I believe reading (or listening to) books, is one of the best ways to download knowledge. In a few hours, you can grasp concepts and ideas that may have taken the author an entire career or lifetime to acquire.

Here are some of the books I've learned the most from. In time I will post some thoughts and key takeaways for each.


Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage, Alfred Lansing

The Lean Startup, Eric Ries

The Four Steps to the Epiphany, Steve Blank

Exponential Organizations, Salim Ismail

Zero to One, Peter Thiel

High Growth Handbook, Elad Gil

The Cold Start Problem, Andrew Chen

Blitzscaling, Reid Hoffman

Venture Deals, Brad Feld

Secrets of Sand Hill Road, Scott Kupor

Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey A. Moore

The Creative Curve, Allen Gannett

Business & Investing

Measure What Matters, John Doerr

7 Powers: The Foundations of Business Strategy, Hamilton Helmer

The Tao of Charlie Munger, David Clark

The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss

Working Backwards, Colin Bryar and Bill Carr

High Output Management, Andrew S. Grove

Competitive Strategy, Michael E. Porter

What Would Google Do?, Jeff Jarvis

Where The Money Is, Adam Seessel

Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, Alice Schroeder

The Power Law, Sebastian Mallaby

The Intelligent Investor, Benjamin Graham

Science & Technology

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas S. Kuhn

Complexity, M. Mitchell Waldrop

Chip War, Chris Miller

Superintelligence, Nick Bostrom

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System, Satoshi Nakamoto

Softwar, Major Jason P. Lowrey

Lifespan, David A. Sinclair, PhD

The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity, Toby Ord

Apocalypse Never, Michael Shellenberger

Speed & Scale, John Doerr

The Infinite Machine, Camila Russo


Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order, Ray Dalio

The Use of Knowledge in Society, F. A. Hayek

The Road to Serfdom, F. A. Hayek

The Theory of Money & Credit, Ludwig von Mises

Human Action, Ludwig von Mises

The Bitcoin Standard, Saifedean Ammous

From Third World to First: The Singapore Story, Lee Kuan Yew

Price Theory, Milton Friedman

The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith

The General Theory of Employment, John Maynard Keynes

Psychology & Philosophy

Skin in the Game, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Antifragile, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy, Bertrand Russell

Thinking Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman

Mind: A Brief Introduction, John R. Searle

Man and His Symbols, Carl G. Jung

The Conscious Mind, David J. Chalmers

Radical Candor, Kim Scott

The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

The Network State, Balaji Srinivasan

The Almanack of Naval Ravikant, Eric Jorgenson

The Way of Zen, Alan Watts

Making Sense, Sam Harris


Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!, Richard P. Feynman

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Carlo Rovelli

Reality Is Not What It Seems, Carlo Rovelli

The Order of Time, Carlo Rovelli

Einstein's Dreams, Alan Lightman

The Beginning of Infinity, David Deutsch

Science Fiction

The City And The Stars, Arther C. Clarke

The Foundation Trilogy, Issac Asimov

The Robot Series, Issac Asimov

Galactic Empire Series, Issac Asimov

Three-Body Problem Series, Cixin Liu

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep, Philip K. Dick

The Man In The High Castle, Philip K. Dick

A Scanner Darkly, Philip K. Dick

Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson

Aurora, Kim Stanley Robinson

Exhalation, Ted Chiang

The Expanse Series, James S. A. Corey

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