Twenty Thought Provoking Books That Will Help You Make A Smarter Thug!


One of the most frequent questions I hear after the Startup Round table is, “Do you have any book recommendations?”

Whenever we walk into a bookstore or start reading a book, we’re looking for something. Sometimes, we’re looking for entertainment, inspiration, some life learning or great literature. We also read to learn about a specific person, company, or moment in time. But, other times, we are looking for a specific outcome – we want what we read to help us become a healthier, happier and smarter version of ourselves.

In the below list, you’ll find twenty thought-provoking books that will help you make better decisions, learn any new skill faster, get more done, and manage your time better than you ever have before. Can’t argue with that, can we? So what are you waiting for – click and order a copy for yourself. Be a Thug! Be Thug Smart!

1. The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

2. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

3. Do the Work: Overcome Resistance and Get Out of Your Own Way

4. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

5. Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters

6. The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

7. The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking

8. Think Smarter: Critical Thinking to Improve Problem-Solving and Decision-Making Skills

9. What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

10. Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

11. The Magic of Reality

12. Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation

13. Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words

14. Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients

15. Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

16. The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life

17. Creativity Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

18. Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking

19. Everyday Sexism

20. Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain

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I'm a self confessed foodie, king of the kitchen, wannabe anthropologist, technology evangelist , curious, inquisitive & experimental entrepreneur at @DigiLands and an adrenaline junkie. Love spending time with my wife & two young children and faulty KitKats that consist purely of solid chocolate.