Books

Books are essence of knowledge. I’ve hardly read anything for almost 30 years of my life. But in 2017 I understood my mistake and decided to change that habit. Every year I’m increasing books to read in a year. In 2017 it was 12, in 2018 it was 24 (36 in total), in 2019 – 36 (72 in total). I’m also focus on increasing read paper books number (instead of audio books) since not all great literature has been digitized. I’m reading both polish and english literature – mainly popular science, self-development and some of other kind.

From EVERY book I write notes. Maybe I’ll publish them one day.

What I’ve read so far

Rework
Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design
Slicing Pie - Funding Your Business Without Funds
Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy
Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business
Mit przedsiębiorczości: Dlaczego większość małych firm upada i jak temu zaradzić
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
StrengthsFinder 2.0
Elon Musk. Wizjoner z Doliny Krzemowej
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
Richard Branson. Sukces mimo przeciwności.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Will It Fly?: How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money
Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do
Spod zamarzniętych powiek
Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days
Hit Refresh
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking


Michal Guzowski’s favorite books »

Michal's bookshelf: favorites

Rework
really liked it
I read this book once. It was very, very good. Short, concise, shows that there are no rigid rules and opens your eyes that you can do otherwise. One of those books that prove that you should listen to everyone, but think and do it yours…
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Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy
it was amazing
One of the best and most insightful books, based on empiricism, about the human psyche and overcoming a mental crisis. The author tried to decompose thinking traps and subconscious habits (and maybe obstacles) in which we have been evolu…
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Mit przedsiębiorczości: Dlaczego większość małych firm upada i jak temu zaradzić
it was amazing
I read this book after many years of thinking about my own business, after 9 months as a freelancer and 3 months after officially starting my own business. This book was my first understanding of my situation. What I read, I experienced …
tagged: favorites and worth-to-re-read
StrengthsFinder 2.0
it was amazing
A great book. Shows a rational picture of the relationship between talent and hard work. Knowing and understanding your strengths is as crucial as learning about these weaknesses. Favorite thoughts: 1. Talent x HardWork = Strenght 2. Yo…
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
it was amazing
We say on such books – "they open their eyes". The vastness of insights, questions posed and given answers is a huge advantage of this position. The book allows you to understand WHY it is as it is. Why only Homo Sapiens survived, how di…
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Mózg: Fascynacje, problemy, tajemnice
it was amazing
Książka tłumaczy wiele zawiłości i zależności biochemicznych oraz neurologicznych dziejących się w naszej głowie. To istotne by rozumieć dlaczego myślimy jak myślimy oraz na co wpływają poszczególne reakcje chemiczne odbywające się pod c…
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S.U.M.O. (Shut Up, Move On): The Straight-Talking Guide to Creating and Enjoying a Brilliant Life
it was amazing
The book draws attention to why and how to get a grip, motivate and start achieving their goals. If anyone would like to read only one motivational reading, this should be the book.
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No More Mr. Nice Guy
it was amazing
Książka o dojrzałości. Daje ćwiczenia pozwalające uzyskać własną pewność siebie, odwagę, ale i troskę wobec kobiet. Niewprost pokrywa się np z "7 habits of highly effective" (np, że zanim wejdzie się w związek będący współzależnością nal…
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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
it was amazing
People are made to run. This book discusses this from the perspective of not only world cultures (Tarahumara), but also biology, biomechanics and human anthropology. Sport is health, however, and it’s not worth listening to doctors who s…
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How to Win Friends and Influence People
it was amazing
The book is divided into 3 parts: – how to make friends – how to convince people – how to be a leader In each part it gives several / several solid points supported by logic. They are obvious, but many forget about them, so it is worth r…
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Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
it was amazing
A very strong position in the area of leadership. It broadcasts on waves that impress many – honesty, integrity, responsibility. Does not accept excuses. Focused on purpose and effect. Author says a good leader is a master of intuition a…
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Żelazny Jan
it was amazing
Difficult and demanding reading about puberty and masculinity. Not everyone needs it, but it is obligatory for those who have somehow disturbed relations with their parents – and in particular with their father. Full of metaphorisms and …
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Tworzenie modeli biznesowych: Podręcznik wizjonera
it was amazing
The book to which I come back from time to time. It should not be read and then noted / memorized – it should be read and then do with it. Absolutely great presents various aspects that should be understood when running your own business…
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A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
it was amazing
Philosophical books. It opens your eyes to the possibilities of perceiving reality. It describes the history of the Stoics well, their principles, approach and sacrifices. He also gives techniques like: negative visualization, internaliz…
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Głowa do liczb
really liked it
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Człowiek w poszukiwaniu sensu
it was amazing
Mandatory position. Just mandatory. The book developed my consciousness and control over my subconscious mind. And this is not some intuitive coaching, because the book talks about the foundations of Frankl’s psychotherapy. Frankl’s psyc…
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Cokolwiek myślisz, pomyśl odwrotnie
it was amazing
Short, concise and extremely inspiring. It was the cornerstone of my internal transformation.
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