Books Recommended by Derek Sivers
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The War of Art
Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Source: "Are you a writer who doesn’t write, a painter who doesn’t paint, an entrepreneur who never starts a venture? Then you know what “Resistance” is. This book is about that. Read it." - Derek Sivers
Without Their Permission
The Story of Reddit and a Blueprint for How to Change the World
Source: "[This author] talking about the internet is like Sid Vicious talking about punk. Analysts merely adopted it, but Ohanian was born in it, molded by it, and is the voice of it." - Derek Sivers
How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want
Source: "Many new brilliant insights, especially about over-estimating the differences between you and others, thereby separating into us-vs-them tribalism." - Derek Sivers
The Time Paradox
The New Psychology of Time That Will Change Your Life
Dr. Philip Zimbardo
Source: "Profound idea that everyone has a primary time focus: either Future-focused, Present-focused, or Past-focused. Fascinating implications of each." - Derek Sivers
Geek in Japan
Discovering the Land of Manga, Anime, Zen, and the Tea Ceremony
Source: "[This is the book I've given most often as a gift] because I’m fascinated with understanding the mindset of a place." - Derek Sivers
The E-Myth Revisited
Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
Michael E. Gerber
Source: "Absolutely everyone who is an entrepreneur or wants to be one needs to read this book." - Derek Sivers
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