There were lots of good ones to choose from which made this hard, but here’s the list that I paired down of the top 20 books that I’ve read in 2015.
I posted a new YouTube video reviewing Nate Silver’s book Signal and the Noise. It’s definitely worth reading…
I read K. Black’s book on strength training, Tactical Barbell, and it was the kind of book that I wish I had come across years ago. He recently came out with Tactical Barbell II, focused on conditioning, and it has a lot of wisdom that goes beyond physical training.
I picked up a copy of Ashlee Vance’s biography on Elon Musk. It’s worth reading. Here are the key takeaways that I got about Musk’s rise to success.
In usual Taleb form, it’s a new classic. Taleb’s other three books in his “Incerto” series talk about his theories, whereas this book talks about the practical application of them to life. If you’re easily offended, don’t read it.
People call it different things: being in the zone, flowing, hyperclarity—the book Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi goes over this phenomenon and how to achieve it.