My Younger Self

Curated curriculum on topics of timeless human importance



Made by Katelyn

Ethics: How do I build my own ethical code?

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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

Productive Disagreement: 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?

Recommended reading:

  • 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


Review of Atomic Habits
Review of Indistractable
Review of Why We Sleep

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


Produced by Katelyn

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?

Recommended reading:

  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

  • The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else by Hernando de Soto

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?

Recommended reading:

  • 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

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

Productive Disagreement

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

  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

  • The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else by Hernando de Soto

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

Government