Jessican Stillman at Inc featured my thread about reading biographies instead of business and personal development books, and added a primer on each one.
I stopped reading business books a while ago, I’m reading history and biographies instead.
Here’s 43 biographies that’ll teach you way more than the concepts and strategies you’re reading about right now.
The 3rd one is probably my favorite.
— Colin Landforce 🔌 (@landforce) September 4, 2021
“The place to turn, according to one entrepreneur, is biographies. On Twitter recently, founder and CTO Colin Landforce confessed that he’s traded in general advice for deeper dives into the lives of past innovators. “I stopped reading business books a while ago. I’m reading history and biographies instead,” he tweeted.
Looking for titles to add to his to-read queue, Landforce asked his 20,000-plus followers to suggest great biographies and memoirs. More than 100 ideas poured in. Landforce helpfully sorted through the suggestions to weed out repetitions and self-promoters, coming up with a final tally of 43 recommendations. The full list is here or, to get you started, here are a handful of the most promising.”