This page captures all of the books that I've read (since I started keeping this list anyways) and links to my personal notes (since I've started taking them) with lessons learned from each of them. I hope you find it as useful as I have in assembling it! I'm apologizing in advance as I didn't really do any tracking like this prior to 2017, trust me, I did know how to read before then ;-)

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  1. Black Box Thinking - my notes
  2. Do You Talk Funny? - my notes
  3. Extreme Ownership (re-read) - my notes
  4. The Story Engine
  5. Blue Ocean Shift - my notes
  6. Left Of Bang - my notes
  7. Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue - my notes
  8. Amusing Ourselves To Death - my notes
  9. Rise of the Youpreneur - my notes
  10. The Daily Stoic (this is ongoing daily reading in short bursts)


  1. Zero to One
  2. Data Driven Security
  3. Red Team: How To Succeed By Thinking Like The Enemy
  4. Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero
  5. Leadership Transformed
  6. The 4-Hour Work Week
  7. The Cyber Security Dilemma
  8. Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power
  9. Practise to Deceive
  10. Turnabout and Deception
  11. The Thirty Six Strategems
  12. The Lean Product Playbook
  13. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing
  14. Blue Ocean Strategy - my notes
  15. Extreme Ownership
  16. Born For This
  17. The Art of Strategy
  18. The Happiest Baby
  19. Content Machine
  20. A Spy’s Guide To Thinking
  21. A Theory of Everything
  22. The Effective Executive my notes
  23. Unrestricted Warfare: China’s Master Plan to Destroy America
  24. Stealing Fire
  25. Anticipating Surprise
  26. Analysis Without Paralysis
  27. Dark Money
  28. The Prince
  29. The Art of War
  30. Competitive Intelligence Advantage
  31. The Book of Five Rings
  32. Daring Greatly
  33. Battle Studies: Ancient and Modern Battle
  34. Business War Games
  35. How to Measure Anything in Cyber Security Risk
  36. The Phoenix Project
  37. A Burglar’s Guide to the City
  38. The Open Organization
  39. Battlefield of the Mind