Ferrazzi
  25. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing – by Al Ries
  26. Outliers – by Malcolm Gladwell
  27. So Good They Can’t Ignore – by Cal Newport
  28. The Magic of Thinking Big – by David Schwartz
  29. Think Like a Freak – by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  30. Freakonomics – by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  31. The Adventures of Johnny Bunko – by Dan Pink
  32. Screw It, Let’s Do It – by Richard Branson
  33. Essentialism – by Greg McKeown
  34. Mindless Eating – by Brian Wansink
  35. The Paradox of Choice – by Barry Schwartz
  36. Talk Like TED – by Carmine Gallo
  37. The Mini Motivator – by Paul Hanna
  38. The 4 Hour Body – by Tim Ferriss
  39. Bali to Baghdad and Beyond – Rodney Cocks
  40. Get Shit Done – by Lauris Liberts
  41. Who Moved My Cheese? – by Spencer Johnson
  42. Getting To Yes – by Roger Fisher
  43. Steal The Show – by Michael Porter
  44. The E-Myth Revisited – by Michael Gerber
  45. The Barefoot Investor – by Scott Pape
  46. The Art of War – by Sun Tzu
  47. The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read – by David Solin
  48. The Four Year Career – by Richard Brooke
  49. Habit Stacking – by SJ Scott
  50. Zero to One – by Peter Thiel
  51. Stuff I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Working – by Fergus O’Connell
  52. The Science of Getting Rich – by Wallace Wattles
  53. Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It – by Naval Ravikant

 

Books I Want To Read

This is just the list of books I’ve had as recommendations from trusted sources (friends, podcasts, other books) and some other ones I’ve found along the way. It’s a looooong list, but if one of your favourite books isn’t here, please send me the recommendation so I can add it on.

  1. The $100 Startup – by Chris Guillebeau
  2. 10% Happier – by Dan Harris
  3. 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do – by Amy Morin
  4. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – by John C. Maxwell
  5. The 4 Hour Chef – by Tim Ferriss
  6. 60 Seconds and You’re Hired! – by Robin Ryan
  7. 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness – by Jim Rohn
  8. The 80/20 Principle – by Richard Koch
  9. 80/20 Sales and Marketing – by Perry Marshall
  10. Advanced Selling Strategies – by Brian Tracy
  11. All Marketers Are Liars – by Seth Godin
  12. Antifragile – by Nassim Taleb
  13. The Art of Happiness – by The Dalai Lama XIV
  14. The Art of Non-Comformity – by Chris Guillebeau
  15. The Art of Profitability – by Adrian Slywotzky
  16. The Automatic Millionaire – by David Bach
  17. Awaken the Giant Within – by Anthony Robbins
  18. Becoming a Person of Influence – by John C. Maxwell
  19. Being Wrong – by Kathryn Schulz
  20. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life – by Walter Isaacson
  21. Better by Mistake – by Alina Tugend
  22. Better than Before – by Gretchen Rubin
  23. Beyond Bullet Points – by Cliff Atkinson
  24. Big Data – by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger
  25. The Big Moo – The Group of 33
  26. The Big Red Fez – by Seth Godin
  27. The Big Short – by Michael Lewis
  28. The Black Swan – by Nassim Taleb
  29. Blah Blah Blah – by Dan Roam
  30. Blink – by Malcolm Gladwell
  31. Blue Ocean Strategy – by W. Chan Kim
  32. Body Language – by Allan Pease
  33. Book Yourself Solid – by Michael Port
  34. Boomerang – by Michael Lewis
  35. Born Standing Up – by Steve Martin
  36. Boundaries – by Henry Cloud
  37. Buddhist Bootcamp – by Timber Hawkeye
  38. Built to Last – by Jim Collins
  39. Built to Sell – by John Warrillow
  40. Business Adventures – by John Brooks
  41. Business Model Generation – by Alexander Osterwalder
  42. Cashflow Quadrant – by Robert Kiyosaki
  43. Cashvertising – by Drew Eric Whitman
  44. Catch 22 – by Joseph Heller
  45. Change Anything – by Kerry Patterson
  46. The Checklist Manifesto – by Atul Gawande
  47. Choose Yourself – by James Altucher
  48. The Click Moment – by Frans Johansson
  49. Collective Genius – by Linda Hill
  50. Confessions of an Advertising Man – by David Ogilvy
  51. The Conquest of Happiness – by Russell Bertrand
  52. Contagious – by Jonah Berger
  53. Creativity, Inc – by Ed Catmull
  54. Crossing the Chasm – by Geoffrey Moore
  55. Crucial Conversations – by Kerry Patterson
  56. David and Goliath – by Malcolm Gladwell
  57. Dealing with People You Can’t Stand – by Rick Brinkman
  58. Decisive – by Chip Health
  59. The Definitive Book of Body Language – by Allan Pease
  60. Delivering Happiness – by Tony Hsieh
  61. Developing the Leader Within You – by John C. Maxwell
  62. Die Empty – by Todd Henry
  63. Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty – by Harvey MacKay
  64. The Dilbert Principle – by Scott Adams
  65. Eat Move Sleep – by Tom Rath
  66. Eating Mindfully – by Susan Albers
  67. The Education of Millionaires – by Michael Ellsberg
  68. The Effective Executive – by Peter Drucker
  69. Ego is the Enemy – by Ryan Holiday
  70. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 – by Travis Bradberry
  71. The End of Overeating – by David Kessler
  72. Epic Measures – by Jeremy Smith
  73. Escape from Cubicle Nation – by Pamela Slim
  74. The Everything Store – by Brad Stone
  75. Extreme Ownership – by Jocko Willink
  76. The Firm: The Story of McKinsey – by Duff McDonald
  77. Fish! – by Stephen Lundin
  78. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – by Patrick Lencioni
  79. Flash Boys – by Michael Lewis
  80. The Flip Flop CEO – by Janine Finney
  81. Flow – by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  82. Focal Point – by Brian Tracy
  83. Fooled by Randomness – by Nassim Taleb
  84. Fooling Some of the People All of the Time – by David Einhorn
  85. For the Love of Physics – by Walter Lewin
  86. Free Prize Inside – by Seth Godin
  87. Free: The Future of a Radical Price – by Chris Anderson
  88. Gamestorming – by Dave Gray
  89. Get Off Your ‘But’ – by Sean Stephenson
  90. Getting Past No – by William Ury
  91. Go For No! – by Richard Fenton
  92. Go Kiss The World – by Subroto Bagchi
  93. Go Pro – by Eric Worre
  94. Goals! – by Brian Tracy
  95. Going Clear – by Lawrence Wright
  96. Good to Great – by Jim Collins
  97. Graceful – by Seth Godin
  98. Great by Choice – by Jim Collins
  99. Grinding it Out – by Ray Kroc
  100. Growth Hacker Marketing – by Ryan Holiday
  101. A Guide to the Good Life – by William Irvine
  102. The Happiness Project – by Gretchen Rubin
  103. The Hard Thing About Hard Things – by Ben Horrowitz
  104. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – by Douglas Adams
  105. Hooked: How to Build Habit Forming Products – by Nir Eyal
  106. How Google Works – by Eric Schmidt
  107. How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling – by Frank Bettger
  108. How to Become CEO – by Jeffrey Fox
  109. How to Deliver a TED Talk – by Jeremy Donovan
  110. How to Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big – by Scott Adams
  111. How to Get Rich – by Felix Dennis
  112. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – by Dale Carnegie
  113. How to Win at the Sport of Business – by Mark Cuban
  114. The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? – by Seth Godin
  115. The Impact Equation – by Chris Brogan
  116. Innovation is a State of Mind – by James O’Loghlin
  117. The Innovator’s Dilemma – by Clayton Christensen
  118. The Intelligent Investor – by Benjamin Graham
  119. It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be – by Paul Arden
  120. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook – by Gary Veynerchuk
  121. Joy on Demand – by Chade-Meng Tan
  122. The Last Safe Investment – by Bryan Franklin
  123. The Laws of Subtraction – by Matthew May
  124. Leaders Eat Last – by Simon Sinek
  125. The Lean Startup – by Eric Ries
  126. Liar’s Poker – by Michael Lewis
  127. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – by Marie Kondo
  128. Linchpin – by Seth Godin
  129. Little Red Book of Selling – by Jeffrey Gitomer
  130. Living Magically – by Gill Edwards
  131. The Long Tail – by Chris Anderson
  132. Made to Stick – by Chip & Dan Heath
  133. The Magic of Reality – by Richard Dawkins
  134. Mastering the Rockefeller Habits – by Verne Harnish
  135. McDonald’s: Behind The Arches – by John Love
  136. Meatball Sundae – by Seth Godin
  137. Meditations – by Marcus Aurelius
  138. The Millionaire Messenger – by Brendan Burchard
  139. The Millionaire Mind – by Thomas Stanley
  140. The Millionaire Mindset – by Gerry Robert
  141. The Millionaire Next Door – by Thomas Stanley
  142. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – by Carol Dweck
  143. Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results – by Stephen Guise
  144. The Miracle of Mindfulness – by Thich Nhat Hanh
  145. MONEY Master The Game – by Anthony Robbins
  146. The Monk and the Riddle – by Randy Komisar
  147. Moonwalking with Einstein – by Joshua Foer
  148. Multiple Streams of Income – by Robert Allen
  149. A New Earth – by Eckhart Tolle
  150. No Excuses! – by Brian Tracy
  151. No More Mondays – by Dan Miller
  152. The Now Habit – by Neil Fiore
  153. Nudge – by Richard Thaler
  154. The Obstacle is The Way – by Ryan Holiday
  155. The One Minute Entrepreneur – by Kenneth Blanchard
  156. The One Minute Millionaire – by Mark Victor Hansen
  157. The One Thing – by Jay Papasan and Gary Keller
  158. The Org – by Ray Fisman
  159. Our Iceberg is Melting – by John Kotter
  160. Overachievement – by John Eliot
  161. Permission Marketing – by Seth Godin
  162. Personal Development for Smart People – by Steve Pavlina
  163. Pitch Anything – by Oren Klaff
  164. Poetry Reloaded – by Blair Mahoney
  165. Poetry Remaster – by Blair Mahoney
  166. Poke the Box – by Seth Godin
  167. Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind – by Jack Trout
  168. Power Cues – by Nick Morgan
  169. The Power of Eye Contact – by Michael Ellsberg
  170. The Power of Full Engagement – by Jim Loehr
  171. The Power of Habit – by Charles Duhigg
  172. The Power of Now – by Eckhart Tolle
  173. The Power of Positive Thinking – by Norman Vincent Peale
  174. Predictably Irrational – by Dan Ariely
  175. The Prince – by Niccolo Machiavelli
  176. Principle-Centred Leadership – by Stephen Covey
  177. Problem Solving 101 – by Kan Watanbe
  178. Psycho-Cybernetics – by Maxwell Maltz
  179. Purple Cow – by Seth Godin
  180. Raving Fans – by Kenneth Blanchard
  181. Ready, Fire, Aim – by Michael Masterson
  182. Reality Check – by Guy Kawasaki
  183. The Reinventors – by Jason Jennings
  184. Resonate – by Nancy Duarte
  185. The Rise of Superman – by Steven Kotler
  186. Secrets of Power Negotiating – by Roger Dawson
  187. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – by T Harv Eker
  188. See You At The Top – by Zig Ziglar
  189. Selling the Invisible – by Harry Beckwith
  190. Shoe Dog – by Phil Knight
  191. A Short History of Nearly Everything – by Bill Bryson
  192. Show Your Work! – by Austin Kleon
  193. Silent Sales Machine 9.0 – by Jim Cockrum
  194. Simple Rules – by Donald Sull
  195. Six Pixels of Separation – by Mitch Joel
  196. Slide-ology – by Nancy Duarte
  197. The Slight Edge – by Jeff Olson
  198. Slim by Design – by Brian Wansink
  199. Small Giants – by Bo Burlingham
  200. Small is the New Big – by Seth Godin
  201. Smartcuts – by Shane Snow
  202. Smarter Faster Better – by Charles Duhigg
  203. Social Intelligence – by Daniel Goleman
  204. Sprint – by Jake Knapp
  205. The Star Principle – by Richard Koch
  206. Start With Why – by Simon Sinek
  207. Steve Jobs – by Walter Isaacson
  208. Stop Stealing Dreams – by Seth Godin
  209. Strategy: A History – by Lawrence Freedman
  210. Strengths Finder 2.0 – by Tom Rath
  211. The Success Principles – by Jack Canfield
  212. SuperFreakonomics – by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
  213. Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman – by Richard Feynman
  214. Tales of the Revolution – by Seth Godin
  215. The Ten Day MBA – by Steven Silbiger
  216. The Thank You Economy – by Gary Veynerchuk
  217. Thing Explainer – by Randall Munroe
  218. Think Big and Kick Ass – by Donald Trump
  219. Think Big, Act Small – by Jason Jennings
  220. Thinking, Fast and Slow – by Daniel Kahneman
  221. The Third Wave – by Steve Sace
  222. Thou Shall Prosper – by Daniel Lapin
  223. The Tipping Point – by Malcolm Gladwell
  224. Too Big To Fail – by Andrew Sorkin
  225. Topgrading – by Bradford Smart
  226. Tribes- by Seth Godin
  227. Trust Me, I’m Lying – by Ryan Holiday
  228. Ultimate Sales Machine – by Chet Holmes
  229. Unleash the Ideavirus – by Seth Godin
  230. The Upside of Irrationality – by Dan Ariely
  231. V is for Vulnerable – by Seth Godin
  232. Vagabonding – by Rolf Potts
  233. Value Investing – by Bruce Greenwald
  234. Visual Meetings – by David Sibbet
  235. The War of Art – by Steven Pressfield
  236. We Are All Weird – by Seth Godin
  237. The Wealthy Barber – by David Chilton
  238. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – by Marshall Goldsmith
  239. What I Know For Sure – by Oprah Winfrey
  240. What If? – by Randall Munroe
  241. What the Dog Saw – by Malcolm Gladwell
  242. What to do When it’s Your Turn – by Seth Godin
  243. Where Good Ideas Come From – by Steven Johnson
  244. A Whole New Mind – by Dan Pink
  245. The Why Axis – by Uri Gneezy
  246. Why We Buy – by Paco Underhill
  247. Why We Want to be Rich – by Donal Trump and Robert Kiyosaki
  248. Winning – by Jack Welch
  249. The Wisdom of Crowds – by James Surowiecki
  250. Work Rules! – by Laszlo Bock
  251. Work Smarter – by Nick Loper
  252. Write to Sell – by Andy Maslen
  253. You Can Negotiate Anything – by Herb Cohen
  254. Secrets of Closing the Sale – by Zig Ziglar
  255. Zorba the Greek – by Nikos Kanzantzakis