Authors I Follow
This is a simple list of authors I follow. I’ll continue to add to this post over time.
This isn’t just about the books they wrote. It includes articles they write, podcasts they host or have appeared on, social media accounts they manage, or videos they were in.
Once I find someone that I admire, it usually leads to a continuous journey. And in that rabbit hole sometimes I find other books, authors, mediums. It doesn’t ever end—in a good way that is.
Since I just heard this individual on Cal Fussman’s podcast, he is top of mind right now. To a point where I sought out other podcast appearances of this person. At this moment, I am listening to him being interviewed on The James Altucher Show — the episode titled, “Competition is for Losers”.
The first author I will mention is…
My aunt gifted me Ryan Holiday’s book, “The Obstacle is the Way” a few years ago. It fast became one of my favorite books. And since I received it as a gift, I’ve gifted it to others.
Ryan Holiday is more than just that book. His thoughts on stoicism (making it actually interesting unlike many of my middle school teachers), his way to simplify the work one does, his ideas on self-reflection, reading, writing, and marketing all lead to clearer thoughts, motivation, less excuses, and more execution. And he inspired me to read the book, “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelias, The Modern Library version—which I highly recommend because well it was the version Holiday recommended. Reading thoughts from the Roman Emperor you may think would be a dated ritual—instead you are blown away by how applicable his thoughts are to our lives today.
I will continue to follow Ryan closely. He is someone that keeps me refining myself and my business.
Speaking of Gary Vaynerchuk. He’s next up…