December 31, 2018
Below are some of my favorite books that I read over the past year.
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Covers the founding and growth of Nike, loved the intersection of sports and business.
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Touches nearly every facet of the human condition. Great story coupled with a lot of life lessons. Asks all of the tough questions around ethics, love, loss, and fate.
The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi and
Written as a Socratic dialogue, I really enjoyed the concepts of Adlerian psychology. Liberating view of human motivation.
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
I've been a huge Anthony Bourdain fan for a long time. Great perspective on honing your craft and doing it with humility and style.
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Long time member of my to-read list, rich with timeless wisdom. Planning to reread often.
Sapiens by Yuval Harrari
When I first finished this book, I actually didn't like it. Over time, few books have had a bigger impact.
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Bit of a sleeper, picked this book up on a whim. Nails the struggles of creative work.