Joseph Ruocco

Republic (Plato)

A conversation in 12 books. It asks the question 'why should people do good things?' and also the question 'are people punished for doing bad things?'. Plato said that people should not do bad things because people who do bad things end up unhappy. However, people who do good things end up happy.

Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

A blueprint for living in a Black Swan world

Skin In The Game: Hidden Assymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Skin in the Game is having a measurable risk when taking a major decision— and it is necessary for fairness, commercial efficiency, and risk management, as well as being necessary to understand the world. The Last book of the Incerto

The Power Bible by Brendon Lemon and William Beteet

The core of The Power Bible is how to light the mastery and confidence in yourself, at a deep internal level. And using that confidence outwards to clearly see the various frames and agendas being used by the people around you. - James Altucher

The Truth by Neil Strauss

Insights about dating, love and commitments.

Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

Two years, two months, and two days near Walden Pond. Thoreau makes precise scientific observations of nature as well as metaphorical and poetic uses of natural phenomena.