Books Ruan's Bookshelf: Read You Can Be a Stock Market Genius: Uncover the Secret Hiding Places of Stock Market Profits by Joel Greenblatt The Monk and the Riddle: The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur by Randy Komisar Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist by Brad Feld Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age by Paul Graham A Short History of Financial Euphoria by John Kenneth Galbraith Investing: The Last Liberal Art by Robert G. Hagstrom Dune by Frank Herbert Capital Returns: Investing Through the Capital Cycle: A Money Manager's Reports 2002-15 by Edward Chancellor Tao of Charlie Munger: A Compilation of Quotes from Berkshire Hathaway’s Vice Chairman on Life, Business, and the Pursuit of Wealth With Commentary by David Clark by David Clark Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferriss The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Courtship After Marriage: Romance Can Last a Lifetime by Zig Ziglar Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader's Tale of Spectacular Excess by Turney Duff Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management by Roger Lowenstein The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan Post Office by Charles Bukowski Great Expectations by Charles Dickens So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien Macbeth by William Shakespeare One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway Remote: Office Not Required by David Heinemeier Hansson Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul by John Eldredge Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul by John Eldredge Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Animal Farm by George Orwell Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst: A True Story of Inside Information and Corruption in the Stock Market by Daniel Reingold Money Mavericks: Confessions of a Hedge-Fund Manager by Lars Kroijer So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund: Lessons for Managers and Allocators by Ted Seides Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment by Guy Spier The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor by Howard Marks Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor by Seth A. Klarman Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Rework by Jason Fried The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence by Josh Waitzkin The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries The 4 Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss Inferno by Dan Brown Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable about Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destiny by Robin S. Sharma Liar's Poker: Playing the Money Markets by Michael Lewis The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown Deception Point by Dan Brown The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, Fourth Edition, University Edition by Tim Koller Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit by Seth Godin The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey The Martian by Andy Weir Meditations by Marcus Aurelius On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King Share book reviews and ratings with Ruan, and even join a book club on Goodreads.