Ali Abdaal is a British YouTuber, physician, and medical educator. He has over 3.3 million subscribers on YouTube, where he posts videos about medicine, productivity, and lifestyle.
Abdaal was born in Bradford, England, to Pakistani parents. He studied medicine at the University of Bristol, graduating in 2013. He then worked as a doctor in the National Health Service (NHS) for two years before beginning his YouTube career.
In 2016, Abdaal quit his job as a doctor to focus on YouTube full-time. His videos cover a range of topics, including how to be a successful medical student and doctor, how to study effectively, and how to live a productive life.
If you’re looking for some good book recommendations, you should definitely check out Ali Abdaal’s list. He’s a YouTuber and online doctor who has read a lot of books, and his recommendations are always spot-on. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!
Anything You Want by Derek Sivers
In his book, “Anything You Want,” Derek Sivers teaches readers how to be more successful by doing what they love.
Sivers uses his own life as an example of how following your passion can lead to a life of success and happiness.
He details his journey from working at a record store to starting his own CD company and then eventually creating one of the first digital music stores, CD Baby.
Sivers’s book is full of inspiring stories and practical advice for anyone looking to create their own path to success. By following your heart and pursuing your dreams, anything is possible.
Atomic Habits by James Clear
James Clear’s Atomic Habits is a comprehensive guide to building good habits and breaking bad ones.
The book is based on the latest scientific research and is full of helpful tips and strategies for making lasting change. If you’re looking to make some positive changes in your life, this is the book for you.
Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
In his book, “Can’t Hurt Me,” David Goggins shares his story of overcoming obstacles and becoming one of the most successful ultramarathon runners in the world.
Goggins was born into a poor, single-parent household and faced many challenges throughout his childhood. Despite this, he went on to join the military and become a Navy SEAL.
After completing some of the most difficult training courses in the world, Goggins decided to take on even more challenges by becoming an ultramarathon runner. He has since gone on to win multiple races and set several world records.
In “Can’t Hurt Me,” Goggins shares his inspiring story of how he overcame adversity to become one of the most successful ultramarathon runners in the world.
Deep Work by Cal Newport
Deep Work by Cal Newport is a book that explores the importance of focus and concentration in today’s society.
In a world where we are constantly bombarded with distractions, it is more important than ever to be able to focus and concentrate on the task at hand.
Newport explains how to achieve this “deep work” state, and why it is so important for success in any field.
This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn how to focus and get the most out of their work.
Die with Zero by Bill Perkins
Bill Perkins has written a book called Die with Zero and which is a guide to help people live their life with purpose.
The book is based on the idea that everyone has a “zero point” or a starting point in life, and it is up to each individual to make the most of their life.
Perkins argues that too many people focus on making money and accumulating possessions, and they forget about what is truly important in life.
He believes that everyone should have a goal in life, something to strive for and that they should live each day with the intention of achieving that goal.
Die with Zero is an inspiring book that will help readers find their own purpose in life. It is a must-read for anyone who wants to live a meaningful and fulfilling life.
Educated by Tara Westover
Tara Westover’s memoir, Educated, is the story of a young woman who, despite never attending formal school, teaches herself enough to earn a spot at Cambridge University.
Westover was born and raised in Idaho by survivalist parents who were suspicious of government interference. As a result, she was largely unschooled and had no birth certificate or medical records.
Despite the odds, Westover eventually makes her way to Harvard and then Cambridge, where she earns a Ph.D. in history. Along the way, she learns to value education and question her family’s beliefs.
Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
The ego is the enemy of success. That’s what Ryan Holiday argues in his book, Ego Is the Enemy. The book is a collection of stories and advice that show how ego can lead to downfall.
For example, Holiday tells the story of Julius Caesar, who was assassinated because his ego led him to believe he was invincible.
He also shares the tale of Bill Clinton, whose affair with Monica Lewinsky was brought to light because of his ego.
The lesson from these stories is clear: ego can be a dangerous thing. It can make you think you’re better than you are and it can lead you to make careless decisions.
If you’re looking for a way to check your ego, Ego Is the Enemy is a great place to start.
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
Elantris was one of Brandon Sanderson’s first novels, and it is a stand-out in the fantasy genre. The story follows Raoden, the prince of Arelon, who is suddenly stricken with a curse that turns him into an Elantrian.
As he tries to find a cure for himself, he must also help the people of Elantris, who are suffering from the same curse.
Elantris is a unique and compelling story that will keep readers engaged from beginning to end. The characters are rich and complex, and the world-building is some of the best in fantasy literature.
If you’re looking for an epic fantasy adventure, look no further than Elantris.
Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
In “Elon Musk,” Ashlee Vance provides an in-depth look at the life and work of the tech mogul.
Musk is the co-founder of PayPal and Tesla Motors, and has also been instrumental in developing SpaceX.
Vance’s book offers readers a rare glimpse into Musk’s world, providing insight into his successes, failures, and motivations.
Empowered by Vee Kativhu
In her debut novel, Empowered by Vee Kativhu, author Vee Kativhu tells the story of a young woman who is taken captive and must find the strength to escape her captors and return to her home.
Kativhu’s novel is set in the fictional country of Zamunda, which is based on her native Zimbabwe. The protagonist, Vee, is a strong-willed young woman who is taken hostage by a group of rebels.
She must use all of her ingenuity and strength to escape from their clutches and return home to her family.
Kativhu’s novel is an empowering story of one woman’s courage in the face of adversity. It will inspire readers to stand up for themselves and fight for their own freedom.
Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman
In his book “Four Thousand Weeks”, Oliver Burkeman examines the way that people think about time, and how this affects their lives.
He looks at how we often view time as a commodity, something to be used wisely, and how this can lead to feelings of anxiety and stress.
He also explores the idea of a “flow state”, where time seems to stand still, and how this can be achieved. Ultimately, he argues that by changing our perceptions of time, we can improve our well-being.
Getting Things Done by David Allen
David Allen’s book, “Getting Things Done,” has helped countless people to achieve greater productivity and satisfaction in their lives.
In this book, Allen provides a simple but effective system for organizing your life and getting things done.
If you’re looking for a way to get more out of your day, and your life, then “Getting Things Done” is definitely worth a read.
Good to Great by Jim Collins
In his book Good to Great, Jim Collins presents a framework for companies to follow if they want to make the transition from good to great.
This framework includes finding the right people, having the right culture, and having a clear vision.
If your company is struggling to find its way, Good to Great is a must-read. It will help you understand what it takes to be a great company, and how you can make the transition from good to great.
Happy by Derren Brown
In his book, Happy, Derren Brown explores what happiness is and how we can achieve it. Drawing on the latest scientific research, he shows that happiness is not about having more money or possessions.
Instead, it is about having strong relationships, a sense of purpose, and a sense of control over our lives.
With practical advice and exercises, he shows us how we can find lasting happiness. This is an essential guide for anyone who wants to be happier and live a more fulfilling life.
How to Not Die Alone by Logan Ury
Logan Ury’s “How to Not Die Alone” is a book about, well, how not to die alone. The book covers topics like how to make friends and how to keep them, how to find love and how maintain it, and how to deal with the death of a loved one.
Ury’s book is full of practical advice, based on her own experience as a psychotherapist, as well as on the latest scientific research on relationships.
For example, she advises against trying to change people (it rarely works) and instead recommends finding friends who share your values.
If you’re looking for a book that will help you not die alone, “How to Not Die Alone” is a great choice.
How to Take Smart Notes by Sönke Ahrens
How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton
It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried
Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
Make It Stick by Peter C. Brown
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray
Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
Overlap by Sean McCabe
Oversubscribed by Daniel Priestley
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
Storyworthy by Matthew Dicks
Superhuman Social Skills by Tynan
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
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The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson
The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi
The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
The Elephant in the Brain by Kevin Simler
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive by Patrick Lencioni
The Gap and The Gain by Dan Sullivan
The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
The Great CEO Within by Matt Mochary
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
The Millionaire Fastlane by M.J. DeMarco
The Minimalist Entrepreneur by Sahil Lavingia
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard
The Only Study Guide You’ll Ever Need by Jade Bowler
The Pathless Path by Paul Millerd
The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
The Status Game by Will Storr
The Third Door by Alex Banayan
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Think Big by Grace Lordan
Time Smart by Ashley Whillans
Traction by Gabriel Weinberg & Justin Mares
Tribe of Mentors by Timothy Ferriss
Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn
What We Owe the Future by William MacAskill
Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? by Julie Smith
Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin