I love books. I’ve averaged about 15 books a year since 2015 when I decided to read one book every week for 15 weeks. That is when I realized two things:
- Consistency over intensity. It does not matter if you read a 100 pager or a 400 pager as long as you keep reading. Keep that streak going. The power of compounding will take over.
- Abandon bad books quickly. Be very, very careful with your commitment to a book. If a book is not gripping your attention, drop it without any guilt. It’s okay to change your mind mid-book. You can’t win them all. A corollary to “Abandon bad books quickly” is “less is more.” Re-reading a book that you liked can be more enjoyable than reading a new one.
With that said, these are some of the books I’d like to read in 2020 in no particular order:
- The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness – Morgan Housel
- The upside of irrationality – Dan Ariely
- Drive – Dan Pink
- Venture deals – Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson
- Mastering the VC game – Jeff Bussgang
- Measuring what matters – John Doerr
- Good to Great – Jim Collins
- Disney War – James B. Stewart
- Ride of a lifetime – Robert Iger
- What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture – Ben Horowitz
- Never split the difference – Christopher Voss and Tahl Raz
- The book of beautiful questions – Warren Berger
I’ve already finished some of them. Follow me on twitter to track my reading progress.
PS: Feel free to gift me any of these books 🙂