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Books Read During Q1’23

May 11, 2023 | Book Recommendations

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Here is a complete run down of what I read during Q1. Note all links are Amazon Affiliate links that pay a modest commission to me (which I use to buy more books)…

Investing / Money

  • The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future. In The Power Law, Sebastian Mallaby has parlayed unprecedented access to the most celebrated venture capitalists of all time—the key figures at Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins, Accel, Benchmark, and Andreessen Horowitz, as well as Chinese partnerships such as Qiming and Capital Today—into a riveting blend of storytelling and analysis that unfurls the history of tech incubation, in the Valley and ultimately worldwide.
  • The Myth of the Silver Spoon: Navigating Family Wealth and Creating an Impactful Life. The Myth of the Silver Spoon helps guide the next gen of the affluent, their families, and the ecosystem of professionals who influence them―wealth advisors, estate attorneys, tax attorneys, philanthropic advisors, family office professionals, and career coaches―to identify and confront negative thinking and behaviors related to wealth.
  • 100 Baggers: Stocks That Return 100-to-1 and How To Find Them by Christopher Mayer. This book is about 100-baggers. These are stocks that return $100 for every $1 invested. That means a $10,000 investment turns into $1 million. Chris Mayer can help you find them. It sounds like an outrageous quest with a wildly improbable chance of success. But when Mayer studied 100-baggers of the past, definite patterns emerged.


  • Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs. Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth—and how it can help any organization thrive.
  • On Grand Strategy. John Lewis Gaddis, the distinguished historian of the Cold War, has for almost two decades co-taught grand strategy at Yale University with his colleagues Charles Hill and Paul Kennedy. Now, in On Grand Strategy, Gaddis reflects on what he has learned.

Emotional Health / Theology / Philosophy

  • Raising Emotionally Strong Boys: Tools Your Son Can Build On for Life. Some say that’s just how boys are–prone to outbursts or sullenness. But what’s behind these and other issues? Drawing from twenty-five years of counseling boys and working with parents, David Thomas sheds light on common emotional struggles, including anger, anxiety, and depression, and shares practical ways you can help your son be resourceful, aware, resilient, and empathetic.
  • Battle Cry: Waging and Winning the War Within. In a culture that tells men to suppress instead of express, join bestselling author, speaker, and leader Jason Wilson (featured in the award-winning ESPN documentary The Cave of Adullam) as he calls us to unlearn society’s definition of masculinity and discover the power of engaging with our emotions.
  • Redeeming Heartache: How Past Suffering Reveals Our True Calling. Tragedy and pain inevitably touch our lives in some way. We long to feel whole, but more often than not, the way we’ve learned to deal with our wounds pushes us away from the very restoration we need most. Renowned psychologist Dr. Dan Allender and counselor and teacher Cathy Loerzel present a life-changing process of true connection and healing with ourselves, God, and others
  • Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It. A positive vision for masculinity in a more equal world. Boys and men are struggling. Profound economic and social changes of recent decades have many losing ground in the classroom, the workplace, and in the family. While the lives of women have changed, the lives of many men have remained the same or even worsened.


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