Books recommended

I have read a lot of books. I have a lot of unread books (probably double than read ones). I will be posting the recommended books along with their summary here. I am not going to recommend books that I read once and liked it but never went back to it. I do not know about you but I tend to forget 80% of the material in 1-2 months and 99% in a year. These are the books I have read and reread and made notes. These are the books I come back again and again. They have made an impact on my life. Every time I read them I gain something. I do not summarize the books unless it is actionable and useful.

Also, the book summaries do not give a summary of those chapters which are just words and have no actionable steps.

This page will keep getting updated as I summarize the books. I update at-least every week – sometimes multiple times per week.

Life

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (Click here for Actionable Summary)

Early Retirement Extreme: A philosophical and practical guide to financial independence by Jacob Lund Fisker

Unfuc*k yourself Get out of your head and into your Life by Bishop (Read – to be summarized)

Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki

Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual by Jocko Willink (Click here for Actionable Summary)

Business

The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz

The Millionaire Fastlane by M J Demarco

The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success by Darren Hardy

Straight-Line Leadership: Tools for Living with Velocity and Power in Turbulent Times by Dusan Djukich (Click here for Actionable Summary)

The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life by Shawn Achor

Investing

The 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes and How to Avoid Them: Getting Investing Right by Peter Mallock

Copywriting

Ca$hvertising: How to Use More Than 100 Secrets of Ad-Agency Psychology to Make BIG MONEY Selling Anything to Anyone by Drew Eric Whitman

The Boron Letters Chapters (free): 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425
In book form: Here

Writing

How to Write Sell Simple Information for Fun and Profit Your Guide to Writing and Publishing Books, E-Books, Articles, Special Reports, Audio Programs, DVDs, and Other How-To Content by Robert W. Bly (Click here for Actionable Summary)

The Brilliance Breakthrough: How to Talk and Write So That People Will Never Forget You (Click here for Actionable Summary)

Sleep

Dare: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks Fast By Barry McDonaugh

Productivity

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp

The Motivation Manifesto by Brendan Bruchard (Click here for Actionable Summary)

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy (Click here for Actionable Summary)

To Read List

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

Awareness by Anthony Demello (Note that there is free audio version of the original talk on which the book is based)

How to make millions with your ideas by Dan S Kennedy

How to Make Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
One-Line Summary: If you want others to like you, smile, listen, and remember their names. People crave appreciation so show them genuine appreciation and talk about what’s important to them. Avoid arguments and never criticize anyone as this won’t help. If you want someone to change be praise them and encourage them for progress. Admit your own mistakes, be honest about it, and do not call attention to the mistake of others especially in a public setting. You can tell them their mistake indirectly. (Click here for Actionable Summary)

rational RECOVERY The New Cure for Substance Addiction by Jack Trimpey
Talks about why AA doesn’t work for Alcohol Addiction. These techniques have been successfully used on OCD, overeating, binge eating, and losing weight. Short version: Click to enlarge the image.