One really great way to try to get to know someone is to ask them to name three influential books that you have read in your life and perhaps tell how they influenced the way that you think? Recently, this was brought up in our Online Think Tank after someone introduced themselves and asked me this very question.
So, I considered this for a moment and then wrote down a few. Most Influential Books? Hmm? Well, how about;
1.) “Grinding it Out” By Ray Kroc
2.) Essays By Henry Kissinger (collection)
3.) “Foundation Series” by Isaac Asimov
But really, there are so many books I have read and therefore it is so hard to decide really.
The span of books that affected my thinking is actually much bigger than this, I do a lot of reading, scanning, Internet Searching, white papers, etc constantly. But this list is a start of course, It is hard for me to pick only three really, very hard.
One book I remember my Mom use to read to me when I was maybe 2-3 years old; “Peter and His Rocks”. Children’s book about exploring and collecting cool rocks, I think that was my favorite book that she read to me; what is so interesting is that now I have a friend named Peter who collects all sorts of rocks and even meteorites.
Sometimes I think our minds cause these connections. That is to say you can will events to occur. I bet science figures out how it all works one day? Quantum Pairs, entanglement, movement of mind through our current understanding of the surroundings we see. But it must have affected me in some way very strongly.
You know, due to the wide range of topics and my never ending thirst for knowledge, I am finding myself formulating my own ideas and writing all them down too. Since I cannot turn off my mind, it all just flows. May as well give it back to the world is my thinking on that. Compiling various articles and re-writing them into eBooks now; perhaps reading many books leads to becoming a writer your self?
I would like you to consider the three most influential books in your life now. Don’t be shy. I certainly hope this article is of interest and that is has propelled thought. The goal is simple; to help you in your quest to be the best in 2007. I thank you for reading my many articles on diverse subjects, which interest you.