The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life

Luke Burgis

Venture Deals

Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson



Sebastian Junger

The Devil's Hand

Jack Carr

Finite and Infinite Games

James P. Carse

The Foundation

Isaac Asimov

Death's End

Cixin Liu

The Dark Forest

Cixin Liu


The Three-Body Problem

Cixin Liu

The Sign of the Four

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Road

Cormac McCarthy

Shoe Dog

A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Phil Knight

Gates of Fire

An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

Steven Pressfield

The Timeless Way of Building

Christopher Alexander

A Study in Scarlet

Arthur Conan Doyle

Liar's Poker

Michael Lewis

Chaos Monkeys

Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley

Antonio Garcia Martinez

Savage Son

Jack Carr

True Believer

Jack Carr

The Terminal List

Jack Carr

Pattern Recognition

William Gibson

How to Lie with Statistics

Darrell Huff

American Kingpin

The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road

Nick Bilton

Thinking in Bets

Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts

Annie Duke



Ted Chiang

The Case Against Reality

Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes

Donald Hoffman

Alone on the Ice

The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

David Roberts

The Undoing Project

A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

Michael Lewis


No Bull

My Life In and Out of Markets

Michael Steinhardt

Stories of Your Life and Others

Ted Chiang


A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind

Annaka Harris

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Stephen Hawking

China Dream

Ma Jian

Barbarians at the Gate

The Fall of RJR Nabisco

Bryan Burrough & John Helyar

Black Edge

Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street

Sheelah Kolhatkar

Sweet and Low

A Family Story

Rich Cohen

Super Pumped

The Battle for Uber

Mike Isaac

Through Two Doors at Once

The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality

Anil Ananthaswamy

The Tyranny of Metrics

Jerry Z. Muller

Your Brain is a Time Machine

The Neuroscience and Physics of Time

Dean Buonomano

When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi

Where the Mountain Casts Its Shadow

The Dark Side of Extreme Adventure

Maria Coffey

Bad Blood

Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

John Carreyrou

Catching the Big Fish

Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity

David Lynch

The First Tycoon

The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

T.J. Stiles

Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital

The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages

Carlota Perez


God's Debris

A Thought Experiment

Scott Adams


The New Language of Science

Hans Christian von Baeyer

A Mind at Play

How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

Jimmy Soni & Rob Goodman

Natural Causes

An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer

Barbara Ehrenreich


The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us

Kabir Sehgal

The Price of Everything

Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do

Eduardo Porter

The Dao of Capital

Austrian Investing in a Distorted World

Mark Spitznagel


for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

Leonard Koren

Stubborn Attachments

A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals

Tyler Cowen

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah Harari

The Order of Time

Carlo Rovelli

Reality Is Not What It Seems

The Journey to Quantum Gravity

Carlo Rovelli

Happy Accidents

Serendipity in Major Medical Breakthroughs in the Twentieth Century

Morton A. Meyers

The Meaning of It All

Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist

Richard Feynman

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman

Richard Feynman

Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar...

Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes

Thomas Cathcart & Daniel Klein

The Dream of Enlightenment

The Rise of Modern Philosophy

Anthony Gottlieb

The Dream of Reason

A History of Western Philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

Anthony Gottlieb


William Gibson

Homo Deus

A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari

The Sovereign Individual

Mastering the Transition to the Information Age

James Dale Davidson & William Rees-Mogg

On the Ridge Between Life and Death

A Climbing Life Reexamined

David Roberts

Skin in the Game

Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Value Proposition Design

How to Create Products and Services Customers Want

Alexander Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Gregory Bernarda, Alan Smith

Goodbye, Things

The New Japanese Minimalism

Fumio Sasaki

The Lean Startup

How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Eric Ries


A Wilderness Narrative

David Roberts

The Mountain of My Fear

David Roberts

Hackers & Painters

Big Ideas from the Computer Age

Paul Graham

The Gene

An Intimate History

Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Yogi Book

I Really Didn't Say Everything I Said!

Yogi Berra

Mean Genes

From Sex To Money To Food: Taming Our Primal Instincts

Terry Burnham & Jay Phelan

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Carlo Rovelli



A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari

The Origins of Virtue

Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation

Matt Ridley


On Homecoming and Belonging

Sebastian Junger

Making Things Work

Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World

Yaneer Bar-Yam

The Eternal Husband

Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

Mark Twain

Seeking Wisdom

From Darwin to Munger

Peter Bevelin

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman

On The Shortness of Life


Fooled by Randomness

The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets

Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Things That Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

Jim Paul & Brendan Moynihan

The Black Swan

The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Ascent of Money

A Financial History of the World

Niall Ferguson

The Fish That Ate the Whale

The Life and Times of America's Banana King

Rich Cohen

Deep Work

Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Cal Newport


How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Nir Eyal

Tao of Charlie Munger

A Compilation of Quotes from Berkshire Hathaway’s Vice Chairman

David Clark

Managing Oneself

Peter F. Drucker

The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family

A Leadership Fable About Restoring Sanity To The Most Important Organization In Your Life

Patrick Lencioni

Being Mortal

Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande

Never Split the Difference

Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

Chris Voss

The Starfish and the Spider

The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

Ori Brafman & Rod A. Beckstrom

A Land So Strange

The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca

Andrés Reséndez

Zero to One

Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Peter Thiel

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Ben Horowitz

Over the Edge of the World

Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

Laurence Bergreen

Getting Naked

A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty

Patrick Lencioni

Barbarian Days

A Surfing Life

William Finnegan


What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

A Memoir

Haruki Murakami

Let My People Go Surfing

The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

Yvon Chouinard

The Power of Habit

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Charles Duhigg

The Calling

A Life Rocked by Mountains

Barry Blanchard

How Will You Measure Your Life?

Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, Karen Dillon

In the Heart of the Sea

The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Nathaniel Philbrick

Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor E. Frankl

The Alchemist

Paulo Coelho

The Organized Mind

Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload

Daniel J. Levitin

Island of the Lost

Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

Joan Druett

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job

A Fable for Managers (and their employees)

Patrick Lencioni

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis

Timothy Egan


Training for the New Alpinism

A Manual for the Climber as Athlete

Steve House & Scott Johnston

Deep Survival

Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

Laurence Gonzales

Wilderness First Responder

How To Recognize, Treat, And Prevent Emergencies In The Backcountry

Buck Tilton

Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs

Henry Carroll

Creativity, Inc.

Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Ed Catmull & Amy Wallace

How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

An Unexpected Guide to Human Nature and Happiness

Russ Roberts


Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Alfred Lansing

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

A Leadership Fable

Patrick Lencioni