My Top Finds of 2021

A comprehensive list of all my favorite books, YouTube videos, blogs, and more from 2021.

This is a special 'Friday Finds' post. The following is a comprehensive list of all my favorites from 2021.

YouTube Videos

Productivity

International Relations

Finance

Philosophy

  1. Rethinking Humanity
  2. Why do people join cults?
  3. Plato - The Allegory of the Cave (This is the best animation I've found)
  4. How to Think For Yourself

YouTube Channels

  1. Invest Answers. James Mullarney has the best finance information on YouTube.
  2. Dave Lee on Investing. Dave makes great videos about investing (mostly Tesla).
  3. Heresy Financial. Joe Brown makes great videos that simplify personal finance and economics.
  4. Jake Tran. The best finance and business related documentaries.
  5. David Perell. David talks about writing and creating an audience online. All of his videos are great.
  6. Coin Bureau. This is the best channel for learning about obscure cryptocurrencies that aren't worth a "deep dive" yet.
  7. Whiteboard crypto. Crypto info made easy.
  8. Jason Blaha. The best fitness education channel. Mostly focused on strength training.

Podcast Episodes

  1. Yeonmi Park on Jordan Peterson's Podcast. My favorite podcast of the year. Yeonmi was born in North Korea. She explains the horrors of the country in this podcast.
  2. Elon Musk on Lex Fridman's Podcast On Tesla, SpaceX, tech, etc.
  3. Michael Saylor on Saifedean Ammous' Podcast On Bitcoin, investing, and debt.
  4. Ray Dalio on Lex Fridman's Podcast On investing, success, and the changing world order.
  5. Peter Thiel Interview On investing, history, and politics.
  6. Raoul Pal on Robert Breedlove's Podcast On the macroeconomic landscape.

Podcasts

  1. All-in Podcast. 4 rich guys (Chamath Palihapitiya, David Sacks, David Friedberg, and Jason Calacanis) talk about current events and investing.
  2. What is money? The host (Robert Breedlove) has on guests to talk about Bitcoin, Austrain economics, and other related topics.

Blogs

  1. The Day You Became a Better Writer by Scott Adams. A short post that I reference for almost all of my writing.
  2. Farnam Street Blog. One of the best places to learn about mental models from the sciences and humanities.

Books

My 12 favorite books of 2021.

  1. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson. I recommend this book the most. It is a guide to wealth and happiness. Promotes making money online and investing.
  2. The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous. The best Bitcoin book.
  3. The Fiat Standard by Saifedean Ammous
  4. The Future is Faster Than You Think by Peter Diamandis
  5. Principles by Ray Dalio
  6. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  7. The Evolution of Desire by David Buss
  8. Mastering the Market Cycle by Howard Marks
  9. The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks
  10. The Dao of Capital by Mark Spitznagel
  11. Competing in the Age of AI by Marco Iansiti
  12. Investing: The Last Liberal Art by Robert Hagstrom

Music

3 songs that have perfect lyrics, vocals, and production.

  1. Off The Grid (Autograf Remix) by Alina Baraz
  2. Ex by Ojikae
  3. Take Me Away by Sinead Harnett

Other

  1. Mostrecommendedbooks.com. A website with a bunch of successful people's reading lists.
  2. Ghost. The website hosting platform that is powering this blog.
  3. Celsius. A crypto wallet app that holds your crypto (Bitcoin, Ethereum) and gives you ~6% APY. It's a great passive income source. I've only been using it for 2 months and made $120. Not sponsored, I just like the service. This is a referral code to earn $50 in Bitcoin when you transfer $400 or more into your Celsisus account: 179172fb3e