Book Summaries, Notes, and Reviews

I read a lot and learn a ton from books. In this page, you can find book summaries, notes, and reviews from books I’ve read, categorized by topic.

I include short snippets and ratings to give you an idea of what you might find interesting. To navigate to specific book summary, click on any linked title.

The notes and summaries are meant to be concise, discussing high-level concepts and lessons. The goal is not to recreate the whole book, but rather the main takeaways and applications.


The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

Zero to One by Peter Theil 10/10. The must-read book before starting a real company and startup entrepreneurs everywhere. An inside look at Peter Thiel’s philosophy and business strategy. How companies can engineer radical changes to create and grow remarkable businesses that shape a better world. Worth reading and re-reading.

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

Remote by Jason Fried

ReWork by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson 10/10. ReWork gives insight on how to improve your business, relationships, productivity, and work environment. Quick and easy to read with lots of actionable ideas, all-around a fantastic book on business and entrepreneurship. The perfect playbook for making it on your own.


The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz


Hooked by Nir Eyal and Ryan Hoover

Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday

Personal Growth

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo 7/10. The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up is much more than a book about cleaning, simplifying and organizing your belongings. It’s also about being intentional with what you choose to own and how that impacts your way of living, thinking, and perspective on life. It’s quite short, I read it in a couple of hours in one go.


Deep Work by Cal Newport 10/10. Deep Work is a guide on how to develop the superpower of deep focus on cognitively-demanding tasks in a distracted world. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate. It covers many examples from real-world experiences and actionable items make implementing these ideas quite straightforward.


The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg


100 Years of Solitude