Yesterday my friend Derek Magill asked the Praxis community, “What books have had the most impact on your career/education?”
I love this question. Notice the use of the word impact. He isn’t asking for your favorite books, the books you recommend on a specific subject, or the books you agree with the most. He is asking for the books that have had a significant impact on your education. Books that influenced and changed the way you think and interact with the world.
Here is my list, in order of when I read them. I explain what impact they had on my education and how that shifted the way I interact with the world.
These books also provide a further testament to the importance of self-education. Only four of these sixteen books were assigned through traditional education. The rest I found and chose to read on my own.