What do I read?

The purpose of this section is to bring a highlight to some of the great books that have helped me in my personal progression. I'll be sharing my personal notes and findings, as well as what's next for me to read within my journey.

Most of these books will be found on Audible, as I'm in heavy preference of an audiobook format currently.

I also highly welcome any book recommendations - if you've found my list and notes interesting and have a tip on any other awesome book that might support my journey, ping me at hans@hans.ee. ❤️



Done & recommended

This section will leave out any books I've read that comparatively were not as insightful or useful. If it's here, my rating for it is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. :)



Managing Oneself - Peter F Drucker

The most valuable book you will ever read on your career development, and at a mere 44min / 34 pages. If you read any book from my list, make it this one.

Atomic Habits - James Clear

The gold standard of habit development and improving your personal processes.

Zero to One - Peter Thiel

There's none better than Peter Thiel to introduce the mindset and processes of building startups. If you're an entrepreneur, this one is a must-read.

Do the Work - Steven Pressfield

Struggling with writers' block? Whichever creative project you're going through, this book prepares you to make it 'til the end, no matter the challenges you might face.

Ego is the Enemy - Ryan Holiday

Mindset. Great read.

On Shortness of Life - Seneca

Mindset and stoicism. Live immediately - life is long if you know how to use it. 1h 13min read and a strong recommendation.

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back

How to run, or ruin an economy? Turns out economy is complicated, and printing money can be a good idea. But not too much. Just the right amount.

The Challenger Sale - Dixon and Adamson

A highly recommended classic in sales - a great primer to consultative style of sales.

Never Split The Difference - Chris Voss

If a highly prestiged hostage negotiator from FBI reveals some of their best negotiation tactics, you know you're in for something good. Must-read book.

Inspired - How to create products people love - Marty Cagan

Product development.

Hacking Growth - Sean Ellis

Growth marketing.

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems & Test New Ideas in Just Five Days - Jake Knapp

Product development.



Currently reading

Mastery - Robert Greene



To-do

Deep Work - Cal Newport
Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker
Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
Principles - Ray Dalio
Influence - the Psychology of Persuasion - Robert B Cialdini
Start With Why - How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
The 1-Page Marketing Plan
The Lean Startup - Eric Ries
The Leader's Guide - Eric Ries
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck - Mark Manson



Any more book suggestions? Feel free to ping me at hans@hans.ee and I'd be glad get your take and recommendations as well!







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