Books in 2019

Every year I read a lot of interesting books to expand my understanding of the world. Here are the books I read in 2019 with links to Amazon. The ones in bold are particularly interesting and thought-provoking.

  1. Who is Michael Ovitz? by Michael Ovitz
  2. Accelerate: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations by Nicole Forsgren PhD, Jez Humble, Gene Kim
  3. Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs by John Doerr
  4. Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  5. Dangerous Personalities: An FBI Profiler Shows You How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Harmful People by Joe Navarro , Toni Sciarra Poynter
  6. Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle
  7. Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality by Anthony De Mello
  8. Magnetic Marketing: How to Attract a Flood of New Customers That Pay, Stay, and Refer by Dan S. Kennedy
  9. Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition by Charles Eisenstein (Link to Free Version)
  10. Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace
  11. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
  12. Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity by Jamie Metzl
  13. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
  14. The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business by Patrick M. Lencioni
  15. Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL’s Guide by Brandon Webb, John David Mann
  16. The Scrum Fieldbook: A Master Class on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results, and Defining the Future by J. J. Sutherland
  17. Unbeatable Mind: Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level by Mark Divine
  18. Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  19. Zen in the Art of Archery Kindle Edition by Eugen Herrigel
  20. Spirit of the Shuar: Wisdom from the Last Unconquered People of the by John Perkins
  21. Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free by Joel Fuhrman

As a note, I’ve skipped five books that I decided were not appropriate to share. Those are reserved for my closest friends.

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