I’ve a habit of going on a purge. Every couple of months/weeks I purge different aspects of my life.
Deleting all my notes, contacts, email accounts, bookmarks, social media accounts, conversations between friends and even reseting my devices.
In the purging of my bookmarks over the past years, only 1 survived the multiple purges.
The above fact is why decided to make the below list along with sharing Jordan’s list.
- Jordan’s list is titled Great books for a reason, I’m not going to repeat them, the purpose of the below sections is to highlight books on topics that Jordan doesn’t dabble in (Eg. finance, business, crypto) so use the lists in combination.
- Think of my book list as the “popcorn” books to reading Solzhenitsyn, Huxley and Dostoevsky for when you need a relatively “lighter” read.
- Many of the books have contradicting ideas. Just because it’s in the list doesn’t mean that I agree with the message in the book. Read and understand ideas even if you don’t agree with them.
Finance, Work & Macro
- Rich dad poor dad – Robert Kiyosaki
- 4 hour work week – Tim Ferris
- Atomic Habits – James Clear
- The Dao of Capital – Mark Spitznagel
- Free Capital – Guy Thomas
- The hard things about hard things – Ben Horowitz
- Make Book – Levelsio
- Incerto collection (4 books) – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
- Perennial Seller – Ryan Holiday
- Big Debt Crisis – Ray Dalio
- Fed Up – Danielle DiMartino Booth
- Disunited Nations – Peter Zeihan
- The Most Important Thing – Howard Marks
- The Fourth Turning – Neil Howe and William Strauss
- Price of Tomorrow- Jeff Booth
- Sovereign Individual – James Dale Davison
- Bitcoin Standard – Saifdean Ammous
- The Blocksize War – Jonathan Bier
- Layered Money – Nik Bhatia
- The Infinite Machine – Camila Russo
- Mastering Bitcoin – Andreas Antonopoulos
- Everything by Allen Farrington (Start with Wittgenstein’s Money or listen to it)
- Everything by Arthur Hayes (Start with Pumping Iron or Listen to it)
- Siddhartha – Hermann Hesse
- Enlightenment Trilogy (3 books) – Jed McKenna
- The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Letters from a Stoic – Seneca
- Making Sense – Sam Harris
- Waking up – Sam Harris
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
Vagabonding – Rolf Potts
A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson
On the Road – Jack Kerouac
- Not a book, but one of my recommendation is reading history about a place/region when I’m visiting that area. Very slow travel helps here.
Memetics & culture
- Wanting – Luke Burgis
- Everything by René Girard
- Interviews of Peter Theil
- Finite and Infinite Games – James P. Carse
- Epsilon Theory start with “Things fall apart”
- Surely you’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! – Richard Feynman
- No place to hide – Glen Greenwald
- After on – Rob Reid
- Trust me I’m lying – Ryan Holiday
- Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harris
- Extreme Ownership – Jocko Willink
- Principals – Ray Dalio
- Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
- Everything by Kafka
The Fountainhead + Anthem + Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
- The Jungle – Upton Sinclair
- Unsettled – Steven Koonin
- The Social Contract – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant – Eric Jorgenson
- Remembrance of Earth’s Past (trilogy) – Liu Cixin
- The Parasitic Mind – Gad Saad
- Mastery – Robert Greene
- The 48 Laws of Power – Robert Greene
- Emergency – Neil Strauss
- A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century – Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying
Updated Whenever I think of/read something interesting. I might update with the books from Jordan’s list that I liked the most.
Ps. Important note: Always keep in mind the year/time when a book is published before assuming that the stuff that’s written is “obvious”.