Bookshelf

Bookshelf

“Read what you love until you love to read.” – Naval Ravikant

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss

You can understand more about a person by what is on their bookshelf. I use books not only to keep a steady reading habit, but to challenge my thinking, discuss ideas, and use the most relevant lessons in my own life for continual growth. Books serve as a conversation starter and idea-sparker, and a reminder of how little of this world I actually understand.

Here is the extended list of the books I have read in full or in part (that I find useful). I will continue to add as I go. Feel free to reach out to me about any particular book or idea within a book. I’d be happy to discuss and am always open to book suggestions. Enjoy!

Biography
Autobiography and Other Writings by Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas
Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
Our Lives, Our Fortunes, & Our Sacred Honor by Richard Beeman
Stay Interesting by Jonathan Goldsmith
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
The New Tsar by Steven Lee Myers
The Secret Life of Salvador Dali by Salvador Dali
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meachem
Entrepreneurship
Blue Ocean Shift by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborge
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster by Darren Hardy The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Traction by Gino Wickman
Fiction
1984 by George Orwell
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Leadership/Strategy
33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene
48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success by John Wooden and Jay Carty
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
Good Leaders Ask Great Questions by John C. Maxwell
It’s Your Ship by D. Michael Abrashoff
On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis
Principles by Ray Dalio
Setting the Table by Danny Meyer
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli
Wooden by John Wooden and Steve Jamison
Mind/Psychology
12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson
Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink
Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
Mastery by Robert Greene
Mindwise by Nicholas Epley
Originals by Adam Grant
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Seeking Wisdom by Peter Bevelin
Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss
The Art of Being Unmistakable by Srinivas Rao
The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin
The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Concussion Repair Manual by Dr. Dan Engle
The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant
The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
TRANSCEND by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman
Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins
Unmistakable by Srivivas Rao
What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell
Miscellaneous
Around the World in 50 Years by Albert Podell
Emergency by Neil Strauss
How to Travel the World on $50 a Day by Matt Kepnes
The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons
Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
Philosophical/Spiritual
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
Awareness by Anthony de Mello
Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
Five Dialogues by Plato
How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
Let Your Life Speak by Parker Palmer
Letters from a Stoic by Seneca
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It by Kamal Ravikant
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
Rebirth by Kamal Ravikant
Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu
Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle
The Bed of Procrustes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb The Bible
The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday
The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Persig
Physical
Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes
The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss
The Concise Book of Muscles by Jarmey & Sharkey
The New Evolution Diet by Art De Vany
The TB12 Method by Tom Brady
Productivity
Deep Work by Cal Newport
Own the Day, Own Your Life by Aubrey Marcus
Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss
Social
Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
Captivate by Vanessa van Edwards
Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Influence by Robert Cialdini
On Love by Alain de Botton
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
The Course of Love by Alain de Botton
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
The Vanishing American Adult by Ben Sasse
Together by Vivek Murthy
Wealth & Money
Average is Over by Tyler Cowen
Basic Economics by Thomas Sewell
I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
MONEY Master the Game by Tony Robbins
Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Charlie Munger
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The key is not to just consume information, but to sort out what is useful, discard what is not, and put it to use in your own life!