Tommy Liu
Here are some reads / resources that form the basis of my understanding of the world...
Technology
Bitcoin Whitepaper: The original whitepaper by Satoshi Nakamoto (the 🐐)
Code is Law: Blockchains as a regulatory technology
System Dynamics: Stock and flow modeling & systems steering / governance
Society & Politics
The Dictator's Handbook: Why bad behavior is almost always good politics.
Creature from Jekyll Island: History of how we arrived at today's modern financial system.
Broken Money: Why Our Financial System is Failing Us and How We Can Make it Better: Synapsis over the evolution of monetary systems, how modern-day money is created & destroyed, what we can expect ahead of us.
The Rise & Fall of the 3rd Reich: How the Nazi regime came to existence, the ideologies & motivations that fueled an entire nation's people.
Philosophy
Meaningness: A blog that introduces different frameworks of purpose & meaning.
The Holy Bible: Although I am not religious anymore, I think it is essential for anyone who wants to understand the radical movement that was Christianity and how its ideologies / teachings propelled us to a much more egalitarian society. Also serves as a good basis of morality & ethics with easy-to-remember stories.
Trusting Oneself & Another: Guide on how to accept one-self & undo the expectations that society has placed on you.
Zen Mind, Beginners Mind: Book on meditation, mindfulness, being present & limiting desire.
Misc.
When Breath Becomes Air: Story of a neurosurgeon who is battling late-stage cancer. A really moving story & touches on questions of mortality & purpose.