As I’ve written before, we live in an age where self-learning becomes more relevant every day. As less people read books, reading becomes a real competitive advantage. It’s a very effective way of standing on the shoulders of giants.
In 2019 I completed a total of 16 books (non-fiction) and 17 novels. From the non-fiction list, these are the ones I enjoyed very much and consider worth recommending:
- 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari.
- This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See by Seth Godin and Ken Blanchard.
- Building a Better Business Using the Lego Serious Play Method by Per Kristiansen and Robert Rasmussun.
- Atomic Habits by James Clear.
- Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad by Austin Kleon.
- AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee.
- Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age by Cory Doctorow, Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer.
These are the books enjoyed most in the fiction/fantasy category. If I had to choose one, I would pick the Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy by Liu Cixin.
- A Year and a Day in Old Theradane by Scott Lynch. (Fantasy.)
- The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells (All Systems Red, Artificial Condition, Rouge Protocol, Exit Strategy). (Science-fiction.)
- The Quantum Evolution Series (The Quantum Magician, The Quantum Garden) by Derek Künsken. (Science-fiction.)
- Lady Astronaut series (The Calculating Stars, The Fated Sky) by Mary Robinette Kowal. (Science-fiction.)
- Delta-V by Daniel Suarez. (Science-fiction, techno-thriller.)
- Remembrance of Earth’s Past trilogy (The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, Death’s End) by Liu Cixin. (Science-fiction.)
- The Technologists by Matthew Pearl. (Historical mystery.)
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