Recommendations

Every now and then, I come across a blog, a book, a piece of software, a product, or something else that I like so much that I want to share it with you. Here are some of these things that I find genuinely great.

Blogs

Bicycle Dutch by Mark Wagenbuur: all about cycling in The Netherlands.

JL Collins NH: the simple path to wealth.

Mr. Money Mustache by Peter Adeney: financial freedom through badassity.

Raptitude by David Cain: getting better at being human.

Steve Pavlina’s blog.

Zen Habits by Leo Babauta.

Books

10% Happier by Dan Harris.

1984 by George Orwell.

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

Human Transit by Jarrett Walker.

If This is a Man by Primo Levi.

The Joy of Not Working by Ernie Zelinski.

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl.

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi.

On Writing Well by William Zinsser.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey.

The Name of the Wind, and its sequel The Wise Man’s Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss.

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer.

Waking Up by Sam Harris.

You can take a look at my Goodreads profile too.

Companies

Antagonist, my web host.

Fizzle, an online community for indie entrepreneurs.

TransferWise, to send money abroad cheaply.

Vanguard: the original index investing company.

WorkCycles: handmade Dutch bikes.

Software

Nozbe: a task management app loosely based on Gettings Things Done that hits the sweet spot between simplicity and advanced functionality.

OmniFocus: the king of Getting Things Done software.

Other

The Bogleheads: investing advice inspired by Jack Bogle.

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History, my favorite podcast.

LibreOffice: an open source office suite.

OpenStreetMap: an open source map of the world.

The School of Life, founded by British philosopher Alain de Botton.

The West Wing, my favorite TV show.

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Cream: hands down my favorite hand moisturizer.

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