Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of Eat Pray Love, so if her name is familiar, that is why. This book Big Magic has the idea that ideas in general are really a gift given to you by the universe. Its up to you to acknowledge them and respond. To make those ideas become real. If you don’t they can leave you and go to someone else or just disappear forever. She dives into so many other aspects to being a creative person, ideas, and fear. It’s hard to put all of that into a short overview.
Read it. Any creative person, on any level, developers, writers, painters, creators, etc should read this. I know anyone that considers themselves as a creator, will get something from this book. Honestly, I think everyone can get something of value from this book. Its really good!
Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson
Russell dives into concepts and ideas on how he has built his businesses over the years. What works and what didn’t. He has come up with plenty of analogies that help make sense the overall process. He starts with value ladders and builds on to backend and frontend sales. Its a marketers hand book if anything.
Is it worth reading? Maybe. If you don’t have much experience reading marketing material, then this might be a good fit. For someone building funnels already and used to copy designed to convert readers, its kind of boring. I would say if you’re experienced in any way with online marketing, I just skim the last 50 pages. The other stuff is good but really, you could get the idea by just reading the last page of every chapter. I felt like this book could be summed up in about 50-75 pages.
I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison
This book is actually a collection of short stories by Harlan Ellison. All are sci-fi based in a sense. Some realm of reality on one or two as well. They are mind binding and have an significant meaning through out each of them. He writes stories that just get inside your head.
Read this book, don’t even question it if you don’t like sci-fi or not. This book will take you to a different world and make you think.