Bookshelf #

Biographies & Autobiographies #

  • Disturbing the Universe by Freeman Dyson
  • Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
  • Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

Math & Science #

  • The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick
  • Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick
  • The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver
  • The Master Algorithm by Pedro Domingos
  • Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom
  • The Road to Reality by Roger Penrose
  • Incerto (Series) by Nassim Taleb
  • Lost in Math by Sabine Hossenfelder
  • The Alchemy of Air: A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler by Thomas Hager
  • Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstadter
  • When Einstein Walked with Gödel by Jim Holt

Technology + Culture #

  • The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff
  • World Without Mind by Franklin Foer
  • Secrets of Sandhill Road by Scott Kupor
  • The Innovator’s Dilemna by Clayton Christensen
  • Maximum City by Suketu Mehta
  • Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
  • The Big Short by Michael Lewis
  • The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown: Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash by Charles R. Morris
  • Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas
  • Against Method by Paul Feyerabend
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Japan by Pico Iyer

Textbooks #

  • C++ Primer (5th Edition) by Stanley B. Lippman, Josée Lajoie, Barbara E. Moo
  • Designing Data-Intensive Applications by Martin Kleppmann
  • Machine Learning: A Probabilistic Perspective by Kevin Murphy
  • Dvoretsky’s Endgame Manual (5th Eition) by Mark Dvoretsky
  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics by by Matthew Sands, Richard Feynman, and Robert B. Leighton
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship by Bill Aulet

Fiction #

  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • The Golden House by Salman Rushdie
  • The Three-Body Problem (Trilogy) by Liu Cixin
  • The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect by Roger Williams

Self #

  • Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
  • The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts
  • Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results by James Clear
  • Range by David Epstein
  • Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown

Canon #

  • Zero to One by Blake Masters and Peter Thiel
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  • Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein
  • Outliers by Malcom Gladwell
  • Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • The Innovator’s Dilemna by Clayton Christensen