Books

I read non-stop. Here’s a list of many of the books I’ve read, sorted by rating.

I will update this page as I read, so bookmark it if you want to check in.

I also add older books occasionally. When I have time to transfer some of my notes on them.

My Current Read:

Your Music and People / Anything You Want

Josh’s Rating:

10
Derek Sivers is one of my favorite humans. His writing is succinct and direct. Every sentence packs a punch. These books will change how you think of business and success.

The Art of Impossible

Josh’s Rating:

10
Where most authors or teachers try to motivate with hyperbole and aspirations, Kotler lays out the specific, practical steps that you can take to achieve the Impossible (with an uppercase I).

The Gap and The Gain

Josh’s Rating:

10
A nuanced approach to appreciation for success — you can be a high achiever and still be incredibly happy.

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

Josh’s Rating:

9
There are countless adjectives that could describe this book. David Eagleman compiled forty short essays on what the afterlife could be, and each one had me going “Huh…”

The Great Mental Models: Vol. 1

Josh’s Rating:

9
Mental models are the latticework of thought processes that help us think more clearly and effectively. Shane Parrish and Rhiannon Beaubien have compiled some of the best general thinking concepts into the first volume of The Great Mental Models.

Dune

Josh’s Rating:

9
If you were to take Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, Sun Tzu’s Art of War, and Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power, then combined them into a sci-fi novel, you would get Dune.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Josh’s Rating:

9
THE classic on interpersonal communication skills. How to Win Friends and Influence People may be dated, but the principles are timeless.

Who Not How

Josh’s Rating:

9
Let’s start working together, building a network of Whos, and accomplishing more together than we ever could alone.

Creative Calling

Josh’s Rating:

9
Chase Jarvis has built an empire on creativity, and he knows what he’s talking about. This book is packed with gems for the closet creator (or the creator who is losing their way).