Below are my favorite reads from 2018. In 2018 my reading focused a lot on improving myself in order to make me a better husband, father, manager, and all-around person.
Over the years I’ve read a lot about management, however, a lot of it is very high level. I read and enjoyed Radical Candor by Kim Scott because it provided an opinionated overview of how to manage like when and how to have career conversations. I found a lot of the suggestions helpful as I officially began my management career.
I finished the available LBJ biographies by Robert A. Caro, which I highly recommend. Between those and The Dictator’s Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita I had a new framework for interpreting today’s political landscape.