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Here are some of my favorite books with ★★★★ ratings.

Scroll down through the annual lists. If a book has been rated well, you can safely assume it will serve you well.



The Goal – Eli Goldratt

100 Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Denial of Death – Ernest Becker

Finite and Infinite Games – James Carse

The Power of Myth - Joseph Campbell

The Mind Illuminated - John Yates (Culdasa)


The Science of Enlightenment - Shinzen Young

Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August – Claire North

Children of Dune – Frank Herbert

The E Myth Revisited – Michael E. Gerber

Principles – Ray Dalio

Open – Andre Agassi

In Search of The Miraculous – P. D. Ouspensky

Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu & Ursula Guin

The Innovators - Walter Issacson

Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia - Mohsin Hamid

The True Believer - Eric Hoffer

Restaurant Man - Joe Bastianich

Flowers for Algernon - Daniel Keyes

A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again - David Foster Wallace


Infinite Jest – David Foster Wallace

Oblivion - David Foster Wallace

The Sovereign Individual – James Dale Davidson

Sum – David Eagleman

Be Here Now – Ram Dass

At The Existentialist Cafe – Sarah Bakewell

The Most Important Thing – Howard Marks

Quantum and the Lotus – Matthieu Ricard & Trinh Xuan Thuan

The Book of EST – Luke Rhinehart

Meetings with Remarkable Men – G. Gurdjieff

How China Became Capitalist – Ronald Coase and Ning Wang

The Great CEO Within – Matt Mochary

Amusing Ourselves to Death – Neil Postman

Disciplined Entrepreneurship – Bill Aulet

Shoe Dog – Phil Knight

The Hard Thing About Hard Things – Ben Horowitz

Rocketmen - Robert Kurson

Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha - Daniel Ingram

High Output Management - Andrew Grove

How to Be A Productivity Ninja - Graham Allcott