Lindy Library

Lindy Library

Sum of Experiences

I believe we’re all shaped by the sum of our many experiences. At the most influential level the biggest factors that shape us includes our families, where we were raised, and who we call our friends.

Among our environment and surroundings, I also believe a big aspect of what goes into developing our world-view is the content we consume.

The books we read.

The movies we watch.

The Facebook Videos and YouTube Videos.

The 60 second Instagram vids and IGTV. The snapchats, tweets and TikToks.

On this page I’ve arranged my favorite content. Some of these are from my favorite authors and thought leaders. Others are personal mentors and teachers of mine.

The medium of content ranges from books to digital courses, tweets to YouTube Videos.

At the core, I follow these individuals deeply because they all represent values and virtues I strive to work towards.I want to share what I’ve learned from these giants that I’ve had the privilege to stand upon.

This page is titled “Lindy Library” because of the Lindy Effect. It’s a term popularized by philosopher Nassim Taleb stating that how long something’s been around is a great indicator of how much longer it’ll last.

In other words timeless material tend to stay timeless. When reading material it pays dividends to revisit the classics. In this case, these are my classics. (Published: Oct 12, 2019, Updated: Jul 16, 2022)

Public Material That's Shaped Me

1. (Health, Wealth, Love). One Simple Talk That Will Change Your Life by Tai Lopez.

2. (Happiness, Fulfillment, Meaning) Your Life Journey by Ray Dalio (Added June 19, 2022)

3. (Perspective, Time) Life is Too Short for Bullshit by Paul Graham (Added July 16, 2022). This is an article that's made an imprint on me after revisiting it over the past several years. Lately I've been embracing it full-on. If there's any bullshit, I'll face it, I'll remove it, I'll challenge it. This forces me to live to a higher standard but life's short, 1 second of more bullshit in my life is 1 second too many.

4. (Perspective) Ed Mylett Speech (Added June 28, 2022). I got the chance to see Ed Mylett talk back in 2018 and again in 2022. He always talks about how he believes the end of our lives we all meet our maker and we'll get to see who we could have been. That he's chasing that person everyday.

5. (Love, Happiness, Fulfillment, Meaning) Harvard study, almost 80 years old, has proved that embracing community helps us live longer, and be happier, Harvard Gazette

6. (Perspective / Philosophy / Time) "Timelapse of the Future: A Journey to the End of Time (4K)"

7. (Perspective) “One Life, No Regrets”, “6 Minutes for the Next 60 Years of Your Life”, by Gary Vee

8. (Perspective / Time / Life) “On The Shortness of Life” by Seneca

9. (Perspective / Life) The Fourth Turning: What past generations can teach us about our future by Tony Robbins & Neil Howe.  "Hard times create strong people. Strong people create good times. Good times create weak people. Weak people create hard times". The first time I came across this saying it left a lasting impression. Archetypes and seasons of history, the volatility of life, the ups-and downs, it brings me peace how that's the natural order and equilibrium of life. What goes up must come down. But what goes down tends to have buoyancy to go up. (Added: July 8, 2022)

10. (Longevity) What Causes Chronic Disease by Jeff Nobbs

11. (Longevity) How to Train for the “Centenarian Olympics”, "Exercising for Longevity" Peter Attia (Added June 19, 2022)

12. (Longevity) Peter Attia on Zone 2 and Zone 5 Training, Peter Attia (Added June 19, 2022)

13. (Wealth > Productivity, Efficiency) “Productivity Advice For The Weird”, Ramit Sethi

14. (Wealth > Productivity) “These two men paid over $650,000 for lunch with Warren Buffett—here are 3 things they learned” by Warren Buffett

15. (Wealth) Finally Wealthy, Naval Ravikant Two profound lines.

16. (Wealth) “How To Get Rich Without Getting Lucky”, Periscope, by Naval

17. (Health > Mindset) “A Day With Firas Zahabi”, “Mental Toughness” with Firas Zahabi

18. (Artificial Intelligence, Shortness of Time) Wait But Why [Blog]

19. (Health > Happiness > Jiu-Jitsu, Self-Defense) “Intro to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: Part 1 — The History” with Rener Gracie [YouTube]

20. (Health, Wealth) Sam Ovens [YouTube]

21. (Health > Mindset) “Don’t Live In Extremes” by a Monk

22. (Wealth) The Evolution of Trust. This is a game that teaches the concept of Game Theory. It's served me well when it comes to navigating social relationships from business to personal relationships. The key concept that's interesting here is that through iterated interactions, reciprocity with room for forgiveness leads to maximized outcome versus any other method of play (Choosing to always trust, always betray, copy cat). Added November 5, 2022. I first heard played this game in 2018 and was reminded on what an important framework this is when navigating the world)

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