Books I like

Books

From Time to Time I actually get to read a good book. Here are a few that I thought were worth sharing:

Blink

By Malcolm Gladwell

How do your split second and unconscious decisions effect your life and the decisions you make from moment to moment? How have these sort of decisions affected people in history, and in real-life to make good and bad decisions?

Crush It!

By Gary Vaynerchuk

This is a great book about how you can make a living by talking about your passion. He goes in depth on specific things you can do once you are talking about your passion to make it easier for people to follow what you are doing and saying. Vaynerchuk also explains that if you can identify the one thing that makes you want to talk about it, you can enjoy the work you do if you are working on/with your passion every day.

Getting Real

By 37 Signals

“Getting Real is the business, design, programming, and marketing philosophies of 37signals a developer of web-based software used by over 1 million people and businesses in 70 countries.” It is a good read, and a great philosophy for people wanting to start a project and get it off the ground quickly.

Iconoclast

By Gregory Berns

Answers questions about how it is that specific people became iconoclasts and what it means to be an iconoclast. All the while, Berns shows you how to change your thinking through environmental or other changes that cause you to look at situations differently.

The Myths of Innovation

By Scott Berkun

Scott Berkun creates an in-depth, real-world look at how innovation happens. He discusses how the classic and (in)famous innovation stories really happened and how the actual story came to be. Throughout, the author talks about how innovation works for real people.

The Tipping Point

By Malcolm Gladwell

The tagline is “How little things can make a big difference”. Malcolm Gladwell discusses how ideas, products, and disease all work in similar ways when they enter society. Gladwell gives real-world examples of specific tipping points and then shows the same tipping point from multiple sides. This allows you as the reader to apply these stories to helping to incite your own tipping point for your product, idea, website, etc. An Interview with Malcolm Gladwell

  • Troy Mickins

    I needed a few good books to add to my reading list and this seems like a good start. I think I’ll begin with Myths of Innovation.