Trying to get into habit of reading. Have never read any books and would love some recommendations General interest include investment, trchnology, short stories with moral, entrepreneurship,business

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I’m a big nonfiction and history junkie, so some of these may not sound fun but they really were: - the big short (the movie is great, and the book is infinitely better) - rise and kill first (the story of mossad) - valiant ambition (how Benedict Arnold’s betrayal may have been the turning point that saved America from itself) - the men who lost America (an examination of the American revolution from the perspectives of the British leaders and generals who were responsible for losing the colonies, and the ridiculous political forces that tied their hands) - misbehaving (behavioral economics and why we make stupid decisions) - fierce conversations (how to have tough conversations really, really well) - on grand strategy (basically the history of strategy - won the Pulitzer) - the shallows (Nicolas Carr’s work on why digital devices are killing our ability to focus and concentrate, and therefore create) - how the mighty fall (Jim Collins on the stages of what it looks like when a company is on the path to implode, and how to avoid/pull up before its’s too late. Could also be called “why companies can’t get out of their own way.”)

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Misbehaving was awesome

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All the Devils are Here by Bethany MvLean and Joe Nocera (about the 2008 financial crisis); Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild (better than Hillbilly Elegy imho); Where Nobody Knows Your Name by Joh Feinstein (yes it’s about baseball and MiLB at that but it is a deeply humbling book that makes me grateful for what I have and do for work. Also reading all of Dirk HayHurst’s books now); China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know by Arthur Kroeber (if you read nothing else on China read this); and AI Superpowers by Kaifu Lee. If you love baseball read K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches by Tyler Kepner.

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Bad blood The undoing project

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I believe there’s also suppose to be be a movie about it. The whole story is so crazy it’s hard to believe it’s true

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‘Have never read any books’?? Who even are you?

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Some of my nonfiction favorites I read over the past year or so include Hillbilly Elegy, Killers of the Flower Moon, Bad Blood, Shoe Dog, Let My People Go Surfing, American Predator, Deluxe: How Luxury Lost It’s Luster, Richistan: Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich (older but still good), Billion Dollar Whale (good but dense, maybe not best for getting into reading). Have a bunch of fiction recs too if you like

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I want to see your list of fiction recs please?

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Audible is your friend here. If you mix audiobooks in with your reading you double your througput. Pro Tip - you local library will likely have an audiobook app that you can use for free

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I got into a D test drive of Enterprise Audible and have listened to a bunch of books for free. The list is curated by D, but there are still lots of interesting ones.

I’m not a big reader either, but I made a resolution this year to read 1 book a month (or really, 12 books this year...) and I’m on track so far! I’ve been a little all over the place as far a genre, again not an avid reader, but have liked most everything I’ve read. I’m a 30yo female, so some of these you may not enjoy as much if your a male.

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EY2 - yes

This my 2019 Books to read list, hope this helps 😅

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*must read

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Can't go wrong with Michael Lewis

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Cut loose read some fiction Neal Stephenson the diamond age

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In general, I highly recommend downloading Goodreads to track your books, get recommendations, and see what your friends with similar taste are reading. Much better than writing it out in Notes...

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The 4 hour work week by Tim Ferris. Rich Dad Poor Dad will change your life. Escape the corporate rat race through real estate.

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Joy, Inc.: How We Built a Workplace People Love https://g.co/kgs/nkUdAZ

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I also read this and second the recommendation.

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Investment: Random Walk down wall street Entre/Business: Shoe Dog, Steve Jobs, Sam Walton Made in America Other: The Boys in the Boat Most of these weren’t too long and pretty easy to read

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How did you like that "Random walk down Wall Street"?

Rich dad, poor dad, the power of habits

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Put these interests into Feedly and consume this info from RSS feeds from different countries on the app. You’ll be immeasurable smart in a subconscious way in just a month. Imagine if that’s how you consume info all the time for a year

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Shoe Dog, CIO Paradox, Banker to the poor

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My all time favorite book

7 habits of highly successful people

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I cannot recommend Principles by Ray Dalio highly enough. You can now get it as a free interactive app for iOS.

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I really enjoyed groupthink: psychological studies of policy decisions and fiascos

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