Reading Notes

Inspired by Derek Sivers and James Clear, I decided to summarize every single book I read, to a list of reading notes. Each summary starts with a short note from my personal point of view and followed by the key ideas and lessons from the book in tiny digestible bulleted format.

This page will constantly update as I read more, so bookmark it if you want to check back in a few months.

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Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Book Author: Seth Godin

The book Linchpin is about you – your choices, your future, and you potential to make a huge difference in whatever field you choose.

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The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, and Lead

Book Author: Sir Richard Branson

There is a growing trend on these leadership approaches and how it positively impacts companies, communities, economy, and the planet.

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Think and Grow Rich

Book Author: Napoleon Hill

A must-read book of all time. Napoleon Hill spent 20 years of his lifetime on researching and analyzing hundreds of well-known men during his time to come up with this masterpiece.

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The Impact Equation: Are You Making Things Happen or Just Making Noise?

Book Author: Chris Brogan & Julien Smith

I like the formula and ideas because they are not those get-famous-quick hacks but long-term principles and fundamentals to create a true impact online.

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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits & the Art of Battling Giants

Book Author: Malcolm Gladwell

This book changes the perspective we see strengths and weaknesses, advantages and disadvantages, blessing and misfortune.

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Influence: What It Really Means and How to Make It Work for You

Book Author: Jenny Nabben

An excellent toolkit for influencing skills and effective professional communication comes with useful insights and techniques.

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Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions

Book Author: Guy Kawasaki

To reduce the content is this book, the key to leave an impact on others is by having a great cause, understanding the audience, and delivering values for the long run.

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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Book Author: Robin Sharma

The insights and lessons in The Monk who Sold His Ferrari are simple, but yet most people find it hard to put them into practice on a daily basis.

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Launch: The Secret Formula to Sell Almost Anything Online

Book Author: Jeff Walker

Launch is useful to anyone who is new to internet business model. It also comes with tips and inspirations in the context of entrepreneurship.

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Good Products Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality

Book Author: James L. Adams

This book makes you give the term "quality" a second and a few other thoughts from multiple angles and perspectives the book is provided.

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How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

Book Author: Benedict Carey

It is not easy to read, but it comes with many solid techniques that aid your learning in real time backed by science and research.

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The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive

Book Author: Jim Afremow, PhD

A useful book for young athletes. It covers many practical ideas and techniques backed by real champions' stories.

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life & Business

Book Author: Charles Duhigg

It explains perfectly how our habits work backed by science, research, and real-life stories.

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The $100 Startup: Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love And Work Better To Live More

Book Author: Chris Guillebeau

A must-read book for anymore who is interested in starting a micro-business with a tiny team (usually 1 to 5 members) and live in your own term.

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Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly

Book Author: John Kay

We can only learn about our objectives and how to achieve them through a gradual process of risk taking and discovery – what he calls obliquity.

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59 Seconds: Think A Little Change A Lot

Book Author: Professor Richard Wiseman

It uncovers many hot self-help myths with science. Almost everything in it is backed by fascinating research; it also offers a bite-size actions you can take to improve your life.

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The Fast Diet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting

Book Author: Dr. Michael Mosley & Mimi Spencer

It covered the benefits of intermittent fasting backed by research and case studies, shows you how to do it with the 5:2 method.

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Awaken The Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Financial Destiny

Book Author: Anthony Robbins

Even some claim that the concepts in the book are not backed by science and research, but it’s undoubtedly a must-read book for anyone who like to master their inner self and change their destiny.