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These lists are non-exhaustive, unordered and ever changing. I take suggestions....

The Book List

Growth

  • Four Hour WorkWeek - Tim Ferriss
  • ReWork - David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Friedman
  • Steal Like An Artist - Austin Kleon 
  • SmartCuts - Shane Snow
  • Show Your Work - Austin Kleon
  • Is It Just Me? - Whoopi Goldberg
  • The Art of Non Conformity - Chris Guillebeau
  • Daring Greatly - Brene Brown
  • Work Rules - Laszlo Bock

Novels

  • Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • We Need New Names - NoViolet Bulawayo
  • The Thing Around Your Neck - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • The Other Side of Paradise - Stacey Ann Chin
  • The Clifton Chronicles (series) - Jeffrey Archer

Music List

  • Protoje
  • Chronixx
  • Matisyahu
  • Kabaka Pyramid
  • Damian Marley
  • Rebekah (B. Steady) Steadwell

Personalities

Even in a guru free world (see Chris Guillebeau), there are people with interesting ideas and helpful processes that can open your mind and world, I enjoyed watching many of their interviews and reading a lot of the works of the following: 

  • Michael Manley 
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - We should all be feminists
  • Brené Brown - Vulnerability is good
  • Gary Vaynerchuk - Hustle hard
  • Chase Jarvis - Use what you have, be the best at it
  • Sir Ken Robinson - Find your element, do that.

 

Shows

  • Sherlock 
  • Elementary
  • EndGame (discontinued :sadpanda: )
  • Most of Netflix Originals (mad respect to their hustle!)
    • Dear White People
    • House of Cards
    • Homecoming King
    • Daredevil 
    • Luke Cage
    • Master of None
    • ....too many to name