My Favorite Books

Reading is like a secret weapon against those who don’t.

In no particular order, here are some of the books I would recommend.

Social:

  • The Social Animal
  • Predictably Irrational
  • The Art of Seduction
  • The Selfish Gene
  • Freakonomics
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
  • Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness

Marketing & Business:

  • Management
  • The Signal and the Noise
  • Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind
  • Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck?: And Other Provocations, 2006-2012
  • Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting
  • The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!
  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How To Build the Future

Creativity:

  • Rework
  • The Art of Looking Sideways
  • Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity
  • Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality
  • The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Personal Philosophy:

  • The Prophet
  • Meditations
  • On the Shortness of Life
  • Man’s Search for Meaning
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

Finance, Home & Life Planning:

  • Tools of Titans
  • The 4-Hour Workweek
  • The New Buffettology
  • The Automatic Millionaire
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
  • Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success
  • Stop Acting Rich And Start Living Like a Real Millionaire

Fiction:

  • The Pearl
  • The Hobbit
  • Ender’s Game
  • Once a Runner
  • Catcher in the Rye
  • The Old Man and the Sea

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