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. Giving myself a fresh start.
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) 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
- Price of Tomorrow- Jeff Booth
- Sovereign Individual – James Dale Davison
- Bitcoin Standard – Saifdean Ammous
- Layered Money – Nik Bhatia
- The Infinite Machine – Camila Russo
- Mastering Bitcoin – Andreas Antonopoulos
- 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.
- 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
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”.