Reading list

I have a tattoo under my arm that I got at 19 and says Read more, learn more, change the world. It is a lyrich from a song “I can” by the rapper Nas and it is a believe which I live by every day.

I have another one on my chest that I got when I was 22 which says Memento mori (remember the death) a term which I became familiar with when studying Baroque paintings, one of my favourite of which is Caravaggio’s St. Jerome. This two words have been widely written about, most recently by Ryan Holiday one of the writers who influenced me the most.

Regrettably, I did not grow up a reader during my childhood, I became one later. It was not until I turned 19 that I realized the importance of books. From that moment I have tried my best to find inspirational and educational books to absorbe while on the bus, on the train or just anywhere. My academic education never thought me how to read, I was not analphabet, but I never found this activity important.

Here you can find a list of some of the best books out there. These are suggestions, books that I consider to have been important in different aspects of my personal growth and still help me improve every day and shape my mind.  I hope they can help you as much as they have helped me.

Personal Growth

Mastery by Robert Greene

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

The Element by Ken Robinson

Out of our minds: Learning to be creative by Ken Robinson

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Politics

World Order by Henry Kissinger

The Revenge of Geography by Robert D. Kaplan

Global Political Economy by Robert Gilpin

 

Marketing

Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday

Trust me I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday

Invisible Influence by Jonah Berger

Contagious Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout

Ogilvy on Advertising by David Ogilvy

Behavioural Economics

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

Nudge by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

Fiction

1984 by George Orwell

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The Green  Mile by Stephen King

inancial independence/growth

The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

 

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

The Richest Man in Babylon by Gerge S. Clason

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Others

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Superfreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari