My Younger Self

Curated curriculum on topics of timeless human importance



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Ethics: How do I build my own ethical code?

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Review of Silicon Valley Porn Star

Keep Calm: How do I clear my mind?

Recommended reading:

  • Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality by Anthony de Mello

  • Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart by James Doty

  • The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by W. Timothy Gallwey

  • The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday

  • The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success by Kevin Dutton

Cognitive Bias: How do I control my behavior?

Recommended reading:

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow: by Daniel Kahneman

  • Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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

  • But What If We're Wrong? : Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past by Chuck Klosterman


Review of Flow
Review of Alchemy

Power: How do I interact with the world?

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Review of Why Are We Yelling?

Capitalism: What is Capitalism? What is the future of it?

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Review of What Money Can't Buy

Investing: How do I make good investment choices?

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Review of One Up on Wall Street
Review of The Man Who Solved the Market

Self Awareness: Who am I?

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Review of The Charisma Myth

Creativity: How do I produce original work?

Recommended reading:

  • The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

  • The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

Government: How does the political system work? How are public services delivered?

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Habits: How do I develop and maintain desired habits?

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  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

  • Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal

  • Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

  • The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It. by Kelly McGonigal


Review of Atomic Habits
Review of Indistractable
Review of Why We Sleep
Review of The Upside of Stress

Risk and Judgement: How do I make decisions?

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Review of Thinking in Bets

Business: How do I build an enduring business?

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Review of Let My People Go Surfing

Fraud: How do I spot misrepresentation?

Recommended reading:

  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

  • Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World by Tom Wright and Bradly Hope

  • Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction by David Enrich


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Fiction: Just some good reads

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Non Fiction: Just some great reads

Recommended reading:

  • Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations by Georgina Howell

  • Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II by Robert Kushan

  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann


Review of Shadow Divers

Startups: How do I build a fast-growing venture?

Recommended reading:

  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

  • The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture by Scott Belsky

  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz

History: How do I understand the past?

Recommended reading:

  • The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin

  • The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America by Margaret O'Mara

  • Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman


Review of Humankind

Economics: How do I understand the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services?

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Review of The End of the World is Just the Beginning

Financial Fiction: What are great novels set in the finance industry?

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Career: How do I have a lifetime of meaningful work?

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Review of The Long Game
Review of The 2-Hour Cocktail Party

All: What books do you recommend to your younger self?

Habits

  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport

  • Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal

  • Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

  • The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It. by Kelly McGonigal

Power

Cognitive Bias

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow: by Daniel Kahneman

  • Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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

  • But What If We're Wrong? : Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past by Chuck Klosterman

Keep Calm

  • Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality by Anthony de Mello

  • Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart by James Doty

  • The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by W. Timothy Gallwey

  • The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday

  • The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success by Kevin Dutton

Self-Awareness

Risk and Judgement

Investing

Business

Fraud

  • Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

  • Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World by Tom Wright and Bradly Hope

  • Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction by David Enrich

Ethics

Fiction

Nonfiction

  • Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations by Georgina Howell

  • Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II by Robert Kushan

  • Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Creativity

  • The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

  • The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

Startups

  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

  • The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture by Scott Belsky

  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz

History

  • The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin

  • The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America by Margaret O'Mara

  • Human Kind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman

Economics

Capitalism

Career

  • The Startup of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha

  • Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career by Herminia Ibarra

  • The Long Game: How to be a long-term thinker in a short-term world by Dorie Clark

  • The 2-Hour Cocktail Party: How to Build Big Relationships with Small Gatherings by Nick Gray

Government