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 by David Brooks
    + Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
    + The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
    + The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
    + Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner, Steven D. Levitt
    + How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
    + Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
    + Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness by Jeffrey Gitomer

Marketing & Business:

    + Management by Peter F. Drucker
    + The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
    + Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind by Al Ries & Jack Trout
    + Whatcha Gonna Do with That Duck?: And Other Provocations, 2006-2012 by Seth Godin
    + Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting by Robert McKee
    + The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk! by Al Ries & Jack Trout
    + Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How To Build the Future by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters

Creativity:

    + Rework by Jason Fried and David Hansson
    + The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher
    + Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod
    + Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scott Belsky
    + The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield and Shawn Coyne

Personal Philosophy:

    + The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
    + Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
    + On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
    + Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
    + Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
    + The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer

Finance, Home & Life Planning:

    + Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
    + The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
    + The New Buffettology by Mary Buffett
    + The Automatic Millionaire by David Bach
    + The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
    + Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success by Penelope Trunk
    + Stop Acting Rich And Start Living Like a Real Millionaire by Thomas J. Stanley

Fiction:

    + The Pearl by John Steinbeck
    + The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
    + Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
    + Once a Runner by John L. Parker Jr.
    + Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    + The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

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