The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck - by Mark Manson
A motivational book that isn't filled with all the positive "you can do whatever you set your mind to" messaging you typically find. Talks about how your bound to not succeed in everything in life, and how that's okay. Concludes with 4 values you should incorporate into your life to feel less stressed, anxious and disappointed in the long run.
Stumbling on Happiness - by Daniel Gilbert
Discusses the results of various experiments conducted by a Harvard professor of psychology. Explains why we poorly estimate our future happiness and comes to an intreresting conclusion on how we can more accurately predict what will make us happy in the future.
Steve Jobs - by Walter Isaacson
A look into the life of Steve Jobs and everyone who was a part of it along the way. Learned a lot about the creation of Apple and what role Wozniak and others played in it all. Provided a thorough understanding of how Apple fit in amongst the rest of the tech companies of the time. The book also delves deep into his personal life, providing details about his relationships and children. Fantastic read.
The Shallows - by Nicholas Carr
This book goes back through history, to analyse each era's main form of information transfer and looks to see how the medium affects the message. Includes some great information about how certain functions of our brain have adjusted to keep up with technology.
Outliers: The Story of Success - by Malcolm Gladwell
The book searches for the reason certain individuals are more successful than others. Comparing everything from upbringing to random opportunity and even the amount of dedication someone shows. Nothing groundbreaking, but interesting none the less.
Thinking, Fast and Slow - by Daniel Kahneman
An incredibly interesting read that discusses the two "systems" of thought in our brain. Discusses how we sometimes feel we may be making rational decisions,when really our intuition is jumping to quick consluions without much information. Had me highly interested and engaged to the very last page.
Good to Great - by Jim Collins
Comparing 40 years of performance, Jim Collins takes a look at 1,435 "good" companies and what necessary conditions were met to turn just 11 of them into "great" companies. In the book, various myths about creating "great" companies are broken down, and we are told about how real change happens within an organisation to ensure its success.
The 48 Laws of Power - by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers
Using historical examples, 48 different laws are defined to help you survive/succeed in life. At times, the book comes across as a guide to being selfish, but it's hard to argue that power dynamics don't exist in our day to day life. Interesting perspective.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - by Stephen Covey
An in-depth look at how to live a more successful and meaningful life. Includes lots of useful and easy to implement practices that will help improve not only your day to day life but will also set you up for long term success.