Curious about investing, psychology, Bitcoin, or any of the other topics I share about?
Below are some of my favorite books as well as videos I've recorded on these topics.
To understand my overall philosophy, start with my YouTube channel.
It's a work in progress but contains videos you may find helpful.
In no particular order...
- Realizing that you create your life
- Why you should have an aspirational hourly rate
- Knowing your ideal operating environment
- Two tips for being happier everyday
- Having a north star day
- One of the best methods to brainstorm new careers
NB: As of late 2021 I'm reworking the channel to make the videos more directly applicable.
More videos are added frequently, and you can see the whole channel and subscribe here.
Zero to One by Peter Thiel. Start here if you're thinking of building a startup and not sure what to build. Thiel teaches key concepts and models on how business works that you won't find anywhere else.
The Hard Thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz. An incredible compilation of wisdom for running companies large and small.
The Great CEO Within by Matt Mochary. The modern management bible for companies like Coinbase, Flexport, and Reddit.
The Space Within by Michael Neill. A fantastic summary and restatement of the best philosophies of happiness and personal development. I wish I had found this book years ago.
Crazy Good by Steve Chandler. The quality of our life comes from the quality of our choices — often choices we don't realize we have. Chandler proves this.
Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante G. Meditation does not need to be complicated, this book shows you how.
Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha by Daniel Ingram.
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant. If you don't know who Naval Ravikant is, you probably should. He founded several well known Silicon Valley companies and now acts as a semi-philosopher to help the next generation get rich and happy. This book expands on Naval's famous tweet-storm "How to Get Rich Without Getting Lucky" and includes transcripts of many podcast interviews with Nava. It's the best single resource I've found on wealth and happiness. I'm especially fond of the exercise on setting an aspirational high hourly rate of $1,000+.
The Bogleheads Guide to Investing One of the single best overviews to asset allocation and passive investing. I think most people would do well to allocate at least half of their money by the principles in this book – and many wealthy hedge-fund investors I know still don't beat the returns offered by these ultra-simple and ultra-low-cost methods.
The Bitcoin Standard provides a solid overview of the macroeconomic thesis behind Bitcoin. The found the book shocking on the first read – it made claims that I initially felt very uncomfortable with, however I think it's well worth the read for anyone interested in buying or using Bitcoin.
The Dhando Investor A great rebuttal to the Bogleheads, this book outlines a step by step plan used by immigrant familys to invest in and grow hotel buisnesses throughout the United States. It introduces many key principles of investing including the Kelly Criterion and cashflow planning.
Your Money or Your Life is a classic on understanding your relationship with money and how changing it may enable a more fulfilling life. This book introduced me to the concept of a "true hourly wage", which stands in contrast to Naval's aspirational hourly rate from above. In practice both are very useful concepts. The true hourly wage shows you the actual data of how you're trading your energy for money today – whereas the aspirational hourly rate