Readings

List of Books I’m currently reading

  • Dune
  • Courage to be Disliked
  • Talking to Strangers
  • Letters to a Young Contrarian

 

List of all books that I have read and would recommend

  • Skin in the Game by Taleb
  • Meditations by Aurelius
  • David and Goliath by Gladwell (with the note that this is probably most effective to youngins’ out there who feel like they are outliers (another malcolm gladwell book that is a decent read) - this book came to me at a time when I felt this and it gave me the permission to dream)
    • NB: The writer wants the reader to know that the writer felt like a badass when they used nested brackets
  • Bhagvat Gita
  • Shoe Dog by Knight
  • Coming Storm by Lewis
  • Ender’s Game by Card
  • Deep Work by Newport
  • So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Newport
  • Zero to One by Thiel
  • Ego is the Enemy by Holiday
  • Lean Startup by Ries
  • Founders at Work by Livingston
  • All Enid Blyton books (I used to be obsessed with them as a kid)
  • Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald (it was assigned reading in english in high school but had a lasting impact on me - thanks Mr. Chiba :p)

 

Interesting non-book media(blogs, podcasts, poems, interpretive dances etc.) that I really enjoy

  • How to get Rich without getting lucky: Click-baity title I know. However, it is personally one of the most impactful piece of media I have ever consumed. This piece single-handedly changed the way I thought about certain paradigms completely. Also, all of Naval’s podcasts are gold and things that I look forward to.

  • Request for startups from YC: In my opinion, this is a pretty solid list of some of the hardest problems that exist out there in the world. We (the world) need smart people to go work on meaningful problems and attack them head-on. That being said, if you are working on any of these, esp. Future of Work, AI, Improving Memory or VR/AR, let’s talk :)

Interesting book lists that I sometimes refer to