My 2022 Reading List

Why didn’t anyone tell me I was knocking out 26 books in 2022? That’s too much for how busy my life is. But hey, I read em, I dig em, and I’m stoked on em.

And guess what all that reading means? Drumroll please…..

It’s time for an annual reading list blog! 🎉

I went through a range of topics this year – from self-help and minimalism, to investing and startups. 

Maybe a few of these will land on your reading list soon. Let me know if you check any of them out 🤘

  1. Twelve and a Half: Leveraging the Emotional Ingredients Necessary for Business Success by Gary Vaynerchuk
  2. No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram by Sarah Frier
  3. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness by Eric Jorgenson
  4. The Bullish Case for Bitcoin by Vijay Boyapati
  5. Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions by Russell Brand
  6. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Eyal Nir
  7. Surf Is Where You Find It: The Wisdom of Waves, Any Time, Anywhere, Any Way by Gerry Lopez
  8. Cypherpunks by Julian Assange
  9. Make No Small Plans: Lessons on Thinking Big, Chasing Dreams, and Building Community by Elliot Bisnow
  10. Coffeehouse Investor by Bill Schultheis
  11. 12 Notes on Life and Creativity by Quincy Jones
  12. Cocaine + Surfing by Chas Smith
  13. The Surfer and The Sage by Noah benShea and Shaun Tomson
  14. Build by Tony Fadell 
  15. Sprint by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky
  16. Essentialism (Re-read) by Greg McKeown
  17. Effortless by Greg McKeown
  18. It Doesn’t Have To Be Crazy At Work (re-read) by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
  19. The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future by Sebastian Mallaby
  20. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin
  21. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
  22. Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life by Luke Burgis
  23. Love People, Use Things: Because the Opposite Never Works by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
  24. The Art of Community: Seven Principles for Belonging by Charles Vogl
  25. Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky
  26. The Great CEO Within: The Tactical Guide to Company Building by Matt Mochary

Now that you’ve gone through that list, you’re probably asking “where’s the blurb on each one?”

To that, I say, essentialism baby — you have the info you need to dive deeper.

– AJM

p/alexmedick · @ajmedick

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Alex Medick is an entrepreneur, marketer, and occasional investor from Las Vegas, Nevada.

If you want to jam about startups, growth, product, Bitcoin, punk rock, or surfing – he’s your guy.(more)

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