Have you got a summer holiday coming up? Or at least some time off work? If so, this is my list of suggested books for you to read by the pool to get you fired up to create your own million-dollar venture.
Jay Samit who’s worked with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Reid Hoffman, shares his dozen tenets to take control of your life, create a successful business, and get rich. It’s a pacy mix of mindset and business strategies which is sure you inspire you.
Scott Galloway is an NYU marketing professor and an outspoken and amusing commentator on tech startups. I like Galloway because he looks not just at the technology and the financial success of a company but also at its impact on society. The book is a good primer on the opportunities awaiting us after the pandemic.
Serial entrepreneur, trader, and blogger James Altucher’s latest book contains his collection of hacks on how to shortcut the journey to success and happiness. Altucher is an engaging writer and his advice is surprisingly solid given the grand promise.
Tells the story of how the Winklevoss Twins amassed a $6 billion Bitcoin fortune. The Twins famously first had the idea for a social network for Harvard students and took Mark Zuckerberg to court over their claim to Facebook. Their portrayal in the movie The Social Network is unflattering but as the book shows they were smart enough to see the potential of social media early on and then bet on cryptocurrency early too. The book is a fun read, opening with their final, tense meeting with Zuckerberg. Then through a chance meeting on holiday they are introduced to the world of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin Billionaires will leave you inspired to think big.
This is book was compiled by Eric Jorgenson from the tweets, podcast interviews and blogs of Naval Ravikant, Silicon Valley legend and cofounder of AngelList. The first half of the book is how to become wealthy and the second half of the book is how to become happy. The book is currently just £1.49 on Kindle. There are some nice crossovers with my book F**k Work Let’s Play and it’s full of so many insights that I have read the book three times.