These are the things that I use or have/had huge influences on me.
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss. This book is a distillation of the interviews on Tim’s smash hit podcast. There’s gold on every single page. I’m still reading it and blown away every day.
Models: Attract Women Through Honesty by Mark Manson. I read this in 2012 or 2013 when I was trying to get better with women. It isn’t your usual ‘game’ stuff. This goes deep into what causes attraction or repulsion. It focuses on your inner game and becoming a better version of yourself before going out into the dating game.
Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. I love a book that opens your eyes to a whole undiscovered world and changes your viewpoint on a topic forever. Before this, I thought chunky Asics were the best shoes for running. This book makes a compelling case for running barefoot for health and fun.
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis.
Choose Yourself by James Altucher
Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker
The Portable Nietzsche (Viking Portable Library) by Walter Kaufmann
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
Principles by Ray Dalio.
Body of a Spartan by Victor Pride
War & Peace by Tolstoy
The Odyssey by Homer (translated by Robert Fitzgerald)
The Iliad by Homer (translated by Robert Fitzgerald)
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream by Paolo Coehlo
Jocko Podcast by Jocko Willink and Echo Charles
Tim Ferriss Podcast by Tim Ferriss
Smart Passive Income Podcast by Pat Flynn
Bold & Determined by Victor Pride
Danger & Play by Mike Cernovich
OK Dork by Noah Kagan
Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
Digital tools I use
Macbook Pro Retina 13″
iPad Mini 2nd Gen