I read to learn. Whenever I crack open a book, it’s often with the intention of expanding my knowledge. I consider self education to be one of the most important qualities you can develop. To stay afloat in the age that we’re living in, you should never stop learning.
Whenever I read, I take notes. Since becoming a better reader in recent years, this process has evolved for me. I started first by jotting down takeaways in notebooks. Next, I progressed to compiling key concepts in my Apple Notes. Now, I’ve decided to make another shift, and start sharing my notes here on my website.
This idea is hardly original. In fact, seeing a few other people on the web post book notes inspired me to do the same. Nat Eliason, James Clear, Dean Yeong, and Derek Sivers are a few people who come to mind.
Below you’ll find links to pages that include critical takeaways from books I’ve read. They’re not listed in any particular order, but each book listed is a book I’d recommend. Check back here often or subscribe to my email list to find out when I add more notes.
- The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey
- The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
- What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly
- West by West: My Charmed, Tormented Life by Jerry West and Jonathan Coleman
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
- Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
- Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan
- Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
- Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Prisig
- How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan