Rodrigo Hänggi

Researcher, designer, software writer, mover, hobby philosopher and lifelong learner.

"You should be extending your stay among writers whose genius is unquestionable, deriving constant nourishment from them if you wish to gain anything from your reading that will find a lasting place in your mind."
– Seneca

Literature / Philosophy

  1. Dostoevesky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment
  2. Thoreau, Henry David: Walden
  3. Palahniuk, Chuck: Fight Club
  4. Orwell, George: Animal Farm
  5. Irvine, William: A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
  6. Seneca: Letters from a Stoic
  7. Seneca: On the Shortness of Life
  8. Aurelius, Marcus: Meditations
  9. Hadot, Pierre: The Inner Citadel: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
  10. Epictetus: Discourses, Fragments, Handbook
  11. Millman, Dan: Way of the Peaceful Warrior
  12. Lee, Bruce: Striking Thoughts
  13. Deida, David: The Way of the Superior Man
  14. Suzuki, Shunryu: Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
  15. Bevelin, Peter: Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger
  16. Frankl, Viktor: Man's Search for Meaning
  17. Huxley, Aldous: Brave New World


  1. Newport, Carl: Deep Work
  2. Taleb, Nassim Nicholas: Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
  3. Taleb, Nassim Nicholas: Skin in the Game: The Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
  4. Campbell, Joseph: The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  5. Adams, Scott: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
  6. Greene, Robert: The 48 Laws of Power
  7. Greene, Robert: Mastery
  8. Carnegie, Dale: How to Win Friends and Influence People
  9. Gawande, Atul: The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right


  1. Peterson, Jordan: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
  2. Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly: Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
  3. Kahneman, Daniel: Thinking, Fast and Slow
  4. Peterson, Jordan: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief
  5. Jung, Carl: Modern Man in Search of a Soul
  6. Skogemann, Pia: Where The Shadows Lie: A Jungian Interpretation Of Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings
  7. Cialdini, Robert: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion


  1. Kuroyanagi, Tetsuko: Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window
  2. Brown, Peter: Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning


  1. Dalio, Ray: Principles: Life and Work
  2. Ferriss, Timothy: The 4-Hour Work-week
  3. Klement, Alan: When Coffee & Kale Compete
  4. Christensen, Clayton: Competing Against Luck
  5. Sierra, Kathy: Badass: Making Users Awesome
  6. Fried, Jason; Heinemeier Hansson, David: Rework
  7. Willink, Jocko; Babin, Leif: Extreme Ownership


  1. Alexander, Christopher: Notes on the Synthesis of Form
  2. Papanek, Victor: Design for the Real World
  3. Monteiro, Mike: Design is a Job
  4. Hall, Erika: Just Enough Research
  5. Krug, Steve: Don't Make Me Think, Revisited
  6. Gause, Donald: Are Your Lights On?

Computer Science / Programming

  1. Metz, Sandy: 99 Bottles of OOP
  2. Metz, Sandy: Practical Object Oriented Design in Ruby
  3. Beck, Kent: Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns


  1. Urban, Tim: The Elon Musk Blog Series: Wait But Why


  1. Sommer, Christopher: Building The Gymnastic Body
  2. Starrett, Kelly: Becoming a Supple Leopard


  1. Adler, Mortimer: How to Read a Book
  2. Zinsser, William: On Writing Well
  3. Strunk Jr., William: The Elements of Style
  4. Goldberg, Natalie: Writing Down the Bones


  1. Baker, Shawn: The Carnivore Diet
  2. Keith, Lierre: The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability
  3. Jeff S. Volek, Stephen D. Phinney: The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living