Foundations: Valuable Insights From Great Books

Get lifetime access to a growing digital collection of curated notes and insights from 90+ books.

Readers from Google, Princeton, Stanford, and Y Combinator
"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, Founder of Integral Labs

How Foundations Works

You can explore a rapidly growing list of books across 14 categories, see summaries and key takeaways for each book, and use the insights to improve your life.

Foundations Will Help You…

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

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

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

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

Ready to Get Started?

The best part about Foundations is that it 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 easily spend thousands of hours and dollars to get the same information.

Once Foundations has 150 books, the price will increase from $25 to $50.

Note: If you can’t see the purchase form below, you can go here to get Foundations today.

"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. 320,000 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 48 hours.

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

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.

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