July proved to be another good month of reading, with 12 books and three that I’d recommend.
My top picks for July are: “The Introvert’s Edge”, “Lost Connections”, and “Emotional Success”.
“The Introvert’s Edge” really surprised me. It’s marketed as a sales book, but it’s a really insightful investigation into the mind and experience of an introvert. The premise of the book, is that with practice, an introvert can become a far better and more consistent salesperson than an extrovert. There are a great many takeaways in this book, and I’d highly recommend it. “Lost Connections” is a fascinating look at depression. It will challenge many of your preconceived ideas of what depression is, and how to treat it. This book is very much in alignment with my personal experience and the research I’ve read on depression. Great book.
My least favorite book of the month was “How to Lose a Marathon” by Joel Cohen. This book could be better titled “How to Lose an Audience”. It’s snarky to the point that you just can’t take any of it seriously. I wouldn’t call it a work of comedy, because it’s just not funny. The author tries way to hard to make it funny, and fails miserably.
Here are my 12 listens for the month of July:
People Over Profit – Dale Partridge ***
The Motivation Myth – Jeff Haden ***
The Introvert’s Edge – Matthew Pollard ****.5
The Goal – Eliyahu Goldratt ***
How to Lose a Marathon – Joel Cohen **
Headstrong – Dave Asprey **.5
Why Isn’t my Brain Working – Datis Kharrazian ***
The Copernicus Complex – Caleb Scharf ***
Emotional Success – David DeSteno ****
On Combat – Dave Grossman ***
Lost Connections – Johann Hari ****
The Year of Less – Cait Flanders **.5
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