Reading List

Books we love:

Here’s a list of some of our favorite books, in no particular order. Most are in the fields of business and self-improvement, others are on other topics we find interesting.

P.S. We copied and edited the book descriptions from Barnes & Noble website to save time.

Rich Dad Poor Dad (Robert Kiyosaki)

Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert’s story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing.

The Compound Effect (Darren Hardy)

The Compound Effect contains the essence of what every superachiever needs to know, practice, and master to obtain extraordinary success.

Your Next Five Moves (Patrick Bet David)

Both successful entrepreneurs and chess grandmasters have the vision to look at the pieces in front of them and anticipate their next five moves. The author helps entrepreneurs understand exactly what they need to do next by translating this skill into a valuable methodology.

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant (Erik Jorgenson)

Naval Ravikant is an entrepreneur, philosopher, and investor who has captivated the world with his principles for building wealth and creating long-term happiness.

Let My People Go Surfing (Yvon Chouinard)

Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life – a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism (Bhu Srinivasan)

Americana takes us on a four-hundred-year journey of this spirit of innovation and ambition through a series of Next Big Things — the inventions, techniques, and industries that drove American history forward.

The Psychology of Money (Morgan Housel)

In The Psychology of Money, author Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life’s most important topics.

Atomic Habits (James Clear)

The author reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

The One Thing (Gary Keller & Jay Papasan)

By focusing their energy on one thing at a time people are living more rewarding lives by building their careers, strengthening their finances, losing weight and getting in shape, deepening their faith, and nurturing stronger marriages and personal relationships.

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals (Oliver Burkeman)

How would our lives be different if instead of avoiding thoughts of our mortality we embraced them? Would our lives be richer and happier if we were intentional about how we spent our time on earth with that awareness in mind?

12 Rules for Life (Jordan Peterson)

Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, discussing discipline, freedom, adventure and responsibility, distilling the world’s wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life. 

A Little History of the World (E.H. Gombrich)

Rather than focusing on dry facts and dates, the author vividly brings the full span of human experience on Earth to life, from the stone age to the atomic age. Gombrich’s Little History enchants and educates.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Yuval Noah Harari)

A compelling read that looks at the triumphs and endurability of homo sapiens through the lens of both history and science. Harari offers insight into the constant evolution of humanity and what the future could possibly look like for homo sapiens.

The Righteous Mind (Jonathan Haidt)

Jonathan Haidt shows why liberals, conservatives, and libertarians have such different intuitions about right and wrong, and he shows why each side is actually right about many of its central concerns.

Goodbye, Eastern Europe (Jacob Mikanowski)

Goodbye, Eastern Europe is a masterful narrative about a place that has survived being forgotten. Beginning with long-lost accounts of early pagan life, Mikanowski offers a kaleidoscopic tour of the various peoples who made Eastern Europe their home over the centuries.

Gulag: A History (Anne Applebaum)

The Gulag was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society, embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet communism. Immediately recognized as a landmark and long-overdue work of scholarship, Gulag is an essential book for anyone who wishes to understand the history of the twentieth century.

Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence (Anna Lembke)

In Dopamine Nation, Dr. Anna Lembke, psychiatrist and author, explores new scientific discoveries that explain why the relentless pursuit of pleasure leads to pain, and what to do about it. Lembke illustrates how finding contentment and connectedness means keeping dopamine in check.