Back by popular demand, here is my Best Books I Read, 2015 edition:
As you may know, I read a lot of books. I find it’s the best way to keep up and get ahead at Microsoft.
I don’t just read technical books. I read a wide variety of books, including mind, body, emotions, career, finance, relationships, and fun.
The common theme across the board is how to hack a better you.
I find that the more I learn across the board, the easier it gets to improve productivity, personal effectiveness, and impact at work. And the bonus is that this spills into life.
This year, I spent extra effort on more health hacking. We’re up against some pretty bad odds … 1 in 3 people die of cancer, but it used to be 1 in 80. I in 4 get diabetes, but it used to be 1 in 4,000. The good news is that there is some tremendous insight if you know the right books.
I also spent some extra energy focused on disruptive innovation and digital transformation. Again, some things can seem like magic until you know how the magic is done. All of the magic tricks are revealed if you know the right books to read.
The Best Books I Read in 2015 is effectively the short-list from the very long list of books that I read in 2015. Reading has always been one of the best ways for me to learn new ideas and new things to try. I continue my quest for the world’s best insight and action for work and life, and I hope that some of the books I’ve included in my list turn out to be game changers for you.