My favorite books that I recommend everyone to read for a dose of inspiration and to help you think of new and creative ways to pursue your life goals.
Here is a collection of my favorite books. Click the affiliate links to learn more and to purchase on Amazon.
You might also like to check out my ultimate reading list for product managers. Even if you don't work in tech, there are some really interesting reads there.
by Hal Elrod Genre: Success self-help
Thought-provoking ideas for how to optimize your time and take advantage of your mornings to set yourself up for success. As a very much non-morning person, I found myself hitting the alarm less simply because this book inspired me to WANT to make better use of that time. It's been a life-changer!
by Leil Lowndes Genre: Communication skills
Nice advice for how to approach the art of dialogue, something which many have never learned, or forgotten, in the modern age of the iPod.
by Chris Anderson Genre: Public speaking reference
Very interesting to learn about the background of TED and what characteristics make for a good speech. I will work to incorporate these guidelines into my presentations from now on.
by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko Genre: Wealth management
A fascinating study into a topic many don't get nearly enough education about - money and personal finance. The insights shared here about how millionaires treat money is life-changing advice every person should learn at a young age.
by Cal Newport Genre: Time management
Fantastic advice on how to find passion in your work. Never settle for less.
by Marty Cagan Genre: Product management
A must-have for any product management professional. A great read for anyone working in software. Applicable to anyone in any industry looking for a new way of thinking and approaching problems. This book showed me the path to become a product manager, a career that I have been passionate about for years now.
by Rolf Dobelli Genre: Neuropsychology
The short, bite-sized stories, make it easy to pick this book up and put it down between other activities. The stories are worth taking your time to reflect on, so I enjoyed starting my day by reading a chapter and then pondering on the lessons while I got ready for work. Great read and gets you thinking.
by Honorée Corder Genre: Business writing skills
by Mark Manson Genre: Happiness and self-help
by Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden Genre: Strategic business planning