Books in Foundations

Access Curated Insights From 100+ Great Books

Foundations is built for curious, lifelong learners.  Accelerate your learning, solve hard problems, and save time with the growing digital collection of insights from timeless books

Five Salaries
"Foundations is my go-to resource for finding and learning from timeless books. Calvin does a phenomenal job of distilling key insights from books into lessons that you can use to improve your life and business."
Steph Smith, Executive at The Hustle

How Foundations Works

See summaries and key takeaways for 100+ books, and use the insights to improve your life. Check out the video below for a quick tour of the product.

Foundations Will Help You…

🚀 Quickly skim key takeaways before deciding if you want to buy a book.

📚 Find books and insights that help you solve a problem.

🤓 Learn new principles that will help you sound smarter and live better.

🧠 Remind yourself about lessons from books you read a long time ago.

What Types of Books Will I Find?

Foundations has a rapidly growing lists of 100+ books like:

Readers from Google, Princeton, Stanford, and Y Combinator

Ready to Get Started?

Foundations grows and evolves over time. Every month, you will get access to new books and summaries. As your life and needs evolve, you’ll find new value in the resource. 

You pay once and you get lifetime access. If you were to buy and read all of these books yourself, you’d spend thousands of hours and dollars to get the same information.

The product is currently $35, and it will increase to $50 once Foundations reaches 150 books.

"I buy 50+ books a year. Often I'm just hoping a book will be good. Foundations is the roadmap I was missing."
Dror Liebenthal, CEO of

Foundations FAQ

Who created Foundations? Calvin Rosser, the writer and startup operator that created this site. 500,000 people have read Calvin’s blog, and thousands of people trust him in their inbox every Sunday. Calvin has had a wide-ranging career, doing everything from M&A investment banking, to leading a community of thousands of freelancers across 75+ countries, to doing Growth Marketing and Operations for a venture studio.

How will I get access to the product? Once you purchase Foundations, you will receive an email with access to the product within 24 hours.

What if I don’t use Coda? It’s not a problem! You can quickly create a free account and can access Foundations.

What if I don’t like the product? If you purchase Foundations and don’t find that it’s worth your money in the first 30 days of using the product, I will happily process a refund for you.

Who can I contact with questions? You can email Calvin at [email protected] Please use the subject line: “Foundations Question.”

How will I know about new book additions? If you’re on my email list, I’ll let you know about all new additions each week in my newsletter! You can subscribe below.

Let’s Stay in Touch!

To get the most out of the site and receive the latest book notes, sign up for Life Reimagined. You’ll receive a short bi-monthly email with ideas and resources that will enrich your life and business.

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Dror Liebenthal
CEO of