“What are the books that helped shape Shepard’s world-view?” This is Shepard Humphries Reading List.
*Many people will read a book title or cruise through a few pages of a book, form an opinion and then say the book is lousy. Other will give it a complete reading, however their minds are closed to new information. I suggest that if you have already found the one and only complete truth about everything, further reading, especially of the following, is not of any use.
** I think (in common usage terms) that “reading a book” no longer means only turning the pages of a physical book. Formats of consumption now include Kindle & audio, and while it is not “reading” a book, much great information can be gathered by listening/watching YouTube videos, so I will include some of them as well.
Business & Self Employed
Books by Michael Gerber. Most of them say roughly the same thing, I have most enjoyed The E-Myth Revisited and several others were also beneficial.
High Trust Selling by Todd Duncan.
EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey.
Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk.
Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller.
Finding Direction & Purpose in Your Life
It is no secret that Shepard believes that college is a lousy choice for 80% of people, and that there are better ways to prepare for a successful life. This easy-to-read book will help the reader consider possibilities and consider a different type of life: Rich Dad – Poor Dad by Robert Kiyasaki. A great follow-up by the same author is Cash Flow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki.
Listen to Jordan B. Peterson on YouTube. I disagree with 25% of what he concludes, however the guy is really smart, politically incorrect and has some solid ideas. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCodkb-qBktJI5NrUsPYpf7g
Philosophy & “The Spiritual Side”
The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose is perhaps the most important book available. It is available in audio format (free) here:
Why Won’t god Heal Amputees? This book is in contrast to Jordan Petersen’s counsel that belief in the supernatural is good for humanity in the long run because it provides order.
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