In late 2016, I (Erik Rostad) started reading Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss. In the book, Ferriss interviews some of the most accomplished, productive, and famous people in the world and asks each one of them what book(s) they like and have gifted the most.
Life is short, and there are too many books to read. Someone, or something, has to choose, or whisper in our ear to help us decide.
-Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable
When I shared the idea for this project with Jason Staples, he shocked me by saying he also wanted to read the 52 books in 2017 (he’s a very busy guy). He then said we should start a podcast where we discuss each of the books. The idea of doing a podcast both scared and intrigued me. One of my main goals in starting the Books of Titans project was to encourage discussions around these books. We started the Books of Titans Podcast in April of 2017 and have done an episode a week with a few breaks around holidays. We will go through each of the 52 books from the 2017 reading list and have set a combined list of books in 2018 that we will begin to cover in the near future.
(That’s Erik on the left and Jason on the right.)
My name is Erik Rostad and I am a website developer in Nashville, TN. I’m 38, am married to a wonderful singer/songwriter, and we have two daughters named Scotlyn & Lilia. I didn’t start reading for pleasure until college and then I went nuts. I love reading, but even more than that, I love connecting to people who have read the same books. Connect with me on LinkedIn or feel free to send me an email.
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