Why don’t you read biographies of the greatest people who ever lived? (Part 1)

I asked myself this question and couldn’t come up with a good answer as to why not… Histories greatest leaders and thinkers and I’m completely disconnected.

To be honest I’ve only read two serious biographies in my life, which is dismal. So today I went to the book store and picked up these six books:

Einstein

4 einstien

Steve Jobs

1 jobs

Nelson Mandela

3 nelson

Lisa Chaney

2 chanel

Jeff Bezos

5 bezos

Alex Ferguson

6 alex

 

Public Commitment

There’s not much available at English bookstores in Indonesia but I think these six make a good mix of business and political leaders. I’m going to publicly commit to reading all 6 of these biographies in a 30 day period (april 14- may 14) and will do a write up about what I learned and how they influenced me when I’m completed reading them.

Maybe I never saw the utility in biographies but I’ll soon find out.  My aim is to finish going through them by May 14th, then I’ll post an epic (or not epic) write up about them.

-Clay

Have you read any awesome biographies before? Pass on your recommendation to me in the comments!

Or how about you join me?  Share or tweet this post and publicly commit to a biography reading bender’


 
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2 thoughts on “Why don’t you read biographies of the greatest people who ever lived? (Part 1)

  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger: Total Recall is a pretty good read. Alpha male type of guy with a wide range of accomplishments

  2. Yup, I agree! And I also believe that biographies are able to change your life in the matter of weeks!
    I had my biggest growing experiences while reading “Losing my Virginity” by Richard Branson, “Total Recall” and “The Education of a Bodybuilder” by Arnie the Governator (highly recommended for fitness enthusiasts), some Elon Musk unofficial biography that I found on the iBookstore (called, I think, “Stepping on Mars” or something similar), and now hopefully I’m moving onto “Steve Jobs” by W. Isaacson, so let’s see what we can learn from this one…

    I have never read, but I can warmly recommend (and I’ll soon devour) “Driven from Within” by Michael Jordan and “Undisputed Truth” by Mike Tyson, both the autobiographies of sport champions, who can teach us alot about mindset and inner game related stuff.

    Cheers!
    I’ll stay tuned for your reviews

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