Books

I read non-stop. Here’s a list of everything I’ve read and recommend (with my summaries), sorted by rating.

This page will constantly update as I read, so bookmark it if you want to check back in. I’ll also be adding older books regularly.

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My current read:

Rating: 10/10

The Gap and The Gain

Author(s): Dr. Benjamin Hardy, Dan Sullivan

A nuanced approach to appreciation for success — you can be a high achiever and still be incredibly happy.

Rating: 10/10

The Art of Impossible

Author(s): Steven Kotler

Where most authors or teachers try to motivate with hyperbole and aspirations, Kotler lays out the specific, practical steps that you can take to achieve the Impossible (with an uppercase I).

Rating: 9/10

Who Not How

Author(s): Dan Sullivan, Dr. Benjamin Hardy

Let’s start working together, building a network of Whos, and accomplishing more together than we ever could alone.

Rating: 9/10

Creative Calling

Author(s): Chase Jarvis

Chase Jarvis has built an empire on creativity, and he knows what he’s talking about. This book is packed with gems for the closet creator (or the creator who is losing their way).

Rating: 9/10

The Great Mental Models: Vol. 1

Author(s): Shane Parrish, Rhiannon Beaubien

Mental models are the latticework of thought processes that help us think more clearly and effectively. Shane Parrish and Rhiannon Beaubien have compiled some of the best general thinking concepts into the first volume of

Rating: 8/10

This Is Marketing

Author(s): Seth Godin

This Is Marketing is the field guide for how to execute marketing that matters to the people who care in an ethical way.

Rating: 8/10

How to Take Smart Notes

Author(s): Sönke Ahrens

Think more clearly, learn better. Interact with your reading. Turn into a writer by reading the best of what others have shared.

Rating: 8/10

Nonviolent Communication

Author(s): Marshall Rosenberg

This is a phenomenal read on improving our language, our thinking, and our communication skills to connect with others more clearly.

Rating: 8/10

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

Author(s): Dr. Laura Markham

This is not an easy way to parent. It’s incredibly challenging and requires that you face your own emotions head-on. The only way to teach your children to take responsibility for their feelings is for

Rating: 8/10

The Practice

Author(s): Seth Godin

The Practice reminds me of a more practical, less crotchety The War of Art. The core message of The Practice? Show up every day and work on whatever you want to do to change your