Library

“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:
Customer support,
Self-improvement,
Time management,
Fighting procrastination,
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 Work

Dr. Frank Luntz

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

Héctor García, Francesc Miralles

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t

Jim Collins

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Jordan B. Peterson, Norman Doidge MD

A Field Guide to Getting Lost

Rebecca Solnit

Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

Tony Hsieh

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Dale Carnegie

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Dale Carnegie

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Simon Sinek

The Richest Man in Babylon

George S. Clason

Think and grow rich

Napoleon Hill

Current wish list

So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Cal Newport

Ego Is the Enemy

Ryan Holiday

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It

Michael E. Gerber

The Wisdom of Success: The Philosophy of Achievement

Andrew Carnegie & Napoleon Hill

Author: zeljkoskipic

WordPress developer, lover, and enthusiast. Ever-present internet person. Newbie blogger, casual (ex-pro) gamer. Resident DJ of my own living room.

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