I like finding obscure business books, biographies, and well-written historical pieces that read like narratives. I’m also constantly watching upcoming releases that fit these criteria. The list below is in release date order.
Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life
I loved Schwarzenegger’s book, Total Recall, which I’m calling a business book disguised as an autobiography. Forget reading books about goals. His book is a case study on how to set and achieve them. Will his newest book be as good, which will be released on October 10th? I’m not sure, but I’ll probably listen to the audio version when it’s ready.
The Ins-N-Outs of In-N-Out Burger: The Inside Story of California’s First Drive-Through and How it Became a Cultural Icon
I have mixed feelings about this title as I believe Stacy Perman’s book on this QSR is the definitive story from the beginning. Still, I’ll be reading this one to gain the view from the third generation. I’m impressed she has not given in by selling out to a private equity group.
According to the publisher, this is the book Ray Dalio does not want us to read. Perhaps this is the 2023 Bill Gross story for hedge funds? We’ll find out the first week of November.
Same as Ever: A Guide to What Never Changes
This is the book I’m most anticipating. Morgan Housel is the author, and you’ve probably read his best-selling, The Psychology of Money. Morgan’s new book will be released on November 7th.
The Last Outlaws
This title falls under the category of “This looks interesting.” The bigger question is, what new material will be provided that hasn’t been unearthed before? The book will be released on November 7, 2023.
The Bill Gates Problem: Reckoning with the Myth of the Good Billionaire
This is generally not the type of book I read. Instead, I’ll opt for an author interview or two. This title will be released on November 14, 2023.
Other Upcoming Releases
- Choose Your Enemies Wisely: Business Planning for the Audacious Few (12/5/23)
- Burn Book: A Tech Love Story (3/5/24)
- The Creator’s Economy (3/19/24)
- Drive: Scraping By in Uber’s America, One Ride at a Time (5/14/24)