This is the library of materials I’ve summarised for my own learning.
For each book, I’ve also given a short summary of what I think is the main gist of the book. If a particular book sounds interesting to you, click on the summary and you can browse my notes on it.
FYI, they’re not organised by category. Also, this page will constantly update as I read more books.
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Learn how to read, understand, and criticise a book.
Pop science book about the intricacies of our body.
An exploration of what creates innovation.
Everything you need to know about the Fed and the U.S. monetary system.
We evolved to have a daily caloric expenditure limit.
The history of sneakers from every popular brand.
History of chicken farming and how antibiotics contributed to it.
A useful book on how to write useful books.
A collection of stand-up material from one of the greatest.
A dystopian novel where people are cloned and raised as organ donors.
Well-researched but highly disorganised book about kleptocracies, money laundering, and corruption.
The author interviewed nine successful property investors in the UK to learn how they did it.
Everything you need to know to buy a house in the UK for property investment.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s memoir. Incredible life story—what hustle and drive.
A highly recommended kettlebell programme for beginners.
Dr. Felix Hoenikker has invented ice-nine, an element capable of freezing the world. The narrator tries to find it and embarks on an incredible journey.
The most famous anti-war novel.
An adman’s views and philosophy about advertising.
Most women can’t orgasm via intercourse but are expected to. This results in an orgasm gap between men and women.
Everything you need to know about the male sex organ.
Everything you know about sex is wrong. This book corrects your misconceptions and teaches you a better way of doing it.
The development of the vaccines used to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The founding of the blockchain and cryptocurrency, Ethereum.
A prescient yet timeless book about how mass movements (nationalistic, religious, etc.) are started, executed, and carried on.
Introductory book about Bitcoin and its effects on the world.
About Charles Koch and Koch Industries.
Part one of a 2-part biography of Singapore’s second Prime Minister, Goh Chok Tong.
Practical tips for writing.
We are terrible at judging risk.
Leverage the 80/20 rule for marketing.
Fight cognitive bias and make better decisions.
Disentangle skill and luck so we can avoid biases and make better decisions.
Intrigued by growth hackers—people who combined engineering, marketing, psychology and a less-than-desirable budget to achieve great results—Ryan Holiday investigated the trend and wrote a book about it.
A book about decision making—specifically the cognitive biases and mistakes that affect us when thinking clearly.
Drawing from history, psychology and anthropology, Sebastian Junger looks into the problems with modern society, the lack of tribalism and community, and how that affects mental health issues like PTSD.
A book filled with wisdom, inspired by the works of Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett. Very kindred if you’re familiar with the work of Shane Parrish.
A summary of the lessons and themes learnt from 5,000 years of recorded history.
A butler dedicates his life to professional service and realises he has lived a life of regrets.
Our lives are increasingly ruled by algorithms, which perpetuate existing inequality and racism.
Part memoir, famous Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami discusses the impact of running on his life and his writing.
The memoir of Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart. He discusses his life, Wal-Mart and why he thought Wal-Mart succeeded.
A book about the founding and growth of Amazon. Also a semi-biography about Jeff Bezos.
A collection of memos by ex-Bear Stearns CEO, Alan Greenberg.
A compilation of talks given by Zen Buddhist master, Shunryu Suzuki. Considered one of the best beginner books to study Zen Buddhism.
Set in a dystopian future, books are banned and burned. Firemen burn books instead of saving people.
Understand the laws of power so you can use, manage or deflect them.
How to live well. Very stoic.
The originators of the idea of “positioning” shares 22 laws of marketing to abide by. The laws are top-heavy—those featured first were much better than the rest.
Originality is overrated. All great artists research and repurpose.
One of the most influential books in Silicon Valley. A step-by-step guide on how to build addictive products.