@FindthisBook: Book Club
The most successful people in the world have one thing in common: They read.
Warren Buffet summarizes the value of reading perfectly: “That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”
My 2019 intention is stay consistent with reading and make it a daily ritual. So I took on the Goodreads Reading Challenge and set a goal of reading a book a week. I started my list of books in the following areas:
Follow along and get inspired to read with weekly posts below.
January 5, 2019
David’s Sling places into context ten canonical works of art executed to commemorate the successes of free societies that exerted political and economic influence far beyond what might have been expected of them. Artworks include Monet, the Parthenon, Michelangelo’s David and more…
January 12, 2019
The authors of Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, are back with their third novel Think like a Freak. This new book still contains their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, but this time they illuminate their thought process on how they “think like a freak” to look at issues, problems and life hacks. The goal – to retrain your brain to look at the situation differently.
January 19, 2019
January 26, 2019
Through his success from the 4 hour work week, subsequent books and his podcast, Tim Ferris has met and interviewed many “greats” or titans as he calls them. Tim Ferris is a self-confessed experimenter and seeker of knowledge. He has also religiously taken notes.
This book is collection of tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires, icons, and world-class performers from reviewing his interviews and interactions with over 200 people over the years.
Reading: February 2, 2019
Meditations – the personal journal of the great Roman emperor filled with Stoic philosophy and advice relevant even today.
What is most striking about the book is how relative to today it is, showing that people’s struggles really are similar regardless of nationality (which I find often as I travel) or century (as these writing are almost 2000 years old).