Extra Reading

Below you’ll find an incomplete (yet ever-expanding) list of books, articles, podcasts, and blogs that have inspired me, influenced my thinking, and encouraged me to become much, much more than I once believed I was capable of becoming. As I find new things, I’ll add them here, so check back often!



The 4-Hour Workweek – it all started for me with this book; thanks Tim!!

Seeking Wisdom – This is one of the most important books I have ever read. If our simulation creators were to hand us a user manual to understand humanity, this would be it.

Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damndest Thing – This book completely shifted the way I view reality. There’s no unseeing this. It’s like Morpheus pulling Neo out of The Matrix, world-changing red pill shit. You’ve been warned. If you enjoy this book, I’ve loved everything Jed McKenna has written.


The Courage to Be Disliked

The Simulation Hypothesis

Prometheus Rising

The Power of Now

Direct Truth

The Beginning of Infinity

The Ape that Understood the Universe

How to Change Your Mind

The Doors of Perception

God’s Debris

The Oversoul Seven Trilogy

The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

Atomic Habits

The Laws of Human Nature

Poor Charlie’s Almanack

Waking Up

The Incerto Series by Taleb

Life 3.0

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

12 Rules for Life

Win Bigly

Anything You Want



It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work

Choose Yourself

The Art of Learning

The Magic of Thinking Big



The Happiness of Pursuit

Creativity, Inc.

The Art of Thinking Clearly

The Wisdom of Psychopaths

Satisfaction: The Science of Finding True Fulfillment

Everything is Bullshit

Without Their Permission

The 48 Laws of Power

The Obstacle is the Way

Think Like a Freak


The Tipping Point


Thinking, Fast and Slow


Super Freakonomics

The Power of Habit

Brain Rules


Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Zero to One

Fooling Houdini


Delivering Happiness

The Art of Deception

Trust Me, I’m Lying

What Every Body is Saying




The Tim Ferriss Show

After On

Exponential Wisdom

Exponential View

The Lex Fridman Podcast

The Knowledge Project

Artificial Intelligence with Lex Fridman

The James Altucher Show

The Joe Rogan Experience – Only some episodes are worth listening to, some are cuckoo for cocoa puffs

This Is Your Life

My First Million

The Entrepreneur Cast

Making Sense with Sam Harris

Infinite Loops

Future Thinkers

Derek Sivers

Crazy Wisdom

Coffee with Scott Adams

The Portal

The Simulated Universe

The TED Interview

The Psychology Podcast

Your Undivided Attention

Very Bad Wizards

The Peter Attia Drive

North Star Podcast



Rick and Morty and the Meaning of Life (Part 1) and Part 2

The Pitchforks Are Coming…For Us Plutocrats

Why We Should Rethink the Eight-Hour Workday

The Lottery of Birth

Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful

Mental Models – The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions

How To Tell If Someone Is Truly Smart or Just Average

The Age of Enhancement

You Don’t Want to be Typical

Yes, Money Does Buy Happiness

Young People Are Screwed

Paul Graham on Wealth

Life as a Service

Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond?

17 Lesser Known Ways to Persuade People

The Holy Trinity of Inactivity

Plan Your Free Online Education

Who Rules America

Reddit, tell me your “glitch in the Matrix” stories

Leading a Better Life

The Real Reason We Need to Stop Trying to Protect Everyone’s Feelings

The Economics of Star Trek

There are hundreds of additional books, and easily thousands of additional articles to add to this list…I’ll hunt them down and add them as time permits 🙂



The 4-Hour Workweek Blog

Altucher Confidential


Tinkered Thinking

Ryan Holiday’s Blog

Brain Pickings

Paul Graham’s Essays

Seth Godin’s Blog

Signal vs. Noise

Steve Blank’s Blog


Blog Maverick




Mind Hacks



Calling Bullshit

Model Thinking



Hackschooling Makes Me Happy

Creating Freedom