Books for Investors September 2019

One of my goals for 2019 is to read more long-form, timeless wisdom which will further my quest toward being a more thoughtful investor. 

It’s been two months since I last posted a book list, mainly because I did not do a lot of joy reading when my entire library was still in moving boxes!  The good news is we’ve settled in well to the Pacific Northwest and I’m happy to report that the Dave Keller Library is back open for business.

In case you’re interested, here are links to my previous book lists:

Books for Investors July 2019

Books for Investors April 2019

Books for Investors March 2019

Books for Investors February 2019

Three Books for Healthy Habits in 2019

With all of that in mind, here are four good books that I’ve read in recent weeks.

The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown

A fantastic read from one of my favorite thought leaders on living a full life by embracing your imperfections.  I’ve spent a good amount of time in recent years struggling with perfectionism and Brené seems to know all the ways in which you’ve probably dealt with similar issues.  Resist the urge to numb yourself… and dance like no one is watching!

Rework, Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

My new boss lent me this book, so I guess it wasn’t on my list by choice.  But I’m so glad he shared it with me.  As an entrepreneur, at times I was very focused on growing and how “success” meant I had more employees and higher revenues.  This book argues that you don’t need a complicated business plan and layers of management and endless meetings.  You really need passion and focus and a small group of dedicated collaborators. 

Revelation, C.J. Sansom

OK I’ll be honest.  We went on a cruise vacation recently and I completely forgot my book.  So I went to the ship’s library with low expectations but ended up finding a fantastic historical fiction mystery novel.  Set in England in the 1500’s, this book tells the story of a detective during the Protestant Reformation and beautifully illustrates how humans struggle with change.  Remember, it’s always fair game to read fiction that influences and inspires!

I’m committed to reading more timeless content this year.  Sharing my reads with you is one way to keep myself honest.  What are you reading these days?  Tell me on Twitter.


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