Books

This is a page that provides a running list of the books I’m reading. We should also connect on Goodreads.

Currently reading

Read (2017)

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Not Dead Yet: The Memoir by Phil Collins.

It’s hard to be objective about this book. I’d say that if you’re not a fan, don’t read it. (Unlike something like, say, Katy Perry’s documentary, which you should watch even if you despise her music). But if you grew up with this, if this music was part of your life, you really, really have to read it. It’s a comforting look at a deeply talented and deeply flawed (and super funny) human being that’s more like the rest of us than you might think.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth by Gabriel Weinberg.

The four stars are for the first 5 chapters. The rest of the book can easily be skimmed, but there are some really good ideas and things to try in those first few chapters. I like the Bullseye framework, and I like how well it all fits into Lean methodology without too much wiggling and squeezing. If you’re able to hold your nose and read past words like “utilize” and “move the needle”, I’d say the first 40 pages is well worth your time.

⭐⭐⭐ Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen.

I don’t know. I took a few things from this, but I’d say the multitude of summaries available online is more than enough to get a good understanding of the system.

Books - Rian Van Der Merwe