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10 books that have recently impacted me

    1. Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant.

    A book that improved the quality of my thinking. And this idea follows me in my everyday life. Am I sure? Why do I think like this? What is the argument on the other side? I am less sure about many things, and I am happy about that.

    2. The Wim Hof Method: Activate Your Full Human Potential by Wim Hof.

    Breathing exercises and cold showers were already part of my routine, but the author convinced me even more. My exercises and showers are longer and more intense. And when I don't feel like turning the switch to cold, I think about Wim and execute. And by the way, it works for me 😀.

    3. Skip the Line: The 10,000 Experiments Rule and Other Surprising Advice for Reaching Your Goals by James Altucher.

    I remember reading an article about "the 10 ideas," a creativity technique pushed by @JamesAltucher years ago and it stuck with me. So when the book came out, I didn't hesitate. James experiments with dozens of ideas in different fields to learn faster and stand out. And you can feel his own experience behind it. I love it and use some of these concepts regularly.

    4. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William Braxton Irvine

    I feel close to Stoic thinking. I have always wanted to study it. This book gave me a practical approach to Stoicism and made me reflect regularly.

    5. How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking by Sönke Ahrens.

    The method of Niklas Luhmann, a German civil servant who developed a "Workflow" that allowed him to write more than 60 books on philosophy, organization theory and sociology. So I don't pretend to use his method exactly, but it helped me better exploit my 11 000 Evernote notes. And being able to keep, reflect and link ideas together is a fabulous tool for organization and creativity.

    6. The Minimalist Entrepreneur: How Great Founders Do More with Less by Sahil Lavingia

    A different approach to creating a business, far from the dogmas of the corporate world, but also more surprising, that moves away from the new start-up models. And if creating a business was possible for everyone? One of the author's messages.

    7. Die with Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life by Bill Perkins

    In general, but perhaps more specifically in the Financial Independence (FIRE) world, the question is often "do I have enough to last me.” Bill turns the question around and says, "how do I make sure I spend it all before I die?”.  An interesting paradigm shift.

    8. The Simple Path to Wealth by J. L. Collins.

    I’ve been an investor for more than 20 years but JL Collins gave me trust and confidence to simplify my investment strategy.

    9. The Life‑Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

    I didn’t know Marie Kondo before. Applying her methodology helped me empty my house and change my view on materials.

    I became much more selective regarding what comes into my house. Again, as for the investment methodology above, simplicity has become a central criterion for me.

    10. The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, by Morgan Hou.

    Money is more a matter of habits and soft skills than technicity—a delightful book, which reminds you of the pitfalls to be avoided with powerful stories.

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