Books I think everyone should read

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

There’s a reason why everyone recommends this book. Sapiens peels away the frame of reference that comes from waking up a homo sapien in modernity.

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Huari

Like Sapiens, Homo Deus eroded my species-centric perspective. Great extrapolations on AI’s potential impact.

Deep Work by Cal Newport

If you aspire to create meaningful work, read this. If you wonder why you can’t concentrate or get things done, read this. If you use social media or a smartphone, read this.

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

I never understood stoicism until this book. Stoicism, it turns out, is a philosophy that’s actually helpful. A strong medicine, stoicism is really helpful and really hard.

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

Habits are the operating system of our lives. By gaining conscious control over our habits, we become empowered to re-engineer our lives.

Influence by Robert B. Cialdini

Because others are always seeking to influence us, it’s advantageous to be aware of the inner switches in our psyches.