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I really enjoyed and got value from books about companies/people I admire; Hatching twitter, In the Plex, Elon Musk, etc.

More specific topics, however:

* "what every body is saying" - how to read/understand body language

* "an astronauts guide to life on earth" - by Chris Hadfield, lots of good general advice

* "speed reading" - for digesting information quickly (albeit, I find with less depth)

* "The 8 traits successful people have in common" - kinda painfully obvious advice, but often it's the context and stories that help you digest a message

* "the lean startup" - wasn't mindblowing but looks aligned with what you've been reading, still worth reading.




I definitely agree with getting value from books about companies/people you admire. I think it's more memorable to read about real people's actions and lifestyles as opposed to reading "how-to" or "self-help" books, though I read those too and have received value from them as well.

Here are some books I'd recommend in the former vein:

1. Elon Musk - as mentioned, awesome, inspiring read

2. Creativity, Inc. - Ed Catmull's story of Pixar

3. Masters of Doom - Carmack is a boss

4. The Innovators - The people who created the computing world

5. Hackers - The people who created the computing world

6. Steve Jobs - obligatory, whether positive/negative


Hackers & Masters of Doom are two of my favourite books. And I'm not even really a gamer.


Will check these just because Elon Musk is on the list :)


Hatching Twitter is excellent!


Thanks a lot for these. The lean startup is already on my list, will check the rest.




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