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Lindy Books


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Yea, Lindy. From the term popularised in Taleb’s Antifragile.
That is how most of the folks I learn from, read.

Shane Parrish uses it as a guide to choose a book.
As do the readers of his blog at Farnam Street.

Vishal Khandelwal1 writes about it on his awesome blog.
And also uses it as a guide to reading for investors.

So these, are my Lindy books.
The ones I cherish and have read ragged and have gifted and own multiple formats of.
The ones I reread every, single, year.

  • The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • Meditations, Marcus Aurelius (the Gregory Hays translation)

  • The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas

  • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, Nassim Nicholas Taleb (one of the few books that changed my life … and made me fall in love with reading all over again)

  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, Cal Newport

  • The Great Mental Models, Shane Parrish

  • Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott

  • The Warren Buffett Shareholder, compilation, Lawrence Cunningham & Stephanie Cuba, editors (short, fun and total catnip to me)


  1. Amazing teacher and the scribbler of the amazing doodle above