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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: Along the Path to Enlightenment: 365 Daily Reflections from David R. Hawkins
  16. David R. Hawkins: Daily Reflections from Dr. David R. Hawkins: 365 Contemplations on Surrender, Healing, and Consciousness
  17. David R. Hawkins: Discovery of the Presence of God
  18. David R. Hawkins: Healing and Recovery
  19. David R. Hawkins: Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender
  20. 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.)
  21. David R. Hawkins: The Ego Is Not the Real You: Wisdom to Transcend the Mind and Realize the Self
  22. David R. Hawkins: The Eye of the I: From Which Nothing Is Hidden
  23. David R. Hawkins: The Map of Consciousness Explained: A Proven Energy Scale to Actualize Your Ultimate Potential
  24. David R. Hawkins: Transcending the Levels of Consciousness: The Stairway to Enlightenment
  25. Dr. Joe Dispenza: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
  26. Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
  27. Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks: The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham
  28. Friedrich Nietzsche: Also Sprach Zarathustra
  29. Friedrich Nietzsche: Jenseits von Gut und Böse
  30. Gerald G. Jampolsky MD: Love Is Letting Go of Fear
  31. Göran Backlund: Refuting The External World
  32. Hakim Sanai: The Walled Garden of Truth
  33. H. Spencer Lewis: Mental Poisoning
  34. Henry David Thoreau: Walden
  35. Heraclitus: Fragments The Collected Wisdom of Heraclitus
  36. Hermann Hesse: Siddharta
  37. Huang Po: The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the Transmission of Mind
  38. Ikkyu: Crow With No Mouth: 15th Century Zen Master
  39. James Allen: As A Man Thinketh
  40. Jean Klein: Be Who You Are
  41. Jed McKenna: Dreamstate: A Conspiracy Theory: Volume 2 (The Dreamstate Trilogy)
  42. Jed McKenna: Jed Talks #1: Essays, Teachings, Rants & Frivolous Frivolity
  43. Jed McKenna: Jed Talks #2: Away from the Things of Man 
  44. Jed McKenna: Jed Talks #3: The Tao of the Large-Breasted Goddess with the Shapely Behind 
  45. Jed McKenna: Spiritual Enlightenment, the Damnedest Thing: Book One of The Enlightenment Trilogy (I'm a huge fan of Jed McKenna.)
  46. Jed McKenna: Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment: Book Two of The Enlightenment Trilogy
  47. Jed McKenna: Spiritual Warfare: Book Three of The Enlightenment Trilogy
  48. Jed McKenna: Theory of Everything: The Enlightened Perspective (Dreamstate Trilogy)
  49. Jiddu Krishnamurti: Think on These Things
  50. Jim Rohn: My Philosophy For Successful Living
  51. Jim Rohn: The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle
  52. Joel Osteen: The Abundance Mind-Set: Success Starts Here
  53. John Astin: Rain In The Monsoon
  54. Kamal Ravikant: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It
  55. Karl Marx: The Communist Manifesto (Das Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei)
  56. Kapil Gupta: A Master's Secret Whispers: For those who abhor the noise and seek The Truth about life and living
  57. Kapil Gupta: Atmamun: The Path To Achieving The Bliss Of The Himalayan Swamis. And The Freedom Of A Living God.
  58. Kapil Gupta: Direct Truth: Uncompromising, non-prescriptive Truths to the enduring questions of life
  59. Khalil Gibran: The Prophet: Kahlil Gibran
  60. Marcus Aurelius: Meditations
  61. Mark Manson: Models: Attract Women Through Honesty
  62. Miyamoto Musashi: The Book of Five Rings
  63. Montaigne: The Complete Essays of Montaigne
  64. Mooji: Before I Am: The Direct Recognition of Truth
  65. Mooji: Vaster Than Sky, Greater Than Space: What You Are Before You Became
  66. Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Huge fan of Taleb and his books really shaped my early 20's.)
  67. 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"
  68. Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
  69. Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
  70. Nassim Nicholas Taleb: The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
  71. Neville Goddard: Feeling Is the Secret
  72. Neville Goddard: The Power of Awareness
  73. Nisargadatta Maharaj: Consciousness and The Absolute: The Final Talks of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  74. Osho: Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously (Insights for a New Way of Living)
  75. Osho: Creativity (Insights for a New Way of Living) 
  76. Osho: I Am That: Discourses on the Isha Upanishad
  77. Osho: My Way: The Way of the White Clouds
  78. Osho: Sex Matters: From Sex to Superconsciousness
  79. Osho: The Art of Living and Dying: Celebrating Life and Celebrating Death
  80. Osho: The Book of Nothing: Hsin Hsin Ming
  81. Osho: The Book of Women: Celebrating the Female Spirit (Foundations of a New Humanity)
  82. Osho: The Buddha Said: Meeting the Challenge of Life's Difficulties
  83. Osho: The Empty Boat: Encounters with Nothingness
  84. Osho: The Great Challenge: Exploring The World Within
  85. Osho: The Inner Journey
  86. Osho: The Mustard Seed: The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus
  87. Osho: The Sun Rises In The Evening (A beautiful mind and a great thinker.)
  88. Osho: The White Lotus: Discourses on Fragmentary Notes of Bodhidharma's Disciples
  89. Osho: Walking in Zen, Sitting in Zen: Responses to Disciples' and Visitors' Questions and Zen Stories
  90. Osho: When The Shoe Fits: Stories of the Taoist Mystic Chuang Tzu
  91. Osho: Zarathustra: The Laughing Prophet
  92. Paul Owens with Norma Eckroate: The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training
  93. Plato: The Trial and Death of Socrates: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, death scene from Phaedo
  94. Price Pritchett: You 2: A High Velocity Formula for Multiplying Your Personal Effectiveness in Quantum Leaps
  95. Rainer Marie Rilke: Letters to a Young Poet (Briefe an einen jungen Dichter)
  96. Ramana Maharshi: Who am I
  97. Ramesh Balsekar: A Duet of One: The Ashtavakra Gita Dialogue
  98. Ramesh Balsekar: Let Life Flow: Meeting The Challenges Of Daily Living In A Calm, Peaceful Way
  99. Ramesh Balsekar: The End of Duality
  100. Ribhu Gita Chapter 26
  101. Robert Adams: The Silence of the Heart: Dialogues with Robert Adams (Incredible.)
  102. Robert Saltzman: Depending on No-Thing
  103. Sam Harris: Lying
  104. Sam Harris: Free Will
  105. Scott Adams: God's Debris: A Thought Experiment
  106. Scott Adams: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life
  107. Scott Adams: The Religion War
  108. Seneca: Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium
  109. Seneca: On the Shortness of Life: Life Is Long If You Know How to Use It
  110. Sengcan: Hsin Hsin Ming (My favorite philosophy classic.)
  111. Shitou: Inside the Grass Hut: Living Shitou's Classic Zen Poem
  112. Sigmund Freud: Civilization and Its Discontents
  113. Stuart Wilde: Life Was Never Meant to Be a Struggle
  114. Stuart Wilde: Silent Power
  115. Sun Tzu: The Art of War
  116. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: Introduction to Vedanta
  117. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: Problem is You Solution is You
  118. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: Surrender and Freedom
  119. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: Teaching Tradition of Advaita Vedanta
  120. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: The Value of Values
  121. Swami Muktananda: I Am That: The Science of Hamsa from the Vijnana Bhairava
  122. Swami Rama: Enlightenment Without God (Mandukya Upanishad)
  123. Swami Sivananda: Amrita Gita (The Song of Immortality)
  124. T. Harv Eker: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
  125. Thich Nhat Hanh: No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life (Highly recommended!)
  126. Tony Parsons: Open Secret
  127. U.G. Krishnamurti: Mind is a Myth: Disquieting Conversations with the Man Called U.G.
  128. U.G. Krishnamurti: The Mystique of Enlightenment: The Radical Ideas of U.G. Krishnamurti
  129. U.G. Krishnamurti: Thought is Your Enemy
  130. Vaiyai R. Subramaniam: All is One (Ellam OndreWilliam Irvine: A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art Of Stoic Joy
  131. Will Durant: Fallen Leaves: Last Words on Life, Love, War, and God
  132. Will Durant: The Lessons of History
  133. 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. (Must-read.)
  4. David R. Hawkins: Success Is for You: Using Heart-Centered Power Principles for Lasting Abundance and Fulfillment (The best unknown business book.)
  5. Derek Sivers: Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur (Thought-provoking.)
  6. Dusan Djukich: Straight-Line Leadership: Tools for Living with Velocity and Power in Turbulent Times
  7. Jim Collins: Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
  8. John C. Maxwell: Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace
  9. John Warrillow: Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You
  10. Keith J. Cunningham: The Road Less Stupid
  11. Michael Gerber: The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
  12. Naval Ravikant: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness
  13. Peter Thiel: Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  14. Price Pritchett: Service Excellence!
  15. Richard Koch: The 80/20 Principle: Achieve More with Less (An important principle.)
  16. Robert R. Updegraff: Obvious Adams: The Story of a Successful Businessman
  17. Stephen Covey: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  18. 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 the best!)
  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 (One of the best sales books. It's a classic. Highly recommended!)
  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. Highly recommended!)
  32. Marc Wayshak: Game Plan Selling: The Definitive Rulebook for Closing the Sale in the Age of the Well-Informed Prospect
  33. Mark Joyner: The Irresistible Offer: How to Sell Your Product or Service in 3 Seconds or Less
  34. Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson: The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation
  35. Marty Neumeier: Brand Flip, The: Why customers now run companies and how to profit from it
  36. Michael Hauge: Storytelling Made Easy: Persuade and Transform Your Audiences, Buyers, and Clients — Simply, Quickly, and Profitably
  37. Michael Oliver: How To Sell Network Marketing Without Fear, Anxiety Or Losing Your Friends! (This is a must-read even if you don't sell anything and just want to improve your communication skills.)
  38. Michael Oliver: How to ‘Sell’ The Way People Buy
  39. Oren Klaff: Flip the Script: Getting People to Think Your Idea Is Their Idea
  40. Oren Klaff: Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal
  41. Phil M. Jones: Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact
  42. 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
  43. Robert Cialdini: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
  44. Russell Brunson: DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online With Sales Funnels
  45. Russell Brunson: Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Converting Your Online Visitors into Lifelong Customers (When I learn 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.)
  46. Russell Brunson: Traffic Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Filling Your Websites and Funnels With Your Dream Customers
  47. Scott Adams: Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter 
  48. Simon Leslie: There is no F in Sales: A book about selling in every market condition
  49. Spencer Johnson: The One Minute Salesperson
  50. Todd Brown: E5 Method: Consistently and Predictably Acquire New Clients, Customers & Profits in Your Business
  51. T.J. Rohleder: The 2-Step Marketing Secret Than Never Fails!

Investing and Capital Allocation

  1. Brian Feroldi: Why Does The Stock Market Go Up?: Everything You Should Have Been Taught About Investing In School, But Weren't
  2. Carl Menger: The Origins of Money
  3. Charlie Munger: The Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger
  4. Christopher W. Mayer: 100 Baggers: Stocks That Return 100-to-1 and How To Find Them (How I think about investing in a nutshell.)
  5. Daniel R. Solin: The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read: The Proven Way to Beat the "Pros" and Take Control of Your Financial Future
  6. Fred Schwed: Where Are the Customers' Yachts?: or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street
  7. Frédéric Bastiat: That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen
  8. Gary North: Honest Money: The Biblical Blueprint for Money and Banking
  9. Howard Marks: The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor (My favorite book on investing.)
  10. James O'Loughlin: The Real Warren Buffett: Managing Capital, Leading People
  11. Joel Greenblatt: The Little Book That Still Beats the Market
  12. Mohnish Pabrai: The Dhandho Investor: The Low-Risk Value Method to High Returns
  13. Morgan Housel: The Pschology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness
  14. Pat Dorsey: The Little Book That Builds Wealth: The Knockout Formula for Finding Great Investments (The best book on competitive advantages and economic moats.)
  15. Peter Bevelin and Warren E. Buffett: A Few Lessons for Investors and Managers from Warren E. Buffett
  16. Peter Schiff: How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes
  17. Richard Borrows: Warren Buffett: The Ultimate Guide To Investing like Warren Buffet. Learn the Warren Buffet Way, the Warren Buffett Portfolio and the Warren Buffett Stocks

Blogs

  1. Above the Crowd
  2. Borge Fagerli
  3. Chai with Pabrai
  4. Darryl Bailey
  5. Derek Sivers
  6. Marketing Bullets (I've done my homework and literally listened to hundreds of people in the advertising, branding, and marketing business. Gary is world-class.)
  7. Mikael Syding (Mike used to manage a billion USD for a prized hedge fund. One of my mentors. Five-Time Guest on The Hardy Haberland Show.)
  8. Siddha Performance and Siddha Performance
  9. Siddha Performance Golf

Newsletters and Periodicals

  1. Dr. Peter Attia's Newsletter
  2. Market Movers Digest (Best news curation service for busy professionals.)
  3. The Wealthy Consultant (My favorite newsletter because Taylor is a genius.)



Podcasts

  1. Dan Kennedy's Magnetic Marketing Podcast
  2. Daily Mind Medicine
  3. Decoding Unicorns with Prashant Pitti (Outstanding interviews with Indian billionaires including Bhavin Turakhia.)
  4. Founders (David reads 1 business biography per week and has read over 250 biographies. Every week he shares ideas that you can use in your work.)
  5. How Leaders Lead with David Novak (Start here: Ken Langone, The Home Depot Cofounder—Being There for People.)
  6. Huberman Lab (Start here: Dr. Alia Crum: Science of Mindsets for Health & Performance.)
  7. Impact Theory
  8. Infinite Loops (Three outstanding interviews: 10-K Diver, Ben Hunt, and Morgan Housel.)
  9. Invest Like The Best (Five outstanding interviews: Chetan PuttaguntaChuck Akre, David Senra, Frank Slootman, and Gaurav Kapadia.)
  10. Kapil Gupta Podcasts
  11. Moonshots and Mindsets with Peter Diamandis
  12. Naval (Listened to almost every episode at least ten times.)
  13. Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas (Start here: Nick Lane on Powering Biology.)
  14. Spearhead
  15. Superinvestors
  16. TBC China Tech Livecast by Pandaily
  17. The Good Life with Taylor Welch
  18. The James Altucher Show
  19. The Jason Fladlien Show
  20. The Knowledge Project (Three outstanding episodes: Adam Robinson Part 1, Adam Robinson Part 2, and Kunal Shah.)
  21. The Lunar Society
  22. The Marketer's Mind with Todd Brown
  23. The Money Maze Podcast with Simon Brewer (Former Morgan Stanley CIO and Senior Advisor at Rothschild & Co interviews brilliant investors.)
  24. The One Percent Show with Vishal Khandelwal (Great interviews with value investors. His conversations with Guy Spier are outstanding.)
  25. The Peter Attia Dive (I take my health and fitness regimen seriously. That's why I've been working out for 12 years and train every day. Start here and learn why preventing cardiovascular disease starts in your 20s and 30s: Understanding cardiovascular disease risk, cholesterol, and apoB.)
  26. The Rob Vinall Podcast
  27. The Price-to-Value Podcast with Southeastern Asset Management
  28. The Tim Ferriss Show (Three outstanding episodes: Derek Sivers, Naval Ravikant, and Naval Ravikant.)
  29. The Tony Robbins Podcast (Start with "The Entrepreneur Playbook" featuring Dean Graziosi.)
  30. The "What is Money?" Show (Start here: The Geoffrey Miller Series and The Geoffrey West Series.)
  31. Value Investing with Legends


Podcast hosts like James Altucher, James O'Shaughnessy, Patrick O'Shaughnessy, Robert Breedlove, Shane Parrish, Tom Bilyeu, Tim Ferriss, and so on are great compounders. Those guys read hundreds of books, built great companies, and ask really smart questions.


Publications and Shareholder Letters

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


Streaming and YouTube Channels

  1. Berkshire’s Annual Meetings (The best business and life education.)
  2. Ivey Business School (Love listening to old interviews of investing legends like Mason Hawkins, Seth Klarman, and William H. Browne.)
  3. Mohnish Pabrai (Great talks. Highly recommended!)
  4. Tai Lopez
  5. Taylor A. Welch
  6. Veritas Publishing (I'm a paid subscriber.)


I'm obviously always seeking better answers. I'm always testing newsletters, podcasts, and so on. Here, I'm just sharing the best content.

  

Updated November 24, 2022

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