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Recommended Book List

Recommended Book List

Recommended book LIST

Science, Philosophy, and History

  1. Adi Shankara: Ātma-bodha
  2. Adi Shankara: Dakshinamurti Stotra
  3. Alan Watts: The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety
  4. Albert Camus: The Stranger
  5. Anthony de Mello: The Way to Love: The Last Meditations of Anthony de Mello
  6. Avadhuta Gita
  7. Baltasar Gracian: The Art of Worldly Wisdom
  8. Barry Schwartz: The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
  9. Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
  10. Cesar Milan: Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog . . . and Your Life
  11. Darryl Bailey: Dismantling the Fantasy: An Invitation to the Fullness of Life (Darryl Bailey is completely unknown, yet brilliant.)
  12. Darryl Bailey: Essence: Slipping Past the Shadows of Illusion 
  13. Darryl Bailey: Finding Wholeness, Harmony, and Rest: Exposing the Conflict in All Thinking
  14. Darryl Bailey: "What the...": A Conversation about Living
  15. David R. Hawkins: Healing and Recovery
  16. David R. Hawkins: Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender
  17. David R. Hawkins: Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behaviour (Either you love Hawkins or you hate him. There is no middle ground. I love him.)
  18. David R. Hawkins: The Eye of the I: From Which Nothing Is Hidden
  19. David R. Hawkins: The Map of Consciousness Explained: A Proven Energy Scale to Actualize Your Ultimate Potential
  20. Dr. Joe Dispenza: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
  21. Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
  22. Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks: The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham
  23. Friedrich Nietzsche: Also Sprach Zarathustra
  24. Friedrich Nietzsche: Jenseits von Gut und Böse
  25. Gerald G. Jampolsky MD: Love Is Letting Go of Fear
  26. Göran Backlund: Refuting The External World
  27. H. Spencer Lewis: Mental Poisoning
  28. Henry David Thoreau: Walden
  29. Heraclitus: Fragments The Collected Wisdom of Heraclitus
  30. Hermann Hesse: Siddharta
  31. Huang Po: The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the Transmission of Mind
  32. Ikkyu: Crow With No Mouth: 15th Century Zen Master
  33. James Allen: As A Man Thinketh
  34. Jed McKenna: Dreamstate: A Conspiracy Theory: Volume 2 (The Dreamstate Trilogy)
  35. Jed McKenna: Jed Talks #1: Essays, Teachings, Rants & Frivolous Frivolity
  36. Jed McKenna: Jed Talks #2: Away from the Things of Man 
  37. Jed McKenna: Jed Talks #3: The Tao of the Large-Breasted Goddess with the Shapely Behind 
  38. Jed McKenna: Spiritual Enlightenment, the Damnedest Thing: Book One of The Enlightenment Trilogy (I'm a huge fan of Jed McKenna.)
  39. Jed McKenna: Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment: Book Two of The Enlightenment Trilogy
  40. Jed McKenna: Spiritual Warfare: Book Three of The Enlightenment Trilogy
  41. Jed McKenna: Theory of Everything: The Enlightened Perspective (Dreamstate Trilogy)
  42. Jiddu Krishnamurti: Think on These Things
  43. Jim Rohn: My Philosophy For Successful Living
  44. Jim Rohn: The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle
  45. Joel Osteen: The Abundance Mind-Set: Success Starts Here
  46. John Astin: Rain In The Monsoon
  47. Kamal Ravikant: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It
  48. Karl Marx: The Communist Manifesto (Das Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei)
  49. Kapil Gupta: A Master's Secret Whispers: For those who abhor the noise and seek The Truth about life and living
  50. Kapil Gupta: Atmamun: The Path To Achieving The Bliss Of The Himalayan Swamis. And The Freedom Of A Living God.
  51. Kapil Gupta: Direct Truth: Uncompromising, non-prescriptive Truths to the enduring questions of life (If you're ready for Kapil, then there is no one like him.)
  52. Khalil Gibran: The Prophet: Kahlil Gibran
  53. Marcus Aurelius: Meditations
  54. Mark Manson: Models: Attract Women Through Honesty
  55. Miyamoto Musashi: The Book of Five Rings
  56. Montaigne: The Complete Essays of Montaigne
  57. Mooji: Before I Am: The Direct Recognition of Truth
  58. Mooji: Vaster Than Sky, Greater Than Space: What You Are Before You Became
  59. Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Talebs books really shaped my early 20's)
  60. Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility"
  61. Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
  62. Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
  63. Nassim Nicholas Taleb: The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
  64. Neville Goddard: Feeling Is the Secret
  65. Neville Goddard: The Power of Awareness
  66. Nisargadatta Maharaj: Consciousness and The Absolute: The Final Talks of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  67. Osho: Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously (Insights for a New Way of Living)
  68. Osho: Creativity (Insights for a New Way of Living) 
  69. Osho: I Am That: Discourses on the Isha Upanishad
  70. Osho: My Way: The Way of the White Clouds
  71. Osho: Sex Matters: From Sex to Superconsciousness
  72. Osho: The Art of Living and Dying: Celebrating Life and Celebrating Death
  73. Osho: The Book of Nothing: Hsin Hsin Ming
  74. Osho: The Book of Women: Celebrating the Female Spirit (Foundations of a New Humanity)
  75. Osho: The Buddha Said: Meeting the Challenge of Life's Difficulties
  76. Osho: The Empty Boat: Encounters with Nothingness
  77. Osho: The Great Challenge: Exploring The World Within
  78. Osho: The Inner Journey
  79. Osho: The Mustard Seed: The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus
  80. Osho: The Sun Rises In The Evening (A beautiful mind and a great thinker.)
  81. Osho: The White Lotus: Discourses on Fragmentary Notes of Bodhidharma's Disciples
  82. Osho: Walking in Zen, Sitting in Zen: Responses to Disciples' and Visitors' Questions and Zen Stories
  83. Osho: When The Shoe Fits: Stories of the Taoist Mystic Chuang Tzu
  84. Osho: Zarathustra: The Laughing Prophet
  85. Paul Owens with Norma Eckroate: The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training
  86. Plato: The Trial and Death of Socrates: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, death scene from Phaedo
  87. Price Pritchett: You 2: A High Velocity Formula for Multiplying Your Personal Effectiveness in Quantum Leaps
  88. Rainer Marie Rilke: Letters to a Young Poet (Briefe an einen jungen Dichter)
  89. Ramana Maharshi: Who am I
  90. Ramesh Balsekar: A Duet of One: The Ashtavakra Gita Dialogue
  91. Ramesh Balsekar: Let Life Flow: Meeting The Challenges Of Daily Living In A Calm, Peaceful Way
  92. Ramesh Balsekar: The End of Duality
  93. Ribhu Gita Chapter 26
  94. Robert Adams: The Silence of the Heart: Dialogues with Robert Adams (A beautiful book.)
  95. Robert Saltzman: Depending on No-Thing
  96. Sam Harris: Lying
  97. Sam Harris: Free Will
  98. Scott Adams: God's Debris: A Thought Experiment
  99. Scott Adams: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life
  100. Scott Adams: The Religion War
  101. Seneca: Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium
  102. Seneca: On the Shortness of Life: Life Is Long If You Know How to Use It
  103. Sengcan: Hsin Hsin Ming (My favorite philosophy classic.)
  104. Shitou: Inside the Grass Hut: Living Shitou's Classic Zen Poem
  105. Sigmund Freud: Civilization and Its Discontents
  106. Stuart Wilde: Life Was Never Meant to Be a Struggle
  107. Stuart Wilde: Silent Power
  108. Sun Tzu: The Art of War
  109. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: Introduction to Vedanta
  110. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: Problem is You Solution is You
  111. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: Surrender and Freedom
  112. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: Teaching Tradition of Advaita Vedanta
  113. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: The Value of Values
  114. Swami Muktananda: I Am That: The Science of Hamsa from the Vijnana Bhairava
  115. Swami Rama: Enlightenment Without God (Mandukya Upanishad)
  116. T. Harv Eker: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
  117. Thich Nhat Hanh: No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life (Highly recommended!)
  118. Tony Parsons: Open Secret
  119. U.G. Krishnamurti: Mind is a Myth: Disquieting Conversations with the Man Called U.G.
  120. U.G. Krishnamurti: The Mystique of Enlightenment: The Radical Ideas of U.G. Krishnamurti
  121. U.G. Krishnamurti: Thought is Your Enemy
  122. Vaiyai R. Subramaniam: All is One (Ellam OndreWilliam Irvine: A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art Of Stoic Joy
  123. Will Durant: Fallen Leaves: Last Words on Life, Love, War, and God
  124. Will Durant: The Lessons of History
  125. William Ophuls: Immoderate Greatness: Why Civilizations Fail (An intriguing book.)

Entrepreneurship, Management, and Leadership

  1. Dan Sullivan: Always Be The Buyer: Attracting other people's highest commitment to your biggest and best standards.
  2. Dan Sullivan: The ABC Model Breakthrough: Shifting your time into activities that fascinate and motivate you.
  3. Dan Sullivan: The Self-Managing Company: Freeing yourself up from everything that prevents you from creating a 10x bigger future. (Every owner or manager should read this short book.)
  4. Derek Sivers: Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur (Thought-provoking.)
  5. Dusan Djukich: Straight-Line Leadership: Tools for Living with Velocity and Power in Turbulent Times (The best book on taking responsibility.)
  6. Jim Collins: Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
  7. John C. Maxwell: Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace
  8. John Warrillow: Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You
  9. Keith J. Cunningham: The Road Less Stupid
  10. Michael Gerber: The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
  11. Naval Ravikant: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness
  12. Peter Thiel: Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  13. Price Pritchett: Service Excellence!
  14. Richard Koch: The 80/20 Principle: Achieve More with Less (Even if you've heard about the 80/20 principle a million times, I feel like you shoul read this book. It's a terrific read.)
  15. Robert R. Updegraff: Obvious Adams: The Story of a Successful Businessman
  16. Stephen Covey: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  17. Tim Ferriss: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Marketing and Sales

  1. Alex Hormozi: $100M Offers: How To Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No
  2. Antonio Garrido: Asking Questions The Sandler Way
  3. Blair Enns: The Win Without Pitching Manifesto
  4. Blair Warren: One Sentence Persuasion Course
  5. Blair Warren: The Forbidden Keys to Persuasion
  6. Carl Rogers: Active Listening
  7. Chris Evans & Taylor Welch: The Consultant Next Door: The Modern-Day Consulting Playbook for Getting Clients & Getting Paid
  8. Chris Evans & Taylor Welch: The Intelligent Advertiser: Advertising Handbook: More Customers, More Profit, More Impact
  9. Chris Voss: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  10. Claude Hopkins: Scientific Advertising (A great classic.)
  11. Dan Kennedy: Almost Alchemy: Make Any Business Of Any Size Produce More With Fewer And Less (Dan Kennedy is among my most favorite marketing advisors. I also love his courses.)
  12. Dan Kennedy: Magnetic Marketing: How to Attract a Flood of New Customers That Pay, Stay, and Refer
  13. Dan Kennedy: No B.S. Trust Based Marketing: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Trust in an Understandibly Un-trusting World
  14. Dan Kennedy: Speak to Sell: Persuade, Influence, And Establish Authority & Promote Your Products, Services, Practice, Business, or Cause 
  15. David H. Sandler: You Can't Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar : The Sandler Sales Institute's 7-Step System for Successful Selling
  16. Donald Miller: Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen
  17. Eli Wilde: The Art of Enrollment
  18. Evaldo Albuquerque: The 16-Word Sales Letter: A proven method of writing multi-million-dollar copy faster than you ever thought possible
  19. Gary Halbert: The Boron Letters
  20. Harry Browne: The Secret of Selling Anything: A road map to success for the salesman… who is not aggressive, who is not a “smooth talker,” and who is not an extrovert
  21. James Webb Young: A technique for producing ideas: A simple five step formula for producing ideas
  22. Jason Fladlien: One to Many: The Secret to Webinar Success
  23. Jim Camp: Start with No: The Negotiating Tools that the Pros Don't Want You to Know
  24. John Caples: Tested Advertising
  25. John E. Kennedy: Intensive Advertising
  26. John E. Kennedy: Reason Why Advertising
  27. Jordan Belfort: The Wolf of Wall Street
  28. Keenan: Gap Selling: Getting the Customer to Yes: How Problem-Centric Selling Increases Sales by Changing Everything You Know About Relationships, Overcoming Objections, Closing and Price
  29. Kevin Daley: Socratic Selling: How to Ask the Questions That Get the Sale 
  30. Kevin Rogers: The 60-Second Sales Hook: How To Stand Out And Sell More Using the Power Of Your Story
  31. Kyle Milligan: Take Their Money: How To Write Words That REALLY Make You Rich (Never judge a book by its cover or title. This book made a huge impression on me. Highly recommended!)
  32. Marc Wayshak: Game Plan Selling: The Definitive Rulebook for Closing the Sale in the Age of the Well-Informed Prospect (Learn why you've to qualify and disqualify prospects.)
  33. Mark Joyner: The Irresistible Offer: How to Sell Your Product or Service in 3 Seconds or Less
  34. Marty Neumeier: Brand Flip, The: Why customers now run companies and how to profit from it
  35. Michael Hauge: Storytelling Made Easy: Persuade and Transform Your Audiences, Buyers, and Clients — Simply, Quickly, and Profitably
  36. Michael Oliver: How To Sell Network Marketing Without Fear, Anxiety Or Losing Your Friends!
  37. Michael Oliver: How to ‘Sell’ The Way People Buy
  38. Oren Klaff: Flip the Script: Getting People to Think Your Idea Is Their Idea
  39. Oren Klaff: Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal
  40. Phil M. Jones: Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact
  41. R.B. Sparkman: The Art of Manipulation: How to Get What You Want Out of People in Business, in Your Personal Life, and in Your Love Life
  42. Robert Cialdini: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
  43. Russell Brunson: DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online With Sales Funnels
  44. Russell Brunson: Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Converting Your Online Visitors into Lifelong Customers (When I learn about something, I go deep. That's why I've read over a hundred books on copywriting, marketing, and sales. Expert Secrets is one of a kind.)
  45. Russell Brunson: Traffic Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Filling Your Websites and Funnels With Your Dream Customers
  46. Scott Adams: Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter 
  47. Simon Leslie: There is no F in Sales: A book about selling in every market condition
  48. Spencer Johnson: The One Minute Salesperson
  49. Todd Brown: E5 Method: Consistently and Predictably Acquire New Clients, Customers & Profits in Your Business
  50. T.J. Rohleder: The 2-Step Marketing Secret Than Never Fails!

Articles

  1. "Productivity" Tricks for the Neurotic, Manic-Depressive, and Crazy (Like Me)
  2. Fuckarounditis (The best article on health and fitness scams.)
  3. Marketing just means being considerate (Truth.)
  4. Investing in a nutshell (The best article on the basics of investing.)


Blogs

  1. ActiveGrowth
  2. Borge Fagerli (Great health and fitness insights.)
  3. Darryl Bailey
  4. Derek Sivers
  5. James Altucher
  6. Marketing Bullets (A marketing legend.)
  7. Mikael Syding (Mike used to manage a billion USD for a prized hedge fund and he now works as a portfolio manager at Antiloop. One of my mentors and not only an amazing human being, but also very smart.)
  8. Mohnish Pabrai
  9. Siddha Performance (Kapil is a genius.)
  10. The G Manifesto (Fun!)


Newsletters and Periodicals

  1. GMO
  2. Lyn Alden Investing Newsletter
  3. Market Movers Digest (Best news curation service for busy professionals.)
  4. The Felder Report
  5. The Journal of Investing Wisdom (Great resource for new investors.)
  6. The Wealthy Consultant (My favorite newsletter because Taylor is a genius.)



Podcasts

  1. Daily Mind Medicine
  2. Founders (David reads 1 business biography per week and has read over 200 business biographies. High signal-to-noise ratio.)
  3. Infinite Loops
  4. Invest Like The Best (Here are three outstanding interviews to start with: Chuck Akre, Frank Slootman, Gaurav Kapadia)
  5. Joel Osteen Podcast (I'm learning from everyone including televangelists. To be honest, I really like quite a few of them.)
  6. Naval (Listened to almost every episode at least ten times.)
  7. Superinvestors
  8. TBC China Tech Livecast by Pandaily
  9. The Memo by Howard Harks
  10. The Rob Vinall Podcast
  11. The Tony Robbins Podcast
  12. Value Investing with Legends


Publications and Shareholder Letters

  1. Fundsmith Equity Fund
  2. Greenlea Lane
  3. Himalaya Capital (Every investor, owner, and manager should get his hands on everything Li Lu published. World-class business and life insights.)
  4. Nomad Investment Partnership Letters to Partners 2001 – 2014
  5. The Oakmark Funds


YouTube Channels

  1. Creflo Dollar Ministries
  2. Fisher Investments
  3. Ivey Business School (Love listening to old interviews of investing legends like Mason Hawkins, Seth Klarman, and William H. Browne)
  4. Mohnish Pabrai (Great talks. Highly recommended!)
  5. Myron Golden
  6. Osho International
  7. Taylor A. Welch

Updated September 26, 2022

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