Category: Books you MUST read. Period!

Must-read books, book suggestions and food for thought!

Hey there! So you’ve probably had a look around already, but this page regroups my must-read books and book suggestions. From business, creativity and leadership to politics, economics, society and technology, the books listed there are packed with value and will give you everything you need to feed your thoughts. These are the books you must read, period! So, please feel free to browse, I’m sure you’ll find something to suit your needs!

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Educated, a Memoir: when Tara Westover shakes your world

Educated, by Tara Westover, was unquestionably one of my literary shocks this year. This book is not only well written and inspiring, but it is also deep, eye-opening and brutally mind-shaking. While there are tons of excuses out there not to change anything, Educated is a testimony that everyone should read. As long as they're ready to be shaken, provoked, brutalized and put outside of their comfort zone, that is. Beware, however. You won't come out unscathed of this book.

Denise Brosseau asks: are you Ready to Be a Thought Leader? – Book Review

Ready to be a Thought Leader? How to Increase Your Influence, Impact and Success, by Denise Brosseau is one of those books I've put to the top of my must-read list, without the slightest doubt. The book isn't on Amazon's hot list, and I haven't heard many people talk about it, yet I think that it is a powerful tool if you are interested in building up your own leadership. Denise Brosseau provides various concepts and very actionable tools here, which will help you get somewhere. At the end of the day, whilst leadership is a big topic, only a few people have a genuine opportunity …

Keller & Papasan say success depends on your ONE THING

What if thinking about (and finding out) what really drives you made a big difference in your life? Productivity and success are big things these days. People want to do better and more because success and productivity are often associated with quantity. In The One Thing, Gary Keller and Jay Papasan say that success depends on the one thing that drives you, and they help you put your finger on it. This book has helped me more than I thought it would. The argumentation is fairly repetitive (as this is often the case with self-development books) but it has given me great food for thought. …

China is hot stuff, so Rudolph & Szonyi ask the China Questions!

Book suggestion & review – The China Questions | What if asking the correct China questions made you smarter? China is hot stuff these days. People talk about it a lot but sadly China-bashing is often the focus. In reality, there’s much more to say. The China Questions (edited by Jennifer Rudolph and Michael Szonyi) is one must-read book if you want to learn what China is about. Totally worth adding to my society and politics books suggestion list…

Leadership & Human Skills: Dale Carnegie’s tips on How to Win Friends and Influence People

Leadership is a big thing we all want to explore, both for self-development or business reasons. But where should we start? Here is a book suggestion: in How to Win Friends and Influence People, leadership guru Dale Carnegie explains the basics of human intelligence and human skills. It's very simple! These are the skills you need to master if you plan on moving forward and doing better with what you have! In short? A must-read business and self-development book, packed with value. What are you waiting for? Read my book review of Dale Carnegie's book How to Win Friends and Influence People ...

Why Obama loved Harari’s book ‘Sapiens, a Brief History of Mankind’

Let me be blunt: Sapiens is one of those books you must absolutely read, and it's not like you have a choice. I'm not just making a suggestion here, I'm telling you. Period! Sapiens, a Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari is one of those books everybody has been talking about lately, and there's a good reason for that. Sapiens talks about humanity and progress. The book explains what made us, how we shifted from apes to a social construct-dependant and technology-able species. Harari was commonly described as President Obama's favourite essayist and my book review is going to tell you why...

Is there a Blockchain Revolution? Don & Alex Tapscott say there is one!

I'm sure you've heard of the blockchain. But can you tell what the thing is about? Probably not, and that's normal. So, here is a book suggestion: Blockchain Revolution by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott. The thing is, you can't really afford to miss that book. The Blockchain is one of those trendy topics at the moment. People say it'll be a revolution, that our lives are going to change... Still, only a few actually know about it. So, is there a Blockchain Revolution out there? Don & Alex Tapscott think so and they do a great job explaining why. Curious? Read my book review!

Here’s what Alec Ross thinks The Industries of The Future could be.

What could the industries of the future be like? Is the world as we know it over? Is technology about to change everything? If you are interested in these questions, 'The Industries of the Future' by Alec Ross is a must-read book. Really! Let's face it, people keep talking about technologies. Robots are replacing humans, the blockchain this, cyber-security that... Don't just let people let you what to think! Read smart, think smarter, and make up your own mind! The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross is a fascinating and eye-opening book. Read my book review and find out why!

Leadership & Creativity: Here’s how Adam Grant’s Originals Move the World

There are tons of books out there on leadership and creativity, but Originals by Adam Grant is definitely in top position on my book suggestions list. In 'Originals, How Non-Conformists Move the World', Grant provides tons of food for thought on how to be better at creativity and leadership... differently. Are you interested in finding ways to think smart and outside the box? Are you thinking about changing the rules? Trying to write your own rules, maybe? Well, This book is a book you must read, it's as simple as that. Read smart, check my book review of Originals to find out more!

Entrepreneurship is tough, Michael E. Gerber’s E-Myth Revisited explains why.

Are you having difficulty running your business? Are you trying to build a startup in a smart way? The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber explains why many business owners struggle to keep their head above the water and what they do wrong. For this, the book is an excellent reading suggestion. Let's face it, entrepreneurship is tough, so why take chances? The E-Myth Revisited is packed with easily actionable advice, and the way the story is written makes it fun to read. In short, this is a must-read business & startups book. Read my book review of The E-myth Revisited to find out why!

Pop Culture Now! Geek-Art Anthology | Thomas Olivri

Those of you interested in beautiful coffee table art books - and more precisely pop art design books - will totally love this illustrated album book. In fact, this is one of those coffee table books that we all ought to have. As the title says, the book is full of pop illustrations which will talk to all generations.

Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes

Wondering what Daniel Keyes' book 'Flowers for Algernon' is about? 'Flowers for Algernon' is one of those science-fiction books that you have to read at least once in your life. Not really science fiction, actually. But between science and fiction, that's for sure! Don't think twice, go for it, you'll love it! Spoiler: beware, this book suggestion is really worth your time! Just saying!