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*


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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