This is one of my best books of 2018. Short but highly concentrated. Almost every sentence left me wanting to take notes. My favorite quote and key takeaway from the book is "The ability to connect with others begins with understanding the value of people."
Contains both philosophical and tactical advice. Filled with stories and anecdotes from George's law enforcement career. The explanation in chapter 5 of three types of people, nice, difficult and wimps, was eye opening and helped me in my relationships with several people.
The Richest Man in Babylon is written in story form; fun to read and easy to understand regardless of your financial education. It's a concise book and hard to put down once you start reading. The key concept is "Money is plentiful for those who understand the simple laws which govern its acquisition."
Fun book with a lot of insights for running a retail business. Sam's 10 rules for running a successful company include general business, leadership and management principles relevant to most fields. Related fact, Sam Walton's three living children are currently ranked 16, 17 and 18 on Forbes World's Billionaires List.
Algorithms to Live By is a surprisingly fun book considering the subject. Contains mathematical philosophy on decision making on a wide range of topics. Including hiring, dating, real estate, sorting, and even doing laundry. At the top are several key quotes from the book, two of my favorites are "Inaction is just as irrevocable as action" and "Seizing the day and seizing a lifetime are two entirely different endeavors."
This was one of my favorite books read in 2017, I strongly recommend reading it. Andrew Carnegie's major motive was making men more useful to themselves and others. He said that making better men is a greater motive than making money.
Based on Amy's TED talk. Contains several good insights on how to be your best, especially in challenging situations. Summary sentence of the book. The ideal effect of presence is that you execute with comfortable confidence and synchrony and leave with a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, regardless of the measurable outcome.