5 books that will change your life
Plus, Twitch co-founder Justin Kan on success and happiness.
“Change your life” may be a slight embellishment, but these books will undoubtably ~change your perspective. Which in the age of unlimited information, may now be a book’s best use case.
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand
Coming in at a whopping 753 pages, this book is a doozy. However, through The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand does a magnificent job at illustrating the long slog of success. This book is perfect for anyone who is trying to build something big whether it be a startup, a brand or a career.
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia - Mohsin Hamid
Unlike The Fountainhead, this book is rather short and at 242 pages can be read cover to cover in about 7 hours. Similar to The Fountainhead, this book follows the rise of its protagonist form absolutely nothing to massive success. It’s also similar to a Great Gatsby-esque love story. This book is incredibly inspiring for anyone looking to change their lot in life.
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years - Donald Miller
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years begins with the author finding himself coasting through life. He eventually realizes that, like a movie, he could edit his life to make it more thrilling and meaningful. Its an amazing book and perfect for anyone trying to get out of a rut.
Ultralearning - Scott Young
This book synthesizes the techniques that “ultra learners” use to learn new skills really quickly. The book’s techniques are heavily backed by science and not just anecdotal making it perfect for anyone looking to learn a new complex skill.
A Man’s Search For Meaning - Viktor Frankl
In A Man’s Search For Meaning, Frankl describes the psychotherapeutic methods he used to overcome the abuses he faced as a prisoner in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. If you are living a life where much of your stress originated from things out of your control, this is a perfect book for you.
In this video, Twitch co-founder Justin Kan provides points countering the common narrative among ambitious individuals to defer their personal happiness until they've achieved lofty goals and instead explains that wellness is something to work towards in the present.