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.

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    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!