Here are some of the best non-fiction books in my library. I typically read a couple books per month and I’ll add the good ones to this list. If you love learning and interested in business, personal finance, economics, behavioral finance, and investing – these books are a great place to start.
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This is one of Dave's more religious books (in case that's not your cup of tea) and he's talking about an interesting topic - his view on how we can interpret what the Bible says about money and wealth in the context of our modern society. In an age where we are increasingly demonizing the wealthy, I found this to be an interesting read.
So much of modern economics has been based upon the premise that humans are rational. While this may be useful for macroeconomics, we know these theories falter on an individual level because people are not always rational! This is a great book that can help understand your own physchology and behavioral bias.
Have you ever considered how you actually think and make decisions? This is an engaging book which explores the divide between the two systems which drive our thinking - the fast and the slow. Read this book and gain a deeper understanding of your mind which can lead to better self awareness and decision making.
Another book from Maxwell which takes a look at how we can bring about positive change through personal integrity and self-discipline. A simple definition of leadership is "leadership is influence." How we yield that influence can make or break our role as leaders. Version 2.0 released January 2018.
I found this to be an insightful book on business leadership. Dave Ramsey shares much of what he's learned in the course of building his brand into the success it is today. Topics include how to hire the right people, how to insipire those you manage, setting compensation structures, accomplishing goals, and more.
If you are interested in real estate investing and haven't checked out the BiggerPockets website, you need to. This book comes from BiggerPockets and contains some great information.
This book helped me understand that there is so much more to sucess than working hard and acquiring knowledge and expertise in my field. While hard work and knowledge are good, they only get you so far. To really succeed, you have to approach life with an toward helping other people. "Your network is your net worth."
I don't know about you, but sometimes I just need to let my mind escape, relax, and run free. I love reading good fiction - reading a good story is more enjoyable for me than watching tv or movies. It's hard to explain, but some books bring me into the story and I see it happening in my mind instead of seeing the words on the page. Anyone else like that? Anyway, those are the books I've listed - along with some classics that everyone should read. You can probably tell by my book selection that I'm a little bit of a nerd - but that's ok!
I'll never forget going to Hastings with my Dad in elementary school and buying the Lord of the Rings series (including The Hobbit, of course) - it was the first book I purchased with my own money and I still have them today. The LOTR series is some of the best fiction ever written. The Hobbit Starts a little slow, but just go with it, enter Middle Earth, imagine all the details as you read them, and enjoy Tolkien's genius!
Yes, I am aware that Narnia is technically a children's series. However, only CS Lewis could write something engaging for children while at the same time packing it full of philosophical and theological ideas. I enjoy these more every time I read them and can't wait until my daughter is old enough to start reading these at bed time!
I first picked up a Sigma Force novel at an airport on a whim while waiting for a flight. I've since read all of the books in the series pretty much as soon as they come out. James Rollins is master in combining ancient history and mystery with cutting edge science, action, and adventure. The Sigma Force team is comprised of highly intelligent special operators who are tasked with repeatedly saving the world from some of the most dangerous criminal masterminds around by using their knowledge of history, science, medicine, and combat (of course). I enjoy how at the end of each book the author has a 'fact or fiction' section where he details some of the very real facts and scientific breakthroughs he's used to help him create the story. Hard to find a good page turner where you also learn - check it out and enjoy!
Dan Brown is most well-known for his series featuring Robert Langdon (Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, etc.) - the series now has five books and all are fun reads. I actually enjoy some of his other books even more - Deception Point and Digital Fortress were really entertaining and I'd recommend you check them out if you like this genre.