If you want to build up, you have to read. There are a lot of interesting people in the world who share a lot of interesting knowledge, and reading their books lets you pick their brains. In fact, most ideas in this blog aren't my own, but are the things I read, applied, adapted, and found worthy.

This list is dynamic: I'll be adding and modifying books here as I read them, so check it back again from time to time if you follow this blog!

For all the books here, I recommend reading actual books, and not audio versions. This is because you need to sit down, focus, and digest these books. They're not easy reads. I call this "Deep Reading."


12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson

This book is not easy to read since it talks about very complicated topics and ideas. I took a lot more time with this book and generated many bookmarks. I had to re-read many paragraphs. But it was worth every single minute - many things that I didn't understand before made sense to me after reading this book. What I liked about this book and the author, is that it digests very complicated ideas and understandably presents them. I wish this book were available earlier since I could have used these ideas!


Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

I became interested in getting organized when I was moving from apartment to apartment, and I didn't have a grasp of where my things are and what's important. Getting Things Done (GTD) is probably one of the most popular and "battle-tested" organization systems out there, so definitely give it a shot. I don't follow it 100%, and I wouldn't expect anyone to do so, but it's worth to develop a personal system based on this.

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