If you could choose 3 books to be automatically installed into everyone’s mind after school, What books would they be?
The Best Books?
So obviously every book has a different worth to everyone and completely different impact. However there are those that stand out more then others. Ones that after you read you feel a little enlightened after. Some with knowledge that seems like it should be obvious to everyone but is only known once you’re told it.
So here’s my 3 books, plus some extra recommendations that everyone should at least be aware of. Plus you all got so much spare time now during the COVID/coronavirus crisis may as well get some knowledge in ya!
The name of this book is a little misleading. It seems to be all about money. Although it’s much more then that. It’s all about the mind and the power of it Developed during ‘The Great Depression’ the title was intent for its time. However it’s information is very current. In fact I’d bet almost any self development book or brain development book would reference this atleast once. It took Napolean 25 years to finalise his book and did an amazing job!
A brief history of human kind. Literally starting from the big bang and going to capitalism. Knowing your past and where you came from is great knowledge to have. It gives you a wider understanding of how things got to where they are and why things are like they are. That’s exactly why this book is so impactful. Instead of just repeating the events of history in a book, Yuval explains why they happened and the reasoning behind them. Continuing onto Homo Dues which I talk about below.
I’m not entirely sure. There are so many books that are great I’ve never decided on a 3rd one. I’d love any suggestions or thoughts on what it should be?
Below I’ve listed a few books that I believe could be contenders!
- The Power Of Now – Eckart Tollie
One of the best mindful books out. Done in a question answer fashion you can stop and start easily. Every 10 minutes you’ll read an amazing line that could change your life. This is my closest contender for Book #3
- 7 Habbits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
This is a close book for my #3. It gives general rules about life. Very generalised rules that you can apply everyday. He even gives the road map to get there or how you can develop them
- The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
An awesome short fictional story about a shepherd that will make you look at life completely differently. A story about the journey opposed to the destination. This is a fun read with a deep meaning.
- Start With Why – Simon Sinek
If you are leading a team or going to start something for yourself, anything! You must read this book. 2 years into developing my product I read this and it changed my view completely. It’s a great book to know. Telling you why companies such as Apple & Harley obtained such a religious following
- Homo Deus – Yuval Harari
Part 2 to Sapiens this book starts from today and looks at where we’ll go. Or atleast projects the different paths we could follow. He looks at humanity’s needs very objectively and has very unique points to what we will start looking to achieve as a species
- 12 Rules For Life – Jordan Peterson
A genius philosopher broke down his 40 odd rules to life to just 12. They may sound deceptively simple such as ‘Stand up straight’. Yet the point he puts across is phenomenal. Some people harshly criticize his work although you just got to take it from a philosophers point of view as just an idea. And he has a few great ideas!
- Own The Day, Own your Life – Aubrey Marcus
A general book about how to live a healthy life. He’s got amazing points on how your average day should go and what you could do. You never have to do all he says but he busts some myths and tells you facts.
- Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl
A book by a physiologist who survived a Jewish Camp in Nazi Germany. He looked at his experience extremely objectively and managed to find freedom in hell on earth. His views will help anyone going through a tough situation.
- How To Win Friends & Influence People – Dale Carnegie
The name doesn’t sound very nice at all. Although it’s just a book about how to talk and have successful social interactions with anyone! Written in 1936 it’s still extremely relevant today and always will be
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
If you have money problems or need to get out of money problems or just want better understanding of money. This books for you, well actually everyone should read it. Money is never really taught in our education, this shows you the fundamentals