Best book you read in 2018?

UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNAPosts: 3,994Mod Mod
Happy New Year TE! it's almost 2019 (where did 2018 go...)

2018 was a busy year for me, and I managed to read few non-IT books, this was by far my most favourite book:
Maximum Achievement Strategies and Skills that Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed by Tracy Brian


It was an overall excellent read, and dare I say, It's been a life changing book for me!


What's been your favourite book in 2018?
Goal: MBA, March 2020

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  • stryder144stryder144 Posts: 1,571Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins.
    The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position. ~ Leo Buscaglia

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    The E-myth revisited, Michael E. Gerber
  • MeggoMeggo Administrator Posts: 184Admin Admin
    • Nonfiction: Writing Without Bullshit by Josh Bernoff (really recommend this for anyone looking to improve their writing)
    • Fiction: Uprooted by Naomi Novik (wizards, witches and magic. Borderline YA fiction, but a fun read)
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  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead CSM, ITIL x3, Teradata Assc, MS SQL Server, Project +, Server +, A+, N+, MS Project, CAPM, RMP Posts: 2,475Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    I'm a very average writer @Meggo I'll take a look at that book.  
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 3,994Mod Mod
    @Meggo is the writing book focused on business writing or just general writing? I need to work on my business writing skills. I'm learning little bit of business writing in the MBA but I there's no dedicated course to teach it!
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  • Mike7Mike7 Posts: 1,062Member ■■■■□□□□□□
  • MeggoMeggo Administrator Posts: 184Admin Admin
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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 3,994Mod Mod
    Sweet! I just bought the book @Meggo ; it's like 2$ on kindle!!

    I might just keep adding the (self-development) books that I read here...  It'll be good to see what everyone else recommend :)
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  • DaskeryDaskery Posts: 7Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    The little prince and The Kite Runner.
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    The Alchemist and The Transhumanist Wager
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    Prisoners of Geography - Tim Marshall 

    Great book that talks about the complexities of the world and how physical geography and history still impacts us today, no matter how far technology has come in some places. 
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    The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth - John Maxwell
    Simply amazing and life changing!!

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  • MalwareMikeMalwareMike GSEC, GCIH, GCIA, GWAPT, RHCSA, WCNA Posts: 147Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    This thread lead me to Amazon to review some of the books and now I have 7 books in my shopping cart, thanks  :D 
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  • ruthbeckruthbeck Posts: 5Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
  • tedjamestedjames Scruffy-looking nerfherdr Posts: 1,012Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    Does a CISSP prep guide count? That's all I had time to read...
  • stryder144stryder144 Posts: 1,571Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Dang it!  I shouldn't have looked up the Brian Tracy book.  Now I have added several more books to my Kindle account.  Not to mention, I am currently studying for ITIL 4 Foundation and CISSP exams.  Not enough time!
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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 3,994Mod Mod
    @Meggo I finished writing without bullshit, I really liked it! I'm using a lot of those tips in my day to day work!
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  • NetworkNewbNetworkNewb They are watching you Posts: 3,263Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    Digital Minimalism 
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  • anthonxanthonx CISA, CRISC, CISM True NorthPosts: 91Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Meggo, So I bought the book (Writing Without Bullshit by Josh Bernoff) as you recommended but haven't read it yet.  I find the books of Angela Maniak really helpful for report writing.  Especially, the book "Writing High-Impact Reports".  I also have her book on "Report Writing Internal Auditors".  Anyways, Humble Bundle now has a collection for Write Like a Writer.  It looks interesting but I wonder if anyone here bought the collection.  If you can share your feedback, it will be most appreciated.
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  • MeggoMeggo Administrator Posts: 184Admin Admin
    @UnixGuy I'm so glad you liked it! It's still one of my favorites. I just finished this one over the weekend: https://www.amazon.com/Nine-Lies-about-Work-Freethinking-ebook/dp/B07C3ZT28C

    If you're into leadership books, I think it's definitely worth reading. It's radically different than any other leadership book I've read, and co-authored by Cisco's Leadership and Team Intel leader. Ashley Goodall. 
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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 3,994Mod Mod
    Digital Minimalism 
    Everyone's talking about this! a couple of friends disabled their facebook permanently after reading this LOL

    I love the author, I'll probably read it at some point
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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 3,994Mod Mod
    I recently finished this, the author presents a challenging idea, and it'll probably change the way you think/see things


    Breaking out of Homeostasis Achieve Mind-Body Mastery and Continue Evolving When Others Stagnate by Sunstrom Ludvig

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  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,153Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Hm might get that one!
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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 3,994Mod Mod
    Well I've got 2 x weeks break from uni (not from work)...I'm catching up on some reading but all of it is exercise and fitness related. I'm planning to write my own book in the same genre so maybe I'll do that in the next couple months :D
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  • JimssinJimssin Posts: 3Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Like this thread, always let me get a lot of information.
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