The Paradox of Choice
Why More Is Less
Schwartz not only tackles important topics on decision-making, but also offers up his own opinions as a professor, researcher, and human. It’s a refreshing touch on a sometimes bland category.
Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
If you’re like me and don’t find hyperspecialization very interesting, then you’ll really like this book.
The Art of Possibility
Transforming Professional and Personal Life
One of my favorites. For a taste, watch Ben Zander explain how to give someone an A grade.
The War of Art
Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Pressfield attacks that inner voice in your head that prevents you from getting things done.
Are You Indispensible?
Seth Godin’s manifesto. I found it highly inspiring and have already read/listened to it multiple times.
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
An important message. McKeown makes his point thoroughly. Focus on what is important. Figure out what is unnecessary and eliminate it. This is one of the books that I own both the audio and hardcover versions. And it’s one of the even fewer that I’ve actually read and listened to multiple times.
So Good They Can’t Ignore You
Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
As a serial student, this book hit me close to home. Encourages you to act rather than waiting for the answer to the question “What are you passionate about?” Get better every day.
Tools of Titans
The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
My favorite of Tim Ferriss’s books. An amalgamation of a ton of smart people. Don’t expect everything to resonate with you, but something will surely shatter your worldview.