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I sometimes post book recommendations on Twitter and people often respond asking if I have an overall list of books I think are worth reading. So here is an incomplete list.

Zero to One

Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

by Peter Thiel

The Making of a Manager

What to Do When Everyone Looks to You

by Julie Zhuo

Altered Carbon

by Richard K. Morgan

The Mind–Body Problem

by Jonathan Westphal

An Elegant Puzzle

Systems of Engineering Management

by Will Larson

Company of One

Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business

by Paul Jarvis


The Counterintuitive Online Method to Discover Exactly What Your Customers Want to Buy...Create a Mass of Raving Fans...and Take Any Business to the Next Level

by Ryan Levesque

It Doesn't Take a Hero

The Autobiography of General Norman Schwarzkopf

by H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Into Thin Air

by Jon Krakauer

Shadow Divers

The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II

by Robert Kurson


Making Users Awesome

by Kathy Sierra

Thinking in Systems

A Primer

by Donella H. Meadows

On Intelligence

How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines

by by Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee

The Singularity Is Near

When Humans Transcend Biology

by Ray Kurzweil

Adaptive Markets

Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought

by Andrew W. Lo

White Trash

The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

by Nancy Isenberg


A Brief History of Humankind

by Yuval Noah Harari

The Design of Everyday Things

The ultimate guide to human-centered design

by Donald A. Norman

Don't Make Me Think

A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

by Steve Krug


The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

by Daniel H. Pink


The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

by Malcolm Gladwell


The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point

How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

by Malcolm Gladwell


Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness

by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

Thinking, Fast and Slow

by Daniel Kahneman


Life and Work

by Ray Dalio

Guns, Germs, and Steel

The Fates of Human Societies

by Jared Diamond

Seeing Voices

by Oliver Sacks

Sacred Hoops

Spiritual Lessons of a Hardwood Warrior

by Phil Jackson


by James Joyce

The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine

by Michael Lewis

Money and Power

How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World

by William D. Cohan

More Money Than God

Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite

by Sebastian Mallaby

Liar's Poker

by Michael Lewis

Gödel, Escher, Bach

An Eternal Golden Braid

by Douglas R. Hofstadter

The Alchemy of Finance

by George Soros

The Black Swan

The Impact of the Highly Improbable

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Things That Gain from Disorder

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb