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Steve Alvest


What are some books you think everyone should read?

These are books that I think will be helpful to anyone and everyone.

What are some books you think everyone should read?

    1. Influence, by Robert Cialdini

    Learn about all the psychological tricks marketers, businesses, and conmen might use against you. Once you learn them, you're less likely to fall for them.

    2. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi and/or The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch

    Both of these books will give perspective on our mortality, and how to live life when we know there's not much time left to live.

    3. How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie

    For socially inept people like me, this book was a lifesaver. The title says it all. It's about how to win friends and influence people.

    4. Don't Make Me Think, by Steve Krug

    The classic book on designing usability.

    5. Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl

    A fascinating study of what it means to live and how people find mining in life, written by a psychologist and former prisoner in the Nazi death camps.

    6. I Will Teach You to be Rich, by Ramit Sethi

    I read this relatively recently, and I have to say that it probably offers the best personal finance advice for the majority of "regular people" who don't want to spend hours every week tinkering with their money and investments (although personally, I rather enjoy tinkering and messing with my money... maybe that's why I'm not retired yet).

    7. Atomic Habits, by James Clear

    I've read many habit books, and this is the best one. It gives a good perspective on how our habits are formed and their importance in shaping our lives.

    8. The Miracle Morning, by Hal Elrod

    Wake up at 5am? It sounds crazy, but I tried this for a couple years and actually grew to love it. I hope to do it again when life gets a little less chaotic.

    9. Any book written by Tim Ferriss

    I've been a total Tim Ferriss fanboy since like 2008, when I read The 4-Hour Workweek on my daily metro commute to work.

    10. Any book written by me

    If I can just get about 2 million people to buy my books, I can finally retire. Come on, people! LOL

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