My Bookshelf

My Bookshelf

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RatingTitleStatusDateSubtitleTaglineAuthorPagesTypeTakeawayDojo TopicArenaNotes?RecommendCoverMy Notes & Ideas (Files)ProjectURLYear
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
On Creativity
Read
February 14, 2024
Rick Rubin
405
The Dao
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Dip
Read
January 24, 2024
When to quit
Seth Godin
75
Quit cul de sacs, go through other Dips
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Crossing the Unknown Sea
Read
December 31, 2023
David Whyte
Spiritual
Holotropic Breathwork
Reading
November 28, 2023
satnislov?
Spiritual
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Star Maker
Read
November 28, 2023
Olaf Stapledon
95
Fiction
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Elon Musk
Read
November 20, 2023
Walter Isaacson
Biography
He’s insane. Driven.
The Self Driven Child
Reading
November 12, 2023
250
Let your kids live their own lives and make their own choices
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
October 15, 2023
Michael A Singer
200
Spiritual
Go with life’s flow, but give it everything. Its not passive
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Read
October 10, 2023
Richard Bach
150
Spiritual
We are limitless beings
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
September 10, 2023
260
Spiritual
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Read
September 4, 2023
David Nurse
160
Formula for breakthrough. Cheesy but some good pts. Like the go giver
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The World Behind the World
Read
August 3, 2023
Consciousness, Free Will and the Limits of Science
Erik Hoel
205
Non Fiction
There is free will. Causal emergence
The Crossing
Reading
June 28, 2023
Cormac McCarthy
Fiction
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
June 21, 2023
Cormac McCarthy
300
Similar vibes to Lonesome Dove
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
June 12, 2023
David Abram
310
Spiritual
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Kevin Kelly Life Lessons
Read
May 21, 2023
Kevin Kelly
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
May 10, 2023
Leo Tolstoy
Spiritual
Holy shit. This book is just about life.
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
April 30, 2023
Peter Attia
400
Non Fiction
Basic principles better than tons of specifics
Financial Hacking
Reading
April 30, 2023
Non Fiction
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Chronicles
Read
March 23, 2023
Bob Dylan
Biography
Deep deep guy but also provincial
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Systematic Trading
Read
March 1, 2023
Rob Carver
300
Textbook
Really good base
Chatter
Reading
February 10, 2023
Ethan Cross
3 ⭐⭐⭐
How Will You Measure Your Life
Read
February 7, 2023
Clayton Christensen
205
Non Fiction
Be deliberate in your life
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
February 5, 2023
Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm
Thich Nhat Hanh
180
Spiritual
Practical guide for mediation and dealing with emotions
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Second Leg Down
Read
February 4, 2023
Hari Krishnan
189
Textbook
There are Ways to be long vol without bleeding too kuch
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Breathe
Read
January 4, 2023
Rickson Gracie
Biography
Intuition and hard work win
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Do the Work
Read
January 2, 2023
Steve Pressfield
How-To
Overcome resistance, everyone has to
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Never Finished
Read
January 1, 2023
Unshackle Your Mind and Win the War Within
David Goggins
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Shantaram
Read
October 26, 2022
Greg David
950
Fiction
Still don’t love it but great writing
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Investing Amid Low Exptected Returns
Read
June 26, 2022
Antti Illmanen
250
Textbook
Be patient. Diversify. Add Trend
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The End of the World is Just Beginning
Read
June 20, 2022
Peter Zeihan
450
Non Fiction
It’s about to get faked up globally. End of “more”
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance
Read
June 5, 2022
Robert Persig
400
Fiction
Ways of thinking are REALITY
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Tao Te Ching
Read
June 1, 2022
The Book of The Way
Lao Tzu
80
Spiritual
Moderation, going with the flow, awareness
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Reality is not what is Seems
Read
May 15, 2022
The Journey to Quantum Gravity
Carlo Rovelli
260
Non Fiction
Wow...there is no independent space or time...
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Good to Great
Read
April 25, 2022
Jim Collins
250
Non Fiction
Level 5 Leaders are Humble
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Turning the Flywheel
Read
April 16, 2022
Summary of all his work
Jim Collins
38
How-To
Set up an inevitible flywheel to your business
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
April 9, 2022
Andres from Acquisition Lab
How-To
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Traction
Read
March 28, 2022
Geno Wickman
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Go Giver
Read
March 23, 2022
create value to get value
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
4,000 Weeks
Read
March 4, 2022
Oliver Burke
250
Non Fiction
accept that time is finite
Reading
February 27, 2022
Reading
February 24, 2022
Richard Hamming
350
Textbook
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
February 24, 2022
Gino Wickman
How-To
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Buy then Build
Read
February 13, 2022
Walker Deibel
281
How-To
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Pathless Path
Read
February 3, 2022
How to find the work (life) you were meant to have
Paul Millerd
Non Fiction
exactly how i have been feeling. great book
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Becoming Trader Joe
Read
January 10, 2022
Joe Coloumbe
Upinishads
Reading
January 1, 2022
Spiritual
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Awareness
Read
November 30, 2021
Jed mckenna esque
Anthony de Mello
200
Spiritual
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Read
November 28, 2021
Antti Ilmanen
150
Non Fiction
diversify the risk premiums you are collecting
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Norwegian Wood
Read
October 10, 2021
250
Fiction
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
September 6, 2021
How to make things happen
Steve Sims
200
Non Fiction
Passion + Persistence + Relationships
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Read
August 14, 2021
Short Story Collection
Ted Chiang
Fiction
Title Story Alone worth the Read
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Project Hail Mary
Read
August 6, 2021
Andy Weir
Fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Lifestyle Investor
Read
July 22, 2021
Justin Donald
How-To
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Fifth Science
Read
July 18, 2021
Exurbia
325
Fiction
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
July 11, 2021
James Nestor
275
How-To
Breath through your nose, less often and slowly. Exhale fully. Use your jaw.
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
July 6, 2021
Spiritual
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Yearbook
Read
May 23, 2021
Seth Rogen
250
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Complexity
Read
April 5, 2021
335
Life lives between order and chaso. A place of self renewing change. I thought of it almost as running (constantly "falling" but moving forward.
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
March 28, 2021
How one spoofer "caused" the Flash Crash
Liam Vaughn
225
Non Fiction
kid builds program to spoof markets and makes 70mm!
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Beware of the Dog
Read
March 14, 2021
Rugby's Hard Man
Brian Moore
300
Epigenetics
Reading
March 2, 2021
A Graphic Guide
Cath Ennis
165
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
March 1, 2021
Augustin Lebron
230
Non Fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Total Rugby
Read
March 1, 2021
Greenwood?
Textbook
3 ⭐⭐⭐
The Call of Cthulhu
Read
February 21, 2021
HP Lovecraft
52
Spiritual
universe is weird and we know nothing
3 ⭐⭐⭐
The Richest Man in Babylon
Read
February 15, 2021
January 1, 2021
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Read
December 27, 2020
Neal Stephenson
1130
interesting, good, but confusing and long
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Read
December 27, 2020
Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman
Takuan Soho
100
Spiritual
Do not rest your mind/desire
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Soros on Soros
Read
December 5, 2020
Interview
Staying Ahead of the Curve
George Soros
295
Non Fiction
ok but crash of 2008 better
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
November 19, 2020
And what it Means
A New Paradigm for Financial Markets
George Soros
225
Non Fiction
Fallibility and reflexivity
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Greenlights
Read
November 15, 2020
Mathew McConaghy
Biography
guy can tell a story
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Read
November 14, 2020
Unknown Wizards
Jack D Schwager
300
How-To
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
River of Doubt
Read
October 25, 2020
Candice Millard
350
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Get Together
Read
September 26, 2020
Community Building
How to start and grow a community
Stripe Press
180
Non Fiction
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
September 20, 2020
Euan Sinclair
198
Textbook
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
August 31, 2020
The Dangerous Consequences of Volatility Suppression and the New Financial Order of Decaying Growth and Recurring Crisis
Of Decaying Growth and Recurring Crisis
Tim Lee, Jamie Lee & Kevin Coldiron
200
Non Fiction
All financial assets (all power) is one big carry trade.
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
August 14, 2020
Josh Weitzmann
350
Non Fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
A Wild Sheep Chase
Read
August 9, 2020
Haruki Murakami
350
Fiction
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ghengis Khan
Read
August 4, 2020
And the Making of the Modern World
Biography
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
July 30, 2020
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Greg Mckeown
245
Non Fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
The Power of the Dog
Read
July 23, 2020
Ex CIA Agent works for DEA fighting Mexican Cartel
Don Wilson
650
Fiction
Notes Only
July 21, 2020
Individuals will accrue power in 21st century
Davidson & Rees-Mogg
Non Fiction
Govt on decline, decentralization
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Read
July 19, 2020
What going into space taught me about ingenuity, determination and being prepared for anything
Took 20+ years for canadian Hadfield to realize lifelong dream of going to space
Chris Hadfield
Biography
Prepare relentlessly, learn constantly & choose to be happy regardless of the outcome
Notes Only
July 17, 2020
Notes: Nat Eliason
Robert Green & 50 Cent
Non Fiction
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
July 12, 2020
Running as Metaphor for Writing (and Life)
Haruki Murakami
173
Non Fiction
slow and steady wins race. doing things correctly and consistently for its own sake
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Read
July 10, 2020
The baseball coach that changed his life
Michael Lewis
91
Non Fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Headspace Guide to Meditaiton
Read
June 7, 2020
How to apporach meditaiton rationally
Andy Puddicombe
190
Non Fiction
try less!
2 ⭐⭐
Read
May 17, 2020
Bob Litwin
220
How-To
Spiritual Warfare <
To Read
May 17, 2020
Jed McKenna
Spiritual
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment
Read
May 10, 2020
Jed McKenna
Spiritual
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
May 2, 2020
Jed Mckenna
Spiritual
2 ⭐⭐
Running with Sherman
Read
January 6, 2020
Non Fiction
2 ⭐⭐
Friendly Ambitious Nerd
Read
January 4, 2020
99
Non Fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Horse Trading
Read
January 3, 2020
Ben Green
250
Fiction
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
January 2, 2020
Robert Fritz
276
How-To
Structures guide your whole life. Have to get out of reacting and into creating.
2 ⭐⭐
Nothing to See Here
Read
January 1, 2020
Fire children need to be cared for
Kevin Wilson
220
Fiction
ok book, nothing special
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Trading Volatility
Read
December 28, 2019
Euan Sinclair
280
Textbook
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Power of Less
Read
December 25, 2019
Leo Babauta
180
How-To
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Lifespan: Aging
Read
November 29, 2019
David Sinclair
400
How-To
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Daisy Jones & The Six
Read
November 25, 2019
Fictional band in 70s
Taylor Jenkins
357
Fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Read
November 25, 2019
Market Auction Process Overview
James Dalton
200
Textbook
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Molokai
Read
November 10, 2019
fiction about the leper colony in Hawaii
Alan Bennet
370
Fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Read
November 1, 2019
Cal Newport
300
How-To
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I Heard You Paint Houses
Read
October 27, 2019
like watching goodfellas
Charles Brandt
380
Non Fiction
mob killed kennedy
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Order of Time
Read
October 17, 2019
non physicist look at time
Carlo Rovelli
180
Non Fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Ego is the Enemy
Read
October 14, 2019
Ryan Holiday
250
Non Fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Am I Being Too Subtle
Read
January 1, 2019
buy real estate leveraged in 1970s
Sam Zell
225
Non Fiction
jump in and do something!
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Read
January 1, 2019
too long
Ronen Bergman
755
Non Fiction
offense = defense, israel super aggressive
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
January 1, 2019
Story of Ren-Tech
Greg Zuckerman
375
Non Fiction
math and trading costs matter
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Read
January 1, 2019
Robin Williams Bio
Dave Itzkoff
400
Biography
3 ⭐⭐⭐
The Great Successor
Read
January 1, 2019
Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un
Anna Fifield
300
Biography
2 ⭐⭐
Soonish
Read
January 1, 2019
boring...
Kelly and Zach Weinersmi
350
Non Fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Can't Hurt Me
Read
January 1, 2019
Extreme discipline
David Groggins
350
Biography
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
January 1, 2019
Story of Lockheed team that built SR-71 Blackbird
Ben Rich
350
Non Fiction
Unbelievable engineering teamwork and leadership
3 ⭐⭐⭐
The Forever War
Read
January 1, 2019
Joe Haldeman
250
Fiction
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
January 1, 2019
Eugene Heregel
81
Spiritual
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A Gentleman in Moscow
Read
January 1, 2019
Amor Towles
461
Fiction
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Accidental Universe
Read
January 1, 2019
Alan Lightman
145
Non Fiction
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Stranger in the Woods
Read
January 1, 2019
hermit lives 28 years in ME woods
Michael Frinken
200
Non Fiction
insane amount of solitude. impossible
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
January 1, 2019
The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life
wisdom is often very counterintuitive
Rory Sutherland
384
Non Fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Simple Wealth, Inevitable Wealth
Read
January 1, 2019
DCA, invest in equities
Nick Murray
164
Non Fiction
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
January 1, 2019
what is conciousness
Annika harris
131
Non Fiction
we dont know, does everything have conciousness? all we know is that it DOES feel like something to be
2 ⭐⭐
Ends of the World
Read
January 1, 2019
History of Mass extinctions
Peter Brannon
300
Non Fiction
life can reset...but if it doenst go to 0 it grows back
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Tao of Wu
Read
January 1, 2019
life wisdom from founder of wu tang
The RZA
208
Non Fiction
Surprisizingly thoughtful
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Thinking Twice
Read
January 1, 2019
Mike Maboussin
140
Non Fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Born Standing Up
Read
January 1, 2019
Biography
Steve Martin
200
Non Fiction
always inventing
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Amusing Ourselves to Death
Read
January 1, 2019
Neil Postman
208
Non Fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Making Sense of People
Read
January 1, 2019
Sam Barondes
180
Non Fiction
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Absent Superpower
Read
January 1, 2019
Peter Zeihan
300
Non Fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
The Upside of Stress
Read
January 1, 2019
Kelly McGonigal
280
Non Fiction
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Accidental Superpower
Read
January 1, 2019
Peter Zeihan
300
Non Fiction
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Happiest Toddler on the Block
Read
January 1, 2019
Dr Harvey Karp
300
Non Fiction
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Warburgs
Read
January 1, 2019
Ron Chernow
800
Biography
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Longevity Diet
Read
January 1, 2019
Dr Valter Longo
300
Non Fiction
2 ⭐⭐
Salt Daddy
Read
January 1, 2019
B Rob
300
Non Fiction
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Dune
Read
January 1, 2019
Frank Herbert
800
Fiction
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Tao Te Ching
Read
January 1, 2019
Laozi
83
Spiritual
2 ⭐⭐
The Married Man S Primer
Read
January 1, 2019
Athol Kay
250
Non Fiction
2 ⭐⭐
When I Say No, I Feel Guilty
Read
January 1, 2019
Manuel J Smith
352
Non Fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Everybody Lies
Read
January 1, 2019
Seth Stephens Davidowitz
280
Non Fiction
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Messy Marketplace
Read
January 1, 2019
Brent Beshore
125
Textbook
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Billion Dollar Whale
Read
January 1, 2019
Tom Wright and Brad Hope
376
Non Fiction
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Just Mercy
Read
January 1, 2019
Story of Death Row Lawyer
Bryan Stevenson
335
Non Fiction
Powerful story about difference one person can make, dignity of all life
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Ivy Portfolio
Read
December 27, 2018
Invest like Endowments and avoid bear markets
Meb Faber
240
Non Fiction
simple and evenly distributed
2 ⭐⭐
Finding Your Way in a New World
Read
January 1, 2018
Boyd Varty's American Guru. How she listens to her inner self
Martha Beck
300
Spiritual
Too hippyish�some good points but didn�t buy in overall
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Home Game
Read
January 1, 2018
Stories of being a father
Michael Lewis
192
Non Fiction
Good writer, heartfelt, a little boring
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Sense of Style
Read
January 1, 2018
What makes good prose
Steven Pinker
250
Textbook
Rules are important, but breaking them is too. Hodge podge of what works
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Legacy of Ashes
Read
January 1, 2018
History of the CIA
Tim Weiner
650
Non Fiction
Shady, disorganized, relied on individuals wills to remain in existence
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Convict Conditioning
Read
January 1, 2018
Six exercises to get ripped
Paul Wade
200
Non Fiction
Pushup, pullup, squat, bridge, leg hang, handstand pushup
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Bricky by Brick
Read
January 1, 2018
Corporate history of lego
David Roberston
270
Non Fiction
Tried to grow, failed, had to go back to basics and restart innovation
Designing Your Life
Read
January 1, 2018
What should people who are unhappy do
Bill Burnett
238
Non Fiction
Need to take active control, seek out what is going to work for you
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Cathedral of the Wild
Read
January 1, 2018
Londolozi Safari Resort - started by great grandfather and still going
Boyd Varty
300
Non Fiction
Meaningful work, cooperation with natives/land, following a trail are themes
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Never Split the Difference
Read
January 1, 2018
Negotiation Tactics from FBI negotiator
Chris Voss
250
Non Fiction
Ask questions, be sympathetic, anchor low/high, name others fears
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Levels of the Game
Read
January 1, 2018
Match between Arthur Ash and Clark Gable Tennis
John McPhee
145
Non Fiction
Goes into their backgrounds, why they have their styles
3 ⭐⭐⭐
The Quest of the Simple Life
Read
January 1, 2018
18th century Londoner moves to countryside
William Dawson
200
Non Fiction
Fresh air, slow down, learning + self sustainability are timless desires
Meaningful Work
Read
January 1, 2018
Former Litigator starts chocolate company sourcing African choc
Sean Akinose
190
Non Fiction
Meaning in work is very important and can itself lead to differentiation/success
Keto Clarity
Read
January 1, 2018
Keto Diet
Jimmy Moore
280
Non Fiction
Insane amount of fat, medium protein, no carbs.
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Sympathizer
Read
January 1, 2018
North Korean Spy serving South General, relocates to LA
Viet Thanh Nguyen
385
Fiction
Very well written, fiction but extremely interesting
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Dark Forest
Read
January 1, 2018
Sci Fi about Earth finding aliens who want to destory us (and all life)
Liu Cixin
500
Non Fiction
First in Trilogy, whole thing is an awesome well researched story
The Obstacle is the Way
Read
January 1, 2018
Turn obstacles into objects of leverage to move forward
Ryan Holiday
190
Non Fiction
Updated version of Stoicism
3 ⭐⭐⭐
The Birth of Plenty
Read
January 1, 2018
What conditions have enabled humanity rapid success
William Bernstein
389
Non Fiction
Property Rights, Scientific Rationalism, Capital Markets, Transport/Comms
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Tiger Woods
Read
January 1, 2018
Biography of Tiger Woods
Benedict and Keteyian
500
Non Fiction
Very well researched, insightful, thorough. Good stories
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
History of the World in 100 Pages
Read
January 1, 2018
Short history of the world
100
Non Fiction
Big themes, obviously, don�t actually remember too much�
Gridiron Genius
Read
January 1, 2018
Assistant coach in NFL talks about his career
Michael Lombardi
200
Non Fiction
Heavily focused on Belicheck but overall very good read, smarty guy
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Bad Blood
Read
January 1, 2018
Story of Theranos Fraud and Elizabeth Holmes
John Carreyrou
340
Non Fiction
Smart people can be convinced of anything if conditions are right
All Marketers are Liars
Read
January 1, 2018
Summary of what Marktin
Seth Godin
210
Non Fiction
All marketing are stories, we want/like stories, just don�t cross over into fraud
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Fish that Ate the Whale
Read
January 1, 2018
Sam Zemurray penniless to self made banana mogul
Rich Cohen
240
Non Fiction
Hard work, not taking no for answer. Banana very political history in MA
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Fire and Fury
Read
January 1, 2018
Trump White House = Chaos
Michael Wolffe
321
Non Fiction
Author is biased but crazy stories
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Outsiders
Read
January 1, 2018
Best CEOs in history - what did they do?
William Thorndike
220
Non Fiction
Capital allocaiton is #1 job, and its not close
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Finite and Infinite Games
Read
January 1, 2018
Finite games are for winning, infinite are to keep playing
James Carse
200
Non Fiction
Finite games are by choice, have rules, timelines, worlds�inifnite you are changing all those
The Laws of Wealth
Read
January 1, 2018
Rules of managing personal wealth
Daniel Crosby
255
Non Fiction
Basics - have a plan, don�t forecast, control costs, be diversified, seek pro help
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Death's End
Read
January 1, 2018
see above
Liu Cixin
600
Non Fiction
see above
The Aggressive Conservative Investor
Read
January 1, 2018
How to value investments
Whitman
270
Non Fiction
Old, lots of accounting concepts, most not very useful currently
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Courage to be Disliked
Read
January 1, 2018
Socrates Style Q&A on how to be Happy
Ichiro Kashimi
270
Spiritual
Everything is how you react to it. Cannot worry or stress over others opinions
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fortune's Children, Fall of House Vanderbil
Read
January 1, 2018
Riches to Rags in 3 Generations
Arthur Vanderbilt
544
Non Fiction
Building gigantic mansions is a great way to destroy wealth
3 ⭐⭐⭐
The Most Important Thing
Read
January 1, 2018
Investment letters
Howard Marks
220
Non Fiction
Cycles cyles cycles
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Beginning of Infinity
Read
January 1, 2018
Physicist exploring what infinity is and how knowledge compounds
David Duetsche
400
Non Fiction
Anything that is physically possible will happy as we gain knowledge to do so
The Trusted Advisor
Read
January 1, 2018
How to be a trusted advisor
David Maistel
200
Non Fiction
Actually care for clients, build trust by being honest when don�t know, etc
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Bringing up Bebe
Read
January 1, 2018
What do french parents do differently than americans
Pam Druckerman
265
Non Fiction
Chill out, let babies have some space, don�t dote immediately, teach patience
Skagboys
Read
January 1, 2018
Prequel to Trainspotting
Irvine Welsh
550
Fiction
Great fiction book about a bunch of young drug addicts in Scotland
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Zero to One
Read
January 1, 2018
Cant even Remember. Creating something from nothing?
Peter Thiel
190
Non Fiction
monopolies good?
Lake Success
Read
January 1, 2018
Hedge fund master of universe has nervous breakdown across country
Gary Schteyngart
334
Fiction
Funny, a little too contrived, but a lot of interesting insights
The Culture Code
Read
January 1, 2018
What makes good teams and allows high performance
Daniel Coyle
247
Non Fiction
Build safey, share vulnerability, shared purpose or goal
Hero with 1000 Faces
Read
January 1, 2018
Why do huamns have common Myth?
Joseph Campbell
336
Non Fiction
An attempt to explain the unexplaninable, the infinite, the life force
3 ⭐⭐⭐
The Little Book that Beats the Market
Read
January 1, 2018
Small, cheap companies with leverage
Joel Greenblatt
120
Non Fiction
Basket of 25 stocks is enough. 2-3 years underpformanice but over time works
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Anything You Want
Read
January 1, 2018
Diff Entreprenuer, started CD Baby
Derek Sivers
86
Non Fiction
Do what is authentic to you, helps attracti following/guide decisions
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Thinking in Bets
Read
January 1, 2018
Lessons from Poker Career
Annie Duke
234
Non Fiction
Use probabiliyt, be comfortable with uncertainty
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A Man for All Markets
Read
January 1, 2018
Blackjack guy but went on to run uber successful fund
Ed Thorp
350
Non Fiction
Rational thinking, discipline and immature markets recipe for massive success
How to Change Your Mind
Read
January 1, 2018
Omni Dilemma author on psychedlics
Mike Pollian
400
Non Fiction
Promising area of research, can help persepctive etc
2 ⭐⭐
The Road to Character
Read
January 1, 2018
Short stories of historical figures with character
David Brooks
200
Non Fiction
Look at the things people do that are hard to justify without internal char
3 ⭐⭐⭐
I Contain Multitidues
Read
January 1, 2018
Overview of bacteria in human body
Ed Yong
350
Non Fiction
Super important, symbiotic relationship, especially in the guy
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Creativity Inc
Read
January 1, 2018
How did Pixar become such a creative powerhouse
Ed Catmull
300
Non Fiction
CEO role is to empower people and create a supportive structure to allow flourish
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Skin in the Game
Read
January 1, 2018
Academics cant be trusted, successful practinioners can
Taleb
250
Non Fiction
He is arrogant but most of ideas have some merti
Happiest Baby on the Block
Read
January 1, 2018
How to soothe newborns
Harvey Karm
235
Non Fiction
Five S's: Shush, swing, side, shake, suck
3 ⭐⭐⭐
The North Water
Read
January 1, 2017
Murder Mystery thirller on ship/arctic
Ian McGuire
272
Fiction
Good not great story�read on plane was perfect
Wisdom of Psychopaths
Read
January 1, 2017
Can psychopathic traits be advantageous?
Kevin Dutton
288
Non Fiction
yes, unemtoional rationality can help in certain fields
2 ⭐⭐
Principles
Read
January 1, 2017
Principles for life and work
Ray Dalio
594
Non Fiction
seek truth. Follow rules + amend rules as you go. Too simple�
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
East of Eden
Read
January 1, 2017
Trask and Hamilton Families in Salina Valley
John Steinback
691
Fiction
Cain + Abel original sin and how people have both good and bad in them
The Politics of Resentment
Read
January 1, 2017
Sociologist explores Wisconsin red/blue divide
katherine Cramer
256
Non Fiction
its rural vs urban and ppl disliking govt "freeloaders" and interference
3 ⭐⭐⭐
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Read
January 1, 2017
Love Story about man and his mistress
Milan Kundera
320
Fiction
Philosophically abou thow nothing is repeated or lasting, hence "lightness" unbearable
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Billion Dollar Spy
Read
January 1, 2017
True Story of Adolf Tolkachev, Cold War Spy
David Hoffman
432
Non Fiction
Tolk defected, approached CIA himself, became amazing SPY
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Course of Love
Read
January 1, 2017
Love Story set in Scottland (Rabih and Kirsten)
Alain de Botton
240
Fiction
Starts out lust, excitement. How do you get through the happily ever after
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Read
January 1, 2017
Brief history of humanity and stories that bring us together
Yuval Harari
464
Non Fiction
storytelling is everything about humans
2 ⭐⭐
Investing: The Last Liberal Art
Read
January 1, 2017
Investing touches all knowledge
Robert Hagstrom
224
Non Fiction
Munger Mental models, biological systems, chaos, reflexivity, psychology, narrative
2 ⭐⭐
Eloquence
Read
January 1, 2017
Looks at what makes a phrase memorable
Mark Forsyth
256
Non Fiction
Too cutesey, didn�t get much practical out of it (except always rhyme)
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Homo Deus
Read
January 1, 2017
Sapiens Sequeal - whats next in evolution?
Yuval Harari
450
Non Fiction
Focus on AI, Data-ism, immortality�will we replace ourselves with technology?
HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business
Read
January 1, 2017
All about small business valuations
Rich Ruback
320
Non Fiction
make money when you buy not grow/sell. Compare to boostrap
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Immortal Irishman
Read
January 1, 2017
Story of Thomas Francis Meagher
Timothy Egan
384
Non Fiction
Rose against british rule (failed) but became civil war hero before going west
Requiem for the American Dream
Read
January 1, 2017
Chomsky on wealth inequality and why bad
Noam Chomsky
192
Non Fiction
Why? Democracy, economy, special interests, fear and power�etc
The Inevetible
Read
January 1, 2017
12 Tech Forces to Shape our Future
Kevin Kelly
336
Non Fiction
Optomistic read about virtual reality, on demand economy, AI
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Chaos Monkey
Read
January 1, 2017
Bro on Wall St then Facebook
Antonio Martinez
533
Non Fiction
all same game -- facebook stuff (algos for ads) really interesting
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Transatlantic
Read
January 1, 2017
Fiction - 3 crossing stories to Ireland
Colum Mcann
336
Fiction
Like the author, cant remember much of story�was decent read
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Dark Money
Read
January 1, 2017
Where does political money come from
Jane Meyer
576
Non Fiction
Not good�corporations and Super Pacs�Billionaires
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Eyes Wide Open
Read
January 1, 2017
Blind lawyer turned Entreprenuer bio
Isaac Lidsky
320
Non Fiction
Any obstacles can be overcome + turned into strength. JUST DO IT
Passage Meditation
Read
January 1, 2017
Meditation Guide
Eknath Easwaran
296
Non Fiction
Use passages/poems/mantras instead of winging it
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Silk Roads: A New History of the World
Read
January 1, 2017
History through lens of Silk Road
Peter Frankopan
672
Non Fiction
Far and Near east much more historically important than currently emphasized
2 ⭐⭐
Other People's Money: The Biz of Finance
Read
January 1, 2017
Housing Crisis and banking overview
John Kay
350
Non Fiction
Bankers have moral hazard, lose $ just lose job, mamke $ make $$
3 ⭐⭐⭐
The Best Investment Writing
Read
January 1, 2017
Collection of Investment Essays
Marc Faber
282
Non Fiction
Hard to remember specifics but many very good
Super Sad Love Story
Read
January 1, 2017
Love Story in Future - jew and Korean
Gary Shteyngart
334
Fiction
diff people get what they need from each other while world falls apart
3 ⭐⭐⭐
The Brain the Changes Itself
Read
January 1, 2017
Brain chemistry and changing physical things
Norman Doidge
427
Non Fiction
Brian much more plastic/powerful than thought before
Read
January 1, 2017
Timeless Classic about seagull learning to fly fast
Richard Bach
144
Non Fiction
Very philosophical, love process, do things for yourself, reach potential
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Free Will
Read
January 1, 2017
Why we don�t have Free Will
Sam Harris
96
Non Fiction
everything is genes or environment, no "I" at center, have to realize this
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Healing Back Pain
Read
January 1, 2017
Back pain overview and how to heal it
John Sarno
240
Non Fiction
95% of time nothing wrong, all in head
Life 3.0
Read
January 1, 2017
Behing human during period of AI
Max Tegmark
384
Non Fiction
AI, What is conciousness, how do we navigate the waters
For the Love of Money
Read
January 1, 2017
Rich young Hedge Funder leaves industry
Sam Polk
288
Non Fiction
Money cant buy happiness! Duh!
1 ⭐
Grit
Read
January 1, 2017
The Power of Passion and Persistence
What creates true outperformance
Angela Duckworth
352
Non Fiction
Grit is biggest predictor of succes
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Discipline Equals Freedom
Read
January 1, 2017
Ex Navy Seal on Discipline
Jocko Willink
208
Non Fiction
the more you are disciplined the greater freedom you have in life
Barking up the Wrong Tree
Read
January 1, 2017
Common intuitions that are wrong
Eric Barker
320
Non Fiction
weakness can be strength, why grit matters, how to cooperate
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Black Edge
Read
January 1, 2017
True Story of Steve Cohen SAC insider trading
Sheelah Kolhatkar
368
Non Fiction
Bad dudes in a shady industry.
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Winning Bond Strategy
Read
January 1, 2017
How to use bonds in portfolio (ladder, rolldown)
Larry Swedroe
272
Non Fiction
Dry but good overview, esp why u would want manager
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
Read
January 1, 2017
Get what you want with less anxiety
Mark Manson
224
Non Fiction
Just accept who/what you are, live with the lemons, keep going anyway
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Born to Run
Read
January 1, 2017
Stories told by Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
528
Biography
Uber competetive and knew exactly what he wanted whole life
How to Fail at Everything and Still Win Big
Read
January 1, 2017
Dilbert Creator on being anti-fragile, persuasion
Scott Adams
256
Non Fiction
Try a lot of things, be open to failure, learn persuasion techniques
The Practicing Mind
Read
January 1, 2017
Focus, discipline in acquiring new skills
Thomas Sterner
168
Non Fiction
Love the process, love the journey, forget results
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Atlas Cloud
Read
January 1, 2017
Modern Nested stories within stories
David Mitchell
528
Fiction
Very unique, a little hard to follow but pretty good fiction
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Three Body Problem
Read
January 1, 2017
Sci Fi China - aliens invading earth
Cixin Liu
416
Fiction
first of 3 books - aliens on way and have stopped nanotechnological progress
The Omnivore Dilemma
Read
January 1, 2017
4 meals to illustrate food
Mike Pollan
450
Non Fiction
Simple stuff�should eat locally grown real food
The Foundation
Read
January 1, 2017
Classic Sci Fi novel about Galactic empire
Isaac Asimov
296
Non Fiction
Foundation created to shephard humanity through 1k years darkness
3 ⭐⭐⭐
The $100 Dollar Startup
Read
January 1, 2017
About starting cheap companies
Chris Guillebeau
304
Non Fiction
Lots of opportunity at low cost�
The Hidden Life of Trees
Read
January 1, 2017
The Forest is a Social Network
Peter Wohelleben
288
Non Fiction
how trees feel, communicate�much deeper life than expected
The Path - Chinese Philosophers
Read
January 1, 2017
what can we learn from ancient philosophy?
Michael Puett
224
Non Fiction
Centers around harvard course, dao-ism, buddism, how to lead good life
The Psychadelic Explorer's Guide
Read
January 1, 2017
Reivew of value for psychadelics
James Fadiman
352
Non Fiction
Opens up to spiritual experiences, realizing how brain works, living in present
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Devil's Bargain
Read
January 1, 2017
Steve Bannon and Trump's Campaign
Joshua Green
288
Non Fiction
literally crazy story of bannon and trump running campaign
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Pre-Suasion
Read
January 1, 2017
Tips for Persuasion
Robert Cialdini
432
Non Fiction
Prime people to receive info, repetition, narratives
3 ⭐⭐⭐
Waking Up
Read
January 1, 2017
guide to spirituality no religion
Sam Harris
256
Spiritual
meditate, pay attnetion to present moment, ethics matter
2 ⭐⭐
SPQR
Read
January 1, 2016
Ancient Rome
Mary Beard
608
Non Fiction
Written from perspective of common people
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Shoe Dog
Read
January 1, 2016
Founder story of Nike
Phil Knight
400
Non Fiction
awesome book, great guy, easy read
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Alexander Hamilton
Read
January 1, 2016
Hamilton Bio, play was based of this book
Ron Chernow
832
Biography
awesome life story, extremely interesting
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Extreme Leadership
Read
January 1, 2016
Navy Seals teach Leadership
Jacko Willink
320
Non Fiction
Absolutely everything is up to you as the leader
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Orphan Masters Son
Read
January 1, 2016
North Korean fiction Hero Tale
Adam Johnson
480
Fiction
good look into North Korea, good but gets unrealistic
1 ⭐
All the Evils of This World
Read
January 1, 2016
Dirt Nap guy wrote fiction book about wall st pit trading
Jared Dillian
214
Fiction
over the top, crazy, what youd expet
3 ⭐⭐⭐
QB: My Life Behind the Spiral
Read
January 1, 2016
Steve Young bigoraphy mostly football
Steve Young
416
Biography
was ok, pretty boring/vanilla but hes awesome
3 ⭐⭐⭐
How to be Your Dog's Best Friend
Read
January 1, 2016
Dog Training but holistic approach
Monks of New Skete
336
Non Fiction
Treat your dog with respect but as sub
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Snow Crash
Read
January 1, 2016
Sci Fi thriller in future, virtual reality
Neal Stephenson
440
Fiction
Fun fiction
3 ⭐⭐⭐
The Courage to Act
Read
January 1, 2016
Ben writes about acting during crisis
Ben Bernanke
624
Non Fiction
Have to think outside the box do whats right
4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Door
Read
January 1, 2016
Fiction - housekeeper and wife develop relationship
Magda Szab
272
Fiction
short but powerful, big themes
3 ⭐⭐⭐
A Little Life
Read
January 1, 2016
Orphan becomes successful lawyer, set in nyc about 4 friends
Hanya Yanagihara
720
Fiction
Over the top but thought it was good. Sad.
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Red Notice
Read
January 1, 2016
hedge fund manager in Russia gets in too deep, true story
Bill Browder
416
Non Fiction
Browder turns out to be a hero, very interesting
3 ⭐⭐⭐
John Adams
Read
January 1, 2016
John Adams Life
David McCullough
752
Biography
good, pretty boring, he cared a lot about honor/fame
2 ⭐⭐
Drive
Read
January 1, 2016