The books below radically changed the way I think. They’re not necessarily the best, most influential, or most valuable – but these books altered deep-seeded beliefs I’ve had about important aspects of life. I list the three I’d consider to be most mind blowing first, and then a few others that have been almost equally mind blowing. I highly recommend all of them!
1.) The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss (link)
-Radically changed the way I think about work, money, lifestyle, entrepreneurship, definitions of success, and productivity, and proposed new opportunities I had not before considered.
2.) The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company by Steve Blank and Bob Dorf (link)
-Having been thinking about and practicing business and entrepreneurship since I was a kid, this book radically changed the way I think about business strategy and the entrepreneurial process.
3.) Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha (link)
-This book challenges conventional beliefs about sex and relationships in a major way. The authors pile on scientific evidence to support what some might have guessed from our 50% divorce rate: monogamy is far from natural.
Some others that have been quite mind-blowing:
The Power of Now (mentality), Think and Grow Rich (mentality, motivation, work ethic, success), The Startup of You (professional relationships, career, entrepreneurship), The Game (dating, mentality, interpersonal communication), Ayn Rand philosophies (government, politics, mentality), Choose Yourself (entrepreneurship, mentality, lifestyle).
What books have been the most influential or mind-blowing to you?