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2018 has been a great year and I have recounted on the great things that happened in it already here 👇

#Thread is the list books I consumed during the year

1. It started with Art of War - Sun Tzu
Valuable strategy in the book for life and business, I have it in my 2019 list again

2. Zero to One - @peterthiel
Impressive look into the art of innovation
3. Blue Ocean Strategy - Renée and Chan
One of the best reads of 2018
I went on recommending it throughout the year.

A compelling view of how to carve for your organization a strategy that wins long enough. Sequel to it Blue Ocean Shift (not read yet) @BlueOceanStrtgy
4. Mafia Manager - V.
Brutal and winner take all approach to corporate dealings. Practical down to earth.

5. Worldly Philosophers - Robert Helibroner @RobHelibroner
A good history of great economists, Adam Smith, John Keynes etc
6. Principles - Ray Dalio
Principles @RayDalio himself have used over 40 years to lead Bridgewater and his life.

7. How to win friends and influence people - Dale Carnegie
I read this book every year since first read in 2015. If you've not read it, I beg you do.
8. Maximum Influence: the 12 universal law of power persuasion
The 12 are really powerful I'm picking it up to refresh knowledge

9. 7 Habits of highly effective people - Stephen Covey
Keeping the end in mind is probably the most important lesson for me there, I've always kept it
10. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
I had a paradigm shift after reading this book that is still effective in my life till today.

"And when you want something, all universe conspires together in helping you to achieve it." I have had 1st hand experience of this💯👌
11. From third world to first: A Singapore story - Lee Kwan Yew
Reading this book, you will understand that Singapore should be no where less where she is now & Nigeria deserves where she is, all because a nation cannot rise above her leader, leaders place a compelling limitation
12. Never Split the difference: Negotiating as if your life depends on it - Chris Voss

Few books you will read and wonder, this book shouldn't end yet This is one of those books, I am adding it to my all time great reads. I hav practiced some of its teachings, impressive result
13. Brief Answers to the big questions - Stephen Hawking
My first book on deep science and by Steve.

From the beginning to the end you I was captured even though I don't understand all things there. It will make my top 5 list in 2018.
"So remember to look up at the stars and not down the at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious... Unleash your imagination. Shape the future." - Stephen Hawking
14. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a fantastic future. Best biography of the year

15. A Mind For Numbers - Barbara Oakley
Everyone should read this book to "learn how to learn"
16. Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

This book is full of wisdom, chai😆😆
I still go back referencing it, checking on one thing or the other
17. Presentation secret of Steve Jobs - Carmine Gallo
Presentationlessons here

18. The power of full engagement - Jim Loehr
19. Big Data Analytics: Turning Big Data into Big Money - Frank Ohlhorst

My interest in Data science motivated this, he looked beyond noise and made a business case for big data
20. Lady In Waiting

I'm a guy by the way😀😀
I enjoyed the Christian perspective here, what a lady should do while waiting on Mr. Right
21. The Fourth Age - Byron Reese
Best book on Technology 2018.
Such an appealing and compelling narrative of now and the future.
I will read it again

22. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - Mark Manson
You should read this book please, if you are the time that care too much
23. Pichai: The Future of Google - Bhanver, Jagmohan

I like this book on Google and Pichai story
A mix of Biography and Google now and in the future and the threat to Google.
24. The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course in Business Writing and Communication
An excellent read on writing and communication.
Writing just like any art can be planned and coordinated
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