The Analects

This is a curated collection of essays, poems, and extracts brought together for the purpose of reading and discoursing on publicly.

The Principle or Foundation by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Address to Young Men on the Right Use of Greek Literature by St Basil the Great

Lost Tools of Learning by Dorothy Sayers

Extracts from books on our Canon Shelf

Canon Shelf

These are books (and other media) we formally recommend to everyone within the Academy and to those interested in our vision. They are not simply books we like; they are a part of our identity. It is endlessly growing, so feel free to suggest additions!


The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin

Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career by Scott Young

The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by W. Timothy Gallwey

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

The First Twenty Hours by Josh Kaufman

The 32 Principles by Rener Gracie

A Preface to Paradise Lost by C.S. Lewis


The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle

An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization by Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey, Andy Fleming, Matthew L. Miller, & Deborah Helsing

Drive by Dan Pink

You’re Invited by Jon Levy


Dedication and Leadership by Douglas Hyde

The Communication Catalyst by Mickey Connolly & Richard Rianoshek

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell

The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

The Vitality Imperative by Conversant

The Captain Class by Sam Walker


Arise O God by Fr Andrew Damick

The Spiritual Life and How to be Attuned to It by St Theophan the Recluse

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

The Ethics of Beauty by Timothy Pattitsas


The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan

Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew Crawford

Durable Trades by Rory Groves


Manalive by G.K. Chesterton

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Space Trilogy by C.S Lewis

Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Watership Down by Richard Adams

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Dune by Frank Herbert

Phantestes by George MacDonald

Malcom, and The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald

The Riddlemaster trilogy by Patricia McKillip

The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne