Must-Read Books of 2020 – The Best Books to Start the Year
Best Books are medicine for the soul healing process and investments in knowledge. There’s just nothing more relaxing than just cozying up with a good book such as novels, nonfiction, poetry, classics, biographies, etc. Book reading makes a man perfect and you can adapt this habit by turning yourself away from the web news, or whatever trend and controversy are boiling nearby, by simply looking for the Best books to read. The book in your hand stood or will stand as the knowledge treasure in future aspects of life.
Whether you’re a person who loves to hold a hard copy of your favorite Best book in hands, or you are an e-book reader, the method of reading a Best book doesn’t define your worth. Most of the entrepreneurs prefer listening to audiobooks to maintain their work-life balance. Therefore, you can also engross your newest obsession of reading by listening to podcasts and you can easily do it any time for example, while commuting or cleaning.
Below is a list of 10 best books to elevate your reading list in 2020, that will help lead you to a better, stronger, and happier 2020.
1. The Execution Factor: by Kim Perell
The Execution Factor is a Best book that is highly recommended by entrepreneurs to entrepreneurs and offers a straightforward approach to success. It gives you ideas that identify 5 traits shared by people who know how to effectively accomplish their dreams and achieve their goals precisely. Kim Perell is herself a woman entrepreneur and a highly successful startup executive and angel investor. She highlights the factors in her books that show the ability to achieve success. She says success isn’t entirely based on having a great idea, an advanced degree or a high IQ. But success is all about the ability to execute is the difference between success and failure.
2. Purple Cow: The book presents Seth Godin’s
The book mainly focuses on advertising but today because of clutter and advertising avoidance, creative advertising is missing in business. In a typical farmyard setting of the book, nothing would get your attention quite like a purple cow, which is the main subject in the book that highlights the branding. According to Godin’s book Purple Cow, this is the secret to successful marketing strategies to put highly catchy trends in marketing for business. His belief is to be different and exciting so that one can easily generate interest and be remembered for the long run. His success mantra in this book is “If you want to be remarkable and get ahead of competitors, you have to make people do a double-take”.
3. Change by Design, the book by Tim Brown
If you think you this is just another design thinking book then think again. It was written decades ago by Tim Brown (The CEO of innovation and design firm IDEO). Tim is considered by many to be the father of design thinking and he was recently updated because Brown says he’s more convinced than ever he can be of the relationship between design thinking and the challenges of business and market. In this book, he explains why design thinking is almost a human-centered approach to problem-solving and how it can transform the way your organizations develop their products and services.
4. Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
This book is based on principles Dalio had developed while running Bridgewater Associates. In Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio, he provides a very transparent outlook on one of the most successful investment companies in the world. By reading Principles, one can realize the importance of radical transparency and honesty. Dalio effectively argues and allow readers to better express themselves and understand others. This book is particularly appreciated in his approach to iterative decision making and goal achievement.
5. Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World By David Epstein
This book simply challenges the belief that the world’s most successful people are specialists in their desired profession of choices such as sports, business, technology, science, and arts. The people who planed for their right path and begun their pursuit early in life can learn a lot by reading this book. It’s normally no problem in starting your career, one can also win the success even though with a late start, says author David Epstein. He breaks all the old rules and shares the stories behind the great emerging stars such as Duke Ellington, J.K. Rowling, and Roger Federer.
6. Why We Can’t Sleep by Ada Calhoun is a book about Generation X women and their struggles with life.
The journalist Ada Calhoun opens Why We Can’t Sleep as an expansion of her viral O magazine essay, “The New Midlife Crisis”. Ada Calhoun highlights on how factors like housing prices, the recession, and societal trends have led an entire generation of Gen X women to feel dissatisfied and stuck in their lives and future careers. By interviewing a diverse group of women across the country, Calhoun brings a quiet large exposure of crisis to light and offers solutions for her peers. Hereby, Why We Can’t Sleep is not just a book for Generation X women though but it is highly recommended to every woman.
7. You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero is a New York Times bestselling author.
You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen synchronize the concept that financial abundance begins with the mindset. Jen Sincero combines the hilarious personal narrative as best describing technique with “aha” concepts to help the readers grasp their earning potential and get real results. By channeling the SASS and wit made her the bestseller for You Are a Badass book. Jen Sincero helps readers to identify and overcome their limiting beliefs surrounding with money.
8. The Deep Learning Revolution By Terrence J. Sejnowski
The bright future is deep learning. This scenario of machine learning is where algorithms are built to mimic the structure and function of the human brain’s neural networks, for tasks ranging from autonomous driving to a proper virtual assistant. J. Sejnowski is a deep learning veteran and instrumental in the development of deep learning in the 1980s. If you want to simply understand what AI is then, “you need to read The Deep Learning Revolution by Terrence J. Sejnowski
9. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou (the journalist) is a nonfiction book
Bad Blood is a detailed rise and fall of Theranos and the book is sort of like the Enron scandal meets The Emperor’s New Clothes. The book has everything that people hate about Silicon Valley and rolled into one very entertaining book. While reading Bd Blood you’ll be in both disbelief and outrage as the Theranos story unfolds.
The book reveals how depraved the startup world can be. This book has one of the most interesting topics broached on the powerful fear of running rampant in the startup world.
10. This is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn To See by Seth Godin
This book by Seth Godin is Wall Street Journal Bestseller and Instant New York Times Bestseller. The book has the approach of game-changing marketing rules by Seth Godin.
This book is Marketing a culmination of Godin’s history and thinking abilities of the big ideas behind all the tactics and stories in the other books. He offers in this book a complete overview of current thinking, challenges and the assumptions of old paradigms that are still prevalent in the marketing world
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