Here Are Some of the Books I’ve Read

Career & Business / Productivity

Conscious Business – How to Build Value Through Values by Fred Kofman
Antifragile – Nicholas Nassim Taleb
So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Cal Newport
Eat that Frog – Brian Tracy
The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling – Stephen Cope
Manage Your Day-To-Day – 99U
The War of Art – Steve Pressfield
Steal Like an Arist – Austin Kleon
Trust Me, I’m Lying – Ryan Holiday
The 4 Hour Work Week – Tim Ferriss
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
The Power of Full Engagement – Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
The Start-up Owner’s Manual – Steve Blank
Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferrazi
Purple Cow – Seth Godin
Tribes – Seth Godin
The Dip – Seth Godin
The Icarus Deception – Seth Godin
How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
The Paradox of Choice – Barry Schwartz

Health and Fitness

The 4 Hour Body – Tim Ferriss
Starting Strength – Mark Rippetoe
Rowing Faster – Volker Nolte


Radical Honesty – Brad Blanton
Live Your Truth – Kamal Ravikant
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It – Kamal Ravikant
Play it Away – Charlie Hoehn
A Common Faith – John Dewey
Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl
The Varieties of Religious Experience – William James
Warrior of the Light – Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

meditation and eastern philosophy

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion – Sam Harris
Buddhism Without Beliefs – Stephen Batchelor
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Mediation in Everyday Life – Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mindfulness on the Go – Jan Chozen Bays
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind – Shunryu Suzuki
Not Always So – Shunryu Suzuki
Wanting Enlightenment Is a Big Mistake – Zen Master Seung Sahn
Nature, Man, and Woman – Alan Watts
The Way of Zen – Alan Watts
Do You Do It or Does It Do You? – Alan Watts (Audio lectures)
Out of Your Mind – Alan Watts (Audio lectures)
The Way of Chuang Tzu – Thomas Merton
The Dhammapada – Gautama Buddha
Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu, Stephen Mitchell Edition
The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation: As Taught by S. N. Goenka
What Makes You Not a Buddhist – Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche
Work, Sex, Money: Real Life on the Buddhist Path – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Meditation in Action – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The Myth of Freedom – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Smile at Fear – Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The Collected Works of Chogyam Trungpa, Volume 8
The Way of the Superior Man – David Deida
The Art of Power – Thich Nhat Hanh
Fear – Thich Nhat Hanh
The Surrender Experiment – Michael A. Singer
The Untethered Soul – Michael A. Singer
The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle
Stillness Speaks – Eckhart Tolle
Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran
The Interior Realization – Hubert Benoit

Stoic philosophy

Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness – Epictetus, Sharon Lebell version
Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
The End of Your World: Uncensored Straight Talk on the Nature of Enlightenment
Emptiness Dancing
Falling Into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering
Spontaneous Awakening
Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic
My Secret Is Silence: Poetry and sayings of Adyashanti
True Meditation
The Way of Liberation
The Impact of Awakening: Excerpts From the Teachings of Adyashanti
Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values
Saying What's Real: 7 Keys to Authentic Communication and Relationship Success
Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics
Zen and the Brain
The Giver
The 4-Hour Workweek
Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
The Varieties of Religious Experience

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