|How to Win Friends & Influence People, by Dale Carnegie. If you are new to the concept of soft-skill and self improvement, this is THE Book to start with. Even though it was written long time ago, the concept are timeless as they all about human nature. It is a great book to start with, because every concept is explained in a form of a story. The book does not go too deep into philosophical discussions but rather provides actionable advices that you can start applying immediately. Start with this book!
|Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed, by Brian Tracy. After Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends” this is second book I recommend reading over once a year.it is a great summary of so many concepts humans operate by. It is full of practical and actionable advices. Every chapter has an exercise for a reader to do, so life changing experience starts immediately. To internalize the concepts deeper I would recommend to read habits building books first.
|Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time, by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz. The book talk about importance of relationships with other people, ways and techniques to establish and maintain relationships that could dramatically impact your life in a positive way. This book is great if you are looking for way to grow your network.
|Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions, by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths. Hands down, this book is great for people from Computer Science or Mathematical fields. If you are one of these who applies algorithms, like sorting and caching, to organize your closet – you are not along in this world 😊. The book describes a connection between real life and how computers operate. It shows a way to apply well known algorithms to solve day to day challenges.
|Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, by James Clear. Building life habits is hard, so the book provides a framework on how to take bad habits under control and replace them with the habits you want to have. It is a great book to start working on adjusting your habits. If I was to choose a single book about habits, this would most likely be the one.
|The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg. If you’d like to change your habits, this is the book to start with. Every day life of an individual is driven by habits, therefore quality of life very much depends on the quality of habits the one poses. If you need to change life, start with changing your habits. This book explains how habits mechanism works and suggests a framework for shaping your habits the way you want. The book reads easily and contains a lot of content-supporting stories that make it easy to digest.
|The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, by Stephen R. Covey. The book describes 7 principles that can make a person effective in his/her life if the principles are made into day to day habits. Some people may find it little boring or full of clichés, but personally I found a lot of useful advices and interesting concepts to apply.