Each piece of information you consume and digest offers immediate benefits - you gain the knowledge you sought and it stays with you, forever. That knowledge then mingles with all the other ideas you've collected and thought up. Reading and studying throughout your life offers a compound effect - providing you with mental models to help you think better. With that said, here is the list of book and articles I've read which have broadened my mind in some way.


The Simple Path to Wealth - J L Collins
This book contains everything you need to know about investing. The advice is direct, simple and practical - making it an excellent introduction. If you pick up one book on investing, this is it.

Debt: The First 5,000 Years - David Graeber
More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom - Michael J. Mauboussin
Naked Money: A Revealing Look at Our Financial System - Charles Wheelan
Naked Economics - Charles Wheelan
Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy - Thomas Sowell


The Hard Thing About Hard Things - Ben Horowitz
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future - Peter Thiel


The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life - Alice Schroeder
Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor E. Frankl
The Autobiography of Malcolm X - Malcolm X
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE - Phil Knight
Pryor Convictions: and Other Life Sentences - Richard Pryor
Pimp: The Story of My Life - Iceberg Slim
A Man For All Markets - Edward O. Thorp
Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Tiger Woods - Jeff Benedict

Personal Development

The Laws of Human Nature - Robert Greene
Mastery - Robert Greene
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos - Jordan B. Peterson


Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - Yuval Noah Harari
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - Jared Diamond
The Rape Of Nanking - Iris Change
The Black Count: The Real Count of Monte Cristo - Tom Reiss
No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam - Reza Aslan
Black Rednecks & White Liberals - Thomas Sowell


Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams - Matthew Walker
I Contain Multitudes - Ed Yong
The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins
The Grid: Electrical Infrastructure for a New Era - Gretchen Bakke
On Intelligence - Jeff Hawkins


Code - Charles Petzold
Code Complete - Steve McConnell
You Don't Know JS (Series) - Kyle Simpson
The Mythical Man-Month - Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems - Sam Newman
Designing Data-Intensive Applications - Martin Kleppmann
Grokking Algorithms - Aditya Bhargava


Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy - William B. Irvine
The Book of Five Rings - Miyamoto Musashi
The Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging - Sebastian Junger
Poor Charlie's Almanack - Charles T. Munger


Starting Strength - Mark Rippetoe

Free Internet Finds

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