Education is the great equalizer, and one of the best means to an education is books. My reading journey started in 2007 and will hopefully continue the remainder of my life.

“There is no teacher better than history in determining the future… there are answers worth billions of dollars in a $30 history book.” – Bill Gross

Below is a list of books I recommend to get started.  Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or are looking for another recommendation.  For example, many ‘quick reads’ can be packed with useful information like all of Malcolm Gladwell’s books.

My recommended reading list:


Book Title      Read Date     
Poor Charlie’s Almanack 19-Jun-07
A Matter of Degrees 19-Jun-07
Ben Franklin Autobiography 19-Jun-07
How the Scots Invented the Modern World 19-Jun-07
The Selfish Gene 19-Jun-07
Cicero 4-Jul-07
The Wealth and Poverty of Nations 27-Aug-07
The Warren Buffett Portfolio 4-Oct-07
Living Within Limits 15-Oct-07
Guns, Germs, and Steel 1-Dec-07
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 1-Feb-08
If the Buddha Got Stuck 30-Apr-08
Atlas Shrugged 14-May-08
48 Days to the Work you Love 8-Jun-08
China Shakes the World 1-Jul-08
The Rise and Fall of the British Empire 24-Aug-08
Influence:  The Psychology of Persuasion 24-Aug-08
The Third Chimpanzee 18-Sept-08
Your Money or Your Life 2-Nov-08
Genome 16-Nov-08
Andrew Carnegie and the Gospel of Wealth 9-Jan-09
Tesla, Man of Time 19-Jan-09
Seeking Wisdom – from Darwin to Munger 30-Jan-09
Three Scientists and Their Gods 23-Feb-09
Men to Match My Mountains 24-Mar-09
The Theory of Moral Sentiments 22-May-09
How the Mind Works 28-Jul-09
Every Man a King 10-Sep-09
The Road to Monticello 19-Jan-10
Ecclesiastes 2-Feb-10
Get Off your Buts 11-Feb-10
Titan 5-Apr-10
Alas, Babylon 18-May-10
The Philosophy of Civilization 18-May-10
Dumbing us Down 30-Jun-10
Psychiatry, the Ultimate Betrayal 5-Aug-10
The Five People you Meet in Heaven 5-Aug-10
Weapons of Mass Instruction 5-Aug-10
Walden; or Life in the Woods 17-Aug-10
Self-Reliance, and other Essays 7-Nov-10
Out of the Labyrinth 22-Nov-10
1491 11-Jan-11
The Call 11-Jan-11
Thou Shall Prosper 22-Mar-11
The Element 30-May-11
Collapse 22-Jul-11
Your Body’s Many Cries for Water 26-Aug-11
The Celestine Prophecy 11-Oct-11
Free Gulliver 13-Oct-11
Waiting for “Superman” 30-Oct-11
Lincoln 5-Jan-12
The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team 12-Jan-12
Quitter 3-Mar-12
Entreleadership 12-Apr-12
Catastrophe 23-Jun-12
Spontaneous Happiness 12-Aug-12
Orthodoxy 22-Nov-12
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee 10-Feb-13
The Lakota Way 17-Mar-13
Geronimo 3-Apr-13
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian 29-Apr-13
The American Holocaust 4-Jun-13
Burmese Days 14-Aug-13

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