Favourite books (see all on Goodreads):


In no particular order (work in progress):


The Almanack of Naval Ravikant. A quide to Wealth and Happiness by Eric Jorgenson.

Naval is one of my favourite person, a modern philosopher, investor and probably the greatest living thinker for me. I consume everything he produces. It's also the book I gifted the most.

Read once and about to start the second read more than a year later.

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Richer, Wiser, Happier: How the World's Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life by William P. Green

It's a great book about investing and about how to live life. William Green interviews and distills knowledge from the greatest investors of all time. I truly think the book has the potential to become an "investing classic".

I read it on kindle which allows me re-read chapters know and then.

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The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel

Great book by Morgan Housel where he explains very easily what is money, how we think and act about it and more importantly: some lessons, fundamentals and takeaways.

Another book to re-read from time to time. I already did it twice.

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The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

It's a classic. Ans another book which title can held you back ... at your own cost. I recall it as the book that made me tick and initiated my escape from the corporate world. From there, I consume most of Tim content and he's one of my favourite persons.



Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Travel, adventure, wilderness ... Loved every moment of this book. A non-fiction novel narrating the adventures of Chris McCandless who left everything behind and got into the wild ... to never return.



The Great Mental Models, Volume 2: Physics, Chemistry and Biology by Shane Parrish

I picked this book after reading Naval’s Alamanack by Eric Jorgenson. Naval puts a lot of emphasis on reading and learning about the basics, about mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology and economics because those rule the world. Understanding the basics makes it easier to understand the complex world we live in.

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The Great Mental Models, Volume 3: Systems and Mathematics by Shane Parrish

The third and last part of the Great Mental Models. Great to understand the world through a lens model.

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The Great Mental Models, Volume 3: Physics, Systems and Mathematics by Shane Parrish

After enjoying Vol. 2 I had to read volume 3, which made me think why I never read volume 1. Is this a mental model, Shane?. I love mathematics, I think learning the basics of mathematics puts you in the 1-2% percentile and they're everywhere so having mental models around mathematics and systems in general is a must.



Money: Master the Game by Tony Robbins

Tony is a polarising character and he's difficult to differentiate from a charlatan, but man, he delivers. Everything he does, he's 100% in and I was super surprised by the quality and insights of this book. 100% recommended for personal finances with lessons and practical advice from the very best in the business.

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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Peter Diamandis is a radical optimist. A futurist. In this book with Steven Kotler they outline how lucky we're to live in the best moment of history and how it will only improve. As they say: the future is better than you think.



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

One of the best books I’ve ever read on product, product marketing and new companies, and I plan to read and re-read my notes time and time and time again.

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The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly

From the author of one thousand true fans, Kevin Kelly, or KK, he writes about the 12 technologies shaping our world. I discovered Kevin from Tim Ferriss and became a fan since. I still read his weekly newsletter.



This is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn To See by Seth Godin

Seth Godin is a brilliant and sharp and this is probably his best book about marketing where we works on the idea of what is powerful marketing and how to practice it.



Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Follow up from Abundance focused on exponential technologies. The authors describe it as a manifesto and manual on the future.

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Awareness by Anthony de Mello

A classic about spirituality and philosophy of life which I discovered from Naval and which I read already twice.

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Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Tim Ferriss

Man, I love Tim Ferriss. He is probably the person that influenced my life the most without knowing him in person. I love his work and his podcast, so we he decided to launch this "encyclopedia" with the tools, tactics or routines from many of his guests ... it was a no brainer. It's a book to check from time to time



Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big by Bo Burlingham

Why going big when you can be great?. Why looking for investing when you can bootstrap and keep full control?. Why looking for an exit when you can be happy in your own company forever? Why being famous when you can be successful and anonymous? Questions that we must ask ourselves and that can lead to a different happier place.

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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

A biography of the most influential figure of the XXI century. An innovator, inventor, disruptor, futurist and billionaire. Who doesn't know Musk? Even if it's the distorted image portrayed by the media. Will be the man to make humans an multiplanetary species? or to deliver the first mass production full autonomous cars? or build an army of robots to helps us on boring, repetitive or dangerous tasks?.

He's a legend.



Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

What do high achievers share in common?. What differentiates them from us mere mortals?.

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The lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant

They say history doesn't repeat, but it rhymes. So I thought it would be useful to learn from it.

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The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life by Robin S. Sharma

I hate self improvement, guru-type books, and Robin Sharma books quite fill into that category, but I was changing my morning routines, finding more value on getting up as early as possible and when the book came out I thought to myself that it won't hurt me. In fact I enjoyed the story.

I joined the "5 AM" club for a brief period bur now I get up between 6:05 and 6:30 depending on the time I went to bed. On the weekends I wake p a little bit later, between 7 and 8 AM.

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Chasing The Wind: The Autobiography of Steve Fossett by Steve Fossett

Autobiography of the adventurer and businessman Steve Fossett who was the first to circumnavigate the world non-stop, non-refuel. He disappeared on one of his adventures.



Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

A beautiful and illustrated book about how the pair understand business: far from the traditional build a business plan, raise capital, attacking the competition and so on.

I've read it a couple of times.



Advertising For Skeptics by Bob Hoffman

Bon Hoffman always provocative on his take on advertising and branding.



Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday

Ryan is an expert on stoicism and I have read and listen great things about his books and this one in particular. The book is great (and looks fabulous) but as always with the stoic philosophy ... it's hard for me to read it keeping the concentration. My mind races everywhere but the book. I don't know. Maybe it's the language or that english is not my mother tongue.

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How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

I reckoned that it was hard for me to pick this book. The title is so ... freak. It's classic from the 50's. All the lessons are so evident and common sense yet at the same time so difficult to apply and to interiorise that it ends being a very good book.

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