Things made by people

This section consists of questions concerning things made by people. This includes the arts, popular culture but also languages and inventions.


  1. What are some must-read classic books of great literature?
  2. What do successfull, smart people read?
  3. If you could recommend a single book to someone, what would it be? Why?
  4. What are good books written in English on China that allow non-Chinese people to better understand its culture, politics and future?
  5. What books should one read to feel well-read?
  6. What's the greatest graphic novel or series of graphic novels you've ever read?
  7. What comic books qualify as literature?
  8. What are most must-read books for people in their 20s?
  9. If I wanted to learn about China, what would be the best books to read?
  10. What are some books that expand our mind?
  11. What's the one book every person should own a physical copy of?
  12. What are the top five books that changed your life and why?
  13. Which books have had the biggest influence on your mental models of the world?
  14. What are the 10 must-read books during the ages of 21-25
  15. What books do you recommend reading for college students?
  16. What are the best book summary websites?
  17. What did you get from reading 1000 books?
  18. What are the must-read novels before you die?
  19. What are the top classic novels worth reading?
  20. What is the best book you have read in the last five years and why?
  21. If you could read only 40 books in order to live the wisest life, what would they be?
  22. What books would YOU recommend?
  23. What are some of the best English language websites that frequently run quality long-form essays and articles?
  24. What is the most life-changing book you've ever read?
  25. What is the most disturbing books you've ever read and why?


  1. What are the best ways of falling asleep quickly?
  2. What is the best early morning habit for success?
  3. What are the best kept secrets of sleep?
  4. How can I make a habit of waking up early in the morning?
  5. How can I make myself get out of bed more quickly?


  1. What are some of the most important things that we should be informed about in life?
  2. Are you around the wrong people? (James Altucher Blog)
  3. I prefer to leave early (James Altucher Blog)
  4. What is the most important lesson in life?
  5. What words should you never say when being interviewed for a job?
  6. What should people do when everything appears to be going wrong in their lives?
  7. Why is failure good?
  8. What makes young men turn into grumpy old men?
  9. How can I figure out what I really want to do with my life after college?
  10. If you had a chance to send one message to your past self 10 years ago, what would it say?


  1. Is British television in general pegged to a higher intellectual level than American television?


  1. What is the most complex grammar rule in any language?
  2. Are there any ethnic groups that don't have a script to write their language?

Products and Innovations

  1. What are the best new products or inventions that most people don't know about?
  2. What are some of the cleverest inventions and ideas ever?
  3. What are trends, organizations, inventions or concepts that are interesting to Seb Paquet?