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This is a list of books I maintain in Goodreads whenever I find a book I want to read. Last updated on Dec 14

Title Author Bookshelves My Rating ISBN
Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy Joan Magretta to-read, high-signal 0
The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas to-read, high-signal 0 0140449264
The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan Robert Kanigel to-read, high-signal 0 0349104522
Quantum Computing Since Democritus Scott Aaronson to-read, high-signal 0 0521199565
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Ron Chernow to-read, high-signal 0 1400077303
The Design of Everyday Things Donald A. Norman to-read, high-signal 0 0465067107
Understanding by Design Grant P. Wiggins to-read, high-signal 0 1416600353
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid Douglas R. Hofstadter to-read, high-signal 0 0465026567
The Timeless Way of Building Christopher W. Alexander to-read, high-signal 0 0195024028
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable Nassim Nicholas Taleb to-read, high-signal 0 1400063515
Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Built the Arsenal of Democracy That Won World War II Arthur Herman to-read 0 1400069645
Causal Inference: The Mixtape Scott Cunningham to-read 0
Mostly Harmless Econometrics: An Empiricist’s Companion Joshua D. Angrist to-read 0 0691120358
Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don’t Have To David A. Sinclair to-read 0 1501191977
A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future David Attenborough to-read 0 1538719983
A Promised Land Barack Obama to-read 0 1524763160
The Vanishing Half Brit Bennett to-read 0
The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War Ben Macintyre to-read 0 0771060335
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Erik Larson to-read 0
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Anne Lamott to-read 0 0385480016
1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West Roger Crowley to-read 0 1401308503
A Seat at the Table: IT Leadership in the Age of Agility Mark Schwartz to-read 0
Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters Richard P. Rumelt to-read 0 0307886255
Clear and Simple as the Truth: Writing Classic Prose Francis-Noel Thomas to-read 0 0691029172
A Life of Sir Francis Galton: From African Exploration to the Birth of Eugenics Nicholas Wright Gillham to-read 0 0195143655
Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice William H. McRaven to-read 0 0891416005
Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money Nathaniel Popper to-read 0 0062362496
Don’t Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle Daniel L. Everett to-read 0
The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History, 1962-1976 Frank Dikötter to-read 0 1632864215
Collapse of Complex Societies Joseph A. Tainter to-read 0 052138673X
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined Steven Pinker to-read 0 0143122010
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman James Gleick to-read 0 0679747044
The Histories Herodotus to-read 0 0140449086
Bias in Mental Testing Arthur R. Jensen to-read 0 0029164303
Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning Peter C. Brown to-read 0 0674729013
On Grand Strategy John Lewis Gaddis to-read 0 1594203512
The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous Joseph Henrich to-read 0
Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data Charles Wheelan to-read 0 039334777X
Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers Geoffrey A. Moore to-read 0 0060517123
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Oliver Sacks to-read 0 0684853949
How to Measure Anything Workbook: Finding the Value of “Intangibles” in Business Douglas W. Hubbard to-read 0 1118752368
An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management Will Larson to-read 0
Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries Safi Bahcall to-read 0 1250185963
The Turn The Ship Around! Workbook: Implement Intent-Based Leadership In Your Organisation L. David Marquet to-read 0 0525534695
The Nature of Order, Four-Volume Set: An Essay on the Art of Building and the Nature of the Universe Christopher W. Alexander to-read 0 0972652906
The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business Clayton M. Christensen to-read 0 0060521996
The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro to-read 0
Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable Seth Godin to-read 0 159184021X
The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York Robert A. Caro to-read 0 0394720245
The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World Pedro Domingos to-read 0 0465065708
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die Chip Heath to-read 0 1400064287
An Invitation to Social Psychology Dale T. Miller to-read 0 0534592058
The Dragonfly Effect: Quick, Effective, and Powerful Ways to Use Social Media to Drive Social Change Jennifer Aaker to-read 0 0470614153
Macroeconomics Charles I. Jones to-read 0 0393934233
Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi to-read 0
Why Did I Ever Mary Robison to-read 0 1582432554
Ready Player Two (Ready Player One, #2) Ernest Cline to-read 0 1524761338
Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ Giulia Enders to-read 0 1771641495
No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention Reed Hastings to-read 0 0593152387
Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live Nicholas A. Christakis to-read 0 0316628212
Chaos: Making a New Science James Gleick to-read 0 0140092501
Scientific Freedom: The Elixir of Civilization Donald W. Braben to-read 0 0470226544
The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America Greg Grandin to-read 0 1250179823
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Siddhartha Mukherjee to-read 0
Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire David Remnick to-read 0 0679751254
Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America Garry Wills to-read 0 0743299639
Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence Carl Sagan to-read 0 0345346297
The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins to-read 0 0199291152
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies Jared Diamond to-read 0 0739467352
Darwin’s Blind Spot: The Role of Living Interactions in Evolution Frank Ryan to-read 0
Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes William Bridges to-read 0 073820904X
Business Adventures John Brooks to-read 0 0575003499
HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy (including featured article “What Is Strategy?” by Michael E. Porter) Michael E. Porter to-read 0 1422157989
Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance Michael E. Porter to-read 0 0684841460
Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors Michael E. Porter to-read 0 0684841487
Shōgun James Clavell to-read 0 1982603844
Tai-Pan (Asian Saga, #2) James Clavell to-read 0
Unwritten Laws of Engineering: Revised and Updated Edition W.J. King to-read 0
A Modern Utopia H.G. Wells to-read 0 0141441127
The Book on Rental Property Investing: How to Create Wealth With Intelligent Buy and Hold Real Estate Investing Brandon Turner to-read 0
The Complete Essays Michel de Montaigne to-read 0 0140446044
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction William Zinsser to-read 0 0060891548
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times Pema Chödrön to-read 0 1570623449
The Intelligent Investor Benjamin Graham to-read 0 0060555661
One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Márquez to-read 0 0060883286
Brave New World Aldous Huxley to-read 0 0375712364
Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most Steven Johnson to-read 0 1594488215
Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst Robert M. Sapolsky to-read 0 1594205078
Abraço José Luís Peixoto to-read 0
Management and Leadership Carl F. Braun to-read 0
Fair Thought and Speech Carl F. Braun to-read 0
The Nature of the Gods Marcus Tullius Cicero to-read 0 0192825119
Six Tragedies Seneca to-read 0 0192807064
The Art of the Novel Milan Kundera to-read 0 0060093749
Pensées Blaise Pascal to-read 0 0140446451
The History of Surfing Matt Warshaw to-read 0 1452100942
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations Adam Smith to-read 0 0553585975
Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead Jim Mattis to-read 0
To Have or to Be? The Nature of the Psyche Erich Fromm to-read 0 0826417388
Machiavelli: His Life and Times Alexander Lee to-read 0 1447274997
Burn-In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution P.W. Singer to-read 0
Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson to-read 0 0753453800
Cogito ergo sum: una breve storia della filosofia attraverso i detti dei filosofi Pietro Emanuele to-read 0 8877821132
A History of Western Philosophy Bertrand Russell to-read 0 0671201581
Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain António R. Damásio to-read 0 014303622X
Cosmos Carl Sagan to-read 0 0375508325
Contact Carl Sagan to-read 0 2266079999
The Aeneid Virgil to-read 0 0679729526
Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra to-read 0 0142437239
Faust Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to-read 0 0385031149
Les Misérables Victor Hugo to-read 0
De Profundis Oscar Wilde to-read 0
Tolstoy’s Diaries Volume 1: 1847-1894 Leo Tolstoy to-read 0 0571269044
Tolstoy’s Diaries Volume 2: 1895-1910 Leo Tolstoy to-read 0 0571269052
Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators Patrick Lencioni to-read 0 0787976377
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men Caroline Criado Perez to-read 0 1419729071
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Milan Kundera to-read 0 0571224385
At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails Sarah Bakewell to-read 0
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Michelle Alexander to-read 0
Between the World and Me Ta-Nehisi Coates to-read 0 0812993543
The Protracted Game: A Wei-Ch’i Interpretation of Maoist Revolutionary Strategy Scott Boorman to-read 0 0195014936
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You Jason Reynolds to-read 0 0316453692
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Walter Isaacson to-read 0 074325807X
The Road to Character David Brooks to-read 0 081299325X
Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin To Munger Peter Bevelin to-read 0 1578644283
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder Nassim Nicholas Taleb to-read 0 1400067820
Ulysses James Joyce to-read 0
Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders Warren Buffett to-read 0 1595910778
Meditations Marcus Aurelius to-read 0 0140449337
The Age of Napoleon (The Story of Civilization, #11) Will Durant to-read 0 1567310222
The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase Mark Forsyth to-read 0 1848316216
The Trial and Death of Socrates (Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Phaedo Plato to-read 0 0872205541
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies Nick Bostrom to-read 0 0199678111
The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life Kevin Simler to-read 0
Rationality: From AI to Zombies Eliezer Yudkowsky to-read 0 1939311152
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power Daniel Yergin to-read 0 0671799320
Money: The Unauthorized Biography Felix Martin to-read 0 0307962431
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life Marshall B. Rosenberg to-read 0 1892005034
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Matthew Desmond to-read 0 0553447432
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain Lisa Feldman Barrett to-read 0 0544133315
Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History Douglass C. North to-read 0 0521761735
The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought Thomas S. Kuhn to-read 0 0674171039
The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov to-read 0
Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know Malcolm Gladwell to-read 0 0316478520
Recursion Blake Crouch to-read 0 1524759783
The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You Julie Zhuo to-read 0 0735219567
The Rules of Contagion: Why Things Spread - and Why They Stop Adam Kucharski to-read 0
VC: An American History Tom Nicholas to-read 0 0674988000
Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives Daniel J. Levitin to-read 0 1524744182
Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor’s Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease Thomas Cowan to-read 0 1603586199
The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist’s Guide to Success in Business and Life Avinash K. Dixit to-read 0 0393062430
The Infinite Game Simon Sinek to-read 0 073521350X
Leaders Eat Last Simon Sinek to-read 0 1591845327
The Gone Fishin’ Portfolio: Get Wise, Get Wealthy—And Get on with Your Life Alexander Green to-read 0 0470112670
The Warrior Heart Practice: A Simple Process to Transform Confusion into Clarity and Pain into Peace (A Warrior Goddess Book) HeatherAsh Amara to-read 0 1250230594
Ringworld (Ringworld, #1) Larry Niven to-read 0 0575077026
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy to-read 0
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win Jocko Willink to-read 0 1250067057
The 5 AM Club: Own Your Morning. Elevate Your Life Robin S. Sharma to-read 0 1443456632
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World John Mark Comer to-read 0 0525653090
Stillness Is the Key Ryan Holiday to-read 0 0525538585
Outliers: The Story of Success Malcolm Gladwell to-read 0 0316017922
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action Simon Sinek to-read 0 1591842808
Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time Keith Ferrazzi to-read 0 0385512058
Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant W. Chan Kim to-read 0 1591396190
Rich Dad, Poor Dad Robert T. Kiyosaki to-read 0 0751532711
The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable (J-B Lencioni Series) Patrick Lencioni to-read 5
Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life Bill Burnett to-read 0
Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman—Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual Yvon Chouinard to-read 0
Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High Kerry Patterson to-read 0
Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual Jocko Willink to-read 0
The Connection Algorithm: Take Risks, Defy the Status Quo, and Live Your Passions Jesse Tevelow to-read 0
Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content Ann Handley to-read 0
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress Steven Pinker to-read 0
What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture Ben Horowitz to-read 0
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Edwin A. Abbott to-read 0
At Left Brain Turn Right: An Uncommon Path to Shutting Up Your Inner Critic, Giving Fear the Finger & Having an Amazing Life! Anthony Meindl to-read 0
The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century Steven Pinker to-read 0
The Curve: Freeloaders, Superfans and the Future of Business Nicholas Lovell to-read 0 0670923222
Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance Alex Hutchinson to-read 0
Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships Christopher Ryan to-read 0
Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones James Clear to-read 0
The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect Judea Pearl to-read 0
Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. Brené Brown to-read 0
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World David Epstein to-read 0
Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up Jerry Colonna to-read 0
The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You and How to Get Good at It Kelly McGonigal to-read 0
Behind the Cloud: The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company-and Revolutionized an Industry Marc Benioff to-read 0
Self-Reliance and Other Essays Ralph Waldo Emerson to-read 0
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam Trilogy, #1) Margaret Atwood to-read 0
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams Matthew Walker to-read 0
High Growth Handbook Elad Gil to-read 0
Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts Annie Duke to-read 0
Shoe Dog Phil Knight to-read 0
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Carol S. Dweck to-read 0
The Genius: How Bill Walsh Reinvented Football and Created an NFL Dynasty David Harris to-read 0 1400066654
Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman to-read 0
All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr to-read 0
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #1) Liu Cixin to-read 0
The Girl With All the Gifts M.R. Carey to-read 0
Self-Knowledge (Essay Books) TSOL Press paused, to-read 0
Great Thinkers: Simple Tools from 60 Great Thinkers to Improve Your Life Today The School of Life paused, to-read 0
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products Nir Eyal paused 0
The Art of Profitability Adrian J. Slywotzky paused 0
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future Peter Thiel paused 0
Jiu-Jitsu University Saul Ribeiro paused 0
The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living Ryan Holiday paused 0
The 33 Strategies of War Robert Greene paused 0
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Daniel H. Pink paused 0
Thinking in Systems: A Primer Donella H. Meadows paused 0
7 Powers: The Foundations of Business Strategy Hamilton Wright Helmer high-signal, currently-reading 0 0998116319
Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman high-signal 0 0374275637
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy currently-reading 0
Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger Charles T. Munger 4 157864366X
Letters from a Stoic Seneca 3 0140442103
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets Nassim Nicholas Taleb 4
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty Daron Acemoğlu 4 1847654614
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Edwin A. Abbott 4 048627263X
Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations Nicole Forsgren 3
How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers Sönke Ahrens 0
The Myth of Sisyphus Albert Camus 5
The Metamorphosis Franz Kafka 5
The Stranger Albert Camus 0
Crime And Punishment: A Novel in Six Parts with Epilogue Fyodor Dostoyevsky 5
Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity Kim Malone Scott 5
Kettlebell Simple & Sinister: Revised and Updated Edition Pavel Tsatsouline 3
The Plot Against America Philip Roth 5
The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons in Creative Leadership from the CEO of the Walt Disney Company Robert Iger 4
Animal Farm George Orwell 5 0451526341
The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide for Building a Great Company Steve Blank 0
ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever Jason Fried 0
Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind: The Battle for Your Mind Al Ries 0 0071705872
Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into A Sales Machine With The $100 Million Best Practices Of Salesforce.com Aaron Ross 0
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers Ben Horowitz 0
The Sales Acceleration Formula: Using Data, Technology, and Inbound Selling to go from 0to0 to100 Million Mark Roberge 0
One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way Robert Maurer 0
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Yuval Noah Harari 0
The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion 0
Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life William Finnegan 5
Measure What Matters John E. Doerr 0
The CEO Next Door: The 4 Behaviours that Transform Ordinary People into World Class Leaders Elena L. Botelho 5
Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success Adam M. Grant 5
Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur Derek Sivers 0
Dark Matter Blake Crouch 5
Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It Chris Voss 5
Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor E. Frankl 5
The Alchemist Paulo Coelho 5
The Mom Test: How to talk to customers & learn if your business is a good idea when everyone is lying to you Rob Fitzpatrick 5
How to Win Friends & Influence People Dale Carnegie 5
Ready Player One Ernest Cline 5
The Martian Andy Weir 5
Managing Oneself (Harvard Business Review Classics) Peter F. Drucker 5
Self-Discipline: Habits and Exercises to Develop Discipline and a Willpower That Will Make You More Successful (Develop Discipline - Willpower - Fighting power - Self-Belief - Motivation) Harvey Segler 3
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change Stephen R. Covey 5
The Score Takes Care of Itself Bill Walsh 5
From Impossible To Inevitable: How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue Aaron Ross 5
Inbound Marketing, Revised and Updated: Attract, Engage, and Delight Customers Online Brian Halligan 5
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Cal Newport 5