This week, I finished 7 amazing books. It’s rare that each book I finish in the week is so good, but I loved each of these books. Some of the books are about better thinking strategies and decision making, and some are about psychology, morality, and investing. Each one can add tremendous value in one way or another.
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ALIEN Thinking: The Unconventional Path to Breakthrough Ideas by Cyril Bouquet, Jean-Louis Barsoux, and Michael Wade
I enjoyed this book way more than I thought I would. Sometimes, books like this are way too anecdotal and seem more like subjective self-help “woo woo”, but these authors did a great job. I’m someone who has a million ideas a day, and I need help organizing those thoughts to get them off the ground. ALIEN Thinking provided practical advice with case studies, and even though there are plenty of anecdotes, they tied in really well with the strategies. I found myself taking some time after each chapter to wrestle with an idea I had using one of their strategies and made some great strides with different projects I’m working on. I can definitely see myself reading this book again in the future.
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
David and Goliath (Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants) by Malcom Gladwell
As I continue to learn more about investing, economics, and most of all, psychology, it’s a no-brainer that John Bogle had the right idea for investing. John Bogle believes in low-cost index funds, and so do many others. Bogle’s investing philosophy gained him a following who dubbed themselves The Bogleheads, so I decided to grab this book and see what they had to say. I was pleasantly…