26 Dec '14, 9pm

Also: updated my list of book lists yet again! Feat. @thomcummings, @YumtasticFluff, @smwat, @ken…

It’s a well-known fact that I love book lists like nobody’s business , so I didn’t want to let the year end without posting my own. Thanks to my friend Rick Webb for posting his list and encouraging me to dig into my own Kindle order history. (“Think it would be less than 20,” I told him. “Scared to look.” I was basically right.) After reflecting on everything I read this year, here are my top four picks: Fiction: Dept. of Speculation Memoir: Not That Kind of Girl Nonfiction: Show Your Work! Self-Improvement: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up The full list: Peak , by Chip Conley. An application of Maslow’s hierarchy to business. So Good They Can’t Ignore You , by Cal Newport. As noted on Amazon , this book argues that “Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before.” This idea looped back into my mind many times this ...

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