Go checkout MostRecommendedBooks.com.
Plain and simple, they compile and showcase the most recommended books of all the successful people you have ever heard of.
Honestly, I enjoy browsing by personality.
I scroll until I see someone I want to stop on and then I am down a rabbit hole.
Charlie Munger recommended reading The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin?! No way – I loved that book!
I think the best way to keep up with them is through their newsletter, which hits your inbox once a week after you sign up.
Let’s all fatten up our Amazon Wishlists, shall we?
I reached out to founder Richard Reis and asked him where MostRecommendedBooks started.
MRB started as a side project. My best friend and I wanted to work together on something and we stumbled upon this site (I got into more detail in this interview). We built it, put it out there, and kinda forgot about it. A few months later I looked at the statistics and noticed the site kept growing and growing and growing with no effort. So, I decided to put everything else aside and focus 100% on MRB. Which is my full-time job now.
He made it as a full-time blogger/entrepreneur! How cool is that?!
Of course, I had to ask what
his recommended books are.
Reis’s short-list includes:
- Principles, By: Ray Dalio (Video.) (“Taught me to systematize my thinking.”)
- The Beginning of Infinity, By: David Deutsch (“Taught me that all problems are due to lack of knowledge.”)
- Softwar, By: Matthew Symonds (“Taught me that I too could be a tech founder.”)