Mind, Heart and Life Changing Books That Have Fundamentally Shaped Me

The Steve Jobs biography

Thomas Merton’s The Way of Chuang Tzu and New Seeds of Contemplation

Tao Te Ching

Journey to Ixtlan and Tales of Power (though I recommend you read the whole Carlos Castaneda series)

Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa, translated by Charles S. Terry

The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi

Alice Waters and Chez Panisse


The Alchemist

The Prophet

Worldly Virtues

Doctrine of the Buddha

The Celestine Prophecy

On the Road and The Dharma Bums by Kerouac

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind and Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Zen Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki

The Eight Human Talents: Restore the Balance and Serenity within You with Kundalini Yoga

Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill

A Brief History of Time

Kaffir Boy: An Autobiography–The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa

Life of Pi

The Heart of Understanding: Commentaries on the Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra by Thich Nhat Hanh

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