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Read what you love until you love to read. - Naval

We live in the age of Alexandria, when every book and every piece of knowledge ever written down is a fingertip away. The means of learning are abundant - it’s the desire to learn that’s scarce. Cultivate that desire by reading what you want, not what you’re “supposed to.” - Naval

Last Updated Dec 27, 2021


Unlimited Power: The New Science Of Personal Achievement

Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously

Lifehacked: How One Family from the Slums Made Millions Selling Apps

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

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Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime!

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Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application


Content Machine: Use Content Marketing to Build a 7-Figure Business With Zero Advertising

Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity


The Future of Life

When Breath Becomes Air

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love

How to Win Friends & Influence People

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)

Outliers: The Story of Success

Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else

Steve Jobs

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Think and Grow Rich

The Industries of the Future

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

The Art of War

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life


Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products

App Empire: Make Money, Have a Life, and Let Technology Work for You

How to Build a Billion Dollar App

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and the Blockchain Are Challenging the Global Economic Order

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Principles: Life and Work

Remembrance of Earth’s Past: The Three-Body Trilogy (The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest, Death’s End)

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Leonardo da Vinci


Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World

Meditations: A New Translation

Man’s Search for Meaning

The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living


The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

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Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World–and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

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The Why Cafe

WTF?: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us

The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

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The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology

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The Gene: An Intimate History

Waking Up: Searching for Spirituality Without Religion

The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want.

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People

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Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships

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Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams

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Super Thinking: Upgrade Your Reasoning and Make Better Decisions with Mental Models

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The Alchemist

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life

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Buddhism Plain and Simple: The Practice of Being Aware Right Now, Every Day

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Out of Africa

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

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The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

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The Power of Now

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A New Earth: Awakening Your Life’s Purpose

Letters from a Stoic

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Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

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The War of Art

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The Art of the Good Life: Clear Thinking for Business and a Better Life

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How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

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Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

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Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control

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The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

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Educated: A Memoir

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Lifespan: Why We Age―and Why We Don’t Have To

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The Magic of Thinking Big

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Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

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The Elements of Style

On Writing Well: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction

On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft

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Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs

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Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe

Return to The Why Cafe

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

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The Courage To Be Disliked: How to free yourself, change your life and achieve real happiness

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Siddhartha: A Novel

Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life

Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for Everyone and No One

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

The Big Five for Life

The Big Five for Life Continued

Brave New World

Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal: Healing Plans for Sufferers of Anxiety, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Lyme, Gut Problems, Brain Fog, Weight Issues, Migraines, Bloating, Vertigo, Psoriasis, Cys

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Retrospektiven in agilen Projekten: Ablauf, Regeln und Methodenbausteine

Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life

Scrum Mastery: From Good to Great Servant-Leadership

Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming

Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self

A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming: Mastering the Art of Oneironautics

Radical Honesty: How to Transform Your Life by Telling the Truth

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships (second time reading)

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Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness

The Hidden Spring: A Journey to the Source of Consciousness

The Mom Test: How to talk to customers & learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

The Complete Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue

The War on Normal People: The Truth About America’s Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future

Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future (second time reading)

The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses (second time reading)

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

The Once and Future World: Nature As It Was, As It Is, As It Could Be

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

Birth and Death of Meaning

Models: Attract Women Through Honesty

The Denial of Death

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself (second time reading)

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life (second time reading)

No More Mr. Nice Guy

The Power of Now (second time reading)

Lifehacked: How One Family from the Slums Made Millions Selling Apps (second time reading)

The Selfish Gene

Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence

The Ultimate Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Five Novels in One Outrageous Volume

Love, Freedom, Aloneness: The Koan of Relationships

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe: How to Know What’s Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake


I won’t read books in 2022.