I read a lot. I read books about high level business strategy, personal growth, and marketing. I also love to read books about history (specifically American history around the time of the American Revolution), poker strategy, and personal and business finance.

I thought I’d start posting once a month to let you know what I’ve been reading, and what’s in my queue for next month.

Just Read

Kickstarter HandbookThe Kickstarter Handbook: Real-Life Success Stories of Artists, Inventors, and Entrepreneurs by Don Steinberg

An interesting, but pretty basic look at using Kickstarter to raise funds for a project or new product. I’ve been backing projects on Kickstarter for years now, and have backed more than 20 campaigns, so there wasn’t a lot of new information. Still, it’s a good overview for anyone not familiar with the platform.

Crowdfunding The Next Big ThingCrowdfunding: The Next Big Thing by Gary Spirer

Very similar to the book above, this book gives a high level view of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter with some great strategies for creating a successful campaign. If you’re looking to start a project on Kickstarter or Indiegogo but don’t know where to start, consider one of these titles.

Screw It, Let’s Do It: Lessons In Life (Quick Reads)Screw It Let's Do It by Richard Branson

I’m a big fan or Richard Branson and have read several of his books. I like his adventurous spirit and that he’s not afraid to take (calculated) risks. I also respect his views on employees and what makes a business successful. Great (and short) read for anyone who owns (or wants to own) their own business.

The Happiness of Pursuit