Review: Best Books 2017

As the year draws to a close we start to reflect on what’s happened, what’s changed, and where we want to go in the future. It’s said that the only thing that really changes from year to year are the books we read and the people we meet, both are essential to any business, or any life.

Favorites

All the books on my 12 Best Books of 2017 List are favorites, but if here are a few highlights, including one book that didn’t make the cut (wrote the list before reading the book).

Perennial Seller – Source Amazon.com

Perennial Seller by Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. His writing is concise and capable of becoming classic. In this book, he explores what makes some media and ideas Perennial Sellers, always selling consistently and readily remembered by society.

It was my favorite book of the year, and I own four copies of it (two hardcover – one signed – kindle, and audible). – http://a.co/gOjYAs6

Source – Amazon.com

The Origins of Political Order by Francis Fukuyama

When looking at the minutia of society, it’s easy to get bogged down in the details and bored. Mr. Fukuyama took what many would consider a dry topic, and gave it a dramatic, novelty that is appealing and makes an enjoyable read. I personally recommend the Audible narration by Jonathan Davis. – http://a.co/ePoulOh

Source – Amazon.com

The Four by Scott Galloway

Mr. Galloway explores what makes Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple such incredible and competitive companies in the modern world. Each company, for similar, and dissimilar reasons, have achieved a higher status than any others, with more power and income than many countries. Yet, despite their size, they are often revered rather than feared by the masses.

Through the book we gain insights into what makes these companies loved and successful, with ideas that we can take back to our own businesses and lives.  – http://a.co/dLuW75u

Get the list

If you’re also looking for the next best book, we’ve assembled a list of our favorites from the year. Which can be accessed by clicking this link here – https://intellectualagrarian.com/reading

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