The page is a reading list sharing the 10 best books I read in 2016, organized by title. If a particular book sounds interesting to you, click the title to read a full book summary. Enjoy!
Best Books 2016
01. The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do Paperback by Jeff Goins. A calling is what you have when you look back at your life and make sense of what it’s been trying to teach you all along.
02. Black Box Thinking: The Surprising Truth About Success by Matthew Syed. The single greatest obstacle to human progress is failing to learn from mistakes.
03. The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right by Atul Gawande. Checklists are required for success and establish a higher standard of baseline performance.
04. Create or Hate: Successful People Make Things by Dan Norris. Successful people make things. And when they do, the world is a much better place for it. Go.
05. The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor. If we study merely what is average, we will remain merely average.
06. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Book by Cal Newport. In order to produce the absolute best stuff you’re capable of, you need to commit to deep work. The book reveals how.
07. Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way by Steven Pressfield. We can never eliminate Resistance. It will never go away. But we can outsmart it, and we can enlist allies that are as powerful as it is.
08. Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, your worst enemy already lives inside you: your ego. And if we are to remove it, we must cultivate humility, diligence, and self-awareness.
09. Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work by Steven Pressfield. We can divide our lives neatly into two parts: before turning pro and after.
10. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield. The power to overcome Resistance is in your hands; all you had to do is believe it.