Recommended Books

Real Estate & Urbanism

The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, by Robert Caro

Bicycle Diaries by David Bryne

Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream by Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff Speck

The Smart Growth Manual by Andres Duany and Jeff Speak with Mike Lydon

Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity by Charles Marohn

Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier by Edward Glaser

Brokers Who Dominate, 8 Traits of Top Producers by Rod Santomassimo

The Art of the Real: Real Life, Real Relationships and Real Estate by Daniel Lebensohn

Am I Being to Subtle? by Sam Zell


Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Letters From a Stoic by Seneca

Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William Irvine

Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday

Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist

Business & Sales

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

The Navy Seal Art of War: Leadership Lessons from the Worlds’s Most Elite Fighting Force by Rob Roy

The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need by Anthony Iannarino

Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion by Anthony Pratkanis

Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading and Winning the Deal by Oren Klaff

Stone Soup by Marcia Brown

Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son by George Horace Lorimer

How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling by Frank Bettger

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller by Ron Chernow

SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham

The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris

Fanatical Prospecting by Jeff Blount


Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists by Neil Strauss

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Vos

The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

The Power of Habit by Charles Dushigg

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Mastery by Robert Greene

Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss


Zero to One by Peter Thiel

Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork by Dan Sullivan & Benjamin Hardy

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines and Habit of Billionaires, Icons, and World Class Performers by Timothy Ferris

Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know by Adam Grant

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight


Other Recommendations

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelic Teaches US About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression and Transcendence by Michael Pollan

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson

Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson

One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest by Wade Davis

The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley

Trust Me, I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday