by James Altucher
Few books will influence your professional life as much as The Rich Employee. If you are stuck at work wondering why you haven't made it as an entrepreneur yet, then this is the book for you.
Altucher explains in his familiar style how to be happy and fulfilled while punching the clock for someone else.
Being a rich employee is more than money. It's about developing the mindset that sees opportunity and desires to add value to relationships and the business you work for. Will it change your life? Probably. Which is why you should read it.
by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
If you want a leadership book that combines the visceral reality of the battlefield with the corporate warzone then look no further than Extreme Ownership.
Co-authored by ex-Navy Seals Willink and Babin, this book tells the story of their leadership highs and lows. But the real strength of this short book is the application.
Both authors relate their experiences back into real life business situations where they now operate as leadership consultants. Both battlefield and office based stories will leave you open mouthed.
I personally bought the Audiobook version, narrated by both authors, which I recommend.
by Scott Adams
There are few books that you could say change our whole outlook on life. This is one of them.
Scott Adams is the creative mind behind the Dilbert comic strips and is now famous for predicting a Trump presidency long before most people even knew he was running. As a result his 2013 book has since come to prominence.
And for good reason.
Adam's book tells the story of how he suffered multiple personal and business failures. But every time he got back up and kept going, eventually scoring success. But don't let me ruin it. Read for yourself.
by Lewis Dartnell
We live in uncertain times: Economic insecurity, rise of international terrorism, the nuclear arms race – all of which pose a potential threat to the thin threads keeping our civilisation together.
How would modern western civilization cope following the complete breakdown of everything that we rely on. Right now, it seems like science fiction. But will that always be the case?
Dartnell has written a fascinating book which covers a whole range of subjects from science, engineering and agriculture - all of which we would need to survive the apocalypse. I read some parts of this (wood powered car anyone?) open mouthed.
by Jim Wendler
If you've read and enjoyed Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 then his follow up book is a must read. In Beyond 5/3/1, Wendler develops some of the concepts around 5/3/1 making them better and more intense.
The book also includes workouts and techniques which I've covered in more detail on the site including:
The book is written in Wendler's typical no-nonsense style and is an excellent reference guide for your strength training now and in the future.
by Mike Cernovich
If it wasn't for Gorilla Mindset by Mike Cernovich, you probably wouldn't be reading this site. It's not that I'd never written before. I had.
But I'd given up, kidding myself that I 'didn't have time' and 'wasn't that good anyway'. The problem was I was lying to myself. I did have time, I can write (you're reading this aren't you?) and I have something to offer.
Gorilla Mindset's tag line is this: How to control your thoughts and emotions to live life on your terms. If you could control both of those things would you be more or less likely to achieve your goals? Don't take my word for it - buy it now or read my longer review for more info.
by David The Good
Are you ready for the end of civilisation as we know it? David the Good is. Thankfully he's chosen to share his knowledge of all things agricultural with us so that we're the ones who will survive the coming apocalypse.
This book is an excellent introduction to small holding and 'survival gardening' which will give you the inspiration and skills to start your own survival garden. What's more, there are plenty of opportunities to get the kids involved and grow some tasty crops.
There's also a useful section on the types of tools you'll need to cultivate in the post-civilisation wasteland.
by Jim Wendler
Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 is probably one of the best known and widely used strength training programmes on the planet. I've personal used Wendler's 5/3/1 training after reading this book more than two years ago.
Since then, I've seen a big increase in strength as well as finding the ability to pace myself while training and take things like nutrition and rest seriously.
If you're looking to get strong and take your training to the next level in a way which is efficient and fits with a busy Dad's life, this is the book for you.