Here are some of the books I’ve read.

  • The notes on fiction books contain spoilers.
  • ⭐ means I’ve read the book dozens of time, it gave me an experience I still remember years later, or it significantly enriched my life.
  • #books2010s and #books2021 means I read a book in the 2010s and in 2021 respectively. #abandoned means I started reading the full book but I didn’t finish it and #sample means I only had a sample or I only skimmed over a few pages.


  • Imaginative Realism #books2010s
  • Love Design Love #books2020
  • Vector Basic Training


  • Textbook of Ayurveda Vol 1: Principles of Ayurveda
  • The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies


  • Avoid Boring People
  • Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor
  • Eisenhower in War & Peace
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • The Surrender Experiment: do what your personal self doesn’t want to. #books2021
  • Usain Bolt: Faster than Lightning


  • Dreamland
  • The Telomere Effect
  • Food Rules: eat food, not too much, mostly plants. #books2015
  • The Selfish Gene


  • In the Plex

Chaos theory

  • Deep Simplicity


  • Coaching for Performance


  • Brief
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Getting to yes
  • Just Listen
  • The Serious Business of Small Talk
  • The Fine Art of Small Talk


  • The Food Lab
  • The Pizza Bible
  • The Slow-Carb Cookbook


  • A Technique for Producing Ideas
  • Cognitive Surplus
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Steal like an artist
  • The Creative Curve
  • The Map of Innovation

Cross-disciplinary mental models

  • Antifragile
  • The Black Swan
  • The Infinite Game
  • The Signal and the Noise

Decision making

  • Risk-savvy
  • Smart Choices

Deliberate Practice, Expertise & Learning

  • Daily Self-Discipline
  • Deep Work
  • How We Learn
  • Mind Gym
  • Peak: Secrets From the New Sience of Expertise
  • Relentless
  • Talent Is Overrated
  • The Art Of Learning
  • The Champion’s Mind
  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
  • Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength


  • The Great Stagnation


  • The Smartest Kids in the World


  • 1Q84
  • A Christmas Carol
  • A Man in Full
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • A Wild Sheep Chase
  • Anna Karenina
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Crónica de una muerte anunciada
  • Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
  • Dubliners
  • Dune
  • Ender’s Game
  • Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know
  • Foundation
  • Frankenstein
  • Gulliver’s Travels
  • Lolita: disgusted after a few pages and #abandoned it. #books2010s
  • Rashomon and Other Stories
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Starship Troopers
  • Short fiction (Philip K. Dick): #books2021
  • S- 2021 - Book - Termination Shock: #sample didn’t engage me enough. #books2021
  • The Alchemist #books2021
  • The Colour of Magic: first book that made ROFL. #books1990s
  • The Hand Maid’s Tale: #abandoned after a few chapters despite trying to like it.
  • The Metamorphosis:
  • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress:
  • The Old Man & The Sea: #books2010s
  • The Princess Bride: #books2010s
  • The Secret Garden: #books2010s
  • The Sun Also Rises
  • The Wheel of Time: loved as a teenager, boring in my thirties #books1990s #books2021


  • Superforecasting #books2020


  • Atomic Habits
  • The Power of Habit


  • 15 Battles That Changed History
  • El Último Caballero
  • Guns, Germs & Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
  • Homo Deus
  • How Asia Works
  • In the Garden of Beasts
  • Lone Survivor
  • Musashi
  • Sapiens
  • The Lessons of History
  • Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Human-computer interactions

  • UX for Lean Startups


  • Calypso
  • Emergency Laughter


  • The Art of Execution
  • Richer, Wiser, Happier #books2021
  • The Education of a Value Investor
  • The Intelligent Investor

Language learning

  • Fluent Forever


  • Known
  • Un-Marketing


  • Discipline Equals Freedom: #books2021 #abandoned unable to follow the book because of content (talk) and the digital format I had.
  • What to do when it’s your turn


  • Moonwalking With Einstein

Mental math

  • How to calculate quickly
  • Secrets of Mental Math

Note taking

  • How to Take Smart Notes
  • The Sketchnote Handbook
  • The Sketchnote Workbook


  • 30 Lessons for Living
  • Ego is the Enemy
  • Essentialism
  • Extreme Ownership
  • Goodbye things
  • Letters to his son on the art of living
  • Living With a SEAL
  • Man’s Search for Meaning
  • Meditations
  • One Small Step Can Change Your Life
  • Poor Charlie’s Almanack
  • The Enchiridion
  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
  • The Obstacle is the Way
  • The Road to Character
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck


  • The Photographer’s Eye
  • The Photographer’s Mind

Physical Exercise

  • Hardstyle Abs
  • Kettlebell Simple & sinister
  • Relax into Stretch

Politics & Social Sciences

  • Media Control
  • Profit over people

Problem solving

  • Are your lights on?
  • Diaminds
  • How to Solve It


  • Getting Things Done
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • The Effective Executive


  • Awaken the Giant Within
  • Blink
  • David and Goliath
  • Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
  • Influence
  • Made to Stick
  • Mastermind: How to think like Sherlock Holmes
  • Mindset
  • Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul #books2021
  • Power: why some people have it and others
  • Principles
  • Range
  • Re-awaken the Giant Within
  • Skin in the Game
  • So Good They Can’t Ignore You
  • The Happiness Advantage
  • The Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World’s …
  • The Meaning Revolution
  • The Wisdom of Crowds
  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
  • What to Say When You Talk to Yourself


  • A rulebook for arguments


  • Breakthrough Rapid Reading
  • How to read literature like a professor: recognize symbols & patterns. #sample #books2021
  • The Lifetime Learner’s Guide to Reading and Learning
  • The Half-Life of Facts
  • The Well-Educated Mind
  • Too Much Information
  • Too Much to Know


  • Essential Manners for Men
  • Etiquette
  • Give and Take
  • How to win friends and influence people
  • It’s not all about me
  • Multipliers
  • Never Eat Alone
  • Never Split the Difference
  • Team Geek
  • The Culture Code
  • Turn the Ship Around
  • Who’s Got Your Back

Roleplaying games

  • How to be the Greatest Improviser
  • Improvisation and the Theatre
  • Play Unsafe
  • Tome of Adventure Design
  • The Lazy Dungeon Master


  • A Short History of Nearly Everything
  • How to run a paper mill
  • Scale: The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, and Death in Organisms
  • Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down
  • The Art of Scientific Investigation
  • The Demon-Haunted World
  • What if?

Science Fiction

  • 1984
  • A Clockwork Orange: too much violence, #abandoned.
  • Ancilliary Justice
  • Brave new World
  • Cosmos
  • Foundation
  • I, Robot
  • Ready Player 1
  • Seveneves
  • Snow Crash
  • The Martian
  • Ubik
  • War of the Worlds


  • Come as you are
  • The Sexual Key
  • What Women Want in a Man
  • Women’s Anatomy of Arousal


  • Clean Code
  • Code Complete
  • Cracking the Coding Interview
  • Site Reliability Engineering: How Google Runs
  • TypeScript Deep Dive


  • It’s the way you say it
  • Speaking with Skill


  • The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation
  • The Power of Now
  • Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life


  • The Lean Startup


  • Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting


  • The Art of War


  • The Mind Map Book


  • Tools of Titans
  • Tribe of Mentors


  • Living and Working in Switzerland


  • Draft No. 4
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
  • Self-Editing for Fiction Writers
  • The Elements of Style
  • The Sense of Style


  • Mind - Its Mysteries and Control
  • Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Bryant)
  • The Collected Works of Sri Ramana Maharshi
  • The Yoga of the Yogi