15 Best Foundational Books

My selection of the best foundational books on philosophy, finance, evolution, psychology, and investing to broaden your horizons and build a strong foundation of knowledge.

Strong Foundation of Knowledge

A strong foundation is what supports any structure. And when we talk about our knowledge and our personal development, we should keep this in mind. Almost every field of knowledge has its basic works and books that are foundational to the whole subject.

Here is a list of some fundamental books that we can use if we want to achieve new personal and professional goals.

15 Best Foundational Books

Seneca’s Letters from a Stoic

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Marcus Aurelius

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On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin

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The Selfish Gene

Richard Dawkins

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Carl Sagan

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

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Behave: The Bestselling Exploration of Why Humans Behave as They Do

Robert M Sapolsky

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Economics: The User’s Guide

Ha-Joon Chang

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One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market

Peter Lynch

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The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith

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Marketing 4.0: Moving from Traditional to Digital

Philip Kotler

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Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies

Campbell McConnell



Robert Pindyck

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What Is Mathematics? An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods

Richard Courant

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The Feynman Lectures on Physics

Richard P. Feynman

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«Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the earth»

— Archimedes


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