Some stuff I recommend in no particular order. Comments welcome.
- DuckDuckGo – Search, like Google was in the early days, awesome
- SomaFM – Listener supported, commercial free, internet radio (groovesalad)
- Giffgaff – Best mobile network in the UK, get £5 when you use my referral link
Michael Gerber – The E-myth Revisited
A great book on the difference between a business and a job. My view on this has mellowed in recent years. I think Gerber’s arguments are solid, but I think it’s ok to have a job so long as you’re clear that you have a job not a business.
Tony Buzan – How to Mind Map
An inspirational, teeny weeny, easy peasy, little book by Tony Buzan which will literally change your life. Mind mapping is a totally revolutionary and yet completely natural and simple way to commit your consciousness to paper.
Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad, Poor Dad
A great book on the difference between the rich and the poor. If you want to make money, read this book.
George S. Clason – The Richest Man in Babylon
A great book explaining very simply, in story form, the key to accumulating wealth. It’s very simple. Simple, not easy!
Malcolm Gladwell – The Tipping Point
An inspirational book about how ideas and trends spread like viruses, and a detailed analysis of that process.
Malcolm Gladwell – Blink
A second inspirational work form Malcolm Gladwell about the power of rapid cognition, otherwise known as gut instinct.
James Surowiecki – The Wisdom of Crowds
A life changing book on how the decisions of many people can be aggregated to produce very accurate choices. For example, if you ask a room full of people to guess how many balls are in a jar (privately, by writing the answer down, without talking), the average of the guesses will always be very accurate (within 10%). This book is highly recommended.
Some packages I use and recommend.
Mind mapping is a revolutionary concept, this package is a simple, intuitive, open source mind mapping tool. I highly recommend it.