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Three Books To Read Immediately

Three Books To Read Immediately

June 21, 2019

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Nobody reads anymore.

We’ve definitely heard this a lot lately.

But is it true?

On one hand, definitely not. Studies show the demise of reading is grossly exaggerated.

On the other hand, it’s kind of true. People don’t like to read–unless it interests them. If interested, people read as much as ever.

We just may not read those boring emails.

One thing that’s not in dispute, though, is the power of reading.

What’s the #1 habit to become smarter every day?

Reading.

What was it that billionaire investor Charlie Munger once said?

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none, zero.”

Reading matters. Reading makes us smarter. Reading can change our lives.

So this week I’ve compiled a short list of 3 books to read right now. And that’s not marketing click-bait. These three books have the most benefit if read very soon.

Here’s the list:

  1. Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption (by Ben Mezrich). This book is worth it just for the behind-the-scenes retelling of what really went down between Facebook’s evil Mark Zuckerberg and the Winklevoss twins. It’s riveting. But it also talks a lot about Bitcoin. Bitcoin may not be a fad. It may be something we should be investing in–now. As of this writing, Bitcoin is up 143% in 2019.
  2. Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World (by Cal Newport). If you believe the research, we’re at the beginning of the worst mental health epidemic in the history of human existence. Sadness rates are at unprecedented levels. The reason? Our smartphones. This book shares the research and offers real solutions to save our mental health. Feeling happier is just a few pages away.
  3. The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups (by Daniel Coyle). Coyle’s first book, The Talent Code, was revolutionary. This book is on par with that one. Do you know what makes people fail or succeed? The group they’re in. The group is way more responsible for greatness than any individual prowess. Make a better group and have more success.

These books can make a difference.

Hope you take a look.

The sooner, the better.


My book is called The Inevitability of Becoming Rich, and you can find that here.