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The 50 Books that I Read in 2018

The 50 Books that I Read in 2018

January 6, 2019

When you couple the knowledge found in these 50 books below with my two words for 2018 (Curiosity and Efficiency) I give myself an A+ in intellectual academia and a B- in the actual embodiment of what I learn. It’s challenging for me to get out of my head and into my body, especially when I intellectualize and philosophize about life and business as my default mode.

I do not watch television (I immediately fall asleep) and I rarely drink, so reading is my way to “relax” at the end of a day or the start to my morning. Relaxing for me is intellectual stimulation. And it’s fueling the research for my next book.

Here is a list of the fifty books I read in 2018 (Note: All links below are referral links. Please consider purchasing through these links. Thank you!)

Marketing/Writing:

Business and Leadership: 

Technology: 

  • Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom
  • The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers and the Future of Humanity by Byron Reese (I interview Byron Reese here)
  • Tech Gnosis: Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the age of Information by Erik Davis (stay tuned…I’m interviewing Eric in an upcoming podcast episode!)

Humanity and Relationships: 

Business and Money:

Psychology:

  • Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior by Geoffrey Miller
  • Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change by Tao Lin
  • When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel Pink

reading Descartes at The Last Bookstore

Philosophy/Consciousness:

Spirituality:

Discrimination and Racism:

Poetry:

Occult and Mysticism:

Food and Wellness:

Fiction:

Currently reading:

How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan

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