Liron's all-time Top Five Books
Updated: Jan 7, 2020
The following is a list of my all-time top five books. I hope you enjoy them too!
Man's Search for a Meaning, Victor Frankl
The book starts by telling the story of Victor Frankl, an Austrian psychiatrist that survived four different concentration camps during the Holocaust. As if a distant bystander, Victor tells the story of the day to day lives of the prisoners as well as sharing his analysis of the psychology behind the prisoners and the guards.
The second part of the book describes Logotherapy in a nutshell. Based on his observations and life experience, Victor Frankl developed Logotherapy - a theory in psychology founded on the belief that human nature is motivated by the search for a life purpose.
Business Adventures, John Brooks
A collection of short business stories without any narrative or opinion, leaving the reader room to think about each and derive their own conclusion. Just as relevant today as was when published in the 1960s. The other advantage of the book is that you do not need to take my word for it, Warren Buffett considers it the best business book of all times.
Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman
Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman shows the folly of the human mind in countless examples to biases we are all susceptible to.
The Lessons of History, Will Durant and Ariel Durant
A book that helps the reader get smarter about subjects ranging from science to religion by exploring their origin and history.
The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and the Gospel of Wealth
I first got to “know” Carnegie in 2016, after reading about his contemporaries (J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, etc.). I believe that he is by far leading the pack.
I cannot recommend enough to try and get into his mind by reading everything he wrote (The Empire of Business is another great book).