The Third Door by Alex Banayan
Book Review & Notes

The book, The Third Door, by Alex Banayan, is not like any other book you’ve ever read.

It’s a gripping story of a boy who dreams of becoming something more.

In his quest to achieve success, Alex sets out to learn from the world’s most successful people.

In The Third Door, he shares his spectacular ride and all the ups and downs.

If you’re considering getting The Third Door, read my 18-second review below.

Below the review, I’ve included my notes from the book.

My 18-second review of The Third Door by Alex Banayan

The Third Door is an encyclopedia of awesome people giving great advice.

What I really like is the diversity of the people included.

It’s not just business people, but also artists, inventors, even a boxer.

All their advice gets perfectly strung together through the author’s, Alex Banyan, personal story of ups and downs.

Alex Banyan does a phenomenal job of keeping you engaged, and it is a joy to read.

My judgment:

Avoid – Read – Read Again

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The author, Alex Banayan, doesn’t know what to do with his life.

He’s enrolled at college but doesn’t feel like it’s the right thing for him.

So, he starts wondering what successful people did early in their lives. Before they were well-known, rich, and successful.

This leads him on his journey towards interviewing icons like Tim Ferriss, Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, and many more.

The more he learns about these people, the more he realizes that they view the world differently.

Here’s what he writes:

Life, business, success . . . it’s just like a nightclub. There are always three ways in.

There’s the First Door: the main entrance, where 99 percent of people wait in line, hoping to get in.

The Second Door: the VIP entrance, where the billionaires and celebrities slip through.

But what no one tells you is that there is always, always . . . the Third Door. It’s the entrance where you have to jump out of line, run down the alley, bang on the door a hundred times, crack open the window, sneak through the kitchen–there’s always a way.

This book is about finding that Third Door.

Below are my notes for the book, enjoy!


My notes don’t do his fantastic storytelling justice by any means.

To get the full experience, make sure you pick up the book.

Alex Banyan has interviewed some of the people first-hand. Others he simply refers to.

Since the book is very people-focused, I’ve categorized my notes by the person.

I’ve bolded my favorite notes.

Let’s get into it!

So, should you get The Third Door by Alex Banayan?

The Third Door is a fascinating read, guaranteed to grip you.

It’s a great book for learning the top highlights of the most successful people. Or even be introduced to people you haven’t heard of.

For instance, I’d never heard of Elliot Bisnow, but his advice is mind-blowingly good.

I read the book in a week or so, and it was a delight to read and learn from.

I probably won’t read it again, but it’s worth reading.

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