Shortcut to Success: Read More Books! My Young Padawans!

Shortcut to Success: Read More Books! My Young Padawans!


I am out of reading materials again.

Is time to buy another batch of books from Amazon.


Poke the Box
by Seth Godin

Seth Godin is a marketing legend in the digital information age.

He has a bald hair like my previous house mate too.

Seth Godin publishes one book a year, almost daily blog update, gave lots of speech and created movement around internet marketing. Many people questioned how he accomplish so many incredible tasks in short period. The magic word is:


In this book, Seth exposed his secret in achieving so much: To start. To initiate. To begin. That’s all.


Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
by Daniel H.Pink

Earlier this year, I had a great talk with my buddy, Boon. We shared a common interest in entrepreneurship, marketing, and consumer behaviour in general.

In brief, both of us want to own a business.

Boon is launching his side business this year, and he had learned so much from this book — he insisted me to buy this book.

Many start-ups and big companies also strongly recommend this book. I foresee this will be a great book.


Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Collins Business Essentials)
by Robert B. Cialdini

I first noticed this book from Karol Gadja “9 Essential Boosk for Bloggers and Freedom Seekers (or How to Save $50,000 on MBA)” post.

Karol said, “If you haven’t read it yet go buy it, borrow it, or steal it now.”

I found this book at Kinokuniya (Singapore book store) and I discovered the reading is a bit dry. Decided not to pick up the book in last minute.

One year later, I still get many recommendations for this book. So this time I’ll give it a serious try read.

Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork. Start the Work That Matters
by Michael Bungay Stanier

I can’t remember when did I discover this book, maybe it was recommended by several successful internet start-ups.

I immediately took note and it’s has been on my Amazon’s Wish list since last purchase.

The book get many positive review in Amazon, that’s probably my biggest reason to purchase this book.


So these are the books I am purchasing from Amazon.

Before I proceed with the purchase — do you have any books you want to share with me?