That’s how knowledge works. It builds up like compound interest.
— Warren Buffett

* = personal favorites.

2019

Silence: In the Age of Noise - Erling Kagge *

Running with the Buffaloes - Chris Lear

On Caring - Milton Mayeroff

How To Walk - Thich Nhat Hanh

The Hard Thing About Hard Things - Ben Horowitz

My Life and Work - Henry Ford

The Screwtape Letters - C.S. Lewis*

Butcher’s Crossing - John Williams

What Makes Sammy Run - Budd Schulberg

Be My Guest - Conrad Hilton

Digital Minimalism - Cal Newport

The Club: How the English Premier League… - Joshua Robinson & Jonathan Clegg

The Mesa Method - Tiago Forte

Obvious Adams - Robert Updegraff

The Boron Letters - Gary Halbert

Can’t Hurt Me: - David Goggins

Keep Going - Austin Kleon*

The Upside of Stress: - Kelly McGonigal

Discipline Equals Freedom - Jocko Willink

Zen in the Art of Archery - Eugen Herrigel

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival - John Vaillant

Range: Why Generalists Triumph - David Epstein

Make It Till You Make It - Brendan Leonard

The Path of Least Resistance - Robert Fritz*

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr. - Ron Chernow

essay Self Reliance - Ralph Waldo Emerson

essay Friendship - Ralph Waldo Emerson

essay On The Shortness of Life - Seneca*

The Last Pirate of New York - Rich Cohen

Sam Walton: Made in America - Sam Walton

An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management - Will Larson

Mastermind Dinners: - Jayson Gaignard

Am I Being Too Subtle: - Sam Zell

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea? - Alyssa Mastromonaco

Jonathan Livingston Seagull - Richard Bach

Shoe Dog: - Phil Knight (re-read)

Shop Class as Soulcraft - Matthew Crawford (re-read)*

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life - William Finnegan


2018

The Complacent Class - Tyler Cowen

Lessons From History - Will and Ariel Durant *

Jesus: A Biography from a Believer - Paul Johnson

What Color is Your Parachute - Richard Bolles

Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari

Poor Charlie's Almanack - Peter Kaufman

Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand

Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

The War of Art - Steven Pressfield *

The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand

Endure: - Alex Hutchinson

Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu / Stephen Mitchell

Conspiracy: - Ryan Holiday

Up From Slavery - Booker T. Washington *

Chop Wood, Carry Water - Joshua Medcalf

Letters from a Self-Made Merchant... - George Lorimer *

The Little Book That Still Beats The Market - Joel Greenblatt

Investing: The Last Liberal Art - Robert Hagstrom

Stoner - John Williams

American Kingpin - Nick Bilton

The Goal - Eliyahu Goldratt

This is Water - David Foster Wallace

The Pocket Guide to Self-Reliance - Kyle Eschenroeder

More Than You Know - Michael Mauboussin *

Bad Blood - John Carreyrou

The Feather Thief - Kirk Johnson

The Most Important Thing: - Howard Marks

Living with a Seal: - Jesse Itzler

Educated: A Memoir - Tara Westover

Closer to the Ground - Dylan Tomine*

The Art of Community - Charles Vogl

The Outsiders… - Will Thorndike*

The True Believer… - Eric Hoffer

All Marketers are Liars - Seth Godin

The Billionaire Who Wasn’t… - Conor O’Clery

When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi

The Dhando Investor - Mohnish Pabrai

Beartown - Fredrik Backman

Us Against You - Fredrik Backman

Shadow Divers - Robert Kurson*

The Gambler: How Penniless… - William Rempel

How to Fight a Hydra - Josh Kaufman

Linchpin - Seth Godin

Modern Monopolies: - Alex Moazed

W. Buffett & Interpretation of Financial Statements - David Clark & Mary Buffett

The Art of Gathering: - Priya Parker

Buy Then Build: - Walker Deibel

Once a Runner - John L. Parker, Jr.

Not Fade Away - Peter Barton

On Confidence - The School of Life

The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction - Alan Jacobs *

I Love Capitalism: An American Story - Ken Langone

Hiking with Nietzsche - John Kaag


2017

The Unsettling of America - Wendell Berry*

Hillbilly Elegy - J.D. Vance

The Gene - Siddhartha Mukherjee

Walt Whitman - John Symonds

Resilience - Eric Greitens*

A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman

Born a Crime - Trevor Noah

Market Wizards - Jack Schwager

Born For This - Chris Guillebeau

Andrew Carnegie - David Nasaw

Socrates - Paul Johnson

Steal Like An Artist - Austin Kleon

Dharma Bums - Jack Kerouac

The Book of Joy - Desmond Tutu + Dalai Lama

The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead

The Compound Effect - Darren Hardy

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Mozart: A Life - Paul Johnson

The Fish That Ate the Whale - Rich Cohen*

Scientific Advertising - Claude Hopkins

The World Beyond Your Head - Matthew Crawford*

Peak Performance - Brad Stulberg + Steve Magness

Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand*

Zillow Talk - Spencer Rascoff + Stan Humphries

Today We Are Rich - Tim Sanders

Benjamin Franklin - Walter Isaacson

The Advantage - Patrick Lencioni

The Carpenter - Jon Gordon

The Outsiders - William Thorndike

Principles - Ray Dalio

How Bad Do You Want It - Matt Fitzgerald

Being Mortal - Atul Gawande

The Power of Moments - Chip Heath and Dan Heath*

Thank You For Being Late - Thomas Friedman*

Where I Lived and What I Lived For - Henry D. Thoreau

The Pocket Guide to Action - Kyle Eschenreoder

Show Your Work - Austin Kleon


2016

The Three Year Swim Club - Julie Checkoway

The Art of Non-Conformity - Chris Guillebeau

The ABC's of Real Estate Investing - Ken Mcelroy

Good to Great - Jim Collins

Doing Good Better - Will MacAskill

So Good They Can't Ignore You - Cal Newport

The Time Keeper - Mitch Albom

Deep Work - Cal Newport*

Shoe Dog - Phil Knight*

Geography of Bliss - Eric Weiner

Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

The Name of God is Mercy - Pope Francis

Mastery - Robert Greene*

The Obstacle Is The Way - Ryan Holiday*

The Innocents Abroad - Mark Twain

View From the Summit - Sir Edmund Hilary

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee

Measuring the World - Daniel Khelman

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - James Thurber

Endurance - Sir Alfred Lansing*

How Will You Measure Your Life - Clayton Christensen*

A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness

Flash Boys - Michael Lewis

Chaos Monkeys - Antonia Garcia Martinez

Killing the Rising Sun - Bill O'Reilly

Ego is the Enemy - Ryan Holiday*

HP: Prisoner of Azkaban - J. K. Rowling

The Shepard's Life - James Rebanks

Travels in Alaska - John Muir

HP: The Cursed Child - J. K. Rowling

Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut

Letters From A Stoic - Seneca


2015

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt - Edmund Morris

The Happiness of Pursuit - Chris Guillebeau

The Richest Man in Babylon - George S. Clason

Great Work - David Sturt

Travels with Epicurus - Daniel Klein

Zero to One - Peter Thiel*

The Everything Store - Brad Stone

Think Like a Freak - Dubner & Levitt

Field Guide to Ultrarunning - Hal Koerner

Natural Born Heroes - Christopher McDougall*

People over Profit - Dale Partridge

The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell

Clay Water Brick - Jessica Jackley

When I talk about Running - Haruki Murakami

Give and Take - Adam Grant

Closer to the Ground - Dylan Tomine*

The Big Short - Michael Lewis

Run or Die - Killian Jornet

The Alchemist - Paulo Coehlo

Running on Empty - Marshall Ulrich

Raising the Bar - Gary Erickson

Breakfast with Buddha - Roland Merullo

Racing the Antelope - Bernd Heinrich*

Rich Dad Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki

The Boys in the Boat - Daniel Brown*


2014

The Promise of a Pencil - Adam Braun

Running and Being - George Sheehan*

Going the Distance - George Sheehan

Run! 26.2 Stories of Blisters and Bliss - Dean Karnazes

The Cool Impossible - Eric Orton

Looptail - Bruce Poon Tip

And The Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini

Anthill - E. O. Wilson

Purple Cow - Seth Godin

Moonwalking with Einstein - Joshua Foer

E-Myth Revisited - Michael Gerber

Drive - Daniel Pink

How Not to Be Wrong - Jordan Ellenberg

David and Goliath - Malcolm Gladwell

A Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini

Packing Light - Allison Vesterfelt

The End of your Life Book Club - Will Schwalbe

Love Does - Bob Goff*

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years - Donald Miller

Inferno - Dan Brown

The Essential Sheehan - George Sheehan

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking - Edward Burger

Bridge to Terabithia - Katherine Paterson

Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell


2013

The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway

Get Big Fast and Do More Good - Ido Leffler

The 4-hour Workweek - Tim Ferriss

Eat Move Sleep - Tom Rath

Start Something That Matters - Blake Mycoskie

Shake The World - James Marshall Reilly*

Built to Last - Jim Collins

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer*

What the Dog Saw - Malcolm Gladwell

Bleachers - John Grisham


2012

Love is the Killer App - Tim Sanders*

Screw Business as Usual - Richard Branson

Anything You Want - Derek Sivers

Delivering Happiness - Tony Hsieh

Rework - Jason Fried*

Remote - Jason Fried

Golfing with God - Roland Merullo

The Longest Way Home - Andrew McCarthy

Mandela's Way: Lessons on Life, Love and Courage - Richard Stengel

The Client - John Grisham


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