Favorite Things

Nonfiction

  1. Anatomy of Peace by The Arbinger Institute
  2. Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  3. The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane
  4. In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
  5. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  6. A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
  7. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
  8. 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
  9. Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  10. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** by Mark Manson


Runners Up

  • (?? How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie)
  • (?? The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by)
  • (?? The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck)
  • (?? Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig)
  • (?? Drive by Dan Pink)
  • (?? The Revolution by Ron Paul)
  • (?? The Thank-You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuck)
  • (?? Rework by DHH)
  • (?? Start with Why by Simon Sinek)
  • (?? Seven Habits by Stephen Covey)
  • (?? I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi)
  • (?? Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes)
  • (?? The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor)
  • (?? Quiet by Susan Cain)
  • (?? Warfighting (MCDP1) by United States Marine Corps)


Novels

  1. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  2. Peter Pan by James Barrie
  3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  4. The Chronicles of Prydain (yes, all 5 books) by Lloyd Alexander
  5. The Once and Future King by T. H. White
  6. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  7. The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
  8. Timeline by Michael Crichton
  9. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  10. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin *


Runners Up

  • ?? The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
  • ?? Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis
  • ?? King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard
  • ?? The Silmarillion by J. R. R. Tolkien
  • ?? Shogun by James Clavell
  • ?? Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  • ?? Beowulf by Unknown
  • ?? The Twilight of the Gods by Wagner
  • ?? The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
  • ?? Peter and the Starcatchers series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
  • ?? Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
  • ?? The Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle
  • Hmm. Common Theme: Character, Adventure, Imagination?


Coffee-Table Books

  1. How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee
  2. Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
  3. Twenty Odd Ducks by Lynn Truss
  4. The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss
  5. The Explorer's Guild: A Passage to Shambhala by X and Kevin Costner
  6. S. by Doug Dorst and J.J. Abrams
  7. Hyrule Historia by, uh, Nintendo?
  8. The Best Camera by Chase Jarvis


Internet Personalities

  1. Tim Ferriss http://tim.blog
  2. Ramit Sethi http://iwillteachyoutoberich.com
  3. Jordan B. Peterson https://jordanbpeterson.com
  4. MKBHD http://mkbhd.com
  5. Tim Grahl https://booklaunch.com
  6. Tim Schafer http://doublefine.com (Man, a lot of Tims on here)
  7. Chase Jarvis http://chasejarvis.com
  8. Kelly Starret
  9. Gary Vaynerchuck https://garyvaynerchuk.com


Runners Up

  • ? Brene Brown
  • ? Kevin Rose
  • ? Shawn Achor
  • ? Jerry Seinfeld
  • ? Stephen Colbert
  • ? Stephen Curry
  • ? Snazzy Labs
  • ? http://Mises.org


Gear

  1. Single, bluetooth earbud
  2. Waterfield Bolt bag
  3. Android Pixel phone
  4. Pixel C tablet
  5. Rose Anvil wallet
  6. Chromecast
  7. ? Nalgene 1L bottle
  8. ? Floss / GUM Softpicks


Software

  1. Photos.Google.com Editing and saving photos. I can't believe you're not using this.
  2. Keep.Google.com Making top-10 lists
  3. Drive.Google.com (/Docs): Writing novels. A I've made crazy complex graphics in Slides. And I admire a fine spreadsheet.
  4. Audible.com (and Overdrive)
  5. PCloud.com (mostly because I got a good deal)
  6. PocketCasts
  7. Music.Google.com
  8. ? Chrome
  9. ? Calendar
  10. ? Gmail
  11. ? Hangouts
  12. ? Fit


Movies

  1. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship, Two Towers, Return of the King (3)
  2. Star Wars: IV, V, VI (3)
  3. Indiana Jones: Raiders and Last Crusade (2)
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Black Pearl
  5. The Matrix
  6. (500) Days of Summer
  7. Inception
  8. Kung Fu Panda
  9. Finding Nemo
  10. U-571


Runners Up

  • ? Contact
  • ? The Rocketeer
  • ? Disney's Peter Pan
  • ? The Sandlot
  • ? The Emperor's New Groove
  • ? Gravity (also Apollo 13)
  • ? The Man Who Knew Too Little
  • ? True Grit
  • ? Shanghai Noon
  • ? Maverick
  • ? Unbreakable
  • ? Groundhog Day
  • ? Kingdom of Heaven/ Last Samurai/ Troy
  • ? Seven Years in Tibet
  • ? Count of Monte Cristo
  • ? Braveheart
  • Common Theme: Smart Comic-Book Adventures or Sci-Fantasy


Television

  1. Gargoyles
  2. Spider-Man TAS
  3. Seinfeld
  4. Avatar the Last Airbender (+ Korra)
  5. Stranger Things
  6. Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
  7. Sherlock
  8. Father Ted
  9. Double Fine Adventure ( https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIhLvue17Sd7F6pU2ByRRb0igiI-WKk3D )


YouTube Videos

  1. Keynes and Hayek Fight of the Century
  2. Lars Anderson: A New Level of Archery
  3. Papyrus: https://youtu.be/jVhlJNJopOQ
  4. Shawn Achor TED Happiness at Work
  5. Running on Water
  6. Tim Ferriss Merrell Sports Whatever


Videogames

  1. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  2. StarCraft 2
  3. The Curse of Monkey Island
  4. NBA Jam Tournament Edition
  5. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  6. Mario 64
  7. Mega Man X
  8. Jedi Knight (+ JKII)
  9. Assassin's Creed ODYSSEY (+ let's face it, the whole series)
  10. Super Mario Bros (NES +)


Runners Up

  1. Braid
  2. Portal
  3. Psychonauts
  4. Grim Fandango
  5. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
  6. Yoshi's Island
  7. Quake III, Unreal Tournament
  8. Half-Life


Mobile Games

  1. Fancy Pants [action platformer]
  2. Cordy 2 [action platformer]
  3. Oceanhorn [Zelda clone, storied action adventure]
  4. Super Phantom Cat 1&2 [artful Mario clone, action platformer]
  5. Limbo [dark storied, puzzle platformer]
  6. Thomas Was Alone [charactered puzzle platformer]
  7. NBA Jam [action sports]
  8. The Banner Saga 1&2 [storied turn-based strategy]
  9. The Cave [storied puzzle platformer]
  10. Broken Age [storied graphic adventure]


Runners Up

  • Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (have to run it on an emulator, but it plays perfectly with a touch screen...)
  • ? Oddmar [storied platformer, amazing animations, not too hard]
  • ? Ultraflow [simple, physics]
  • ? Grim Fandango [storied graphic adventure]
  • ? CounterSpy
  • ? Never Alone
  • ? Beach Buggy 2 [Mario Kart] Playing a game with in-game purchases, particularly ones that have a pay-to-win setup, is like gambling against the house. The odds are against you, and it is a fool's game. Unfortunately, because some do beat the house, there are many fools, and the industry thrives. I think it's good to set rules for yourself that you won't gamble against the house and you won't play a game that's pay-to-win.
  • ? Mario Go
  • * iOS Lost Winds [puzzle platformer]