Books

Here are a few of the books I’ve read in the hopes you might find a few that you would like to read. One way to go about using this page is to open any books you find interesting into a new tab. Then use the Pocket extension to bookmark them to read later. Then just read one pocket article a day and determine which books you’d like to read.

If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

Atomic Habits

By :
JAMES CLEAR
In The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

The Four Agreements

By :
DON MIGUEL RUIZ
Greene teaches us how to detach ourselves from our own emotions and master self-control, how to develop the empathy that leads to insight...
My Rating:
4
/ 5

The Laws of Human Nature

By :
ROBERT GREENE
Bed of Procrustes is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical...

By :
NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB
Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

By :
DANIEL H. PINK
Amazon.com's visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of...

By :
BRAD STONE
Now the first and best book of its kind has been rebooted to tame the complexities of modern times and will teach you how to communicate with...
My Rating:
4
/ 5

How to Win Friends and Influence People...

By :
DALE CARNEGIE
A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story...
My Rating:
4
/ 5

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science...

By :
MICHAEL POLLAN
An insightful new book from the multimillion-copy bestselling author Sean Covey and the FranklinCovey organization based on their work...
My Rating:
4
/ 5

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your...

By :
SEAN COVEY & JIM HULING
The best-seller that helps you say: "I just said 'no' and I don't feel guilty!" Are you letting your kids get away with murder? Are you allowing...
My Rating:
3
/ 5

When I Say No, I Feel Guilty

By :
MANUEL J. SMITH
In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

Thinking, Fast and Slow

By :
DANIEL KAHNEMAN
My Rating:
4
/ 5

30 Covert Emotional Manipulation Tactics

By :
ADELYN BIRCH
Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, "The Five...
My Rating:
4
/ 5

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

By :
PATRICK LENCIONI
This exquisite memoir by an idealistic young neurosurgeon asks What makes a life worth living? and makes a profound graduation...
My Rating:
tbd
/ 5

When Breath Becomes Air

By :
PAUL KALANITHI
Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially...
My Rating:
tbd
/ 5

The 4-Hour Workweek

By :
TIMOTHY FERRISS
The author has spent her career teaching people how to communicate for success. In her book How to Talk to Anyone (Contemporary Books...
My Rating:
3
/ 5

How to Talk to Anyone

By :
LEIL LOWNDES
The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome is the definitive handbook for anyone affected by Asperger's syndrome (AS). Now including...
My Rating:
3
/ 5

The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome

By :
Tony Attwood
Trust Me, I’m Lying (2012) is an in-depth exposé of today’s news culture, which is primarily channeled through online media sites called blogs...
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Trust Me, I’m Lying

By :
RYAN HOLIDAY
It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and...

By :
STEVEN KOTLER & JAMIE WHEAL
Joe Dispenza, DC, has spent decades studying the human mind - how it works, how it stores information, and why it perpetuates the same...
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Evolve Your Brain

By :
JOE DISPENZA
Influencer takes you on a fascinating journey from San Francisco to Thailand to South Africa, where you'll see how seemingly "insignificant"...
My Rating:
3
/ 5

Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change

By :
JOSEPH GRENNY & KERRY PATTERSON ET AL
Physician-researcher Dr. Lidia Zylowska has created an 8-step program for using mindfulness practice (attention and awareness training) to overcome the...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD

By :
DR. LIDIA ZYLOWSKA
For every startup that grows to the point where it can go public or be profitably acquired, hundreds of others sputter and die. Smart entrepreneurs...
My Rating:
tbd
/ 5

Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Cust...

By :
GABRIEL WEINBERG & JUSTIN MARES
For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse...
My Rating:
3
/ 5

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...

By :
JIM COLLINS
Author and four-time founder/CEO Dan Shapiro tells the stories of dozens of startups whose companies lived and died by the advice in these...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Guidebook

By :
DAN SHAPIRO
Transforming a culture is far more about emotional growth than technical maturity. Co-written by leaders at the Kaizen Institute, Creating...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

Creating a Kaizen Culture

By :
ON MILLER MIKE WROBLEWSKI & JAIME VILLAFUERTE
These are not shortcuts, which produce often dubious short-term gains, but ethical "smartcuts" that eliminate unnecessary effort and yield...
My Rating:
3
/ 5

Smartcuts: The Breakthrough Power of Lateral Thinking

By :
SHANE SNOW
With the same sharp eye, quick wit, and narrative drive that marked his bestsellers The Game, The Dirt, and How to Make Love Like a Porn Star...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life

By :
NEIL STRAUSS
By looking at what separates the extremely successful from the rest of us, we learn what we can do to be more like them - and find out, in...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind...

By :
ERIC BARKER
Best-selling author and marketer Ryan Holiday calls such works and artists perennial sellers. How do they endure and thrive while most books...
My Rating:
3
/ 5

Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work...

By :
RYAN HOLIDAY
To this day, McCormack’s business classic remains a must-read for executives and managers at every level, featuring straight-talking advice...
My Rating:
3
/ 5

What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School

By :
MARK MCCORMACK
THE NOW HABIT offers a comprehensive plan to help readers lower their stress and increase their time to enjoy guilt-free play. Dr. Fiore’s...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procras...

By :
NEIL FIORE
Whether selling, managing, negotiating, planning, collaborating, pitching, instructing-or on your knees with a marriage proposal-the secret of...
My Rating:
4
/ 5

How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less

By :
NICHOLAS BOOTHMAN
All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations: personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business

By :
GINO WICKMAN
The path to your life’s work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life’s work...
My Rating:
3
/ 5

The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were...

By :
JEFF GOINS
Discover the outbound sales process that, in just a few years, helped add $100 million in recurring revenue to Salesforce.com, almost doubling...
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into A Sales Machine...

By :
AARON ROSS & MARYLOU TYLER
With characters and situations created from collective business experiences and stories, Get A Grip is a fable that will ring true for entrepreneurial...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

Get A Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable

By :
GINO WICKMAN & MIKE PATON
This book covers both sides of Adderall prescription and use. It discusses the history of amphetamine and related stimulants; ADHD and the use...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

The Amphetamine Debate

By :
ELAINE MOORE
A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, the legal system, and our understanding...
My Rating:
4
/ 5

How Emotions Are Made

By :
LISA FELDMAN BARRET
The legendary Eat That Frog! (more than 450,000 copies sold and translated into 23 languages) provides the 21 most effective methods for...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

Eat That Frog! : 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating...

By :
BRIAN TRACY
A revised edition of the timeless business classic—updated to help today’s readers succeed more quickly in a rapidly changing world.
My Rating:
3
/ 5

The New One Minute Manager

By :
KEN BLANCHARD & SPENCER JOHNSON
The Power of Self Confidence explains that confidence is "mental fitness." It can be developed by engaging in a series of regular exercises...
My Rating:
4
/ 5

The Power of Self-Confidence

By :
BRIAN TRACY
An empirical argument in favor of more limited working hours and greater understanding of the benefits of active rest as a means of raising...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

By :
ALEX SOOJUNG-KIM PANG
Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the...
My Rating:
3
/ 5

Mistakes Were Made but Not by Me

By :
CAROL TAVRIS & ELLIOT ARONSON
A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

The War of Art

By :
STEVEN PRESSFIELD
Why should modern psychotherapists be interested in philosophy, especially ancient philosophy? Why should philosophers be interested in...
My Rating:
3
/ 5

Philosophy of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

By :
DONALD ROBERTSON
In On the Shortness of Life - a letter was written to Paulinus, a friend of Seneca’s - Seneca focuses on how much time we’re given in which...
My Rating:
4
/ 5

On the Shortness of Life

By :
SENECA
161 inspired—and inspiring—minds, among them, novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians...
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

By :
MASON CURREY
A compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world’s top performers. From iconic entrepreneurs to elite athletes, from artists...
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Tribe of Mentors

By :
Tim Ferriss
As a human behavior hacker, Vanessa Van Edwards created a research lab to study the hidden forces that drive us. And she’s cracked the...
My Rating:
2
/ 5

Captivate : The Science of Succeeding with People

By :
VANESSA VAN EDWARDS
Max and Obront developed a process that allows you to get your ideas into a book—in your words and even your voice—and it just ...
My Rating:
3
/ 5

The Book in the Box Method

By :
TUCKER MAX & ZACH OBRONT
The Motivation Hacker shows you how to summon extreme amounts of motivation to accomplish anything you can think of. From...
My Rating:
5
/ 5

The Motivation Hacker

By :
NICK WINTER
Each of the 10 chapters in the book explains a factor of fearlessness and begins by telling how 50 Cent learned this Fearless Philosophy in...
My Rating:
3
/ 5

The 50th Law

By :
50 CENT & ROBERT GREENE
Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

By :
Yuval Noah Harari
Bestselling author Dan Ariely reveals fascinating new insights into motivation—showing that the subject is far more complex than we ever imagined.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Payoff

By :
Dan Ariely
Your best life requires your best decisions. To do that you must be independent of outside forces and develop your own perspective. Human performance consultant Bob Brown shows you the way.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Personal Wisdom

By :
Robert Brown
Why are Danes the happiest people in the world? The answer, says Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, is Hygge. Loosely translated, Hygge—pronounced Hoo-ga—is a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. "Hygge is about an atmosphere and an experience," Wiking explains. "It is about being with the people we love. A feeling of home. A feeling that we are safe."
My Rating:
4
/ 5

The Little Book of Hygge

By :
Meik Wiking
Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

The Willpower Instinct

By :
Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
In Indistractable, Eyal reveals the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. He describes why solving the problem is not as simple as swearing off our devices: Abstinence is impractical and often makes us want more.
My Rating:
5
/ 5

By :
Nir Eyal
In his new book, Stillness Is the Key, Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

By :
Ryan Holliday
#1 International Bestseller This book has helped tens of thousands of men build their best body ever. Will you be next? If you want to get bigger, leaner, and stronger without steroids, good genetics, extreme dieting, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym . . . you want to read this book. Because here’s the deal: Building lean muscle and burning stubborn fat isn't nearly as complicated you’ve been led to believe.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

By :
Michael Matthews
Jim Kwik, the world’s #1 brain coach, has written the owner’s manual for mental expansion and brain fitness. Limitless gives people the ability to accomplish more--more productivity, more transformation, more personal success and business achievement--by changing their Mindset, Motivation, and Methods.
My Rating:
3
/ 5

Limitless

By :
Jim Kwik
In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

By :
Cal Newport
When it was first published, Intuitive Eating was revolutionary in its anti-dieting approach. The authors, both prominent health professionals in the field of nutrition and eating disorders, urge readers to embrace the goal of developing body positivity and reconnecting with one’s internal wisdom about eating.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Intuitive Eating

By :
Evelyn Tribole
In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

By :
Joe Dispenza
In Do Nothing, award-winning journalist Celeste Headlee illuminates a new path ahead, seeking to institute a global shift in our thinking so we can stop sabotaging our well-being, put work aside, and start living instead of doing.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Do Nothing

By :
Celeste Headlee
With fascinating research from the field of motivation science and compelling stories of people who learned to motivate themselves, Get It Done illuminates invaluable strategies for pulling yourself in whatever direction you want to go—so you can achieve your goals while staying healthy, clearheaded, and happy.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Get it Done

By :
Ayelet Fishbach
Distilling more than 20 years of research and hands-on work with thousands of patients, including Olympic athletes and coaches, and leaders in government and business, Dr. Brewer has created a clear, solution-oriented program that anyone can use to feel better - no matter how anxious they feel.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Unwinding Anxiety

By :
Judson Brewer
After a decade of honing his craft, Warner shares how to lead deeper, more meaningful conversations with people you admire. He also reveals his strategy for building a multi-million dollar podcast business: How to book exciting guests, prepare for interviews, scale your revenue, and much more.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Stop Asking Questions

By :
Andrew Warner
In Your Brain at Work, Dr. David Rock goes inside Emily and Paul's brains to see how they function as each attempts to sort, prioritize, organize, and act on the vast quantities of information they receive in one typical day. Dr. Rock is an expert on how the brain functions in a work setting.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Your Brain at Work

By :
David Rock
Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? Are you noted for your empathy? Your conscientiousness? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If your answers are yes, you may be a highly sensitive person (HSP) and Dr. Elaine Aron’s The Highly Sensitive Person is the life-changing guide you’ll want in your toolbox.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

The Highly Sensitive Person

By :
Elaine N. Aron Phd
In this insightful book, Dr. Hart explores the stark rise in a phenomenon known as anhedonia, an inability to experience pleasure or happiness.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Thrilled to Death

By :
Archibald Hart
With lively, entertaining chapters on everything from the kitchen junk drawer to health care to executive office workflow, Levitin reveals how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to the challenges of our daily lives.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

The Organized Mind

By :
Daniel J. Levitin
In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist David D. Burns, M.D. outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Feeling Good

By :
David D. Burns MD
Four Thousand Weeks introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing finitude, showing how many of the unhelpful ways we’ve come to think about time aren’t inescapable, unchanging truths, but choices we’ve made as individuals and as a society—and that we could do things differently.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Four Thousand Weeks

By :
Oliver Burkeman
Join thousands of readers and learn about the foundations of sustainable excellence and concrete habits for peak performance and a more genuine kind of success.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

The Practice of Groundedness

By :
Brad Stulberg
What if you could defuse tension and create accord in even the most volatile situations - just by changing the way you spoke? Over the past 35 years, Marshall Rosenberg has done just that, peacefully resolving conflicts in families, schools, businesses, and governments in 30 countries all over the world.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Nonviolent Communication

By :
Marshall B. Rosenberg PhD
Distilling more than 20 years of research and hands-on work with thousands of patients, including Olympic athletes and coaches, and leaders in government and business, Dr. Brewer has created a clear, solution-oriented program that anyone can use to feel better - no matter how anxious they feel.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Unwinding Anxiety

By :
Judson Brewer
When deeply understood and applied, these five simple concepts—what Richo calls the five A's—form the basis of mature love.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

How to Be an Adult in Relationships

By :
David Richo
The Confident Mind is a complete guide to confidence: how to understand it, how to build it, how to protect it, and how to rely upon it when your performance matters most.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

The Confident Mind

By :
Dr. Nate Zinsser
From New York Times bestselling author Cal Newport comes a bold vision for liberating workers from the tyranny of the inbox--and unleashing a new era of productivity.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

A World Without Email

By :
Cal Newport
Throughout this book, Harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Waking Up

By :
Sam Harris
This book validates who we are and what we do, despite our mind’s disapproving theories. The Myth of Doing speaks to the awareness that the mere state of being alive automatically puts us into activity, which means we are bound to whatever that action is in any particular moment.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

The Myth of Doing

By :
Jill Eng
Ease people’s burdens, and they will help you with yours. If you want to improve the quality of your relationships, understand conflict resolution, hear people’s deepest desires, and jump into people’s inner circles, this is the book for you.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

How to Listen with Intention

By :
Patrick King
In Courage Is Calling, Ryan Holiday breaks down the elements of fear, an expression of cowardice, the elements of courage, an expression of bravery, and lastly, the elements of heroism, an expression of valor. Through engaging stories about historic and contemporary leaders, including Charles De Gaulle, Florence Nightingale, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Holiday shows you how to conquer fear and practice courage in your daily life.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Courage Is Calling : Fortune Favors the Brave

By :
Ryan Holiday
If you're tired of feeling like giving up when life gets tough, grab your copy of THE MENTAL TOUGHNESS HANDBOOK today! Start training your mind to endure stress and pressure, face adversity with courage, and boldly weather any storm.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

The Mental Toughness Handbook

By :
Damon Zahariades
In Play Anything, visionary game designer and philosopher Ian Bogost shows how we can overcome our daily anxiety; transforming the boring, ordinary world around us into one of endless, playful possibilities.
My Rating:
3
/ 5

Play Anything

By :
Ian Bogost
In The Heart to Start, David Kadavy takes you through his journey from cubicle-dweller to best-selling author, showing you how to systematically break through creative resistance, overcome perfectionism, and bring your work into the world.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

The Heart to Start

By :
David Kadavy
The author was an introvert whose shyness kept him from getting the results in life he wanted. When he decided to devote his life to betterment, everything changed. This is his story and how he found joy. It will be the blueprint for your transformation, too. You’ll love this practical, no frills program, because the results are easy to achieve once you’ve decided to Master Your Emotions.
My Rating:
4
/ 5

Master Your Emotions

By :
Thibaut Meurisse
In Unmasking Autism, Dr. Devon Price shares his personal experience with masking and blends history, social science research, prescriptions, and personal profiles to tell a story of neurodivergence that has thus far been dominated by those on the outside looking in. For Dr. Price and many others, Autism is a deep source of uniqueness and beauty.
My Rating:
5
/ 5

Unmasking Autism

By :
Devon Price
The Solution To Your Habitual Procrastination Is Here! Learn the golden rules of overcoming procrastination. Stop falling victim to the downward cycle of procrastination and depression. Stop feeling overwhelmed and immobilized with fear by learning how to effectively cope with your tasks and responsibilities. Become a "do"-er by learning easy to use and highly effective new tool - The J.O.T. Method™.
My Rating:
4.5
/ 5

The More You Do The Better You Feel

By :
David Parker