I started more books than I finished in 2017. Not sure if this was due to poor choices or just a higher tolerance for cutting loses when a book lost interest. That being said, I read a few that I would highly recommend.
Here are my favorites from 2017:
- High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way by Brendon Burchard
- Self-described as a science-backed, heart-centered way to live a better life. I was skeptical but found several takeaways and good habits to add to your toolbox.
- WTF?: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us by Tim O’Reilly
- Looking for a great book to help understand what comes next? Tim shares his framework on how to think about how the future of technology and how that is is going to impact us.
- Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Barker
- If you have read any of Eric’s blog, Barking up the Wrong Tree, you know what that he is an engaging writer. Eric’s book is a fun read that looks at what determines success leveraging a lot of good stories and behavioral science.
- Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
- Throught the magic of analytics on huge data-sets, the author studies a representation of what people actually think covering a wide range of topics from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, and gender (Major takeaway – trust what people do, not what they say they do).
- Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott
- Want to be a good manager? This is a must-read. It covers the importance of caring personally while challenging directly to help your team achieve impactful results.