Reading List

Here is a list of books that I encourage everyone to read (cover to cover, or a summary) at least once in their lives.

Philosophy Career and Growth

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson

    We need to be careful about what we give importance to in our lives. How do we pick and chose the right things to give our attention to, and let go of other things

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  • Rising Strong, by Brené Brown

    In Rising Strong, Brené Brown talks about how we often fall when we try, and goes into great detail about how we can change the narratives in our mind, and the stories that we tell ourselves to be able to rise up again.

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  • Braving the Wilderness, by Brené Brown

    This book is about our struggle to try to “belong” to something, what the belonging means. This book inspires the reader to belong to themselves, and giving yourselves that place in the universe that you seek acceptance from.

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  • Quiet - The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain

    The book is a study of quiet intensity - and a study of introvertism and extrovertism and how each of these play a part in moving mankind forward. starts by giving the example of Rosa Parks - the quiet person who spoke up against segregation - and who became the reason for Martin Luther King to speak out against segregation.

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  • Influence - The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert B. Cialdini

    This book is about how our brain loves shortcuts, and other people can make us follow them by pushing our emotional buttons. These manipulators are everywhere in the industry, they’re compliance professionals, and their entire job is to influence you into doing what they want.

    Summary Buy

  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell

    Buy

  • So Good They Cant Ignore You, by Cal Newport

    Buy

  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, by Cal Newport

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  • Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It, by Ian Leslie

    Buy

  • The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human, by Jonathan Gottschall

    Buy

  • I’m OK - You’re OK, by Thomas A. Harris, MD

    Buy

  • Rework, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH)

    Buy

  • Good to Great, by Jim Colins

    Buy

  • Getting to Yes, by Roger Fisher and William Ury

    Buy

  • Evil Plans, by Hugh Macleod

    Buy

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie

    Buy

  • Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman

    Buy

  • The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential…in Business and in Life, by Leo Babauta

    Buy

Time and Space

  • A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking

    Buy

  • A Universe from Nothing, by Lawrence M. Krauss

    Buy