“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend…”Groucho Marx
Inside of a book there is a good friend, I agree with that. I used to read more when I was younger, but in the last few years I have discovered plenty of interesting things that I enjoy and the day has only 24 hours.
I could not accept parting with books but I wanted to learn and improve things I discovered since they became a great part of my life.
That being said, I had to find the time for both.
I started thinking, when I am not productive during the day, and figuring out the way how to turn that part of the day into a book time.
Apart from work, gym, sleep and the bathroom time, when I am unable to include the book time, the work-home commute is the time when I am not that busy.
So I tried reading on the bus, but that did not work out as I imagined because people are loud, bus is wobbly and the sensation is not quite right.
If noise was isolated and if words could come to me in some other way than looking at one spot which in the bus made me dizzy that would be great.
What if I listen to books?
I did a quick search and found Audible.
The selection of books is extraordinary, and regardless of the actual book price, as long you have 1 credit that costs $14.95 (Gold Membership) you can choose any book you want.
I tried that, and I liked it, but I did not quite catch the point of the book at the end of listening as at the end of the actual reading.
So I decided to re-listen to a book until I get the grasp of each chapter.
After 2 listenings in a row I accomplished my goal and the time for that perfectly aligned with the Audible membership, so every month I got 1 credit, which I spent for one book that I listened twice.
The aim this post is to share my library with you and to get recommendations from you for the books you loved.
The topics I am interested are:
but everything else that is a good read (listen) is welcomed.
Disclaimer: I will bold the titles of my favorite ones.
What I’ve listened
Words That WorkDr. Frank Luntz
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy LifeHéctor García, Francesc Miralles
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’tJim Collins
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to ChaosJordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD
A Field Guide to Getting LostRebecca Solnit
Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and PurposeTony Hsieh
How to Stop Worrying and Start LivingDale Carnegie
How to Win Friends & Influence PeopleDale Carnegie
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take ActionSimon Sinek
The Richest Man in BabylonGeorge S. Clason
Think and grow richNapoleon Hill
Current wish list
So Good They Can’t Ignore YouCal Newport
Ego Is the EnemyRyan Holiday
Antifragile: Things That Gain from DisorderNassim Nicholas Taleb
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About ItMichael E. Gerber
The Wisdom of Success: The Philosophy of AchievementAndrew Carnegie & Napoleon Hill