Just finished reading Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper (Affiliate Link). The book is about Bitcoin and how it started. I have been hearing about Bitcoins and Cryptocurrencies since 2011. It seemed like it was not real money. It was only recently with surge in Bitcoin value that I got interested in it. I was still skeptical of Bitcoin and the whole idea behind it. But after reading this book, I am coming around.
One of my goal with this new blog is to organize my thoughts and knowledge. The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber is a recent book I listened. So I will start with it. My biggest takeaway from this book was that most people start business to create a job for themselves. For example, a person who enjoys baking may start a cake shop. The problem with this approach is that one is working in the business, not on it.
I learned of Mark Manson through his blog, especially this post, 7 Strange Questions That Help You Find Your Purpose. Since then I have been on and off following his blog. He usually has a lot of good advice, so finally I decided to get his book. Makes it easier to have all information in one place. I had no idea what Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck was about.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. It shows up on Hacker’s News and other entrepreneurs’ forums regularly as a recommended reading. Steven Pressfield is a novelist but this book is popular reading for anyone who is pursuing a goal. The author’s main point is that the most important and the hardest thing is doing. Weather that be sitting down at desk to write a novel or software.
Antifragile was my introduction to Nassim Taleb. A lot of people had recommended this book. I finally signed up for Audible. I was never a big fan of audiobooks but they make sense on long treadmill runs or while stuck in traffic. But I have a feeling Nassim Taleb won’t approve of audiobooks. He would probably say that a book should be read with full attention to it not while navigating traffic.