I recently came across an interesting podcast called “The Money Pillow.” The host, Sean Malarkey, ends each interview with asking the interviewee about his or her most favorite books.  That got me thinking that I should keep a list of books/videos – especially given my horrible retention ability for details like names and titles.

So here it goes (to be edited down and added to with time):


  • Something Ventured
  • 30 for 30: Big Shot
  • Jiro Dream of Sushi
  • Hank: 5 Years from the Brink
  • The American Ruling Class
  • Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer
  • Steve Jobs: One Last Thing
  • Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
  • Boiler Room
  • The Social Network


  • The Millionaire Next Door
  • Good to Great
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  • Outliers
  • Start Up Game
  • Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, And Made A Fortune Doing Business My Way
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • The Lean Start Up
  • All Marketers are Liers
  • 4-hour Work Week

Board Games

  • Diplomacy
  • Risk
  • Settlers of Catan

General Stories/Research

  • Google’s Business Model – Never Afraid to Fail, Core Business with a Multitude of Products which Further Support Core Business.
  • Amazon’s Financial Structure – No Dividend Returns, Zero Profits, Reinvesting, Gross Growth is What Matters
  • Netflix’s HR Philosophies – No bonuses, No Vacation Limits, Hire Right People/Fire Mistakes