Bookshelf

Top few books which you should definitely read:

  • The beginning of infinity
  • The years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate
  • Governing the Commons
  • Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger
  • a Gentleman in Moscow 
  • Memoirs of Hadrian

The rest. (I haven’t read anywhere near all of these but they all are/look interesting)

  • Programming the Universe
  • The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design
  • How not to be wrong
  • Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos
  • Ice Age by John & Mary Gribbin
  • the character of physical law
  • The Origin Of Species
  • The Art of Doing Science and Engineering by Richard Hamming
  • working in public
  • The beginning of infinity
  • The dream machine
  • A brave New world
  • how to read a book
  • Picture of Dorian Grey 
  • The death of Ivan Ilyich
  • the three body problem
  • Robinson Crusoe
  • Anna Karenina
  • Enders game
  • seven deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
  • Story of Your Life
  • Seveneves
  • War and Peace
  • shantaram
  • hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • 1984
  • a gentleman in moscow 
  • The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer
  • the garden of forking paths
  • A man for all markets
  • Faraday, Maxwell and the electromagnetic field
  • Letters from a self-made merchant to his son
  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • Adults in the room
  • Snowball
  • something incredibly wonderful happens
  • Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!
  • Team of rivals
  • Titan: The life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow 
  • Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
  • Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger
  • Scipio Africanus: Greater Than Napoleon
  • Boyd by R Coram
  • when breath becomes air
  • the pokerface of wall st
  • call sign chaos
  • The years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent
  • The years of Lyndon Johnson: the Path to Power
  • The years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate
  • The years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power
  • A house of lions
  • Guns germs and steel
  • Lessons of history
  • Sapiens
  • The square and the tower
  • conversations with socrates 
  • the greek way
  • Xenephons expedition into Persia
  • the square and the tower
  • revolt of the public
  • the story of civilization caesar and christ
  • The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Mind of Napoleon
  • The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
  • The most important thing
  • The Misbehavior of Markets
  • The essays of Warren Buffet
  • Antifragile
  • Black swan
  • Fooled by randomness
  • Pioneering Portfolio Management: An Unconventional Approach to Institutional Investment
  • Against the gods
  • The great crash
  • This time is different
  • Other peoples money
  • Micromotives and Macrobehaviour
  • Factfullness
  • the affluent society 
  • Radical Markets
  • From Third World to First: Singapore and the Asian Economic Boom
  • Governing the Commons
  • The origin of wealth
  • Nudge
  • Rationa Rituals
  • How to win friends and influence people
  • Influence 
  • Thinking fast and slow
  • Meditations: A New Translation by Aurelius, Marcus
  • Letters from a Stoic
  • being mortal
  • alchemy: the surprising power of ideas that don’t make sense
  • finite and infinite games
  • The prince
  • conjectures and refutations
  • Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
  • the map and the territory eliezer yudkowsky
  • How to actually change your mind eliezer yudkowsky
  • hackers and painters
  • how to read a book
  • The Battle of the Books, by Jonathan Swift
  • Barbarians at the gate
  • Liars poker
  • flat land
  • stubborn attachments
  • Zero to one
  • Getting to yes: negotiations agreement without giving in
  • the hard thing about hard things
  • The everything store
  • the ideas factory
  • one from many: visa and the rise of chaordic organizations
  • Engines that move markets
  • The Half-Life of Facts
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
  • Epictetus, Discourses, Fragments, Handbook
  • Memoirs of Hadrian
  • Six easy parts feynman
  • Six not so easy parts
  • Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology
  • A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals about the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet, and Universe
  • Superintelligence Paths, Dangers, Strategies
  • Darwin’s Blind Spot: Evolution Beyond Natural Selection
  • The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century
  • Things we cannot know
  • Selfish gene
  • A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
  • Deep simplicity: bringing order to chaos and complexity
  • To Engineer is Human:The Role of Failure in Successful Design 
  • David Eric Smith Fundamental Concepts of Century Physics
  • Probabilistic Reasoning in Intelligent Systems: Networks of Plausible Inference (Morgan Kaufmann Series in Representation and Reasoning)
  • creation by steve grand (AWS)
  • Head First Python
  • the mythical man month
  •  the algorithm design manual
  • Physics and Technology for Future Presidents: An Introduction to the Essential Physics Every World Leader Needs to Know
  • Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science
  • spacetime and geometry: an introduction to general relativity 
  • algorithms to live by: the computer science of human decisions 
  • Superintelligence : Paths, Dangers, Strategies
  • Democratizing Innovation 
  • the scientist as rebel 
  • Hilbert: With An Appreciation Of Hilbert’s Mathematical Work By Hermann Weyl by Constance Reid
  • the insect societies E.O. Willson
  • The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies
  • Thought and Choice in Chess adriaan de groot chess studies
  • Perception in chess William G.Chase Herbert A.Simon
  • etudes for programmers pdf
  • The Infinite Machine: How an Army of Crypto-hackers Is Building the Next Internet with Ethereum
  • Ignition: History of Liquid Rocket Propellants
  • Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge
  • Models of My Life
  • Andrew Carnegie Joseph Wall
  • Collected Maxims and Other Reflections La Rochefoucauld
  • The outsiders
  • The Moral Sayings Of Publius Syrus: A Roman Slave
  • The Art of Worldly Wisdom
  • Reflect on things past Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington
  • Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger
  • Andy Grove’s ‘Swimming Across
  • robert iger the ride of a lifetime
  • man’s search for meaning
  • autobiography of a restless mind dee hock
  • Seven Pillars of Wisdom
  • Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People
  • A Vision So Noble: John Boyd, the OODA Loop, and America’s War on Terror
  • Essays in Humanism Einstein
  • Essays in Science Einstein
  • Genius: Richard Feynman and Modern Physics
  • John Maynard Keynes 1883-1946: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman
  • the years of lyndon johnson robert caro
  • Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing by Robert A. Caro
  • Passion and Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders
  • Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage
  • Personal History kathrine graham
  • the power broker
  • The Book of Life” by Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • ramanujan; the man and the mathematician 
  • Pericles and the Conquest of History: A Political Biography Loren J. Samons
  • Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth
  • Plutarch, Moralia
  • The Last Lecture Randy pausch
  • Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived
  • Xenophon’s Cyrus the Great: The Arts of Leadership and War by Xenophon
  • Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History, With a New Preface (California World History Library)
  • The best and the brightest
  • jefferson’s literary commonplace book
  • Sun tzu art of War
  • Collapse of Complex Societies Joseph Tainter
  • The Pentagon: A History
  • Legal Systems Very Different from Ours
  • The Power of Myth
  • From the American System to Mass Production, 1800-1932: The Development of Manufacturing Technology in the United States (Studies in Industry and Society)
  • negotiating the law of the sea james sebenius
  • Plutarch Moralia
  • Sherman: soldier, realist, American
  • Lincoln’s Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton
  • hero of 1000 faces
  • The Generalship of Alexander the Great
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
  • The Secret of Apollo
  • The City and Man by Leo Strauss
  • The Wizards of Armageddon
  • words that work frank luntz
  • how buildings learn, stewart brand 
  • vaclav smil growth 
  • The Development of Ballistic Missiles in the United States Air Force 1945-1960 jacob neufeld
  • science, strategy and war Frans P.B Osinga 
  • Doing the Impossible : George E. Mueller and the Management of NASA’s Human Spaceflight Program
  • seeing like a state
  • Gideon’s spies
  • Human Universals
  • the ideological origins of the american revolution
  • cato’s letters
  • The Copernican Revolution
  • Medieval Technology and Social Change
  • Letters to Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders by Warren Buffett 
  • The Warren Buffett Portfolio: Mastering the Power of the Focus Investment Strategy Hagstrom
  • Charlie Munger The Complete Investor
  • The Kelly Capital Growth Investment Criterion: Theory and Practice
  • Principles by Ray Dalio
  • Keynes and the Market: How the World’s Greatest Economist Overturned Conventional Wisdom and Made a Fortune on the Stock Market by Justyn Walsh
  • The personal MBA
  • Distant Force: A Memoir of the Teledyne Corporation and the Man Who Created It, with an Introduction to Teledyne Technologies
  • Made in America
  • the outsiders
  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big,
  • What I learned losing a million dollars
  • Only the paranoid survive: how to exploit the crisis point that challenge every company
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene 
  • It’s Not All About Me Getting It Done: How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge
  • The strategy and tactics of pricing
  • Loonshots
  • High Output Management
  • No: The Only Negotiating System You Need for Work and Home
  • Superforecasters
  • effective executive, peter drucker
  • the inner game of tennis 
  • Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency
  • the halo effect cisco
  • Platform Revolution
  • Secrets Of Sand Hill Road
  • Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
  • Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great
  • nonviolent communication 
  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement Eliyahu M. Goldratt
  • the messy marketplace
  • Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You
  • Wealth of nations
  • Adam Smith moral sentiment
  • ents How to Measure Anything
  • How to Measure Anything
  • Economics peace and laughter
  • Superforecasting
  • How to Solve It
  • Theory of Games and Economic Behaviour
  • the Singapore story
  • the pursuit of attention 
  • tiny habits
  • Nicomachean Ethics
  • Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World rene girard
  • The Memorable Thoughts of Socrates, by Xenophon
  • Reasons and Persons by Derek Parfit
  • Michel De Montaigne Essays
  • metaphors we live by
  • the mind illuminated
  • bruce lee striking thoughts
  • The Origins of Virtue Matt Ridley
  • The adweek copywriting handbook by joseph Sugarman
  • More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First
  • The Paris Review Interviews, I
  • A Mathematician’s Apology
  • Marshall McLuhan Unbound Edited by Eric McLuhan and W. Terrence Gordon
  • Checklist manifesto
  • neil postman technopoly
  • the crack-up fitzgerald
  • Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things
  • Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger
  • Universal Principles of Design: 100 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach Through Design
  • art of game design jesse schell
  • Selected Non Fictions Jorge Luis Borges
  • can’t hurt me david goggins
  • buckminster fuller book I seem to be a verb 
  • Mindstorms Seymour Papert
  • teaching as a Subversive Activity Neil Postman
  • The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life
  • On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Non-Fiction
  • Lo—TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism
  • The Tartar Steppe
  • Foundation series isaac asimov
  • Aesop’s fable collectors library
  • Novella by Ted Chiang
  • red plenty
  • Midas World by Frederik Pohl
  • Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah 
  • Lest Darkness Fall & To Bring the Light
  • fine structure sam hughs
  • Siddhartha” by Herman Hesse