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Book recommendations: investing, startups and everything else

Author: Jeremy
First published: December 21 2017

I keep a list of books I want to read on my phone and add to it each day.

It is a long list, but it means I never have to think about what to read next.

When I'm done with each book, I try to jot down the key takeaways from each book, and how much I liked the book. It is surprising how quickly you can forget otherwise (consciously, at least).

In no particular order, here are some of my favourite non-fiction books.

  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Harari
  • Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE by Phil Knight
  • Mastery by Robert Greene
  • The Origin of Wealth: The Radical Remaking of Economics and What it Means for Business and Society by Eric D. Beinhocker
  • How to Become a Rainmaker: The Rules for Getting and Keeping Customers and Clients by Jeffrey J Fox
  • How the West Grew Rich: The Economic Transformation Of The Industrial World by ‎ L. E.. Birdzell
  • The Chastening: Inside The Crisis That Rocked The Global Financial System by Paul Blustein
  • The Upstarts by Brad Stone
  • The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  • Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe
  • The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life by Nick Lane
  • High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove
  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
  • Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
  • Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler
  • Eat the Rich: A Treatise on Economics by P.J. O'Rourke
  • Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography by David Michaelis
  • The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World by Randall Stross
  • Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life (Steve Martin autobiography) by Steve Martin
  • Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
  • The Clock Of The Long Now: Time and Responsibility by Stewart Brand
  • The Search for Modern China by Jonathan Spence
  • A little history of philosophy by Nigel Warburton
  • The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
  • Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal, Ryan Hoover
  • The Big Short by Michael Lewis
  • Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis
  • The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
  • The Most Important Thing by Howard Marks
  • The Dao of Capital: Austrian Investing in a Distorted World by Mark Spitznagel, Ron Paul
  • The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google by Nicholas Carr
  • The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly
  • The Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford
  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin Mitnick
  • The Emperor's New Mind by Roger Penrose
  • The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
  • The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and Abraham Verghese
  • On China by Henry Kissinger
  • Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger
  • Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built by Duncan Clark
  • Superforecasting: the art and science of prediction by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner
  • Adults in the Room by Yanis Varoufakis
  • Out of the Crisis by W Edwards Deming
  • The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark
  • Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant
  • The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
  • Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein
  • Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley by Antonio Garcia Martinez
  • Meditations by Marus Aurelius
  • Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital: The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages by Carlota Perez
  • The Social Animal by Elliot Aronson
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Influence by Robert Caldini

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