General inspiration

  • Catmull, Ed: Creativity, Inc.
  • Waitzkin, Josh: The Art of Learning
  • Pressfield, Steven: The War of Art
  • Covey, Stephen: 7 habits of highly effective people
  • Feynman, Richard: Surely you’re joking Mr. Feynman
  • Thiel, Peter: Zero to One
  • Eric Jorgenson: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness
  • Timothy Gallwey: The Inner Game of Tennis
  • Ron Chernow: Titan
  • James Carse: Finite and Infinite Games
  • Tim Ferriss: The 4-Hour Body
  • Victor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning

Get a better understanding of the world

  • Yuval Harari: Sapiens
  • David Deutsch: Beginning of Infinity
  • Diamond: Guns, Germs, and Steel
  • Samuel Huntington: The Clash of Civilizations
  • Sean Carroll: The Serengeti Rules
  • Dalio: How the Economic Machine Works (YouTube video)
  • Dalio: Big Debt Crises


  • Irvine: A Guide to the Good Life
  • Marcus Aurelius, Marcus: Meditations
  • Seneca: Letters from a Stoic
  • Holiday: The Obstacle is the Way
  • Holiday: Ego is the Enemy
  • Holiday: Stillness is the Key
  • Hermann Hesse: Siddhartha
  • The Baghavad Gita