I’ve been writing emails back and forth with a reader of this site and he asked me this:
“Can you tell me in all the books you read, is there one book you think it changed your life the most and would you share it with me?”
I’ve been thinking about it a little bit and I realized that there are no books that changed my life in a profound way that I can talk about. But there are lots of books that changed my life a little bit for the better. While I was answering, I thought that this would be a good article for the blog as well.
Here’s my answer:
Man, there are books that were life changing at that moment, but in retrospect they’re not THAT life changing.
– changed my way of doing a startup
– made it easier for me to go through the shitty days in my startup, because I knew I wasn’t the only one going through that.
– helped me saved my relationship by highlighting the things your partner goes through when you grow your business
– made me much more productive and aware of my time
I don’t think there’s a true life changing book, but there are books that change your understanding of the specific situation you are in.