How to Reinvent Yourself: Uncommon Advice from Will Smith, Dan Bilzerian, and More to Help You Lead an Uncommon Life

Matt Karamazov
26 min readJun 23, 2022

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Today we’re taking a look at:

1 — Reinvent Yourself, by James Altucher

2 — Will, by Will Smith and Mark Manson

3 — The Saviors of God, by Nikos Kazantzakis

4 The Setup, by Dan Bilzerian

5 — Too Loud a Solitude, by Bohumil Hrabal

A short summary of each book is below, along with some of the best notes that I’ve personally taken from them.

And as always, the rest of my notes and summaries for the 1,000+ books that I’ve read are all available on my Patreon.



This book keeps reinventing itself as it goes along, and, while it’s not exactly a book I “can’t stop thinking about,” I was able to find plenty of useful ideas here, and several that occupied my mind for hours.

It’s about reinvention, obviously, but since it’s mostly a collection of Altucher’s various blog posts, there were a few entries in here that were just tenuously tied to the topic of reinvention.

Matt Karamazov

🥇 The Most Disciplined Man on the Planet 📚 Read 1,197 Books in Just 10 Years 💪🏻 Strong Believer in Human Potential ⤵️