This page contains a list of books I’ve read and would recommend. Where possible I’ve provided a link to a copy of the book at Amazon.
- Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Robert B Cialdini) – some interesting pieces of information on the way we interact with others – like the desire to reciprocate (as used by Hare Krishna followers).
- Outliers: The Story of Success (Malcolm Gladwell) – surely required reading. Great stories about Bill Gates and others who were born into the right time; doesn’t exactly explain how you can change yourself but highlights some interesting facts.
- What You See Is What You Get (Alan Sugar) – although he’s a cantankerous old git, the stories of how he helped develop the Premiership and his awful Hifi and computer products are quite interesting.
- No Angel: The Secret Life of Bernie Ecclestone (Tom Bower) – fascinating look into the way Ecclestone developed Formula 1 motor racing. It’s hard to believe some of the facts are true; he had quite a hold on people.
- Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography (Walter Isaacson) – surely a must-read for anyone in the tech industry. Makes you realise how much luck as well as skill was involved in raising Apple from the dead.
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Steig Larsson) – great stories (need to read the trilogy), especially as the main character starts to develop and you see that there may be a bit of her in all of us.
- The Girl Who Played with Fire (Steig Larsson) – another in the trilogy.
- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest (Steig Larsson) – another in the trilogy.
- Robopocalypse (Daniel H Wilson) – robots out of control! What’s not to like about this story?
- FlashForward (Robert J Sawyer) – great story about the world getting a view of the future and working out how to deal with it.
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