March 23, 2019

Socrates, Diogenes, Newton, and Voltaire

Book recommendations collated from Twitter:

"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values" by Robert M. Pirsig
"Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tzu
"Siddhartha" by Hermann Hesse
“The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature” By Steven Pinker
“Cleopatra: A Life.” By Stacy Schiff
“Cloud Atlas: A Novel.” By David Mitchell
“The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations On Wisdom, Perseverance, And The Art Of Living.” By Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman
“Foundation.” By Isaac Asimov (and all of its follow on books)
“Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman.” By James Gleick
“Ghostwritten.” By David Mitchell
“The Lessons of History.” By Will and Ariel Durant
“Letters of Note.” By Shaun Usher
“Money: A Suicide Note.” By Martin Amis
“The Razor’s Edge.” By W. Somerset Maugham
“The Road.” By Cormac McCarthy
“Rules for Old Men Waiting: A Novel.” By Peter Pouncey
“The Screwtape Letters.” By C.S. Lewis
"Twins: And What The Tell Us About Who We Are.” By Lawrence Wright
“What do You Care What Other People Think?” By Richard P. Feynman
“When Breath Becomes Air.” By Paul Kalanithi
“Wolf Hall: A Novel.” By Hilary Mantel
"Zorba the Greek." by Nikos Kazantzakis
"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" by Richard P. Feynman and Ralph Leighton

Hpmor by @ESYudkowsky
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance by Robert Pirsig
The entire incerto series by @nntaleb
Moonwalking with Einstein by @joshuafoer
The flinch by Julien Smith

12 Rules for Life - Jordan Peterson

The Righteous Mind, Jonathan Haidt, and 6 Pillars of Self Esteem, Nathaniel Branden

The Road Less Travelled - Morgan Scott Peck; The Longevity Project -  H. S Friedman & L.R Martin; The Power of your Subconscious mind -  Joseph Murphy; 12 Rules for Life - Jordan Peterson.

Super System - Doyle Brunson

Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Farewell To Arms
The Prophet

The Greatest Salesman in the World - Og Mandino

The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts

Innovator's Dilemma
Thinking, Fast and Slow
Fooled By Randomness
Black Swan

Diggin the zen vibe, Siddhartha was a nice quick one. If you like those, Zen Miracles by Barbara Shoshana is an excellent book that does well in explaining both the spiritual philosophies, instruction, and reasoning for physical practice. Love your son’s podcast!

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracian

“As the crow flies” John Grisham — though it’s fiction it changed the course of my career. I read it in the second year of my engineering course and moved focus to business
“8 habits of highly effective people” Steven Covey — circle of influence /1
“The Dao of Capital” Mark Spitznagel for the introduction to the Austrian school of economics
“Economics in one lesson” Henry Hazlitt for more on Austrian economics
“Most important thing” Howard Marks /2
“Am I being too subtle” Sam Zell
“Thinking in Systems” Donella Meadows
“The Ocean of Churn” Sanjeev Sanyal
“Sapiens” Yuval Noah Hariri
“India After Gandhi” Ram Guha
All books by Bill Bryson and PG Wodehouse
Last but not least “The Holy Bible”

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Alchemist- @paulocoelho

The Four Agreements, and The Celestine Prophecy.

“Meditations” Marcus Aurelius

“The Road Less Travelled” by Scott Peck
“The Obstacle Is The Way” by Ryan Holiday

The road less stupid - Keith Cunningham
Frogs into princes - Richard Bandlor
Laws of success - Napoleon hill
The owners manual for the brain
A happy pocket full of money
Principles - Ray Dalio
Blink - Malcom gladwell

Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
The emperor of all maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Mindset - Carol Dweck

The Richest Man in Babylon

Think and grow rich, Napoleon Hill

Meditations By Marcus Aurelius. The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield. On The Shortness Of Life by Seneca

Atlas shrugged

Rational Male Positive Masculinity & Preventive Medicine by Rollo Tomassi.
 48 Laws of Power & The 50th Law by Robert Greene

Mans search for meaning - victor frankl

Thinking Fast and Thinking Slow by Kahleman

Future shock
Power of now
Who moved my cheese

The Big Short
Life 3.0

Why Nations Fail
Thinking Fast and Slow
Thinking In Systems
The Elephant In The Brain
The Power Of Habit
Sleight Of Mouth

Siddharth by Herman Hesse.

Sapiens by @harari_yuval, that was a masterpiece!

Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The drunkard's walk: how randomness rules our lives by Mlodinow

Seeking wisdom from Darwin to Munger

Man's Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Man’s search for meaning by Victor Frankl
The Bhagwad Gita
Market Wizards by Jack Schwager
Spark by John Ratey

'How to win friends and influence people' - Dale Carnegie
'Magic of thinking big' ,
 'Purple Hibiscus' - Chimamanda Adichie,
'Joys of motherhood' - Buchi Emecheta
'Rich dad poor dad' - Robert Kiyosaki

tao te ching, walden, art of war

Lateral Thinking by Edward De Bono

Think and grow rich
Man’s search for meaning
The 48 laws of power
The secret teachings of all ages
Autobiography of a Yogi

Gifted hands-Ben Carson, the richest man in Babylon, the secret- Rhonda Byrne, Rich Dad poor Dad- Robert kiyosaki, Why we want you to be Rich: two men one book-Robert kiyosaki & Donald Trump, the Holy Bible, the miracle meal- David Oyedepo

The alchemist. Rich dad, poor dad. 12 rules for life by @jordanbpeterson

The Book of Ecclesiastes: vanity of vanities, all is vanity. For a book in the Bible, it’s surprisingly almost nihilistic at times. I like to go there at times to “stay grounded” and to not take things so seriously all the time.

Subtle art of not giving a fuck, I'm on seventh chapter right now but it definitely changed how I think about the world thanks  @IAmMarkManson

“The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” by BrenĂ© Brown

Wright Brothers by David McCullough.

Gates Of Fire by Steven Pressfield

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Thus Spoke Zarathustra... The Old Man And The Sea....

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach, Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, & Wired for Love by Stan Tatkin

Also Utopia by Thomas More.

The Inner Game of Tennis
 - by Tim Gallwey @the_innergame
Hint: the Inner Game of Tennis is not really about tennis.

“Sapiens” and “Homo Deus” by Yuval Noah Harari .... “The Smartest Guys in the Room” by Bethany McClean and Peter Elkind... “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien .... “Inside Delta Force” by Eric L. Haney

The art of war by sun tzu
The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

David Deida's The Way of the Superior Man.

Commentaries on Living - J Kirshnamurti

The Millionaire Next Door.  Read it in college and has dictated my financial philosophy since

We Are The Builders Of Our Fortunes by Ralph Waldo Emerson ...

“Antifragile” by Nassim Taleb

The GoGiver - Burg and Mann
Mastery - Robert Greene
48 laws of power - Robert Greene

The Power of Habit, Rich Dad Poor Dad and more here:

The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda.  Universal Message of Bhagavad Gita by Swami Ranganathanandaji
Swami Ranganathananda "Science and Religion"
The secret life of plants by Christopher Bird & Peter Tompkins
Dancing Wu Li Masters by Gary Zukav
Atmabodha by Swami Nikhilananda
Tattvabodha by Swami Sunirmalananda
Erwin Schrodinger "What is life"
The Tao of Physics Dr Fritjof Capra
Sir Arthur Eddington "Space, time, Gravitation" and The philosophy of physical science
The living brain by William Grey Walter

"The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself" - Michael A. Singer
"The Way of the Superior Man" -David Deida

Confessions by Saint Augustine

1. Pushing to the Front (Orison Swett Marden). Currently reading.  Amazing.
2. Discipline Equals Freedom (Jocko Willink)
3. Siddhartha (Herman Hesse)
4. Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
5. As A Man Thinketh (James Allen)
6. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)

About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior by Col. David H. Hackworth. Thank you to @jockowillink

‘Die Unendliche Geschichte’, ‘The Black Swan’, ‘The Bible’(especially The Book of Job, The Sermon on the Mount and 1 Corinthians 13), ‘The Name of God is Mercy’, ‘Le Petit Prince’, ‘Spark Joy’, The Prophet’ and ‘Rebirth’.

To those who seek Truth, I reccomend; From Poverty to Power by James Allen 1907

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
How to Win Friends and Influence People

‘What Do You Care What Other People Think’ -Richard Feynman

Tribe of Mentors, The Crossroads of Should and Must, Born to Run, Man’s Search for Meaning..... and many more

The White tiger by Aravind Ediga....

The inner game of tennis

The art of the interview Lawrence Grobel

"Rapt" - Winnifred Gallagher

All of you Malcolm Gladwells books too.

The power of subconscious mind - James Murphy the first one i read in my life...

“Why We Sleep” by @sleepdiplomat Matt Walkar

“Dip Into Oneness ”had a profound impact.

The Prince, by Macchiavelli
Anti-Machiavel, by Frederick the Great

Here's a couple short/powerful reads:
The Gentle Seduction by Marc Stiegler
The Bed of Proscutes by Nassim Taleb
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Boy's Life by Robert R McCammon, the last 5 pages make me cry every time. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy kicks my head in with truth every time. Pet Sematary by Stephen King remains the only book that actually scared me to lights on sleeplessness.

Inadequate Equilibria by Eliezer Yudkowsky

The Last Lion (trilogy of Sir W Churchill)

Bastiat - The Law (essay)

The One Thing
Gary Keller, Greg Papasan

‘The Bed of Procrustes’ by Nassim Taleb

~Handbook to (higher?) consciousness.
~The fortune teller (aka=why me?)
~Hsps in love
~Driven to distraction
~screamfree marriage/parenting
~Light Emerging
~the honeymoon effect
~raw food for real people
~vegan for life ~evie's kitchen
~indigo children

Kant’s “Critique of Pure Reason”
Nietzsche’s “Beyond Good and Evil”
Plato’s “Republic”
Aristotle’s “Nicomachean Ethics”
Leo Strauss’ “The City and Man”
C. S. Pierce’s essay “On a New List of Categories”

'On The Genealogy of Morality' by Friedrich Nietzsche.

Jesus, Moses, Paul, and John.

David Bohm (his book "On Dialogue"), Erwin Schrodinger, Paul Dirac, Neils Bohr, Albert Einstein, and Nikola Tesla.

The monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma this book taught me to enjoy journey

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie and How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

Bhagavad Gita for Modern Times by Swami Sadashiva Tirtha
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

"The Purpose-Driven Life" - Rick Warren.

The Final Fight by @Shane_Hunter_X and Persuasion Secrets of the World's Most Charismatic & Influential Villains by @BenSettle

Book#1 - Shane
Book#2 - Ben

"Finding your own way: The discipline of transcendance"
"Fear: Understanding and accepting the insecurities of life"
 by #OSHO

Inner engineering @SadhguruJV

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism Paperback – March 22, 2016

To be acquired
1. Elements of Discrete Mathematics, C.L. Liu
2. Discrete Mathematical Structures with Applications to Computer Science,
Jean-Paul Tremblay and Ram P. Manohar
3.. An Introduction to Data Structures...

Some books listed already are excellent but one that was gifted by a friend is an old book first issued in the 1940's, 'I Dare You!' by William Danforth. The language 'dates' it but the messages on self improvement are timeless. Here is a free .pdf

Progress and Poverty by Henry George. The greatest American thinker nobody has ever heard of. Reverting to classical economic thought and applying his Land Value Tax theory, i was able to see the cat. Once you see the cat you always can see the car

Pollyanna and The Little Prince..they are simple books but both remind me of simple things in life to be happy about that most people forgot to do or think in this huge and complicated world..

If you really want to understand the philosophical underpinnings of the anti-liberal camp in its full glory, you ought to read the book by James Buchanan:  Liberty, Markets & the State.  It takes a bleak & reductionist view of humanity but believes in free enterprise & markets.

Top Startup Books

1. Venture Deals - @bfeld
2. The Hard Thing About Hard Things - @bhorowitz
3. Zero to One - @peterthiel
4. Startup Communities - @bfeld
5. The Lean Startup - @ericries
6. High Growth Handbook - @eladgil
7. Founders at Work - @jesslivingston

Any suggestions?

Principes - @RayDalio
Start with Why - @simonsinek
Drive - @DanielPink
Tools of Titans - @tferriss
The Daily Stoic - @RyanHoliday
Antifragile - @nntaleb
The Power of Habit - @cduhigg

The Messy Middle by @scottbelsky
Blitzscaling by @reidhoffman and @chrisyeh

Scaling Up and The Power of the Other
1. 4 Steps to the Epiphany
2. Business Model Canvas

“It’s tough to understand that an algorithm is just a recipe, and even tougher to come up with new recipes yourself”
Want to finally learn how to code? Check out the best books on computer science and programming, recommended by @MIT's @anabellphd:

“The reception of Newton in continental Europe is largely on account of Voltaire’s book.”
Nicholas Cronk on the best books to read for an understanding of Voltaire:

“Some treat him as a martyr; some treat him as a philosophical enigma, some as a hero”: MM McCabe (@kingsphilosophy) recommends the best books for understanding Socrates

"Both narrative and conflict are the products of civilisations. Once you start building cities, having private property, creating hierarchies, etc, then the inescapable fact is that conflict will occur."
@chiggi on the Greats of Classical Literature.

Do you think that entire field of linguistics exists to prove that someone moved into India and that's the sole reason that they study languages? You think their is no link between any languages?
But what do you think is reason west overtook us in science, social egalitarianism and economic prosperity?
But Newton didnt experience all this and we did why west saved itself from onslaught of islamic invaders and we didnt?
Their is something good and resilinent in values that made west resisit Islamic onslaught and made it most prosperous civilization right now, we have our strength too not too bad to learn good from others who have succeded.
And on brits and US, their is papers upon papers and a general consensus among economists that much of their wealth is not built upon slavery or colonialism but after free market economic system emanating from Austrian School of Economics.
Brits are not only Europeans, Irish were themselves a british colony, richest country in europe right now same goes for much of Scandinavia, I dont understand this myopia of certain sections of right to refuse to find anything good in anyone except Indians, baffling.

@swaraj_india You may be interested in this list: You were discussing nationalism the other day...

@orsoraggiante @swaraj_india Okay. Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx by DP Chattopadhyaya is an excellent & encyclopaedic treatise in that genre.

Savitri Era Learning Forum (SELF): Henri Bortoft, Iain McGilchrist, and Rosenstock-Huessy @NathTusar #SriAurobindo #WorldUnion #FiveDreams 
Twelve Qualities of The Mother in relation to Sadhana on the Individual and Collective level

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