2023 Book Recommendations for Marketing, Philosophy, Business, and Life

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This article is a summary of a YouTube video "15 Incredible Books to Read in 2023" by Ali Abdaal
TLDR This video provides book recommendations to help improve understanding of marketing, long-termism, philosophy, business, life, and relationships.

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    Books have been the single biggest factor in helping the speaker start and grow their business to seven figures and in their personal development.
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    "If you are interested in a book that will lead you to a rich life but you've kind of thought that hey this obsession that we have in society with like chasing more and more money feels like maybe not the right thing then this is interesting."
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    "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" is an absolute classic that even someone who has never read it before can benefit from.
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    The seven habits in Stephen Covey's book are not just about success, but also about emotional intelligence and empathetic communication.
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    "Reading 'The Precipice' by Toby Ord gave me a little bit more of an appreciation for things like the risks of AI and nuclear war and bio bioterrorism and moral value lock-in and these other things that he talks about."
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    Richard Wiseman argues in his book that people who consider themselves lucky have generally better lives, are happier, less stressed, more resilient, productive, and creative.
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    Reading "Sapiens" can level up your understanding of the world in a very readable way, even if you've been putting it off because it feels dense.
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    "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" is a must-read fiction book that explores the life of a Hollywood icon and her seven marriages.

Q&A

  • What genres do the recommended books cover?

    — The recommended books cover a range of genres, including marketing, long-termism, philosophy, business, life, and relationships.

  • What is the main idea questioned in the video?

    — The video questions the idea that who we are is what we do and encourages viewers to consider if that's really how they want to be.

  • What actionable ways are provided in Matthew Dix's book "Someday is Today"?

    — Matthew Dix's book "Someday is Today" provides 22 actionable ways to help readers achieve their creative goals.

  • What does Alexander Green's book "Beyond Wealth" explore?

    — Alexander Green's book "Beyond Wealth" explores how true happiness and joy come from things other than money.

  • What does Eric Partaker's book "Forever" provide advice on?

    — Eric Partaker's book "Forever" provides three practical pieces of advice to help transform health, wealth, and relationships: the three alarms, the ideal week, and the weekly review.

Timestamped Summary

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    Matthew Dix's "Someday is Today" offers 22 ways to help you reach your creative goals and question the idea that who we are is what we do.
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    02:36
    Eric Partaker's book "Forever" provides 3 practical pieces of advice to help transform your health, wealth, and relationships.
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    Stephen Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" is the best self-help book ever, so if you like the genre, read it and leave a comment with book recommendations.
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    09:38
    Reading Scorecard Marketing, The 12 Immutable Laws of Marketing, and The Go-Giver has improved understanding of marketing, long-termism, philosophy, business, life, and relationships.
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    13:21
    Richard Wiseman's book "The Luck Factor" provides practical advice on how to become a lucky person and increase serendipity in life.
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    Get the most out of life with The Way of the Superior Man, supplement your diet with Heights micronutrient subscription (15% off with coupon code Ali 15), and learn how to craft and offer with Alex Moses' book "100 Million Dollar Offers".
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    Sapiens and The Surrender Experiment are great books that provide an enjoyable and educational experience.
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    Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is an emotional journey through Hollywood that will make you cry - perfect for fans of Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere universe!
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