July 2015 Bookshelf

Here are the books I read in July and my personal viewpoints on who would benefit from reading them. To see previous lists, click here.

By Jonathan Fields

Uncertainty – The first few chapters were remarkable, but the middle parts of the book felt dull in spots. It felt more like a required stab at a self-help book rather than diving into the topic of uncertainty more. Overall it was a decent read, but I found myself wanting more research and higher level discussion rather than programed steps. This is likely a personal preference only.

By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

Think Like a Freak – The book was very similar to the podcasts and the other books they have put out. It is an economist take on decision-making and social issues. I found it an enjoyable and entertaining read. If you like the podcast or any of their other work, you'll enjoy this book.

By Randy Komisar

The Monk & The Riddle – This was another parable book that was quite interesting. It wasn’t as good as The Go-Giver, but it still had some relevant information. It focused on creating companies because you want to do something meaningful, not because it could be profitable.

By Joshua Wolf Shenk

Powers of Two – Absolutely loved this book. It talked about the importance of pairs as it relates to creativity, innovation, and life. Would highly recommend to entrepreneurs and creative people.

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