Reading is one of the most important habits of highly successful people, it’s one of the best way’s to expand your mind and increase your knowledge on a variety of topics.

How many books have you read so far this year?

If you look at reading as another form of entertainment it’s easier to make the habit to do it every day, scheduling 20 minutes a day will already have a big impact on the amount of books you read a year. Shane Parrish, from FarnamStreet, wrote at the end of January an article on how to read more: The Simple Plan To Read More. However it’s not just important to read more, as equally or even more important is to know how to read a book properly: How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading, a must read for everyone who wants to get serious about reading.
One of best article I have read so far on the importance of reading: Will Schwalbe’s article for the Wall Street Journal The Need to Read.

Trought the drop down menu on the top of this page you can will find listed by topic and pages with the favourite books of investors like Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger, Ray Dalio, Bill Ackman, Howard Marks, and more.

Personally I like to read both non-fiction and fiction books, Non- Fiction subjects like history, investing and philosophy are my favourite, in regards to Fiction I have a wide variety of genres, from Classics to fantasy and I find some fictions books that have a biggest influence as reading them makes it easier to relate or understand. 

These are just some of my favourite books (in no particular order):

Non Fiction

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel

How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

Caesar: Life of a Colossus

Augustus: The Life of Rome’s First Emperor

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

Outliers: The Story of Success

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Getting There: A Book of MentorsGetting There: A Book of Mentors

The 4-hour Workweek


When Christ and His Saints Slept: A Novel

The Brothers Karamazov

Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)

The Fault in Our Stars

Titus Groan


The Shadow of the Wind

The Book Thief

Robert Cialdini’s New Book: Pre-suasion

The Art of Charm had a interview with Robert Cialidine discussing his new book, Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade.

Robert Ciadine’s Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition   has sold over three million copies and has been translated into thirty languages.[3] It has been listed on the New York Times Business Best Seller List. Fortune Magazine lists the book in their “75 Smartest Business Books”.[4]


The Cheat Sheet:

  • What is “pre-suasion,” and how does it relate to the concepts inside influence?
  • How persuasive people shape others’ behavior and how we can use these techniques on others — as well as ourselves.
  • How to gain and retain someone’s attention.
  • How language, geography, and imaging alter our perceptions of what causes events — and how the media uses these principles to influence us and set its agenda.
  • How to increase our appeal by causing others to focus on us (and why this phenomenon often lands innocent people in jail).
  • And so much more…

Click here to go to the original article at The Art of Charm.

More About Robert Cialdini: