11 Books that influenced me the most in 2023 so far
I have been moving faster than pace to read 100 books in 2023. consuming this much information has changed the way I look at the world. I reflect on the ideas in these books the most. Sometimes the simplest books can have the deepest impacts. I have been keeping a spreadsheet and making NotePD lists of many books I have read. This habit has helped me to retain more and be a more active reader/listener.
1. Beeple: Everydays, the first 5,000 days
I was blown away by his simple but effective work ethic of completing a project every single day. It paid him dividends. I have done this with note PD and (sometimes very light) exercise. I have also "dabbled" with daily music projects for a month: it is not easy to do something every day for a long period of time but it makes a huge difference.
2. Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
The simple act of breathing through my nose has increased my mental health throughout the day. Breathing through my nose has cleared up congestion that I had assumed was permanent allergies.
3. Write Your Book on the Side How to Write and Publish Your First Nonfiction Kindle Book While Working a Full-Time Job (Even if You Don’t Have a Lot of Time and Don’t Know Where to Start) By Hassan Osman
4. Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism
5. Our 50 State Border Crisis by Howard Buffett
Howard Buffett is doing heroic work to improve the world with help from his father's resources.
6. Clockwater City: Warship's Wrath - Chris Adams (Me!)
I learned a lot by doing this.
7. Impromptu: Amplifying Our Humanity Through AI by Reid Hoffman
8. "MAKING YOUR LIFE AS AN ARTIST" by Andrew Simonet
9. “The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives (Exponential Technology Series)” by Peter H. Diamandis (Author), Steven Kotler (Author)