"What is your alma mater?" 


Below is a fairly complete catalog of the physical, digital, and audio books I own. I always enjoy reading others' lists and browsing their bookshelves, so this intended to be a digital version of that.

Some of these books have given me a priceless education: A good book gets better on the second reading, a great book on the third. Any book not worth rereading isn’t worth reading but I still include them.

Since the stacks, shelves, and folders lack any particular order, so too does this list

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger
Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
Certain to Win: The Strategy of John Boyd, Applied to Business
Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent 1934-1941
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chase in Life and in the Markets
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical Aphorisms
On Power
The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence
Principles: Life and Work
A Brief History of Time
"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character
The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects
Leonardo da Vinci
Steve Jobs
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
Soros: The Life and Times of a Messianic Billionaire
Sherman: Soldier, Realist, American
About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior
Conversations with Major Dick Winters
The Armed Forces Officer: Edition of 1950
Maurice's Strategikon: Handbook of Byzantine Military Strategy
Civil War Stories
The Pacific: Hell Was an Ocean Away
Citizen Soldiers: The U.S. Army
Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne
Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters
The Leadership Maxims and Laws of Genghis Khan
The Art of War
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
Hero of the Empire: The Making of Winston Churchill
The Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation
The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Homo Dues: A Brief History of Tomorrow
The Odyssey
The Iliad
On Sparta
The Lessons of History
The Hero with a Thousand Faces (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell)
The Republic of Plato
The Origin of Species
Common Sense, The Rights of Man and Other Essential Writings of Thomas Paine
The Prince
The Selfish Gene
Hitch-22: A Memoir
Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts
The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
Ego is the Enemy
Meditations (Hayes Translation)
Letters from a Stoic
The Wisdom of the Stoics: Selections from Seneca, Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius
The Tao of Seneca: Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 1
The Tao of Seneca: Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 2
The Tao of Seneca: Practical Letters from a Stoic Master, Volume 3
Bruce Lee Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
The 48 Laws of Power
The 33 Strategies of War
The Art of Seduction
How to Win Friends & Influence People
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
The Men, The Mission, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
Way of the Warrior Kid: From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way: A Novel
Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetype of the Mature Masculine
Iron John: A Book About Men
Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man
The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming of Age Crisis
The Way of Men
Letters From A Self-Made Merchant To His Son
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel
The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
Medicinal Natural Products: A Biosynthetic Approach
Thinking, Fast and Slow
What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars
The Road
Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West
No Country for Old Men
Life of Pi
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
On the Road
Foucault's Pendulum
For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Old Man and the Sea
The Sun Also Rises
A Farewell to Arms
The Brothers Karamazov
The Idiot
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Great Gatsby
The Alchemist
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake
The Catcher in the Rye
A Clockwork Orange
Fahrenheit 451
A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America and the Appalachian Trail
I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Notes on Returning to America After 20 Years Away
Aesop's Fables
The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
The Apache Wars
Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
We Learn Nothing: Essays
Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives
Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration
The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead