In this episode, Manuel is joined by David Gil, host of The Edge Podcast, to go over some of the books we’ve been reading lately.We cover the pros and cons of the various book formats, eBooks, audiobooks, physical books, as well as some of the books that we have read lately that we feel have made an impact in our everyday lives.

We start our conversation talking about how we’ve transitioned from the traditional book format to eBooks and Audio Books.  Which format we prefer for each particular type of book or genre as well as the pros and cons of each of them.

How the closing of a number of book stores has also affected our reading habits by not being able to go to the store to be browsing through books and titles the traditional way before deciding which one to buy.

During the podcast, David and Manuel mention a variety of books and authors, including:

David’s Mentions:

  • Shoe Dog
  • Tesla by Margaret Cheney
  • Walter Isaacson Biographies: Ben Franklin, Steve Jobs, George Washington
  • The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things
  • Pre-Suasion
  • Only the Paranoid Survive
  • Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
  • The Selfish Gene
  • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Manuel’s Mentions:
  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humanity
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • Ego is the Enemy: Ryan Holiday
  • Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think
  • Jenson Button: Life to the Limit
  • 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
  • The Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
  • Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
  • Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life

There are many more books in our library but we only had 45 minutes to talk about them!  Share your picks with us and stay tuned to future episodes about books we love in the future.

Check our other stuff out too:

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