Ali's favorite books in 2022
In 2022, I managed to read more than 50 books, I choose books very carefully and I spend 2-3 hours per day reading paper copies or listening to audiobooks. I follow this reading regimen religiously since I am a lifelong learner, and there is no better way to learn than continuous exposure to well-researched documents. The following are my favourite books, and like last year if you promise to read any of the books, I am happy to send you a copy for free. Just contact me, and we take it from there.
Negotiation and the art of the communication
1. Bargaining for Advantage, by G. Richard Shell
2. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, by Douglas Stone et al.
3. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, by Joseph Grenny et al.
4. Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert B. Cialdini
Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition by Harriet A. Washington
This book was very hard to read, it was actually painful to read. Black American endured abuses by the medical profession for years and the physicians shamelessly detailed the atrocities in medical scientific journals in the 1800s and early 1900s. Not only that but even to the day there are lots of misconceptions in the medical community about the pain tolerance of black people and more often than not the pain of those with darker skin tones is misdiagnosed by physicians. I highly recommend reading this book to get an appreciation for the amount of pain and suffering that black people have been through.