A running list of books I’ve read over the last few years for memory. More recently I’ve begun adding notes for select books. If notes are available see link.

OS & Leadership

Psychology

  • Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
  • The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement by David Brooks
  • Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Customers with Neuromarketing by Roger Dooley
  • Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal
  • Deep Work: Rules for Focus in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
  • The Art of Learning: by Josh Waitzkin
  • Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable Book by Shari Wenk
  • The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
  • Growth Mindset by Carol Dweck
  • The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova
  • Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss
  • Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein

Sales/Revenue

  • Closing the Sale: by Zig Ziglar
  • From Impossible to Inevitable: How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue by Aaron Ross and Jason Lemkin

Investing

  • Reflexivity and Economics by George Soros
  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Debt: The First 5,000 years by David Graeber
  • Money Master the Game by Tony Robbins
  • Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • A Man for all Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market by Edward O Thorp
  • The Soros Lectures by George Soros
  • Fooled by Randomness: the Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • The Money Game: George Goodman
  • More Money than God: More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite by Sebastian Mallaby
  • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis
  • The Most Important Thing: The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor by Howard Marks
  • The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success by William Thorndike
  • The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
  • Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld and Jason A. Mendelson
  • How to Get Fiflthy Rich in Rising Asia
  • Zero to One: Peter Theil
  • When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
  • The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution
  • One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch
  • Seeking Wisdom from Darwin to Munger by Peter Bevlin
  • The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness by Morgan Housel
  • The Dao of Capital: Austrian Investing in a Distorted World by Mark Spitznagel
  • Dying of Money: Lessons of the Great German and American Inflations by Jen Parsson
  • The Great Game of Business, Expanded and Updated: The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company
  • How to Get Rich: One of the World’s Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets by Felix Dennis
  • The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America’s Top Traders by Jack Schwager
  • King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone by John Morris
  • The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy by Stephanie Kelton

Health

  • The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • Change or Die by Alan Deutschman
  • Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
  • The Promise of Sleep William Dement
  • The Circadian Code by Satchin Panda
  • The Dental Diet: The Surprising Link Between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health by Steven Lin
  • Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Chris McDougall
  • Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks by Dave Asprey
  • Natural Born Heroes: Mastering the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance by Chris McDougall
  • the Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington
  • Serve to Win: Serve to Win: The 14-Day Gluten-Free Plan for Physical and Mental Excellence by Novak Djokovic
  • Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner
  • The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • the Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
  • Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To by David Sinclair
  • Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Disease and Coping by Robert M. Sapolsky
  • Deep: Free Diving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves by James Nestor
  • Finding Ultra by Rich Roll

Founders

  • Shoe Dog: the Story of Nike by Phil Knight
  • Little Black Stretchy Pants the story of Lulu Lemon by Chip Wilson
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz
  • Don’t Fade Away
  • Founder Stories: Jessica Livingston
  • The Upstarts
  • Delivering Happiness Zappos
  • Made in America: Sam Walton
  • That Will Never Work: The Story of Netflix by Marc Randolph
  • Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos
  • The People’s Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century by Steven Watts

Biographies

  • Alibaba: The house that Jack Built by Duncan Clark
  • Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow
  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  • Leonardo DaVinci by Walter Isaacson
  • Albert Einstein by Walter Isaacson
  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
  • Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman by Richard Feynman
  • The Life: Michael Jordan by Roland Lazenby
  • Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success by Phil Jackson
  • Ben Franklin by Walter Isaacson
  • The Everything Store and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
  • What Do You Care What People Think by Richard Feynman
  • Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains by Paul Farmer
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  • The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Issacson

Technology

  • What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly
  • On Intelligence: How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines by Jeff Hawkins
  • The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology by Ray Kurzweil
  • It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy At Work
  • Remote

Spirituality, Philosophy & Meditation

  • Flow: the psychology of optimal experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness by Jeremy Graves
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin
  • Manuscripts in Arcca by Paulo Coelho
  • Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue by Neale Donald Walsch
  • The Bible
  • When Breath Becomes Air
  • The Four Agreements
  • The Surrender Experiment
  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Lying by Sam Harris
  • The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer
  • Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea by Jaimal Yogis
  • Zen and the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel
  • Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging by Brennan Manning

Relationships

  • The SPEED of TRUST: The One Thing That Changes Everything by Stephen Covey
  • What Makes Love Last? by John Gottman
  • Adultery by Paulo Coelho
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide by John Gottman
  • The New Rules of Marriage by Terrance Real

Cooking

  • Food: What the Heck Should I Cook? by Maryk Hymann
  • Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself by William Li

Human History

  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
  • The Philosophy of History by William Durrant

Reading List:

  • Bios: Walt Disney & Nikola Tesla
  • Physics: The Feynman Lectures
  • Philosophy: Godel, Escher, Bach
  • Sociology: Das Kapital
  • English: Infinite Jest
  • Media: Understanding Media
  • Computer Science: The Art of Computer Programming
  • Biology: The Origin of Species
  • Economics: The Wealth of Nations