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Book Club: Volume 2

I wrote my first Book Club post in February with a fairly large reading list to get through. Starting a full time position shortly after pushed the goal of getting through most of the list a little unreachable. I've added some new ones to the list, finished a couple - but hoping to ramp up and get through these entirely in the next few months!

Just Finished:

  1. Sprint: Jake Knapp (Product Design)
  2. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products: Nir Eyal (Product Design)
  3. UX for Lean Startups: Laura Klein (UX, Research)
  4. The User Experience Team of One: Leah Buley (UX Research)

Currently Reading:

  1. The Daily Stoic: by Ryan Holiday  (Stoicism, Philosophy)
  2. Ego is the Enemy: by Ryan Holiday  (Stoicism, Philosophy)
  3. Mindwise: by Nicholas Epley (Psychology)
  4. Brand Thinking & Other Noble Pursuits: by Debbie Millman (Branding)
  5. A Technique for Producing Ideas: by James Webb Young
  6. Getting Things Done, The Art of Stress-Free Productivity: by David Allen (Productivity)

Next Up:

  1. Mastery: Robert Greene
  2. Start with Why: Simon Sinek (Business, Leadership)
  3. Logo Design Love: David Airey (Branding)
  4. Deep Work: Rules for Focussed Success in a Distracted World: Cal Newport (Productivity)
  5. The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding: Al & Laura Ries (Branding)
  6. Create, Convince, Connect: Fundamentals of Advertising, Branding and Communication: Jorg Dietzel (Marketing, Branding)
  7. Designing Brand Experiences: Creating Powerful Integrated Brand Solutions: Robin Landa (Branding)
  8. The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design: Marty Neumeier (Business, Branding)
  9. Designing Brand Identity: An Essential Guide for the Whole Branding Team: Alina Wheeler (Branding)
  10. Don't Make Me Think: Steve Krug (Information Design)
  11. Brand Sense: Martin Lindstrom (Branding)
  12. Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences: Nancy Duarte (Branding)
  13. Rework: Jason Fried (Business)
  14. The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders & Leadership: John Wooden (Leadership)
  15. The Education of a Coach: David Halberstam (Leadership)

Keepers:

  1. The Obstacle is the Way: Ryan Holiday (Lifestyle Design)
  2. (Vol 1) Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus & Sharpen Your Creative Mind: 99u, Forward by Scott Belsky (Business)
  3. (Vol 2) Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career: 99u, Forward by Scott Belsky (Business)
  4. (Vol 3) Make Your Mark: The Creative's Guide to Building Businesses with Impact: 99u, Forward by Scott Belsky (Business)
  5. Making Ideas Happen: Scott Belsky, CEO Behance & The Action Method (Creativity, Business)
  6. Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got: Jay Abraham (Business)
  7. Trust Me, I'm Lying: Ryan Holiday (Marketing)
  8. Purple Cow: Seth Godin (Marketing)
  9. Linchpin: Seth Godin (Business)
  10. Outliers: Malcom Gladwell (Business)
  11. David and Goliath: Malcom Gladwell (Business)

Keepers (Misc Subjects):

  1. Kettlebell, Simple & Sinister: Pavel Tsatsouline (Fitness)
  2. Easy Strength: Pavel Tsatsouline & Dan Jon (Fitness)
  3. Deadlift Dynamite: Pavel Tsatsouline & Andy Bolton (Fitness)
  4. The Four Hour Chef: Tim Ferriss (Lifestyle Design, Meta-Learning)
  5. The Four Hour Body: Tim Ferriss (Health, Fitness)
  6. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up: Marie Kondo (Lifestyle Design)
  7. The Charisma Myth: Olivia Fox Cabane (Lifestyle Design)
  8. Seneca, Letters from a Stoic: Seneca (Stoicism, Philosophy)
  9. Meditations: Marcus Aurelius (Stoicism, Philosophy)