Books

I absolutely LOVE to read and usually am reading about 4 books at any point in time. These are mostly non-fiction, primarily about business or technology or psychology (or all!). If you’re looking for books to read on any of these subjects, here’s a list of my recommendations – I update this whenever I read anything I love. I’ve also listed out books that I’ve been meaning to read and hope to get to those soon.

Biographies

  1. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
  2. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  3. Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
  4. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  5. Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
  6. Educated by Tara Westover
  7. The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis

Science, Psychology, and Self-improvement

  1. The Brain: The Story of You by David Eagleman
  2. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
  3. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions by Dan Ariely
  4. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  5. The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
  6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
  7. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  8. Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg
  9. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson
  10. Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson
  11. Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It by Chris Voss
  12. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
  13. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Product Development, Growth, and Management

  1. Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal
  2. Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin
  3. Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth by Gabriel Weinberg and Justin Mares
  4. The Lean Product Playbook: How to Innovate with Minimum Viable Products and Rapid Customer Feedback by Dan A. Olsen
  5. The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman

Technology and Trends

  1. Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed by Alexis Ohanian
  2. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel
  3. The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires by Tim Wu
  4. The Google Story: Inside the Hottest Business, Media, and Technology Success of Our Time by David A. Vise
  5. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

Leadership

  1. Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams by Richard Banfield, Martin Eriksson & Nate Walkingshaw
  2. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz
  3. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  4. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
  5. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

History, Historical Fiction

  1. Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard
  2. Empire of the Moghuls: Raiders from the North – by Alex Rutherford

To Read

  1. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  2. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  3. Stay Hungry Stay Foolish by Rashmi Bansal
  4. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
  5. Principles by Ray Dalio
  6. The Four by Scott Galloway
  7. The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
  8. Originals by Adam M. Grant
  9. Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore
  10. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
  11. Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan by Ruby Lal
  12. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  13. Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear
  14. The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You by Julie Zhuo
  15. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
  16. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  17. Inglorious Empire: What the British did to India by Shashi Tharoor
  18. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu, James A. Robinson, et al.

If you have any other book recommendations for me, please leave a comment below or tweet it to me here.

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