Are you looking for good books to read? I’m sharing my reading list with the best books I recommend everyone to read. I strongly believe that reading, and educating yourself, is the answer to a better life. And ultimately, freedom. Nelson Mandela said it best:
Out of the hundreds of books I’ve read in my lifetime, I have a small number of favorite books that I recommend.
I’ve arranged the books in 11 different categories:
由Peter Drucker管理自己—The best self-help piece that is ever written. It’s actually an article that appeared in the Harvard Business Review in 1999. And in 2008, it was published as a paperback. A must-read for everyone.
如何赢得朋友并通过Dale Carnegie影响人们—An all-time classic when it comes to personal development. This book is an essential read for everyone—particularly for people getting out of college. Carnegie writes about how you can increase your popularity, persuade people, make friends, enable you to win new clients and customers, become a better speaker and boost enthusiasm among your colleagues.
The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino—While the title sounds like a sales book, The Greatest Salesman In The World is more a philosophy book. It is a book that also shows you how to create a habit. Og Mandino writes that you have to reread every scroll, three times a day, for a month. That will take you ten months to complete this book.
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers—恐惧是阻碍我们每天英航的东西sis. And Susan Jeffer’s book gives you practical tips on how you can manage fear. I say ‘manage’ because fear is something that will never go away. And that’s why I like to read this book every year.
心态：成功的新心理学—Life is about solving problems and finding solutions. If you always look at the risks and consequences of everything, you might play it safe, but you’ll also never grow. Carol Dweck’s book is one of my favorite books about developing the mindset you need to succeed in life.
HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself—The book’s description starts with, “The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror.” I can’t agree more. This collection does not disappoint. Every piece will make you think more about your mission, vision, strengths, weaknesses, and how you can advance your career.
Laws Of Human Nature by Robert Greene—With his latest book, Robert Greene, shows that living a successful life is not only about power and status. How well we are at dealing with people is one of the most important predictors of career success. Since everything we do relies on others, we must get better at understanding others. And what’s the best way to do that? By understanding yourself. And that’s what Laws Of Human Nature helps you with. Great book for improving your self-knowledge.
2. Best Decision Making Books
Seeking Wisdom by Peter Bevelin-这可能是我读过的关于实践和科学思维的最好的总结。贝弗林是一位优秀的作家，他完美地捕捉到了查理·芒格的智慧。这本书尊重读者，不炫耀。这是一本我读过几遍的书。和乔丹·彼得森和皮埃尔·哈多的书一起，我计划今后重读这些书。
Just like the title of Bevelin’s book, to me, life is about seeking wisdom. It’s the only pursuit that we can perform as long as our brain works. You can get physically impaired, lose your money, friends, status, but you can never lose your thirst for knowledge.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb的Incerto—Technically, this is a series that consists of five books. Until 2018, I had never read Taleb. Several of my friends are big fans of his work. And when his latest book in the series,Skin In The Game, came out this year, I felt compelled to read it. In his latest book, he writes about how most
The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks- 这实际上是一本关于投资的书。但您可以将标志的投资策略应用于任何类型的决定。他的投资策略主要基于人类是情绪化的事实。如果我们都做出了理性和不热情的决定，我们将永远具有完美的经济。我们是情绪化的，并没有理性决策。
3. Best Health & Fitness Books
Bigger, Leaner, Stronger by Michael Matthews—The only book you need for improving your fitness. Matthews has written a complete book that focusses on simplicity. We all hate complicated fitness and eating regiments. Bigger, Leaner, Stronger is based on a few simple methods and destroys many popular fitness myths.
Spark by John Ratey—Everyone knows that exercise is good for our health. However, it can also transform your mind. This book is based on scientific research and teaches us how to boost brain cells, protect ourselves against mental illness and dementia, and ensure success in exams and the workplace. A great read that inspires us to live an active lifestyle.
Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins—What an inspirational story. Goggins is one of the most popular people in the world of personal development because he’s real. If you love running, you’ll get a lot out of this book. And if you don’t, you’ll still get motivated.
4. Best Entrepreneurship & Business Books
Tim Ferriss的每周4小时工作制—The modern entrepreneur’s bible. This book changed my perspective on doing business. Tim Ferriss has influenced thousands of people across the world who have gone to start companies themselves. Ferriss is also an angel investor or an advisor to Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, and Uber, and other tech companies. This is a must-read for anyone who desires financial freedom.
Zero To One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters—Peter Thiel is mostly known as the co-founder of PayPal and the first outside investor to Facebook. Zero To One is a book that discusses the motives behind entrepreneurship. It covers essential topics such as history, human behavior, competition, creativity, and how new tech companies change the world. Zero To One is a necessary read for every entrepreneur or anyone who is interested in learning about the rise of startups.
紫色牛由Seth Godin- 这是营销中最好的书籍之一，Seth Godin被认为是世界上最好的营销思想之一。这本书的信息很简单：如果你想从人群中脱颖而出，你必须是显着的。紫牛是每个企业所有者和营销人员的必备读书。我也鼓励你读到戈登的个人博客。他每天都会发布一个挑衅的文章。现在，这是显着的。
乔纳伯格的传染性- 当您希望使用有限的预算具有巨大的营销成功时，Jonah Berger读取传染性。这是一本优秀的书，彻底分析了病毒竞选活动，以及为什么他们抓住。乔纳伯格是宾夕法尼亚大学沃顿省沃顿学校的营销教授，并使用科学研究来备份他的研究结果。然而，他的写作风格远非学术而且非常愉快。
The Boron Letters by Gary Halbert- Gary Halbert是一个成功的文章。今天，他仍然是营销世界中的传奇。但这一信件的收集超越了营销。Halbert使用他的文章技巧，教他的儿子关于直接响应营销，生活，健康和成功。他在联邦监狱服务时间时写了这些信件。
Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath—The all-time classic book on persuasion isInfluence by Robert Cialdini。I highly recommend reading that book. However, that book is very theoretically and broad. If you specifically want to read more about how you can persuade others of your ideas, Made to Stick is great. Telling persuasive stories is one of your key responsibilities as an entrepreneur.
蓝海战略由w . Chan Kim和蕾妮Mauborgne- 我必须承认我几年来熟悉营销世界中的“蓝海”和“红海”的概念。但是，我并没有尽可能地申请它。经常经常，我们试图与红海的其他业务竞争。为什么这样做呢？为什么我们总是试图更好而且没有不同？蓝海策略提供了有价值的答案，帮助您创建为新市场提供独特的产品。
Anything You Want by Derek Sivers—Almost all entrepreneurs I know are lazy. I’m the biggest example of that.Why do you think I’m so big on productivity?I don’t want to waste my time on unnecessary things. Even though reading is one of the most necessary things for me as an entrepreneur, I understand that you might not have time to read all the books on my reading list. Maybe you have a 9–5 job, run multiple businesses or have a house full of kids. These are all legitimate reasons for lack of time.
The Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White—每项工作都有某种形式的书面沟通。所以你不想以人们不理解的方式写作。这就是为什么风格的元素是这么重要的书。特别是在写大多数沟通时。这本书教你如何思考和写清楚 - 让人们了解你。一个有价值的技能。风格的元素是每个人的必须阅读，不仅是记者或作家。
On Writing by Stephen King—Stephen King is one hell of a thinker and writer. And the man churns out books like it’s nothing. Only that fact makes you want to read more about how his mind works. If you write, and you haven’t read On Writing, it’s time to stop everything you do and get that book.
克里斯托弗·沃吉勒的作家之旅—The Writers Journey is the most in-depth book on this list. It’s also the most comprehensive book I’ve read on storytelling. It’s also a very practical book. It’s more like a textbook that you want to take notes on. Vogler, a story consultant for major Hollywood film companies, talks about the relationship between mythology and storytelling in this book.
欧内斯特海明威的写作拉里W。菲利普斯—There’s no point in denying it; Hemingway is one of the best writers in modern history. And this little book is a collection of letters he sent to his editor, friends, and other authors. This book is not only packed with writing advice. It also shows Hemingway’s character. He was a funny guy who took satisfaction in what he did.
Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday—I recently interviewed Ryan about this book on my podcast。在这本书中，他为您提供了一个创建数十年来销售的产品/服务的框架。对我来说，这是营销的本质。在多年生卖方，Ryan描述了他从成功的作者和企业家那里了解到的关键营销课程。此外，他从经验中谈谈。Ryan写了五本畅销书籍，并帮助为其他作家提供了一堆其他最佳卖家。
6. Best Philosophy Books
Marcus Aurelius的冥想- Marcus Aurelius（罗马皇帝A.D.161-180）是三个着名的现代化斯文学之一，其他两位是SeNeca和Epictetus。作为世界上最大帝国的统治者，Aurelius有很大的责任和力量。他为个人使用写了冥想。它由他学到的经验教训组成，并指出他对自己的生活和与人们造成的。
Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James—我喜欢这个讲座的冠军讲座，詹姆斯在洛厄尔研究所和哥伦比亚大学在20世纪初。那个男人说他如何看到它。实用主义并不是传统意义上的哲学。这只是一种思考方式。实用主义者是完全中立的。他们从不相信某些东西，因为其他人相信它。不，一个实用主义者只相信什么是实用的。换句话说：What works。
A Manual For Living by Epictetus—一本短书。生活手册正是标题所说的。本书还为您提供了对人性的更大的透视。人们始终遇到自信，家庭，工作，其他人等问题，没有任何改变。这非常安慰。
论塞内卡的《生命的短暂》—In the Shortness Of Life, Seneca writes about the art of living. This short book is highly recommended for everyone. Seneca teaches us that life is short and that we have to live our life to the fullest.
The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday—Inspired by Marcus Aurelius’ Mediations, Ryan Holiday wrote an excellent book about how we can turn our adversity into advantage. The book is full of stories about how icons of history dealt with their obstacles.
成为艾伦瓦特的东西—A collection of 20 essays by Alan Watts. His work was greatly inspired by Zen.And I think that Zen is a great source of internal knowledge.我试过阅读禅宗的不同事物。瓦特的写作很清晰，实用，美丽。这使得更容易阅读和思考。当您在本书中申请所有建议时，您将更多地了解自己和其他人。
Notes To Myself by Hugh Prather-这本书是去年一位读者推荐给我的。普拉瑟是个牧师。当我第一次了解到这一点时，我不认为我能和这本书联系起来。但我试了一下，我真的很喜欢。我自己的笔记是一个很好的例子，说明人们在内心都是一样的。你可能来自日本、智利、葡萄牙、加拿大、越南——随便你怎么说。归根结底，我们面临着同样的内部斗争。
12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson- 就像几乎每个人都对个人发展感兴趣的人，我读过乔丹彼得森的热门书籍。我分享了他的许多信仰。就像他说，对你的生活负责没有任何新的东西。但是，给人们艰难的爱是新的 - 这正是这本书的所作所为。阅读它 - 无论您的观点如何。它会让你成为一个更稳定和可靠的人。
哲学As a Way of Life by Pierre Hadot—Hadot was one of the best historians of philosophy in recent history. I’ve been reading philosophy since I was 16 and somehow believed that writing ABOUT philosophy is not the same thing. But Hadot proves that writing about philosophy is just as, or even better, as the real thing. I read Philosophy As a Way of Life this year and it made me understand the concepts of Socrates, Plato, Stoicism, Epicureans, and Cynicism a lot better.
7. Best Personal Finance Books
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham-这本书激励沃伦•巴菲特开始投资。我们都知道结果如何。这本书不仅是关于股票市场的。它提供了一个投资机会philosophy。可以将这本书的策略应用到生活e, business, money, and your career.
The Richest Man In Babylon by George S. Clason- 这本书充满了陈词滥调。但读它仍然很好。为什么？当涉及个人金融时，我们经常如此愚蠢，我们必须提醒自己，它实际上是多么容易。
你的钱还是你的生活—What I enjoyed most about this book is that it teaches you to transform your relationship with money. This will change your life. Money is something you trade your life energy for. Think about it. You work to earn money. Your Money Or Your Life starts out strategically and gets more practical towards the end.
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by Jack Bogle- 我停止投资个人股票的原因是杰克bogle。这个男人是一个真正的英雄。他创立了先锋和创造了指数基金。与金融中的其他人不同，他不值得数十亿。为什么？他为人民创造了金融产品。
JL Collins的《通往财富的简单之路》- 本书的拟议计划接近我的个人财务战略。柯林斯是一个实用的人。而且财富的简单之路是我读过个人金融的最实用的书。他建议节省50％的收入。这就是我相信的。你越省在你的职业生涯中越多，更好。
8. Best Creativity Books
The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield—Being creative requires discipline. Steven Pressfield argues that ‘resistance’ stands in the way of people who want to create something in life. The War Of Art is excellent reading for writers, entrepreneurs, actors, dancers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, and other creative people.
The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin—The world has changed, and conformity no longer leads to security. By adopting an artistic attitude, we can add value to other people’s life. We have to be problem solvers, and conformity does not solve problems. Creative thinking does.
Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi—Your ability to enjoy your work not only determines work satisfaction, but it also impacts how good you become at something. Flow is one of those books I think about every day. Getting in a flow state is something that actually changes the way you work and experience life.
9. Best Biographies
Helen Keller的故事—What was that? Are you complaining about your job? Or how hard it is to take care of your family? I find it fascinating how soft we all are, especially if you compare our struggles to what Helen Keller experienced. She is one of my biggest heroes. A remarkable person who made the most out of life despite being deaf and blind since she was 19 months old. Her autobiography is well worth a read.
Man’s Search For Meaning by Victor Frankl—Viktor Frankl was a psychiatrist before the war. His ability to observe the behavior of his fellow prisoners in Auschwitz resulted in Man’s Search For Meaning. This unique book describes how we choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances. Even during the horrible conditions of a concentration camp, humans can endure the suffering and find meaning in living because of inner decisions.
Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger—Arnold Schwarzenegger’s story is remarkable. A boy from a small town in Austria turned into a bodybuilding champion. A bodybuilder turned into one of the biggest Hollywood stars in history. An actor turned into Governor. This unique story is worth reading.
Grinding It Out by Ray Kroc- 你觉得你还没有抓到你的大休息吗？如果是这样，请阅读这本书。你对它有所不同。将麦克唐纳的雷克洛夫变成十亿美元的业务，不得不等到他五十年代找到一些成功形式。这不仅是一个鼓舞人心的故事。
Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli—Steve Jobs doesn’t need an introduction. The man’s life was very fascinating. And I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this biography that mostly focused on Steve’s career, vision, and the impact he made on the world.
由Sebastian Maniscalco逗留饥饿—I love stand-up comedy, but I had never heard of Sebastian until recently. When I saw his Netflix comedy special and read about his story, he instantly became one of my favorite comedians. He’s not only funny, but he’s also humble, down to earth, and a hard worker. In Stay Hungry, he shares his life story in a funny way. So if you want to quit your career after only a year, please read Sebastian’s story.
爱丽丝·施罗德的《雪球》—Contrary to what you might think, this book is not only about investing. The Snowball goes deep on different topics like Buffett’s relationships with the most important people in his life, the way he views the world, and how he conducts business. Every professional can learn from his life story. And Alice Schroeder did a great job telling it.
The funny thing about my reading list is that I only mention four productivity books. That’s because productivity is something you do, not something you read. On my blog, I always focus on sharing techniques you can immediately apply to your life. Here are the most practical productivity books I’ve read:
The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker- 这不是秘密，我是德鲁克的粉丝。本书提供了对生产力的实用视角，即我认为每个知识工作者都应该阅读。我学到了关于工作的最重要的课程是：这不是你做什么，这是关于results你得到。这是效率和有效性之间的差异。每小时发送100封电子邮件可能会非常有效地使用您的时间。但它带来了什么结果金沙足球下注？这就是最重要的事情。
Essentialism by Greg McKeown—Productivity is about doing the right things. And this book helps you to focus better on what matters to you, personally. Once you know what you’re after, it’s easier to get there.
The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg- 形成新的习惯是一种实际技能，立即影响你的生活质量。想要减肥？更富有成效吗？经常锻炼？建立成功的公司？有一件事肯定：没有习惯，那些东西将极难拉开。
梅森·柯里的日常仪式—A unique insight into the habits and rituals of the world’s most renown figures. You’ll be surprised how simple their lives were.
11. Best Fiction Books
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway—His first novel. And it’s my favorite Hemingway book. It’s set in post-WWI Paris and Pamplona. Hemingway’s style is simple and easy to read. That’s the way I like it. It makes the characters and story stand out. Not the writing.
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Simple-这本书是一位读者向我推荐的。这不是我偶然发现的。但我很高兴我读了这本书。你去哪了，伯纳黛特是一部关于西雅图怪人的娱乐性和创造性的小说。Maria Semple为《发展受阻》（我最喜欢的电视节目之一）撰稿。从她的风格可以看出这一点伙计们可能会叫这个小妞。但是长大了，读这本书。
Naïve. Super by Erlend Loe-又一本有趣有趣的书。洛伊来自挪威，我喜欢他的简约风格。这是一个关于一个正在寻找人生意义的年轻人的故事。比所有像炼金术士这样的老生常谈的自助寓言要好得多。这是一本朴实而有趣的书。
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky—Let’s get a little serious. This book is an examination of human suffering. If this book doesn’t change the way you think about people, nothing will. And if you think it’s a lengthy and hard to read novel, you’re wrong. It’s actually a very light read. Just don’t get stuck on all the characters and continue reading. It will make sense along the way.
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk- 此列表中唯一非常熟悉的书。我经常提到这本书，并且在这些年之后仍然享受它。它永远不会变老。如果你从来没有读过它，那么放弃你正在做的事情并得到这本书。阅读后你会改变。
Ask The Dust by John Fante- 我最喜欢的作家Charles Bukowski受到芬特的影响。在询问灰尘，你阅读了19世纪30年代洛杉矶的挣扎着作家Arturo Bandini的故事。这是一个关于斗争和坚持不懈的故事。这既令人沮丧和感觉良好。就像生活一样。
Death With Interruptions by Jose Saramago——我们都死了,对吧?但如果这不是case? A lot of people are afraid of death, but in this novel, people don’t have to be afraid anymore. Because on the first day of the new year, no one dies. Death basically gives up her job (yes, death is a her in this book). What happens next? Read the book. It’s really good.
Cathedral by Raymond Carver—Because Raymond Carver wrote short stories, he’s never included in any ‘top novels’ lists. And that’s a shame. Most people have heard about his classic当我们谈论爱时，我们谈论的是什么。But Cathedral makes you think more. My favorite Carver collection because it’s about exploring everyday moments in human life.
It’s a little weird to mention yourself on a book list. But it’s also weird to leave your books off your list. My readers really enjoyed my books. I hope you will too.
今天做它(2018) A collection of my best articles on productivity and overcoming procrastination.
自由需要什么(2019) A book about personal freedom.
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