For the friends and associates who ask me for recommendations of what I’ve read or am listening to, here is a resource page to supplement the occasional posts I do.

For startup resource suggestions, see blog post resources.

Latest Books I’ve recommended will rotate here as I add them
[updated September 1, 2022]

The Network State” by Balaji Srinivasan [Download at]

The Perfect Weapon, War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age” by David E. Sanger [Amazon]

“The Power Law” by Sebastian Mallaby [Amazon]


Here are the books I frequently recommend or give out.

“BE 2.0”, “Good to Great”, and all books by Jim Collins

Find Your Why and Start with Why and others by Simon Sinek

Principles by Ray DalioRay Dalio Author, American billionaire investor, and hedge fund manager. Founder of investment firm Bridgewater. Author of Principles series of books

Measure what Matters by John Doerr

The Five dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

Turn the Ship Around by David Marquet

Trillion Dollar Coach by Eric Schmidt

Originals by Adam Grant

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink

The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim

The Obstacle is the Way (and other books) by Ryan Holiday

Team of Teams by Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Smartcuts by Shane Snow

The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

Tribes by Seth Godwin

Meditations by Marcus Aureilus

How we decide by Jonah Lehrer


Favorite podcasts

The Tim Ferriss Podcast – Tim Ferriss Host

Work Life Podcast – Adam Grant Host

This Week in Start Ups – Jason Calacanis

All In Show – Calacanis, Palihapitiya, Sacks, and Friedberg

Modern Finance – Kevin Rose

Proof – Kevin Rose

Masters of Scale – Reid Hoffman

Remarkable People – Guy Kawasaki

Decoder – Nilay Patel

Consider This – NPR

Bean Cast – Bob Knorp

ROI Podcast – Kelley School of Business

Revisionist History – Malcolm Glaswell

Videos and Other Resources

IOHK | Cardano whiteboard with Charles Hoskinson – YouTube

Lin-Manuel Miranda Performs at the White House Poetry Jam – YouTube