Books, Articles, and Podcast Notes

Reading Quotes

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” - President Harry Truman

“I have known no wise people who didn’t read all the time. None. Zero. You’d be surprised how much Warren reads, at how much I read.” - Charlie Munger

“The man who does not read has no advantage over a man who cannot read” – Mark Twain

“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” - Napoleon Bonaparte

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” - Walt Disney

“My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.” - Abraham Lincoln

“I read and read and read. I probably read 5 to 6 hours per day.” - Warren Buffett

“Most people won’t put in the time to get a knowledge advantage… I read more than three hours almost every day, but it gives me a level of comfort and confidence in my businesses.” - Mark Cuban

No summaries in this section. Just links to articles I recommend:

Technical Articles

  1. Composing Software series by Eric Elliott. This series should be required reading for all frontend developers. It starts with a beginner-friendly introduction to functional programming and then gets to real world application.

Article, Podcast, & YouTube Summaries

  1. Fun, Fear, Focus: Recipe for Peak Performance

Book Notes

I have over 200 books on my to-read list. As a result, I generally start by reading book summaries and then read the full book if I find the summary useful. I read slowly because I generally make notes as I read. My goal is to never have to read the same book twice; however, I read some of my book notes dozens of times. By sharing my notes below, I hope these will introduce you to useful concepts and encourage you to read the full book.

Here is an incomplete list of the books I’ve read in recent years. While I haven’t finished them all, I have extensive book notes for most of these, although they need cleanup before sharing. Over time, I plan to share my book notes here as a resource for others. If you would like me to escalate a particular book, please open a GitHub issue.

  1. Bringing Out the Best in People by Aubrey C. Daniels
  2. Changing World Order by Ray Dalio
  3. Mastering the Market Cycle by Howard Marks
  4. Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller
  5. Making Work Visible
  6. Zero to One Hundred Deploys a Day
  7. The Little Book that Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt
  8. The Mythical Man Month
  9. Clean Code
  10. High Output Management by Andrew Grove
  11. The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks
  12. How Bubbles Work by Howard Marks
  13. Learn or Die: Building a High Performance Learning Organization
  14. Book of Value
  15. The Righteous Mind
  16. Hard Thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
  17. The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
  18. 5 Mistakes Every Investor Makes
  19. Thinking in Systems by Donella Meadows
  20. The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols
  21. Random Walk Down Wall Street
  22. Value Investing
  23. Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman
  24. The Goal
  25. Nine Lies about Work
  26. Article: Reinventing Performance Management
  27. The Happiness Equation
  28. Principles by Ray Dalio
  29. Building Microservices with Nginx by Sam Newman
  30. How to Win Friends & Influence Enemies
  31. Turn the Ship Around by David Marquet
  32. Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations by William Ury
  33. High Growth Handbook by Lead Gil (Stripe)
  34. Crucial Conversations
  35. Atomic Habits
  36. Brave New Work
  37. Team Topologies
  38. The Warren Buffet Way
  39. Anatomy of Peace by Arbinger Institute
  40. Domain Drive Design
  41. Making Work Optional
  42. 10 Paths to Riches
  43. Outliers
  44. No More Mr. Nice Guy
  45. Attached
  46. Maps of Meaning
  47. Shmooze
  48. Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor
  49. Thinking Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  50. Managing the Unmanageable by Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty
  51. Executive Presence by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
  52. Start with Why by Simon Sinek
  53. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  54. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  55. Crucial Accountability
  56. The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni
  57. Drive by Daniel H. Pink

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