A selection of books, articles, blog posts & podcasts since I started tracking in 2021


Title Author URL Type
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Doris Kearns Goodwin https://amz.run/7TQo Book
How to Stop Taking Work So Personally Melody Wilding https://hbr.org/2023/10/how-to-stop-taking-work-so-personally Article
Ballistic Mark Greaney https://amz.run/7TQn Book
My What If Year Alisha Fernandez Miranda https://amz.run/7JZ9 Book
Debt: The First 5,000 Years David Greaber https://amz.run/78k1 Book
Rules of Civility Amor Towles https://amz.run/74Jc Book
Ordinary Grace William Kent Krueger https://amz.run/74Jf Book
On Target Mark Greaney https://amz.run/74Je Book
Rogues: True Stories of Grifter, Killers, Rebels and Crooks Patrick Radden Keefe https://amz.run/6vih Book
The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder David Grann https://amz.run/6vig Book
Fire Strike Mike Maden https://amz.run/6vif Book
Harvard Business Review Various https://hbr.org/ Magazine
Is Your Hybrid Team Losing Steam? Heidi K. Gartner https://hbr.org/2023/05/is-your-hybrid-team-losing-steam Article
Knowing God in Work & Rest https://open.spotify.com/show/691TDBDyZbcNpgPNrpihBr?si=5360a22774ec45bf Podcast
The Gray Man Mark Greaney https://amz.run/6hCN Book
Alexander Skarsgard Explains the Answer to Everything. (It Involves Doing Some Math.) Partha Dasgupta https://www.nytimes.com/2023/03/28/opinion/alexander-skarsgard-partha-dasgupta-economy.html Article
How Duolingo reignited user growth Jorge Mazal https://www.lennysnewsletter.com/p/how-duolingo-reignited-user-growth Article
Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America Maggie Haberman https://amz.run/74Jh Book
You’re Only Human: How Your Limits Reflect God’s Design and Why That's Good News Kelly M. Kapic https://www.amazon.com/Youre-Only-Human-Limits-Reflect/dp/1587435101 Book
The Intermediate Plateau: What Causes It? How Can We Move Beyond It? Scott H. Young https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2023/01/03/intermediate-plateau/ Blog Post
G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century Bevery Gage https://amz.run/74Ji Book
Hellburner Clive Cussler https://amz.run/74Jl Book
Radical Focus Christina Wodtke https://amz.run/74Jn Book
The Daily New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/column/the-daily Podcast
Weekend Briefing Kyle Westaway https://weekendbriefing.com/ Newsletter
Morning Brew Varies https://www.morningbrew.com/daily Newsletter


Title Author URL Type
Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens https://amz.run/74Jo Book
This Tender Land William Kent Kreuger https://amz.run/74Jq Book
The House of Morgan: An American Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance Ron Chernow https://amz.run/64K8 Book
All In Chamanth Palihapitya, Jason Calacanis, David Sacks, & David Friedberg https://www.allinpodcast.co/ Podcast
Taste: My Life Through Food Stanley Tucci https://www.amazon.com/Taste-My-Life-Through-Food/dp/1982168013 Book
The Ransom New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/20/world/americas/takeaways-haiti-reparations-france.html Article
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee https://a.co/d/1t0DwLZ Book
Recession deep dive: VC psychology, macro risk, Tiger Global, predictions, and more All In Podcast https://open.spotify.com/episode/6mQe8WYZeDdghMFHXlEfDw?si=GAjYLFDvQA6wqDBpLghAQg Podcast
The Latecomers Guide to Crypto Kevin Roose https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/03/18/technology/cryptocurrency-crypto-guide.html?searchResultPosition=1 Article
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy Jenny Odell https://amz.run/6wGM Book
How Social Media Dissolved the Mortar of Society and Made America Stupid Jonathan Haidt https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/05/social-media-democracy-trust-babel/629369/ Article
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Rebecca Skloot https://amz.run/5nTo Book
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J. K. Rowling https://amz.run/5nTn Book
The Daily New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/column/the-daily Podcast
Educated Tara Westover https://www.amazon.com/Educated-Memoir-Tara-Westover/dp/0399590501 Book
The Vanishing Moderate Democrat Jason Zengerle https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/29/magazine/moderate-democrat.html Article
5 pieces of advice to help early stage founders navigate the months ahead Leslie Feinzaig https://www.fastcompany.com/90752852/advice-to-help-early-stage-founders-navigate-the-months-ahead Article
What You’re Really Worried About When You’re Worried About Money Arthur C. Brooks https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2021/12/worry-money-maslow-hierarchy-needs/620950/ Article
Washington: A Life Ron Chernow https://amz.run/5ZG5 Book
Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty Patrick Radden Keefe https://amz.run/5ZFF Book
Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds Ian Wright https://amz.run/5anN Book
The Strategies to Grow an Infrequent Product (ICED theory) Vivek Kumar https://www.reforge.com/blog/strategies-to-grow-infrequent-products Blog Post
The Lincoln Highway Amor Towles https://amz.run/5IGJ Book
Finding Language/Market Fit: How to Make Customers Feel Like You’ve Read Their Minds First Round Review https://review.firstround.com/finding-language-market-fit-how-to-make-customers-feel-like-youve-read-their-minds Article
The Cold Start Problem Andrew Chen https://amz.run/5IGH Book
Open Andre Agassi https://amz.run/5DwH Book
Emerging Tech Brew Varies https://www.morningbrew.com/emerging-tech Newsletter
Weekend Briefing Kyle Westaway https://weekendbriefing.com/ Newsletter
Morning Brew Varies https://www.morningbrew.com/daily Newsletter


Title Author URL Type
The 25 Micro-Habits of High-Impact Managers First Round Review https://review.firstround.com/the-25-micro-habits-of-high-impact-managers Article
The Future of Work Should Mean Working Less Jonathan Malesic https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/09/23/opinion/covid-return-to-work-rto.html Article
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West David McCullough https://amz.run/4uuC Book
The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill Christianity Today https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/podcasts/rise-and-fall-of-mars-hill/ Podcast
The Bomber Mafia Malcolm Gladwell https://amz.run/4uuA Book
Loving Our Kids on Purpose: Making a Heart-to-Heart Connection Danny Silk https://amz.run/4qrC Book
Can Silicon Valley Find God? Linda Kinstler https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/07/16/opinion/ai-ethics-religion.html Article
Work is a False Idol Cassady Rosenblum https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/22/opinion/lying-flat-work-rest.html Article
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents Isabel Wilkerson https://amz.run/4qrB Book
The Business of Belonging: How to make community your competitive advantage David S. Spinks https://www.amazon.com/Business-Belonging-Community-Competitive-Advantage/dp/1119766125/ref=nodl_ Book
Build Your Community: Turn your connections into a powerful online community Richard Millington https://www.amazon.com/Build-Your-Community-connections-community/dp/1292329998/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Book
Labor Shortage? Great Realignment? Various https://flipboard.com/@feedthemalik/labor-shortage-great-realignment-jcadkvmaakls4d6a Article
The Vanishing of Harry Pace Radiolab https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/vanishing-harry-pace-episode-1 Podcast
Raising Boys & Girls: Episode 1, 2, & 3 Sissy Goff, David Thomas and Melissa Trevethan https://open.spotify.com/episode/7jlki8bi2cxgOg7Ab7JNPa?si=Grr5nnaLQV6c93Hfm53yOg&dl_branch=1 Podcast
Why Geology Is Our Destiny Dennis Overbye https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/22/science/natural-history-museum-gems-minerals.html Article
The Real College Admissions Scandal James S. Murphy https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/06/private-schools-competitive-college-advantage-problems.amp Article
World Travel: An Irreverent Guide Anthony Bourdain https://amz.run/4e95 Book
Range: Why Generalist Triumph in a Specialized World David Epstein https://amz.run/4afJ Book
Crossing the Canyon: Product Manager to Product Leader Fareed Mosavat & Casey Winters https://www.reforge.com/blog/crossing-the-canyon-product-manager-to-product-leader Blog Post
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Greg McKeown https://amz.run/4afG Book
How To Say No, For The People Pleaser Who Always Says Yes Meghan Keane https://www.npr.org/2020/09/15/913207918/how-to-say-no-for-the-people-pleaser-who-always-says-yes Podcast
The Future of Finance New York Magazine https://nymag.com/intelligencer/tags/future-of-finance/ Article
How I Built This: Shake Shack: Danny Meyer Guy Raz https://www.npr.org/2020/06/12/875836845/shake-shack-danny-meyer Dismiss
How I Built Resilience: Alex Lieberman and Austin Rief of Morning Brew Guy Raz https://www.npr.org/2021/03/03/973294835/how-i-built-resilience-alex-lieberman-and-austin-rief-of-morning-brew Podcast
Beneath a Scarlet Sky Mark Sullivan https://amz.run/4X6f Book
There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing Adam Grant https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/well/mind/covid-mental-health-languishing.html Article
The Body Bill Bryson https://amz.run/4Sn1 Book
We Have All Hit a Wall Sarah Lyall https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/03/business/pandemic-burnout-productivity.html Article
A Few Thoughts on Writing Morgan Housel https://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/writing/ Blog Post
How to Put Out Democracy’s Dumpster Fire Anne Applebaum and Peter Pomerantsev https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/04/the-internet-doesnt-have-to-be-awful/618079/ Article
Private Schools Have Become Truly Obscene Caitlin Flanagan https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/04/private-schools-are-indefensible/618078/ Article
Uncanny Valley: A Memoir Anna Weiner https://amz.run/4P0F Book
Build Products That Solve Real Problems With This Lightweight JTBD Framework Sunita Mohanty https://review.firstround.com/build-products-that-solve-real-problems-with-this-lightweight-jtbd-framework Blog Post
Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders https://amz.run/4LBY Book
The Product Strategy Stack Ravi Mehta and Zainab Ghadiyali https://www.reforge.com/blog/the-product-strategy-stack Blog Post
The CEO of No Dan Shipper https://every.to/superorganizers/the-ceo-of-no-1725658 Blog Post
Just Mercy Bryan Stevenson https://amz.run/4Hiq Book
Is This Anything? Jerry Seinfeld https://amz.run/4Him Book
A Promised Land Barack Obama https://amz.run/4Hik Book
How to Take Personal Development Off the Backburner — Tactical Frameworks for Leveling Up First Round Review https://review.firstround.com/how-to-take-personal-development-off-the-backburner-tactical-frameworks-for-leveling-up Blog Post
Emerging Tech Brew Varies https://www.morningbrew.com/emerging-tech Newsletter
Scandalous Witness Lee C. Camp https://amz.run/4Hip Book
Weekend Briefing Kyle Westaway https://weekendbriefing.com/ Newsletter
Morning Brew Varies https://www.morningbrew.com/daily Newsletter

Biographies of U.S. Presidents

I enjoy reading biographies, especially of United States Presidents. I am hoping to, over time, read a biography of most U.S. Presidents. Below is the full list of presidents and the books I have read thus far.

President Biography Title Author
George Washington Washington: A Life Ron Chernow
John Adams John Adams David McCullough
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe
John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson American Lion Jon Meacham
Martin Van Buren
William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
James K. Polk
Zachary Taylor
Millard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Doris Kearns Goodwin
Andrew Johnson