I tour. A lot. All over the world. This provides me with excellent conditions for reading. I love books that entertain, mesmerize, enlighten and confuse. Out of chaos comes… mayhem? Just kidding. New chaos. Better chaos.
Since I usually feel that I am the only person in the world who just read a million selling top list book I am starting a stream of sharing here – please comment if you feel chosen to – I love a good reading recommendation!
I’m involved in product development and design varying from child carrying devices and hospital alarm beds to lighting control desks.
The Design Of Everyday Things (Donald A. Norman)
I’ve read tons of motivational books, and they all say the same thing: “If you want to achieve something, you must define your goal, commit to it, and the rest will follow”. Right. True. Some books are better in providing the tools for this defining and committing process. We’re human, right?
Recognize some of these books? You WILL find top-sellers. That doesn’t seem very original, does it? Well, the way I work is this: “if it’s a top seller is probably a bland product fit for the masses, not for my unique needs”. Guess what?
The 4-Hour Workweek (Timothy Ferriss)
Blink (Malcolm Gladwell)
If you want to confirm your gut feeling that some things are…. this is the book. About gut feelings. About trusting and refining them.
Freaconomics (Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner)
Lila – An Inquiry To Morals (Robert M Pirsig)