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Suggested Books in Tools of Titans

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The following is a list of all suggested books in the body of Tools of Titans. This list does not include the full list of “The Most-Gifted and Recommended Books of All Guests” included within the book’s conclusion (pgs 650 – 665). I chose 52 of the books from this list of 121 books for my 2017 reading list.

Book Author Recommended By Book Page
House of Leaves Mark Danielewski Amelia Boone 3
The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman Tim Ferriss 8
The Prophet Kahlil Gibran Jason Nemer 50
Tao Te Ching Lao Tzu Jason Nemer 50
10% Happier Dan Harris Peter Attia 70
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! Richard Feynman Peter Attila, Noah Kagan 70, 327
Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson Peter Attia 70
59 Seconds: Change Your Life in Under a Minute Richard Wiseman Charles Poliquin 79
The 4-Hour Workweek Tim Ferriss Charles Poliquin 80
The ONE Thing Gary Keller Charles Poliquin 80
Psych Dr. Judd Biasiotto Pavel Tsatsouline 91
Natural Born Heroes Christopher McDougall Laird Hamilton 94
Deep Survival Laurence Gonzales Laird Hamilton 94
Dune Frank Herbert Kelly Starrett 123
The Diamond Age Neal Stephenson Kelly Starrett 123
Finite and Infinite Games James Carse Jane McGonigal 133
Suffering is Optional Cheri Huber Jane McGonigal 133
I Seem to be Verb Buckminster Fuller Chris Sacca 165
Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life Steve Martin Marc Andreessen 173
Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger Peter Bevelin Derek Sivers 185
Awaken the Giant Within Tony Robbins Derek Sivers 185
The Effective Executive Peter Drucker Matt Mullenweg 203
How Proust Can Change Your Life Alain de Botton Matt Mullenweg 203
Words that Work Frank Luntz Matt Mullenweg 206
Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things George Lakoff Matt Mullenweg 206
Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl Tony Robbins 215
The Fourth Turning William Strauss Tony Robbins 215
Generations William Strauss Tony Robbins 215
Mindset Carol Dweck Tony Robbins 215
As a Man Thinketh James Allen Tony Robbins 215
The Autobiography of Malcom X Malcom X Casey Neistat 219
The Second World War John Keegan Casey Neistat 219
The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita Sri Swami Satchidananda Morgan Spurlock 223
The Artist’s Way: Morning Pages Journal Julia Cameron Tim Ferriss, Brian Koppelman 225, 614
How to Stay Motivated Zig Ziglar Seth Godin 243
Secrets of Closing the Sale Zig Ziglar Seth Godin 243
The Art of Possibility Benjamin & Rosamund Stone Zander Seth Godin 243
The War of Art Steven Pressfield Seth Godin, Brian Koppelman 243, 615
Just Kids Patti Smith Seth Godin 243
Debt David Graeber Seth Godin 243
Venture Deals Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson Tim Ferriss 260
Open Andre Agassi Shaun White 272
Outliers Malcom Gladwell Shaun White 274
Fifty Shades of Chicken F.L. Fowler Shaun White 275
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing Al Ries, Jack Trout Tim Ferriss 276
Show Your Work Austin Kleon Chase Jarvis 284
Iacocca: An Autobiography Lee Iacocca, William Novak Ramit Sethi 288
The Age of Propaganda Anthony Pratkanis, Elliot Aronson Ramit Sethi 289
The Robert Collier Letter Book Robert Collier Ramit Sethi 289
Small Giants Bo Burlingham Tim Ferriss 297
One Monster After Another Mercer Mayer Ed Catmull 311
Cryptonomicon Neal Stephenson Chris Young 319
Snow Crash Neal Stephenson Chris Young 319
The Second Law P.W. Atkins Chris Young 322
The Last Lion William Manchester Chris Young 322
Think and Grow Rich Napolean Hill Daymond John 324
Who Moved my Cheese Spencer Johnson Daymond John 324
Blue Ocean Strategy W. Chan Kim Daymond John 324
Invisible Selling Machine Ryan Deiss Daymond John 324
The Richest Man in Babylon George S. Clason Daymond John 324
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World Jack Weatherford Daymond John 324
Who Geoff Smart, Randy Street Noah Kagan 327
Oglivy on Advertising David Oglivy Noah Kagan 328
Life is Elsewhere Milan Kundera Neil Strauss 348
Walden Henry David Thoreau Tim Ferriss 362
Vagabonding Rolf Potts Tim Ferriss 362
Stone Soup Marcia Brown Peter Diamandis 372
Start with Why Simon Sinek Peter Diamandis, Robert Rodriguez 373, 639
The Oxford Book of Aphorisms John Gross B.J. Novak 383
Daily Rituals Mason Currey B.J. Novak 383
Diaries of Henry David Thoreau Henry David Thoreau Maria Popova 408
On the Shortness of Life Seneca Maria Popova 409
The Republic Plato Maria Popova 411
If this is a Man Primo Levi Jocko Willink 414
The Truce Primo Levi Jocko Willink 414
About Face Colonel David H. Hackworth Jocko Willink 418
Blood Meridian Cormac McCarthy Jocko Willink 418
At Play in the Fields of the Lord Peter Matthiessen Sebastian Junger 423
Hooked Nir Eyal Marc Goodman 426
The Inevitable Kevin Kelly Marc Goodman 426
Gates of Fire Steven Pressfield Chris Fussell 440
Once an Eagle Anton Myrer General Stanley McCrystal 440
Reasons and Persons Derek Parfit Will MacCaskill 447
Mindfulness Mark Williams, Danny Penman Will MacCaskill 448
The Power of Persuasion Robert Levine Will MacCaskill 448
The Things they Carried Tim O’Brien Caroline Paul 460
The Drama of the Gifted Child Alice Miller Whitney Cummings 478
Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand Bryan Callen 484
The Fountainhead Ayn Rand Bryan Callen 484
On the Geneology of Morality Nietzsche Bryan Callen 484
The Power of Myth Joseph Campbell Bryan Callen 484
The Hero with a Thousand Faces Joseph Campbell Bryan Callen 484
The Art of Learning Josh Waitzkin Bryan Callen 485
The 4-Hour Body Tim Ferriss Bryan Callen 485
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Milan Kundera Alain de Botton 488
Essays Michael de Montigne Alain de Botton 488
One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez Cal Fussman 498
How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie Cal Fussman 499
West with the Night Beryl Markham Cal Fussman 499
The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe Cal Fussman 499
Cocktail Techniques Kazuo Uyeda Joshua Skenes 501
The Dao of Taijiquan Tsung Hwa Joy Joshua Skenes 501
The Old Man and the Sea Ernest Hemingway Jack Dorsey 510
Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman Jack Dorsey 510
Bird by Bird Anne Lamott Tim Ferris / Paulo Coelho 513
In Praise of Idleness Bertrand Russell Ed Cooke 518
The Joyous Cosmology Alan Watts Ed Cooke 518
Maxims and Relfections Goethe Ed Cooke 519
Touching the Rock John Hull Ed Cooke 519
Dropping Ashes on Buddha Seung Sahn Amanda Palmer 522
Only Don’t Know Seung Sahn Amanda Palmer 522
The Emperor of Scent Chandler Burr Eric Weinstein 526
Heraclitean Fire Erwin Chargaff Eric Weinstein 526
The Art of Dramatic Writing Lajos Egri Judd Apatow / Evan Goldberg 533
Levels of the Game John McPhee Stephen Dubner 575
The Empty Pot Demi Stephen Dubner 575
The Writer’s Journey Christopher Vogel Jon Favreau 593
Think Twice Michael Mauboussin Tim Ferriss 599
Buck Up, Suck Up…Foul Up James Carville / Paul Bengals Tim Ferriss 601
What Makes Sammy Run Budd Schulberg Brian Koppelman 615

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