I read a lot but I have the worst memory. To combat this, I began the habit of taking notes of all the interesting ideas & concepts that catch my attention.
This page hosts a full list of the books I’ve read over the years and will continue to update as I read more.
I have tried to condense the main ideas of each book in a few sentences, but feel free to click on the linked title to browse my full notes on it. My notes are informal and often contain quotes, key nuggets, and personalized thoughts from the book that I save for future reference and reflection.
If a find a particular book interesting to you, I highly recommend buying the book to get much more context and meaning. My summaries are not meant to substitute the book.
The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson – This book is about finding happiness by not caring about things that are not really important. It helps readers discover what they should really care about to make themselves truly happy.
How To Win At The Sport Of Business by Mark Cuban – Get insider knowledge about how you can become a successful entrepreneur like Mark Cuban from this book. It is a collection of his experiences and his unconventional ideas that made him successful.
Relentless by Tim Grover Tim – Grover describes the path to being successful in this book. He gives us insights about the most successful athletes like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success by Carol Dweck – In this book, a fixed mindset and a growth mindset is differentiated. This also tells us that how we think of ourselves affects our success.
Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain – This is a book about introverts and how great they are even if the world doesn’t really see them as such. It helps the readers understand more about introverts, how they see themselves and their potential.
The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino – This is a short book that contains a story about a poor camel boy who became successful. It is a book that inspires readers to be better through positivity and by empowering themselves.
The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferris – This is another book by Tim Ferris and in it, he talks about changing your 9-5 lifestyle. He discusses a 4 step process of reinventing your life so you can have what you want, do what you want and be what you want to be.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey – In this book, Stephen Covey inspires readers to be more aware of their habits. Instead of focusing on bad habits, he suggests that people should build more good ones instead.
The War of Art: Break Through Your Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield – This is a book that talks about the struggle to maintain your creativeness not just in creating art but also in different aspects of their lives. It talks about the resistance that comes from within and how to overcome it.
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie – Learn to make your life happier by worrying less and living more with this classic book by Dale Carnegie. Whatever you are worried about, this book will help you break the habit of worrying.
The Way Of The Superior Man by David Deida – This is a wonderful book that lets you reflect about your masculinity, not in the sense of simply dominating women, but working through the differences to end up with a more harmonious modern day living.
The Rational Male by Rollo Tomassi – This book is a compilation of the content of Rollo Tomassi’s blog called therationalmale.com about intergender social dynamics. With a background in psychology, he is able to create interesting essays about developing your masculinity.
No More Mr. Nice Guy by Robert A. Glover – Another great book for embracing your masculinity and allowing yourself to acknowledge your needs and fulfill them. It talks about the importance of self-love and not just doing everything to please others.
The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco – A great book for entrepreneurs, it talks about building your riches at a fast pace. Initially, you have to work hard for it then enjoy its benefits before you get too old to enjoy them.
Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff – This book will teach you how to effectively pitch anything. The author simplifies his methods so readers can understand and follow with ease.
48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene – This book tells about power and how people do what they do because of power. It lists 48 laws, gives a brief explanation, and provides examples pertaining to it.
Influence by Dr. Robert Cialdini – Learn how to get people to say yes or how to persuade people to agree with you with the 6 principles discussed in this book. It also teaches you how you can protect yourself against those who use them.
On Writing Well by William Zinsser – This is a great book to improve your writing. Whether you are writing a book, your blog, or you simply love writing non-fiction, this book will help you with things like decluttering your written work, finding your style in writing, and surprising your readers.
Cashvertising by Drew Eric Whitman – This book helps with marketing and sales by providing you with more than a hundred tips and strategies. It teaches you about writing an effective copy, headline or ads.
Barking Up The Wrong Tree by Eric Barker – This book debunks some of the most common things we believe about achieving success. It tackles different factors that lead to success through various stories and studies.
Start With Why by Simon Sinek – A book talks about the art of leading and inspiring others. It gives importance to asking why you do it instead of simply asking what to do and how to do it.
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss – This book is based on Tim Ferriss’ podcast and interviews with hundreds of successful people like world-class performers, athletes, and billionaires. It contains tips, tactics and essential tools that he personally used to succeed.
Dot Com Secrets by Russel Brunson – This book will help you in digital marketing. In a world where marketing online is ever changing, this book proved to be still relevant years after it was published.
The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman – If you’re just starting your own business or is planning to do so, get this book to help you. It is a great introduction to the world of business and into managing your own business.
How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie – This is a very popular self-improvement book that helps you know how to deal with anyone, whether they are your friends, family, acquaintances, clients, and even strangers. It contains a lot of tips that you can immediately use every day.
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight – Almost everyone has heard of the brand Nike but not many know how it all started. This book is a memoir of the early days of the brand and it details about the struggles, mistakes, sacrifices, and failures of the popular brand to remind us that the path to success isn’t as easy as some people think it would be.
Mastery by Robert Greene – This is a book about being a master at anything that you want to pursue. Greene came up with these steps to mastery by researching and analyzing the lives of great masters like Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Leonardo da Vinci, and many others.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill – Another popular book, this is a book of success that teaches readers to think to be rich. He says that by controlling what we think and we can be rich, not just in money but in other aspects of our life as well.
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber – This book is great for those who are starting their business or those who have already started their business. It helps the business to succeed while still letting the business owner live their life.
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller – This book helps you be more productive by focusing on just your one thing. It provides different tips and strategies on how to successfully remove distractions and improve your focus.
Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries – This book is very useful for both large companies and for small companies too. It focuses on innovation and learning to adapt and adjust to succeed in your chosen endeavor.