Indie Reads

Indie Reads

Books
Title
Author
Description
Status
Rating
Category
Format Owned / Read
Link
James Clear
The best book about changing your habits and improving your life.
Read
⭐⭐⭐
Personal Development
Physical
Audiobook
Phil Knight
Story of how Nike was build from Phil Knight. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Read
⭐⭐⭐
Business Story
Audiobook
Paul Jarvis
The book that changed my perspective on business. You don't need to grow a huge, multi-million dollar business to be successful.
Read
⭐⭐⭐
Business
Indie Hacking
Audiobook
John Carreyrou
Gripping story of how Theranos got away with a bunch of shit. Batshit crazy founder, Elizabeth Holmes.
Read
⭐⭐⭐
Business Story
Audiobook
Richard Shotton
Fascinating learning about the 25 behavioural biases that influences what we buy.
Read
⭐⭐
Business
Psychology
Audiobook
Nathan Latka
Entertaining story from your favourite hustler, Nathan Latka. A bunch of good ways to make money. Eye opening.
Read
⭐⭐
Business
Audiobook
Nick Bilton
Third autobiographical business-building story I've listened to. Super interesting to understand the dynamic between Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey.
Read
⭐⭐
Business Story
Audiobook
Jason Fried & DHH
Book to be taken with a pinch of salt, repeating a lot of what DHH & JF usually chat about. Still agree with a lot of what they day.
Read
⭐⭐
Business
Psychology
Audiobook
Matthew Walker
Watched a bunch of Matt Walker videos learning about napping. Looking forward to reading this before bed to understand the importance of sleep.
Purchased
Personal Development
Physical
Ben Horowitz
Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley’s most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup.
To Read
Business
Eric Ries
Famous book about building an MVP. Not that interested in reading.
To Read
Business
Daniel Kahneman
Get this book recommended to be all the time. Very important for System1 work but comes up in business building more than I expected.
To Read
Psychology
Simon Sinek
Leadership book that I've heard bounce around quite often. Again, not hugely interested in reading.
To Read
Business
Leadership
David Allen
Another that is recommended regularly, mainly in IH circles. Would like to read to apply framework to my own productivity.
To Read
Business
Productivity
John Warrillow
Comes to mind from Arvid Kahl interview on the IH podcast. All about how you build your business to sell, funnily enough.
To Read
Business
Arvid Kahl
For Bootstrappers, as Arvid built his business to 55k MRR before selling. There is a free handbook to go alongside, so might be worth reading that first.
To Read
Business
Indie Hacking
Peter Thiel
One for Silicon Valley folks, could have some good learnings about building VC businesses.
To Read
Business
Nir Eyal
How to build habit forming products, recommended on the IB pod by Courtland Allen.
To Read
Business
Psychology
Pieter Levels
Famous Indie Hacker and founder of Nomad List talks about building a profitable bootstrapped business. V interested in this one.
To Read
Business
Indie Hacking
Robert Cialdini
Recommended by Charlie on the IB pod. All about persuasion and understanding the human mind.
To Read
Business
Psychology
Victor Frankl
Recommended by Harry Dry on the IB pod. A 1946 book by Viktor Frankl chronicling his experiences as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II
To Read
Other
Nathan Barry
Recommended by Helen Ryles on the IB Pod. "Become an expert, build a following, gain financial independence". I'd say worth a read as I like what NB has done with Convert Kit.
To Read
Business
Indie Hacking
Scott Lilienfeld
Recommended by Anne-Laure Le Cunff on the IB pod. Shattering widespread misconceptions about human behaviour.
To Read
Psychology
Gabriel Weinberg
Recommended by Sabba on the IB pod. Good for if you're starting out with your business and want to grow.
To Read
Business
Hamilton Helmer
Also recommended by Sabba on the IB pod. Better for those that have some revenue and want to learn about business strategy.
To Read
Business
Napoleon Hill
Recommended by Dad
To Read
Personal Development
Finances
Dave Trott
Steven Pressfield
I liked the title and it was featured in Daniel Titchener's video about destructive habits.
Derek Sivers
Been recommended Derek Sivers a few times, most recently featured in Ali Abdaal's productive bucket list video.
David Allen
Productivity framework recommended to me a few times, but most recently from Michael at Weekend Club as a way to give a little structure to my weekly planning.
Bob Burg
Recommended to me by Brian Jensen, who has felt the ideas in this book has been the key to his businesses success. It talks about the benefits of giving value.
Tony Hsieh
Tony Hsieh was a founder and CEO that many people looked up to while building Zappos, so this book is bound to be good.
Matthew Dicks
Never underestimate the power of storytelling across many aspects of life. Stories can help in advertising, to your branding through to doing your sales outreach. This book does into more depth. Recommended by Danny Miranda.
 
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