Books

[on deck]

"The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World" - Randall E. Stross

"Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike" - Phil Knight

"Theodore Rex" - Edmund Morris

[completed, in somewhat reverse chronological order]

"The Lords of Strategy: The Secrete Intellectual History of the New Corporate World" - Walter Kiechel

"The Rise and Fall of Nations: Force of Change in the Post-Crisis World" - Ruchir Sharma

"How Brands Grow: What Marketers Don't Know" - Byron Sharp

"Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization" - Parag Khanna

"The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and our Energy Future" - Gretchen Bakke

"The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations that Transform the World" - David Deutsch

"Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Five Days" - Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Braden Kowitz

"The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans, and the Battle for Europe" - Andrew Wheatcroft

"Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement in Everyday Life" - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization" - Peter M. Senge

"The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between America and Our Energy Future" - Gretchen Bakke

"The Intelligent Investor" - Benjamin Graham

"Idea Man" - Paul Allen

"Thinking, Fast and Slow" - Daniel Kahneman

"Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story" - Kurt Eichenwald

"Fooled By Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and Markets" - Nassim Taleb

"On Writing" - Stephen King

"The Industries of the Future" - Alec Ross

"Man's Search for Meaning" - Viktor E. Frankl

"The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice and Application of the Next Internet Technology" - William Mougayar

"The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power" - Daniel Yergin

"How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant" - Renee Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim

"Debt: The First 5,000 Years" - David Graeber

"Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy and How to Make Them Work for You" - Geoffrey Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne and Sangeet Paul Choudary

"The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon" - Brad Stone

"The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future" - Steve Case

"Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World" - Adam Grant

"Tower of Basel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank That Runs the World" - Adam Lebor

"The Alchemy of Finance" - George Soros

"The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual" - Rick Levine, Christopher Locke and Doc Searls

"Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind" - Scott Barry Kaufman, Carolyn Gregoire

"The Brain That Changes Itself" - Norman Doidge

"Startup Communities" - Brad Feld

"Personal History" - Katherine Graham

"Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers" - Geoffrey A. Moore

"Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce Went from Idea to Billion Dollar Company--and Revolutionized an Industry" - Marc Benioff and Carlyle Adler

"The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance" - Steven Kotler

"What If?: Serious Scientific Questions to Absurd Hypothetical Questions" - Randall Munroe

"The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business" - Charles Duhigg

"The Origins of Virtue: Human Instinct and the Evolution of Cooperation" - Matt Ridley

"Letters from a Stoic" - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"A People's History of the United States" - Howard Zinn

"Tomorrowland: Our Journey From Science Fiction to Science Fact" - Steven Kotler

"Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World" - Steven Kotler, Peter Diamandis

"Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall St" - John Brooks

"Seveneves" - Neal Stephenson

"Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future" - Ashlee Vance

"The Misfit Economy: Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters, and other Informal Entrepreneurs" - Alexa Clay, Kyra Maya Philips

"Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers" - Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares

"Revolutionary Wealth" - Alvin and Heidi Toffler

"The Hard Thing About Hard Things" - Ben Horowitz

"Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success" - Shane Snow

"Den of Thieves" - James B. Stewart

"The Checklist Manifesto" - Atul Gawande

"Age of Ambition" - Evan Osnos

"Remote: Office Not Required" - Jason Friend, David Heinemeier Hansson

"The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Larger" - Marc Levinson

"The New New Thing" - Michael Lewis

"The New Business Road Test" - John Mullins

"Managing Startups: Best Blog Posts" - Thomas Eisenmann

"Thomas Edison: The Man Who Lit Up the World" - Martin Woodside

"Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr." - Ron Chernow

"The Zahir" - Paulo Coelho

"On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks" - Simon Garfield

"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" - Robert M. Pirsig

"Capital in the Twenty-First Century" - Thomas Piketty

"Meditations" - Marcus Aurelius

"The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin" - Benjamin Franklin

"Made to Stick" - Chip Heath, Dan Heath

"Guns, Germs and Steel" - Jared Diamond

"The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism" - Doris Kearns Goodwin

"Hedy's Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World" - Richard Rhodes

"Zero to One: Notes on Startups, Or How to Build the Future" - Peter Thiel, Blake Masters

"Screw Business as Usual" - Richard Branson

"Hackers and Painters: Big Ideas From the Computer Age" - Paul Graham

"The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing" - Al Ries and Jack Trout

"Flipped: How Bottom-Up Co-Creation is Replacing Top-Down Innovation" - John Windsor

"Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term Travel" - Rolf Potts

"Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity" - David Lynch

"The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?" - Seth Godin

"Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing and Advertising" - Ryan Holiday

"Get Big Fast and Do More Good: Start Your Business, Make it Huge, and Change the World" - Ido Leffler, Lance Kalish

"The Great Gatsby" - F. Scott Fitzgerald

"The Experience Economy" - B. Joseph Pine, James H. Gilmore

"Theodore Roosevelt" - Louis Auchincloss

"Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All" - David and Tom Kelley

"The Startup Owner's Manual" - Steve Blank

"Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!): How to Unleash Your Creative Potential by America's Master Communicator" - George Lois

"In Patagonia" - Bruce Chatwin

"Dreams of My Russian Summers" - Andrei Makine

"The Method Method" - Adam Lowry, Eric Ryan, Lucas Conley

"Losing My Virginity" - Richard Branson

"Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman" - Yvon Chouinard

"A Moveable Feast" - Earnest Hemingway

"The Design of Everyday Things" - Donald A. Norman

"Anything You Want" - Derek Sivers

"Snow Crash" - Neal Stephenson

"The Perfect Store: Inside eBay" - Adam Cohen

"Groundswell: Winning in a World of Social Technologies" - Charlene Li, Josh Bernoff

"Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations" - Clay Shirky

"How to Be Alone" - Jonathon Franzen

"Getting Real" - Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson, Matthew Linderman

"Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel" - Rebecca Goldstein

"Founders at Work: Stories of Startups Early Days" - Jessica Livingston

"How to Win Friends and Influence People” - Dale Carnegie

"Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products That Win" - Steve Blank

"The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism" - Fritjof Copra

"Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories" - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle*

"Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind" - Shunryu Suzuki

"Tao Te Ching" - Laozi

 

 

 

 

 

*all time favorite. hands down.