Books Read in January 2014

One of my 2014 goals is to read 2 books per month.  This month I read 2 and a half.



The first book I read was Remote by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried. I reviewed it earlier in the month.  My tl;dr is that if you work in an office – read it.  If you already work remote – you probably already know most of how and why of remote working.



How To Be Rich: It’s not what you have it’s what you do with what you have” is the first book by Andy Stanley that I’ve read.  I enjoyed his writing style an agreed with the main thought of the book. I blog with my wife at Life With a Mission about getting out of debt, being intentionally generous, and being unconventional with money.  This book will challenge your answer to the question “Am I Rich” and will motivate you to rethink your outlook on money.

The Year Without Pants


The Year Without Pants: and the future of work” is the third book I’ve started this year and I’m a little over halfway through.  I haven’t read a memoir book in some time. So far this book has been an interesting look inside of Automattic Inc. and another treatise on how remote work is the ‘future of work.’  I enjoy Berkun’s writing style and the approach he’s taken of sharing what transpired while he worked at Automattic.

Next month I’ve got several books I’d like to read: Chris Lema’s book on pricing, Brian Casel’s book on design conversions, Tsh Oxender’s “Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World“. I may re-read some fiction like Ender’s Game and Ready Player One.  There are a few other classic business books I may try out.

What books did you read, and what are you excited to start reading?