Bookshelf 📚

These are some of the books I've read over the last couple of years, complete with a tiny summary and a rating. If you enjoy this list or would like to chat about any of these books, let me know!

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Meditations — by Marcus Aurelius

Rating: 10/10

A book filled with wisdom about how to live a good life. Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, and most powerful man of his time, wrote what became Meditations as a...

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The Law — by Frédéric Bastiat

Rating: 9/10

The Law was a delightful read. It’s unusual to find authors who can communicate a point across as clearly and succinctly as Bastiat. My favorite ideas from the book: Each...

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Anything You Want — by Derek Sivers

Rating: 9/10

A collection of anecdotes and golden nuggets for life and business. This book is good because Sivers is a non-conventional thinker and entrepreneur, who has managed to stay true to...

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Ego is the Enemy — by Ryan Holiday

Rating: 8/10

A book that asks us to reconsider if the ego is a necessary evil to drive success. In part, it does so by redefining what success is. Is it winning...

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Traction — by Gabriel Weinsberg

Rating: 7/10

Traction is a book that solves one problem for you: How to get traction for your company. It presents a framework where out of 19 possible traction channels, you will...

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The Dip — by Seth Godin

Rating: 7/10

A book about knowing when to stick to something (when you have a change of being the best in the world) or when to quit (when you don’t). It made...

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Seveneves — by Neal Stephenson

Rating: 7/10

Seveneves was fascinating. I found the plot captivating and interesting, the characters were deep and quirky, and the book had an overall good rhythm. I enjoyed reading about orbits and...

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Running Strong — by Dr. Jordan Metzl

Rating: 7/10

This book is filled with actionable advice on how to prevent injuries, how to treat injuries, and how to maintain a consistent running practice. It helped me understand why I...

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Hacktivismo — by Santiago Siri

Rating: 6/10

Hacktivismo tells the story of technology-driven changes in power. When the printing press was invented, the ability to receive and read messages changed from being in the hands of those...

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The Evolution of Everything — by Matt Ridley

Rating: 6/10

This book is an expansive look into how Darwin’s Theory of Evolution applies to many more areas than just those that have genes – culture, morality, religion, the universe, education,...

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The Road to Character — by David Brooks

Rating: 5/10

The book’s main argument is that there are two types of virtues: Résumé virtues – the traits that drive external success Eulogy virtues - Those that will be talked about...