Which Book/Books did you read in 2018?

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#1

Hi,
I’m curious to know which books have you read in 2018.

Ever since I began investing in Cryptocurrencies, I’m into topics like Productivity and Finance
I listen to books using Audible and finished the following in 2018 so far:

  1. The Richest Man in Babylon
  2. Rich Dad Poor Dad
  3. Principles: Life and Work (By Ray Dalio)
  4. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do
  5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

I’m starting this topic to know other good recommendations from your reading list :wink:


#2

How was #5 on your list. I’ve been thinking of getting it


#3

It’s worth reading if you are tired of optimism and positive thinking philosophies. I feel the book is geared more towards the current generation. Trying hard not to give away any spoilers. I didn’t :smiley:


#4

Zig Ziglar’s books are always good ones for basic life principles. Dale Carnegie books are good as well. I’ve only read #2 on your list. I’ll give the others a look; any recommendations on where to start?


#5

I would highly recommend Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio.
He talks about discipline, separating emotional feelings vs facts when investing, principles to maintain consistency so on.


#6

I just finished Dale Carnegie’s Making Friends and Influencing People last Monday. Good Read!
I’m debating between:

The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist’s Guide to Success in Business and Life
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson
Thinking, Fast and Slow
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

I highly recommend Full Money Makeover


#7

Did you mean total money makeover by Dave Ramsey?


#8

Unshakeable by Tony Robbins :nerd_face: - good in this bearish times


#9

Maps of meaning: The architecture of belief.

  • Jordan B Peterson

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future.

  • Ashley Vance

The 48 laws of power / Mastery

  • Robert Greene

The art of worldly wisdom

  • Balthazar Gracian

Watcha gonna do with that duxk

  • Seth Godin

The war of art

  • Steven Pressfield

If have also read Principles, it’s a great read!


#10

There are too many good authors and it’s challenging to keep pace. What I try to do now is, skim through their abstract with “Blinkist” and then read the book that intrigues me with a better frame of mind.

For 2017/2018 my favorite author has been Nassim Nicholas Taleb with Antigragile.

100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People: Susan M, Weinschenk
Antifragile: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Fooled By Randomness: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Barbarians at the Gate: Bryan Burrough, John Heylar
48 Laws of Power: Robert Greene


#11

Would you recommend this book, is it aimed more at new designers or will seasoned professionals also find a wealth of value in this book? I’m asking since the free sample on the Google play bookstore did not help me make up my mind on buying.


#12

I have a summary lying around, let me ping that to you in a few hours. It’s a generic book which talks about when designing a product, it’s vital to consider how people’s mind work. I would only recommend this for a leisure read.

“From vision to the mechanics of memory and unconscious decision-making, the creation of a successful product requires that human psychology come first. Your design has to be tailored toward your specific target audience and communicate to them effectively.

Incorporate unpredictability into your designs.
Unpredictability stimulates the production of dopamine, which makes people more likely to engage in the dopamine-inducing behavior again.”

My next read on design will be “The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman” which explore the cognitive psychology of good design.


#13

I would appreciate the summary, thank you :slight_smile:!


#14

Yeah… oops…


#15

The Internet of Money - Andreas Antonopoulos
Gold and Silver - Michael Maloney
Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond
Mastering Bitcoin
Debt the first 5000 years - David Graeber