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People often recommend wonderful books to me that I otherwise wouldn’t have known about, so I feel an obligation to pass on the favor here.

Favorites are marked with *

This is not a comprehensive list.


Trust Me, I’m Lying — Ryan Holiday
One Click — Richard L. Brandt
No Rules Rules — Reed Hastings
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team — Patrick Lencioni
The Cold Start Problem — Andrew Chen
Blitzscaling — Reid Hoffman
Journey through Genius — William Dunham
The Innovation Stack — Jim McKelvey
Trillion Dollar Coach — Eric Schmidt


Mastery — Robert Greene
Never Split the Difference — Chris Voss


* Atomic Habits — James Clear
* Elon Musk — Ashlee Vance


* Deep Work — Cal Newport
The Alchemist — Paulo Coelho
The Little Prince — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
* The Selfish Gene — Richard Dawkins

Before 2016

* Catch-22 — Joseph Heller
* Meditations — Marcus Aurelius
Robinson Crusoe — Daniel Defoe
Ulysses — James Joyce
Watership Down — Richard Adams