When I posted about Chris Guillebeau’s book “The Art of Non-Conformity“, Alex posted a comment requesting the other books I recommend. Here are the books, along with a brief explanation:
7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey.
- Who should read it: Anyone and everyone. This book will help you live a better life.
- What this book did for me: Covey’s seven principles allowed me to make major changes to my life, which ultimately led me to all the things I’m doing today.
The 4 Hour Work Week, by Timothy Ferriss.
- Who should read it: Anyone that hates their job, thinks saving for retirement is wasting the best years of your life, and anyone interested in making a living with passive income.
- What this book did for me: Ferriss, like Guillebeau, talks about unconventional ideas. His advice helped me become a “professional” writer and consultant, while allowing my family to travel the world.
Ignore Everybody, by Hugh MacLeod
- Who should read it: Anyone in the creative arts, especially writers and artists. Also, anyone that feels they have something significant to share with the world. This book is about YOUR big ideas.
- What this book did for me: I attribute the success of The Barefoot Running Book to MacLeod. Among his best advice for writers- publishers are nothing more than middlemen.
Rework, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hannson
- Who should read this book: Anyone that owns or manages a business.
- What this book did for me: Fried and Hannson provided the ideas that became the working framework for BRU.
Anyone read any of these five? Care to share your thoughts?