Favorite Books

These are the books that have influenced me the most and made me who I am today.

Books Completed (9)

These are the books I’ve completed reading so far this year. Favorite books are denoted by a ★

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

by Seth Godin

At the top of the list of my favorite books. I try to read it once a year. It’s where I learned the concept of being a true artist, doing The Work, and fighting Resistance. Such a great piece. Learn to squash fears, take initiative, and create the remarkable.
Book Review

The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)

by Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin introduces us to “The Four Tendencies”: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. The book provides great insight into human nature, social interactions, and those blindspots that we can’t see in ourselves. I’m a Questioner.

Creative Confidence

by Tom Kelley and David Kelley

This book is amazing. Loved it. It details the definition and process of design thinking. I’ve been a big fan of IDEO. This is a glimpse into both IDEO and Standford’s D School.

The Power of Less

by Leo Babauta

Introduced me to minimalism.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Speaks of creativity, fear that accompanies any artist/creative, and reinforces making your Art. It talks of Big Magic, or Flow as some call it and inversely Resistance which tries to sabotage one’s efforts.

Do the Work

by Steven Pressfield