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Background: I was inspired by Brandon Quittem & David Perell to create this page. I wanted to identify and share the pieces of media had the most impact on my worldview and quality of life. The media is divided into these categories: short stories, blog posts, statistics, videos, books, and podcasts from my favorite thinkers.

About These Recommendations (last updated April 2022): There really are no themes. These pieces of media were not just enjoyable to me, they were transformative. They transformed the way I think, shifted the mental models in my head, and lead me down a path I’m grateful to be on.

If you’re picking up what I’m putting down or am on the same frequency please don’t hesitate to share a piece of content that’s impacted you, with me on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Most Impactful Writing

Short Stories

The Last Question by Isaac Asimov

Blog Posts

The Day You Became A Better Writer by Scott Adams

Why Software Is Eating The World by Marc Andreesen

The Ulimate Guide To Writing Online by David Perell

11 Reasons Not to Become Famous by Tim Ferriss

Career Decisions by Elad Gil

Aggregation Theory by Ben Thompson

Subtract by Derek Sivers

WTF Happened in 1971 by River Financial

Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions by Shane Parrish

Some Practical Thoughts on Suicide by Tim Ferriss

The Elon Musk Post Series by Tim Urban

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future by Tim Urban

The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence by Tim Urban

The Fermi Paradox by Tim Urban


"About 15% of the population of the world has a headache at any given time."

"It's common for 90% of your waking time spent with your parents to have occurred by age 18"


Ishamel by Daniel Quinn

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt

The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

What Women Want by Tucker Max and Dr. Geoffrey Miller

Stealing Fire by Jamie Wheal and Steven Kotler

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness by Eric Jorgenson

The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous

Basic Economics by Thomas Sowell


YouTube Shorts

Denali - a tribute to man's best friend

Alan Watts - Acceptance of Death

Wrigley Field Like You've Never Seen It Before | Drone Fly Through of the Ballpark, Clubhouse & More

Slaughter Bots by DUST

Conor McGregor It was all a Dream


Life is happening for you and not to you

Conor McGregor Van Gogh quote

Sports Moments

2016 NBA Finals Mini-Movie

Conor McGregor's 13-Second KO of Jose Aldo

Jorge Masvidal Delivers the Fastest KO in UFC History Over Ben Askren

Holly Holm vs. Ronda Rousey Highlights (Holm Shocks The World)

Movie Clips

"Your Move Chief" from Good Will Hunting

Senior Partners Emergency Meeting from Margin Call

Tiny Dancer from Almost Famous

'My Boy's Wicked Smart' from Good Will Hunting

Tyler Durden Speech from Fight Club

Bar Scene from Inglorious Bastards

Florida Housing Market from The Big Short

Final Poker Scence from Rounders

Favorite Podcasts - Original Thinking

“Stay awake and build stuff, do the hard thing, and above all be kind”

— Jamie Wheal

Jamie Wheal

Spirituality & Religion explained through Historical Texts, Outdoor Exploration, and Extreme Sports

Rebel WIsdom: Collective Sensemaking in an Age of Existential Risk, Jamie Wheal

Singularity University Summits: Our Best Selves | Jamie Wheal | SU Global Summit

Rebel Wisdom: Making Sense of Sensemaking: Daniel Schmachtenberger, Jamie Wheal, Jordan Hall

Rebel Wisdom: How to spot a cult, Jamie Wheal

Rebel Wisdom: War on Sensemaking 3, the Infinite Game: Jamie Wheal

Neurohacker Collective: HomeGrown Humans - Daniel Schmachtenberger - Sensemaking - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Future Thinkers: Sense-Making In Chaos - Jamie Wheal

Neurohacker Collective: HomeGrown Humans - Dr. Gabor Maté - Trauma - Hosted by Jamie Wheal

Impact Theory: Can We Save Humanity? Jamie Wheal on Saving a Global Culture on the Brink of Collapse

The School of Greatness: UNLOCK THE POWER Of Your Mind For PEAK PERFORMANCE Today! | Jamie Wheal & Lewis Howes

TedX Black Rock City: Altered States to Altered Traits: Hacking Flow

Future Thinkers: Sense-Making In Chaos - Jamie Wheal

Flow Genome Project: Surviving & Thriving During VUCA Conditions

Kyle Kingsbury Podcast: Jamie Wheal

Consciousness Hacking: Jamie Wheal - Pitfalls & Potentials of the Psychedelic Renaissance | Awakened Futures Summit 2019

Spirit Plant Medicine: Jamie Wheal The Pitfalls and Potentials of Transformational Culture

Spirit Plant Medicine: SPMC 2019 A Deeper Dive with Jamie Wheal - Pt. 2

Future Thinkers: Jamie Wheal - Live Q&A with Future Thinkers Members

Consciousness Hacking: Jamie Wheal | Awakened Futures Summit 2020


Center for Humane Technology: How to Make Meaning in Challenging Times — with Jamie Wheal

Flow Genome Project: Jesse Elder & Jamie Wheal - Freaky Fridays

Freedom Pact: 'The 4 Families That Have Broken Western Civilisation' | Jamie Wheal

Jamie Wheal Fan: Jamie Wheal - Recapture the Rapture (Part 1/2): End of Times for Stellar Minds!

Jamie Wheal Fan: Jamie Wheal - Jamie Wheal - Recapture the Rapture (Part 2/2) : Simulation Theory

Jamie Wheal Fan: Jamie Wheal - Recapture the Rapture (Part 3)

Jamie Wheal Fan: Jamie Wheal - Maslow's Pyramid Scheme

Wellness Force: 209 Jamie Wheal: The Altered States Economy

Tucker Max

Dating & Mental Health

The Mikhaila Peterson: Tucker Max #50

Michael Malice: Tucker Max - In There - "YOUR WELCOME" Episode #121

Modern Widsom: Personal Growth, Dating & Psychedelics | TUCKER MAX | Modern Wisdom Podcast 136

The Aubrey Marcus Podcast: AMP #60 - Mating, Dating, & Fulfillment with Tucker Max

Self Made Man: How To Become The Man / Women You Want... Tucker Max

James Altucher: SPEAK YOUR TRUTH OR BE SILENCED with Tucker Max | The James Altucher Show

Tim Ferriss

Fitness, Cooking, Business, and Mental Health

Peter Attia MD: #01 – Tim Ferriss: depression, psychedelics, and emotional resilience

Jocko Podcast: #50 w/ Tim Ferriss: Darkness & How to Stay on the Path

Marie Forleo: Tim Ferriss Interview: How to Overcome Fear, Practice Self Love & Build a Writing Routine

Naval Ravikant

Startups, Writing, Game Theory, Evolution, Happiness, and Technology

The Full Story of Naval Ravikant | The Angel Philosopher | The Knowledge Project

Joe Rogan Experience #1309 - Naval Ravikant

How to Get Rich - Naval's Podcast

Chris Dixon and Naval Ravikant — The Wonders of Web3 And Much More | The Tim Ferriss Show

Naval Ravikant on Happiness, Reducing Anxiety, Crypto Stablecoins, and More | The Tim Ferriss Show

Naval Ravikant — The Person I Call Most for Startup Advice | The Tim Ferriss Show (Podcast)

Naval Ravikant Interview (Full Episode) | The Tim Ferriss Show (Podcast)

Balaji Srinivasan

Crypto, Technology, Governance, Politics, Networks, Biology, and History

Balaji Srinivasan | The Networked State | Knowledge Project 134

Balaji Srinivasan on Bitcoin, The Great Awokening, Reputational Civil War, and Much More

The Reckoning to Come: A Conversation with Balaji Srinivasan (Episode #259)

The Breakdown of Trust with Balaji Srinivasan & Glenn Greenwald - What Bitcoin Did

Revolutionary Ideologies | The Balaji Series | Episode 4 (WiM118)

Journalism in the 21st Century | The Balaji Series | Episode 5 (WiM119)

The Centralized East vs. The Decentralized West | The Balaji Series | Episode 6 (WiM120)

Quantifying and Qualifying Decentralization | The Balaji Series | Episode 7 (WiM121)

Bitcoin and Supranational Sovereignty | The Balaji Series | Episode 2 (WiM116)

E48: The role of decentralization, China/US break down & more with Bestie Guestie Balaji Srinivasan

Balaji S. Srinivasan: The Network State

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