Book Reads

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By Dan Gonzales                                                                                                        January 1, 2019

Last year I made my New Year’s Resolution to read more books. No specific number in mind, but just to absorb as much knowledge as I could. As an English major at UC Riverside, it was inculcated to read literature and poetry based on different eras. It was only upon graduating that I started reading books that could advance my knowledge in the fields of financial investments as well as autobiographies, business, self-help, and history. My new New Year's Resolution is to take that knowledge from the books I've read and write about it in informative articles like this one. Enjoy!

January 1, 2019                                                                                               By Dan Gonzales

By Dan Gonzales                                                                                       January 1, 2019

Last year I made my New Year’s Resolution to read more books. No specific number in mind, but just to absorb as much knowledge as I could. As an English major at UC Riverside, it was inculcated to read literature and poetry based on different eras. It was only upon graduating that I started reading books that could advance my knowledge in the fields of financial investments as well as autobiographies, business, self-help, and history. My new New Year's Resolution is to take that knowledge from the books I've read and write about it in informative articles like this one. Enjoy!

 By Dan Gonzales                January 1, 2019,

Last year I made my New Year’s Resolution to read more books. No specific number in mind, but just to absorb as much knowledge as I could. As an English major at UC Riverside, it was inculcated to read literature and poetry based on different eras. It was only upon graduating that I started reading books that could advance my knowledge in the fields of financial investing as well as autobiographies, business, self-help, and history. My new New Year's Resolution is to take that knowledge from the books I've read and write about it in informative articles like this one. Enjoy!

Books Read

Investing

  • The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (Rate: 10/10) *Life Changing
  • Bufett The Making of an American Capitalist - Roger Lowenstein
  • Zero to One - Peter Thiel
  • Principles: Life and Work - Ray Dalio

Business

  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • Brotopia Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang
  • Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio 
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Reiss
  • Profitable Podcasting

Perspective

  • Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Rate: 10/10)
  • Homo Deus -Yuval Noah Harari
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (Rate: 10/10) *Eye Opening and outrageously funny
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson (Rate: Pretty Good)
  • Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It by Joel Fuhrman and Robert Phillips

University of California, Riverside Literature

  • McTeague by Frank Norris (Rate: 10/10) *Favorite book I've read as an English Major
  • The Octopus by Frank Norris (Rate:10/10) *Post-Bellum Literature
  • Waylaid by Ed Lin (Rate: 9.5/10) - A good read especially if you're Asian American. Check out my College Essay on several tropes and themes in the novel, here
  • Billy Budd - Herman Melville
  • Fresh Off the Boat - Eddie Huang

Dystopian Novels

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Currently Reading

  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss
  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone
  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink
  • Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Published: The Proven Path from Blank Page to Published Author by Chandler Bolt
  • The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath

 

Books Read:

  • The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (Rate: 10/10) *Life Changing
  • Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Rate: 10/10)
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (Rate: 10/10) *Eye Opening and outrageously funny
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  • McTeague by Frank Norris (Rate: 10/10) *Favorite book I've read as an English Major
  • The Octopus by Frank Norris
  • Waylaid by Ed Lin
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • Brotopia Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang
  • Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio 

Currently Reading

 

Books Read

  • The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham (Rate: 10/10) *Life Changing
  • Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Rate: 10/10)
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (Rate: 10/10) *Eye Opening and outrageously funny
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
  • McTeague by Frank Norris (Rate: 10/10) *Favorite book I've read as an English Major
  • The Octopus by Frank Norris
  • Waylaid by Ed Lin
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  • Brotopia Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley by Emily Chang
  • Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio 

Currently Reading

  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss

 

  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone

 

  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink

 

  • Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuk

 

  • Published: The Proven Path from Blank Page to Published Author by Chandler Bolt

 

  • Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It by Joel Fuhrman and Robert Phillips

 

What are some of your best reads for business and life?

  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss
  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone
  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink
  • Crushing It!: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too by Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Published: The Proven Path from Blank Page to Published Author by Chandler Bolt
  • Fast Food Genocide: How Processed Food Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It by Joel Fuhrman and Robert Phillips