Topic: Reading


Reading is the cheapest way to get smarter. I try to read a couple hours a day, mainly via Audible. It's hard to find something great to read, I hope the list below helps. Be sure so check out my Antilibrary, too.


The Wealth of Nations, by Adam Smith


  1. The Everything Store, by Brad Stone
  2. Hatching Twitter, by Nick Bilton
  3. Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson
  4. The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  5. The Art of Learning, by Josh Waitzkin
  6. The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene
  7. The Most Important Thing, by Howard Marks
  8. The Rise of Superman, by Steven Kotler
  9. Benjamin Franklin, by Walter Isaacson
  10. The Brain that Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge
  11. Trump, by Donald J. Trump
  12. Grit, by Angela Duckworth
  13. Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
  14. Charlie Munger, by Tren Griffin
  15. The Upstarts, by Brad Stone
  16. The Marshmallow Test, by Walter Mischel
  17. The Code of the Extraodinary Mind, by Vishen Lakhiani
  18. Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman!, by Richard P. Feynman
  19. Essentialism, by Greg McKeown
  20. Homo Deus, by Yuval Noah Harari
  21. Business @ the Speed of Thought, by Bill Gates
  22. World Order, by Henry Kissinger
  23. Basic Economics, by Thomas Sowell
  24. Team of Teams, by General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman and Chris Fussell
  25. Flash Boys, by Michael Lewis
  26. Liar's Poker, by Michael Lewis
  27. The Big Short, by Michael Lewis
  28. The Hard Thing About Hard Things, by Ben Horowitz
  29. Andrew Carnegie, by David Nasaw,
  30. Writing Tools, by Roy Peter Clark
  31. The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand
  32. Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
  33. Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman
  34. Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse
  35. Nudge, by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein
  36. Misbehaving, by Richard H. Thaler
  37. Influence, by Robert B. Cialdini
  38. Fooling Some of the People All of the Time, by David Einhorn
  39. The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro
  40. Fooled by Randomness, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  41. Our Oriental Heritage, by Will Durant
  42. We Learn Nothing, by Tim Kreider
  43. The Life of Greece, by Will Durant
  44. How Will You Measure Your Life?, by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon
  45. The Innovator's Solution, by Clayton M. Christensen and Michael E. Raynor
  46. Shoe Dog, by Phil Knight
  47. Caesar and Christ, by Will Durant
  48. Swann's Way, by Marcel Proust
  49. Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, by Robert Pool and Anders Ericsson
  50. Plato's Republic, by Plato
  51. On Writing, by Stephen King
  52. Zero to One, by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
  53. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing, by Al Ries and Jack Trout
  54. Perennial Seller, by Ryan Holiday
  55. Principles, by Ray Dalio
  56. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle, by Aristotle
  57. Learn or Die, by Edward Hess
  58. Original, by Adam Grant
  59. An Everyone Culture, by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey
  60. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance


  1. Jiu-Jitsu University, by Saul Ribeiro
  2. The Last Safe Investment, by Bryan Franklin
  3. Level Up Your Life, by Steve Kamb
  4. Mastery, by Robert Greene
  5. Interviews with the Masters, by Robert Greene
  6. Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It, by Kamal Ravikant
  7. The School of Greatness, by Lewis Howes
  8. Live Your Truth, by Kamal Ravikant
  9. Deep Work, by Cal Newport
  10. The 48 Laws of Power, By Robert Greene
  11. Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari
  12. Letters from a Stoic, by Seneca
  13. Business Adventures, by John Brooks
  14. The Intelligent Investor, by Benjamin Graham
  15. The Undoing Project, by Michael Lewis
  16. The Grid, by Gretchen Bakke
  17. Chaos Monkeys, by Antonio Garcia Martinez


  1. We Learn Nothing, by Tim Kreider
  2. How to Network, by Tam Pham
  3. The Art of Learning, by Josh Waitzkin
  4. The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday