Books To Live By

In no particular order…

  1. Tools of Titans and everything else by Tim Ferriss. I recommend the Tribe of Mentors, The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Workweek. The 4-Hour Chef is good too, but all the practical advice is for cooking
  2. Everything by Derek Sivers - I like Hell Yeah or No! And How to Live, both for sale on his website.
  3. Everything by Charlie Hoehn - Play It Away!, Stress Hacks, 10 Day anxiety fix.
  4. Everything by Nassim Nicholas Taleb - the Black Swan, Anti-fragile, Skin in the Game, Fooled by Randomness, and the Bed of Procrustes
  5. The Almanac of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson- Naval’s sayings have a crystalline clarity.
    1. Also: Kamal Ravikant’s Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It.
  6. The 5am Club by Robin Sharma - a book with a weird narrative style that I think about often.
  7. Straw Dogs and Feline Philosophy by John Gray
  8. All I Want to Know is Where I’m Going to Die… by Peter Bevelin.
    1. Related: Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Peter Kaufman
  9. 12 Rules for Life & Beyond Order by Jordan B. Peterson
  10. Mind for Numbers & Learning How to Learn by Barbara Oakley and Terrence Sjenowski
  11. Steal like an Artist! & Show your Work! By Austin Kleon. Keep Going is also great.
  12. Choose Yourself, The Power of No and How to Be the Luckiest Person Alive! By James Altucher
    1. Related: The Power Bible by William Beteet and Brendan Lemon
  13. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big! By Scott Adams
  14. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
  15. I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
    1. 53 things I’ve Learned in 27 Years on Planet Earth by Maneesh Sethi
  16. The Willpower instinct by Kelly McGonigal
  17. Discipline Equals Freedom By Jocko Willink
  18. Deep Work by Cal Newport
  19. Flow by Mikhail Chiksentmihyl
  20. Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner
  21. Atmamun, Direct Truth, and A Master’s Secret Whispers by Kapil Gupta Also: The works of Jed McKenna: The Damndest Trilogy and Theory of Everything
  22. It Could be Worse, You Could Be Me by Ariel Leve
  23. “This is Water” (speech) and “Good Old Neon” (short story) and Consider the Lobster (essays) and A Supposedly Fun Thing that I Will Never Do Again by David foster Wallace
  24. Women and Post Office by Charles Bukowski
  25. Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson
  26. The “Great” Works of Dostoevsky - Crime & Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, Notes from the Underground, The Devils, and The Idiot.

Health Books:

  1. The 4-Hour Body
  2. The New Evolution Diet by Art De Vany
  3. The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf
  4. Power Endurance Speed by Brian Mackenzie
  5. The Simple and Sinister Method by Pavel Tsatsouline
  6. Becoming A Supple Leopard by Kelly Starett Related: Kelly Starrett’s Creative Live Course
  7. How to Improve Sleep (article) from Tim Ferriss’ Blog and Tools of Titans
  8. The Wim Hof Method
  9. HRV training a la Josh Waitzkin and Adam Robinson from Tribe of Mentors
  10. Drop Dead Healthy by AJ Jacobs

Potent sources of Knowledge from Authors, Thinkers, & Wealthy Folk:

  1. The Work of Nicki Case: ncase.me
  2. Librivox.org
  3. The blog of Scott ADams dilbertblog.com
  4. The Blog of Tim Ferriss https://tim.blog
  5. The Blog of Ryan Holiday ryanholiday.net
  6. The Blog of Derek Sivers and his Book Notes sive.rs
  7. The Blog of Austin Kleon and austinkleon.com
  8. Masson Curry’s Substack
  9. waitbutwhy.com and Three years
  10. The Marginalian aka Brain Pickings and The Brain Pickings Tumblr marginalian.org
  11. The blog of James Altucher. jamesaltucher.com
  12. Mr money mustache blog mrmoneymustache.com
  13. Andrew Ruiz twitter and sub stack andrewruiz.substack.com and @then_there_was
  14. Michael Mayer twitter @mmay3r
  15. Amuse chimp twitter @amusechimp and @ThoughtUnfinished
  16. Other people I follow on Twitter @joeruocco
  17. Neil Strauss neilstrauss.com
  18. Book Notes sive.rs/books
  19. Michael Sugrue Lectures youtube.com/MichaelSugrue
  20. Most recommended books mosterecommendedbooks.com
  21. The cathedral and the bazaar blog by Eric S Raymond catb.org
  22. Fooled by Randomness blog by NNTaleb fooledbyrandomness.com
  23. Farnam Street fs.blog
    1. LessWrong.org
  24. Also:
    1. googling anything
    2. Watching a YouTube video on anything