Recommended Reading List

I use Goodreads to track everything I read (at least in book form). If you want to follow along, feel free to check out my “Read” shelf on the Goodreads site HERE.

The following recommendations may change as time goes on and I discover new favorites or change my viewpoint on previous favorites. They are not sorted, so feel free to pick and choose depending on what might benefit you the most.

The List

  1. The Mind of War: John Boyd and American Security by Grant Hammond
  2. Playing to Win: Becoming the Champion by David Sirlin
  3. My Adventures with Your Money: George Graham Rice and the Golden Age of the Con Artist by T.D. Thornton
  4. Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy by Jonathan Haskel & Stian Westlake
  5. Characteristics of Games by George Skaff Elias & Richard Garfield
  6. Be Like the Fox: Machiavelli In His World by Erica Benner
  7. The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man by David Maurer
  8. Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent by Brooke Harrington
  9. The Mark Inside: A Perfect Swindle, a Cunning Revenge, and a Small History of the Big Con by Amy Reading
  10. What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg
  11. Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
  12. Fables of Fortune: What Rich People Have That You Don’t Want by Richard Watts
  13. The Gervais Principle by Venkatesh Rao
  14. The Education of a Coach by David Halberstam
  15. The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King by Rich Cohen
  16. Autopilot: The Art and Science of Doing Nothing by Andrew Smart
  17. The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by Daniel Levitin
  18. Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel by Tom Wainwright
  19. Other People’s Money: The Real Business of Finance by John Kay
  20. Frenzy: Bubbles, Busts, and How to Come Out Ahead by Carl Haacke
  21. The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch by Jonathan Gottschall
  22. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine
  23. Memory by Alan Baddeley, Michael W. Eysenck, et al.
  24. Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior by Mark A. Gluck, Eduardo Mercado & Catherine E. Myers
  25. The Sting Man: Inside Abscam by Robert W. Greene

Want to know more about the material listed here? I’m open to writing blog posts/reviews about whatever interests my audience, so feel free to send me a message to let me know what you’re curious about.