Reading List Roundup

The reading list roundup is a short weekly list of all the great reading lists I came across during my travels across the internet scouring every website, news site, book site, reading site, foxhole, manhole, and mole hole.

Sorry, I started channeling Tommy Lee Jones from The Fugitive there for a minute.

I love reading lists and here I’m sharing what I have found.  Welcome to the Reading List Roundup.

1. 10 Classic Books You Read in High School You Should Reread - I love when a list assumes I read these books already.  I didn’t read The Great Gatsby until last year.  Here is a reading list that just might take you back to some dear friends you haven’t thought of in years.

2.  10TH ANNUAL TOP-10 SUMMER READING LIST FOR BUSINESS LEADERS - This list is from 2013, but I like reading lists from universities and business schools.  Gives me some insight into what the “kids” are reading these days.

3.  Take Me Out to the Ballgame: 33 Nonfiction Picks - Baseball season is upon us (Go A’s!) and these are nonfiction books, my favorite.  If you only read one make it Moneyball.  It could be the best business book you’ve ever read.

4.  Steven Kotler: The Five Best Books on Ultimate Human Performance - I have a certain fascination with peak performance.  I’m also a firm believer in greatness being a long, hard process that has little to do with innate natural talent.  I’m also a huge fan of 250 Words, so after you read the list stick around and check out everything the site has to offer.

5.  Books That Shaped Work in America - Not too often that the Department of Labor comes out with a reading list, but their take on the seminal books that shaped work in America is a must read.

 

If you enjoyed this post, I'd be very grateful if you'd help it spread by emailing it to a friend or colleague, or sharing it on Facebook or Twitter. Thank you!

Book Review – Sell Products on Amazon with Fulfillment by Amazon

Frank Florence has done anyone who reads his book, Sell Products on Amazon with Fulfillment by Amazon: Quit Your Day Job and Travel the World, a great service by writing this book. We live in an age where job security is a thing of the past and a helpful manual like this can not only […]

Continue reading...

How to Take a Punch from The Flinch

We humans are masters of pain avoidance. We get hot, hit the A/C.  We get hungry, drive, don’t walk, to the fast food place down the block.  We have a slight headache, oh no it’s probably a migraine, time to choose from 500 different pain relievers. But what if pain is what we need more […]

Continue reading...

The Right Way to Lay People Off from The Hard Thing About Hard Things

There is a section in Ben Horowitz’s new book, The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers where he talks about the right way to lay people off. I’m been on both sides of that process and Ben’s (I can call him that because I bought his book) advice […]

Continue reading...

Whose Interested? – The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

I’m a huge fan of Dan Ariely.  If you haven’t read Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions stop reading this, go buy the book and read it.  It’s OK, I’ll wait. Good, now you know why I’m such a big fan.  Dan (I can call him that because I […]

Continue reading...

How to Start a Business – Without Their Permission

I’m reading Alexis Ohanian’s Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed.  Alexis is the co-founder of reddit.  If you are looking for the front-page of the web, check it out. Alexis has gone on to start other businesses and invest in a wide array of startups.  If you want to […]

Continue reading...

Why Reading Lists?

Farnam Street had a post this week that discussed book recommendations from Bill and Melinda Gates. I’m always on the lookout for reading lists and whenever I come across a good one I’ll spend the time to research the books, add the interesting books to my Amazon wish lists and save the link for future […]

Continue reading...

Learning to Learn

Two months ago I decided I wanted to learn how to code.  Currently I’m focused on HTML & CSS and just beginning Javascript.  What struck me about this learning process is one, the rich and vibrant community around coding, developing and design.  And two, how learning to learn is a skill in and of itself. […]

Continue reading...

New Nonfiction Books Reading List – April 2014

This month’s new nonfiction books reading list includes a diverse mix of books. And an Easter egg. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this post, I’d be very grateful if you’d help it spread by emailing it to a friend or colleague, or sharing it on Facebook or Twitter. Thank you!

Continue reading...

Book Review – How to Speak Tech

You can’t turn around today without reading, hearing (or in this case writing about) Big Data, web applications or social media.  Technology touches every part of our everyday lives (thanks NSA!), and understanding even a part of how it works serves us well. If you are an anointed one working in Silicon Valley, Silicon Alley […]

Continue reading...