One of my favorite authors has a great post worth checking out: 33 Thoughts on Reading. A few of the thoughts I enjoyed:
With over 600 books on my Amazon wish-list, there is no lack of titles for me to read. More importantly, books which are most relevant to me in the present will be read first.
These are documentaries that I find beneficial. Not necessarily, a book but influential nonetheless.
Good read on grid-based design for websites. Constraints always inspire creativity.
Great primer on typography. Dives into how use type, find your design’s voice, and implement it for the screen.
Great speech that Seth Godin gave, which is closely aligned with the following book.
Very inspiring. One of the best books so far this year. Take risks, do the work, create your art. Repeat.
Better browser support led to a revision to this book. Updated to reflect the present.
More than just a designer’s emotion… this book dives into the popular CSS pre-processor.
This books speaks to me just as much as his first book did. This is about being an artist, doing your work, recharging yourself and sharing your art with others.
A selection from Tim Ferris’ book club. Essays by satirical cartoonist Tim Kreider. Interesting to hear stories that took place in Baltimore and how the city used to be.
One of the best practical books I’ve read on business in awhile. An entertaining narrative which shows you growth through the eyes of the author.
On my list to read yearly. I learn something new each time I read this wonderful book. Know when to quit or stick it out.
A great unfiltered read about breaking the mold, making money, and conducting business based on recent changes in society.
Insightful book about taking a startup from zero to number one. Innovation is the differentiating factor to making a company unique. Instead of focusing on the competition, that uniqueness makes them stand out from the rest.
This book came to my attention via a recommendation to read it. Got so much out of this one. It isn’t the traditional, “what to do if you’re founding a startup” type advice. It’s the less glamorous advice. The tough examples that really were the hard lessons learned. Highly recommended reading.
The follow-up to his book The War of Art, took 3 years to complete but it was worth the extra time. Such a great read. The perfect description for when someone turns pro.
Discusses anxiety and being present.
Concise yet motivating read on tidying up. Gives practical advice and looks at the why of the problem.
Commencement ceremony speech at Naropa University and followup interviews.
A researcher’s perspective for what to do when you fall flat and get back up again.
Read this again after Tim Ferris’ podcast with Derek Sivers. Sivers covers lessons learned. You don’t have to fit the corporate mold for starting a company. Just think of the customer first and solve problems. Enjoy it.