The books thread!

UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNAMod Posts: 4,082 Mod
edited December 2019 in Off-Topic
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?
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  • stryder144stryder144 Member Posts: 1,600 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins.
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    The E-myth revisited, Michael E. Gerber
  • MeggoMeggo Administrator Admin Posts: 197 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 Member Posts: 2,489 ■■■■■■■■■□
    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 Mod Posts: 4,082 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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  • MeggoMeggo Administrator Admin Posts: 197 Admin
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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Mod Posts: 4,082 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 Member Posts: 7 ■■□□□□□□□□
    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 Member Posts: 147 ■■■□□□□□□□
    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 Member Posts: 5 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
  • tedjamestedjames Scruffy-looking nerfherdr Member Posts: 1,088 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Does a CISSP prep guide count? That's all I had time to read...
  • stryder144stryder144 Member Posts: 1,600 ■■■■■■■■□□
    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 Mod Posts: 4,082 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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    Digital Minimalism 
  • anthonxanthonx CISA, CRISC, CISM True NorthMember Posts: 95 ■■■□□□□□□□
    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 Admin Posts: 197 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 Mod Posts: 4,082 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 Mod Posts: 4,082 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 Member Posts: 4,163 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Hm might get that one!
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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Mod Posts: 4,082 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 Member Posts: 3 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Like this thread, always let me get a lot of information.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Mod Posts: 4,082 Mod
    Read two awesome books recently. I read in the train and in public transport as my time is all devoted to the MBA on top of full times work!

    The first one I picked at an airport, fantastic insights into habits, what makes successful habits, how habits work, how to change them, organisational habits. Excellent read and I got a lot out of it.





    The second book is called Range by David Epstein (the Author of the Sports Gene / another fantastic book).

    This book digs deep into the popular idea of hyper specialisation, early starts and the famous 10,000 hours rule. The book goes into research, historical examples, popular examples (Tiger woods, Nadal ..and heaps more). He argues that a diverse background and a 'late' start is an advantage in many fields. I thought this applies well to corporate world (and IT work). 

    Highly recommended!


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  • BarbaradsBarbarads Member Posts: 16 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I like Miura Ziyuan, her writing is very natural, like a real story. My two favorite books are The Great Passage, Run with the Wind.
  • DogstailDogstail Member Posts: 11 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Sheepskin book is so good.
  • MeggoMeggo Administrator Admin Posts: 197 Admin
    This is probably one of the best books I've read in 2019. If you're even remotely involved in product dev, I recommend you check it out! https://www.amazon.com/INSPIRED-Create-Tech-Products-Customers/dp/1119387507/
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