Books of Jansen

A no-nonsense rundown of the books I’ve read over the years.  I’ve placed an asterisk next to some of my all-time favorites.

If you have any good suggestions for future reads, let me know.

2016
Rework – Jason Fried & DHH
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life – Walter Isaacson
The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday
Originals – Adam Grant
The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaimon
Smartcuts – Shane Snow
Antifragile* – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Crush It! – Gary Vaynerchuk
Venture Capital 101 – Bill Snow
What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars – Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan
Fooled by Randomness* – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Anything You Want – Derek Sivers
The Martian – Andy Weir
Awaken the Giant Within – Tony Robbins
How to Talk to Anyone – Leil Lowndes
So Good They Can’t Ignore You – Cal Newport
2015
The Quest – Daniel Yergin
The Magic of Thinking Big* – David J. Schwartz
The Miracle Morning* – Hal Elrod
The Five Love Languages – Gary D Chapman
Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman
Zero to One* – Peter Thiel
Boomerang – Michael Lewis
Naked Economics – Charles Wheelan and Burton G. Malkiel
Money: Master the Game – Tony Robbins
Stumbling on Happiness – Daniel Gilbert
Abundance* – Peter Diamandis
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future* – Ashlee Vance
Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferrazzi
Bold – Peter Diamandis & Steven Cotler
2014
Steve Jobs* – Walter Isaacson
Flash Boys – Michael Lewis
The Big Short* – Michael Lewis
Super Freakonomics – Stephen J. Dubner & Steven Levitt
David & Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell
Think Like a Freak – Stephen J. Dubner & Steven Levitt
2013
Manage Your Day-to-Day – Various (99U)
2011
Lucid Dreaming – Stephen LaBerge
Decoded – Jay-Z
Poke the Box – Seth Godin
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
2010
Accounts Demystified
Guide to Business Planning – Business Week
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Negotiate to Win
The 4-Hour Work Week* – Tim Ferriss
Vagabonding
100 Ways to Motivate Yourself
The Tipping Point
The First Time Investor
Atlas Shrugged
Shapes: Nature’s Patterns
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Outliers*
Freakonomics*
The Lost Symbol*
Angels & Demons
Gulliver’s Travels
Lolita* – Vladimir Nabokov
Shit My Dad Says – Justin Halpern
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The 4-Hour Body* – Tim Ferriss
Predictably Irrational – Dan Ariely
Other Reads
The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Lord of the Rings (Trilogy) – J.R.R. Tolkein
The Sea Wolf* – Jack London
How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis
The Fountainhead* – Ayn Rand
Lone Survivor – Marcus Lutrell
The Big Rich
The Last Lecture
Common Sense (Glenn Beck)
Common Sense (Thomas Paine)
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