Get lifetime access to my database of 100+ hand-curated Lindy Books. You will get:
• Access to the Notion Database of 100+ Lindy Books.
• Searchable by topic/genre.
• Psychology, Microeconomics, Game Theory, Philosophy, Management etc.
💡 The inspiration
I was inspired to create this list after listening to a podcast episode from Naval about the importance of reading foundational books. I realized that I was spending way too much time reading mostly junk non-fiction books that were not giving me a foundational understanding of the world. You can listen to the clip below where Naval explains why we need to read more Lindy books. 👇🏼
📚 What are Lindy Books?
In my experience, there are three kinds of books
Books that explain an idea. (Most Non-Fiction books)
Books that keep you entertained. (Fiction)
Books that change the way you see the world. (Lindy Books)
The books that are worth deep reading and re-reading usually fall into the third category. Such books are like powerful seeds that hold the potential to start cultural, political, and scientific revolutions.
Such books stay relevant and discussed for multiple generations to come. As time passes, instead of disappearing into obscurity, these books become more prominent. In other words, they age in reverse. There’s a name to this phenomenon: The Lindy Effect.
According to the Lindy effect, the longer something has been around (like a book or technology), chances are the longer it will survive. Lindy books are the ones that are foundational in a domain and have stood the test of time. Lindy books are hence those rare but incredibly valuable books that change the way we perceive the world.
📈 Nassim Taleb About Lindy Books
"The best filtering heuristic consists in taking into account the age of books and scientific papers. Books that are one year old are usually not worth reading (a very low probability of having the qualities for “surviving”), no matter the hype and how “earth-shattering” they may seem to be.
So, I follow the Lindy effect as a guide in selecting what to read: books that have been around for ten years will be around for ten more; books that have been around for two millennia should be around for quite a bit of time, and so forth." - Nassim Taleb (Author, Antifragile)
📋 why the notion database ?
I created the Lindy book list as a Notion database for the following reasons.
Easy to filter based on the book title, tags, author, year.
Accessible on the go.
Can be duplicated for making your own book notes or adding more books on your own.
Gallery view gives a nice catalog-style visual organization.
Here's a small demo of the database that shows you how to best use it. 👇🏼
P.S: In the video, I talk about advanced filtering based on tags. I later realized that the recipients of the database don't have access to the advanced filter. Nevertheless, you will be able to use the "search" bar to filter the items based on the book title, author, tags, etc.
❌ what this is not
This is not a list of "latest bestsellers". So don't expect this list to include all the so-called popular books.
This is not a comprehensive list of Lindy Books. The collection will be improved over time.
These are not easy books to read. Many of them are long and scientific in nature. So this is not for someone who wants to signal that he read 50 books /year.
This is a curated "list" of Lindy Books, NOT the actual books themselves. You will have to purchase them separately via the Amazon links provided.
Religious books and subject textbooks are not included.
✅ 100% refund promise
If you're not 100% satisfied with the purchase, or it's not what you were expecting, just send me a DM on Twitter within 30 days, and you'll get a full refund. No questions asked.
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