This week, my friend Martin and I are discussing the books that did the most to change our lives.
Each of us tried to pick four books (though Martin ended up with five, which is fair because I’ve read the last one). Some were influential in many ways; other might have had just one simple idea that made a huge change.
You’ll find all the books listed below, along with other things we mentioned during the episode.
Want to add your two cents about the books we picked, or talk about another book that changed your life? Join the discussion for this episode in the Community!
- If This Isn’t Nice, What Is? by Kurt Vonnegut
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey (here’s a summary)
- Zen Habits by Leo Babauta
- Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky
- Essentialism by Greg Mckeown
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (watch my 5 Lessons video on this book)
- The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff
- The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
- The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
Other things mentioned in this episode:
- 5 Questions: Setbacks, Tiredness, Dream Job Selection
- Be Mindful of Your Path
- Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin (and my interview with her about it)
- LessWrong Sequences (if you want a book version of this: Rationality: From AI to Zombies)
- Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
- Influence by Robert Cialdini
- Loss aversion
- Hell Yeah! or No
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