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 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

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: 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: 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: 6/10

One Million Followers

Author(s): Brendan Kane

When looking for first principles in this book, there were a few amazing insights, but the “substance” is easily condensed in the summaries at the end of each chapter.