Favorite Books Of 2023

Mediocre books plagued 2023.

Yet amidst literary tragedy, there were a few saving graces.

Empire of Pain by Patrick Raden Keef

A skillfully told story about the opioid crisis and the family behind it.

Secrets of Sand Hill Road by Scott Kupor

How venture capitalists operate and how to best engage them as an entrepreneur.

Non-Violent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg

I’ve read this book three times now and it never disappoints; you’ll finish the book with a renewed understanding of how to communicate well with others and yourself.

Einstein by Walter Isaacson

Anything by Walter Isaacson is worth reading, and this tale about Einstein was no exception.

Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson

After a number of woeful business books I needed a breath of fresh air and although it feels as though I’m the last person to read the initial trilogy a tale of magic, mystery, and politics was just the refreshment I needed.

Diary of Anne Frank

It had been years since I read this book and I was absolutely enraptured by the level of maturity and awareness that Anne displays in her writing.

To Shake The Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins

A lighthearted and raw recollection of a man who bikes from Oregon to Patagonia.

Thanks for the feedback by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

There are many books on how to give feedback, this book was about how to receive it well.

Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt

Love the alternate perspectives and head-scratching questions these journalists provide, encouraging us to take a different perspectives.

Killing Lincoln by Bill O’reilly and Martin Dugard

Although I felt this book felt a bit too much like reading a text book it was a fascinating and informative recount of the life and death of Lincoln.

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