May 2017 Reading List

I've decided to switch things up a bit.  Until further notice, I am going to be cancelling the DV Weekend Pickup - wah, wah, wah - but I am going to replace it with a monthly reading list.  

You can expect an edition on the last day of each month.  I will be ranking every book I read that month from most preferred to least preferred.  I think this new format will work two fold...

  1. It will benefit you by having a basis of comparison
  2. It will force me to be more subjective

Plus, I just really like lists.  Below is my first iteration...

*All book titles are clickable.


1. Choose Yourself - James Altucher

"No matter who you are.  No matter what you do.  No matter who your audience is: 30 percent will love it, 30 percent will hate it, and 30 percent won't care.  Stick with the people who love you and don't spend a single second on the rest."

An honest, hilarious, and inspiring take on how to live life on your terms.  Altucher uses case studies, interviews, and personal experiences to illustrate the point that your time is now, perhaps more than ever before.  He is one of the easiest and funniest non-fiction writers I've ever read. You won't be disappointed.

*Also, a huge fan of his podcast...The James Altucher Show

2. The Effective Executive - Peter Drucker

"Meetings are by definition a concession to a deficient organization.  For one either meets or works.  One cannot both at the same time."

Possibly, the most recognized piece of work from a legendary author, educator, and business consultant.  His finger prints are all over the modern corporation and widely recognized as a business management pioneer.  He identifies five learnable practices for effectiveness - manage time, outward contribution, build on strengths, decision making, and concentrate on right priorities.

3. Dotcom Secrets - Russell Brunson

"The problem is you can't spend enough to acquire a customer.  The way to fix that problem is to fix your sales funnel."

Brunson is one of the best direct response marketers in the game right now.  This book focuses on how to use online sales funnels to drive your marketing.  His principles are deeply rooted in classic direct response concepts while utilizing modern tools.  This book has awesome utility, very actionable.  

4. Psychology Squared - Christopher Sterling & Daniel Frings

"The human brain. The seat of the mind and the most advanced piece of technology in the known universe."

For all intents and purposes, it's a small text book, a good bathroom read for the inquisitive mind.  It's an outline of what psychologists know about our thoughts and behaviors.  Covering over 100 topics in small snippets utilizing experiments, evidence, and psychological theory.  If you're curious on what makes us tick then go for it, otherwise it might bore you.


Okay, so let me know what you think.  Comments, suggestions, and feedback are definitely encouraged and welcome.

Do you like the new format? 

Crush the day!