In my last post for this year 2017 I am doing nothing but recommending 5 books that I enjoyed very much this year. All of them gave me some new insights and helped shaping the work I do.
Without further bla bla, here are my top 5 book recommendations to read, if you haven’t read them yet.
I) Tribes from Seth Godin. The book is about global community building and how the concept of the tribe has evolved through the internet age.
II) Rework from David Hansson & Jason Fried. Rework introduces ideas that change the way one can approach work. A lot of these are completely the opposite of the status quo. The authors explain why they do things different, so you can decide for yourself if you stick to the old ways or the suggested ones.
III) Steal like an Artist from Austin Kleon. This really small gem is an introduction into doing your work as an artist. It installs methods and rituals that help you do your daily work.
IV) Die große Hitze from Jörg Mauthe. This one is fiction in german language. I don’t think it is translated to other languages and it’s relevance to readers from outside Austria might be small. For everyone living in Austria or having friends there, get this book and have an excellent satiric novell about austrian officialdom and dwarves. (No joke)
V) The Prophet from Khalil Gibran. Philosophic stories and metaphors about dozens of timeless topics.
If you have any books that you recommend, let me know in the comments. If you already read some of those above, share your thoughts.