Writers get better by writing more and reading more. Some writers will purposely read outside from their genre to learn something else.
Here are a few of the best books I have read in the past three years:
Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
by Kim Scott
A Beautiful Constraint: How to Transform Your Limitations Into Advantages, and Why It’s Everyone’s Business
by Adam Morgan, Mark Barden
Before taking the altMBA, this was one of the books we were mailed and asked to read prior to the month-long course. Found the reframing of constraints from limitations to advantages very helpful with their models and real-world examples.
Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days
by Jake Knapp
Went to the book launch for this book, read this book, suggested a number of startups use this model to help them, led a 5-day workshop to use this Sprint process and it was very fruitful use of our time to resolve big challenges for those startups.
What are your favorite recent non-fiction books?