Lezen.  In de wereld van  social media komt het er niet altijd meer van. Toch zeggen succesvolle, happy professionals het allemaal: boeken inspireren, boeken motiveren, een boek kan je leven veranderen.

We vonden een geweldige lijst met 5 van onze favorieten op een rij. En we houden ons natuurlijk aanbevolen voor je tips!


#1. The 4 Hour Work Week

This book by Tim Ferriss was publishes about 5 years ago when the future promise of the web was starting to become very real as social media took hold. Twitter was just starting and Facebook was getting traction. The book promises to take you from the drudgery of the day job to the dream of doing what you love doing and monetize it on the web.

This book inspired me to start my journey as digital entrepreneur and blogger.


Find out more: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9–5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)

#2. The Element

This book by Ken Robinson provides an inspiring insight into how when finding your passion and combining it with your innate abilities and talents can take a life from drudgery to a masterpiece.

He calls this intersection “The Element”. Included are examples from famous people that have have found the element such as Paul McCartney, Richard Branson and Arianna Huffington.

Want to learn some of the secrets to take your life to another level? Then read it.


Find out more: The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

#3. On Writing

Stephen King is known more for fiction books than non-fiction. This book is part memoir (for the first 100 pages) and part “how to” In the last 200 pages he reveals his writing toolkit for becoming a good or even a great writer.

His passion for writing is obvious and compelling. His life journey is revealing. Three key messages: the importance of simplicity, starting and persistence.

This book is not just about writing, it is about life.


Find out more: On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft

#4. Start with Why

Simon Sinek impresses.

His core message is what makes leaders great and how that leads to companies that succeed and excel. He uses examples (stories) starting with the Wright Brothers, Martin Luther King and Steve Jobs.

Get the “Why” right and then the fun starts. It is also about the art of influence.


#5. Permission Marketing

Seth Godin is so visible in the marketing world that he is like a global beacon. This book flips the model of push marketing to attraction marketing. It is about people giving permission for you to sell to them. A cool concept.

Want to see what is important about marketing in a web centric world? Then read this book.