books

A few of my favorite and most influential books.

Disclaimer: I rate books along three axes a) how much impact does it have on how I experience the world/behave, b) what did I learn and how useful is it, and c) how much fun did I have reading this.
Three body problem
Non Violent Communication
Siddhartha
Slaughterhouse Five
Half the Sky
Shoe Dog
here's a doc of some books I’ve read.
Feel free to leave comments to suggest more books I should read

articles/experiences

The Thriving World, The Wilting World, and You by Anand Giridharadas
80,000 Hours Career Guide
What You Can't Say by Paul Graham
Why Smart People Have Bad Ideas by Paul Graham
Trust by Nicky Case
How To Build Your Tribe by Marc Chernoff
Atlas of Emotions
Mental Models by Slava Akhmechet

quotes

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man"
George Bernard Shaw
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing."
Muhammad Ali
"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square hole. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."
Steve Jobs
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing"
Theodore Roosevelt