Listed below are books I’ve read that I recommend anyone to add to their library.
Principles by Ray Dalio – This is one of the longest books I’ve read in a while, but certainly worth the read. Two thumbs up.
The Art of War by General Sun Tsu – Fabulous book.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni- One of my top five favorite books of all time. It’s an easy read that can be polished off in a few hours. Very, very good book.
What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter- I’ve had this book for nearly 10 years and finally decided to read it over the Christmas holiday. It was better than I thought it would be.
Dollars and Sense by Dan Ariely – This is a must read for anyone interested in the psychology of money and how we value it.
Peak by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool – Great book about how all of can achieve extraordinary things by engaging in deliberate practice. Debunks the myth that greatness is innate.
The Obstacle is The Way by Ryan Holiday – Great book about embracing difficulties and overcoming obstacles. Instead of avoiding obstacles, this book teaches that the obstacle is actually the way.
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz – Ben chronicles his experience as a first time CEO and provides tips and advice about how to handle the hard things that you normally can’t find in management books.
The Money of Invention by Paul Gompers & Josh Lerner – This book provides a thorough history and background on venture capital both domestically and internationally
The Creator’s Code by Amy Wilkinson – This book is about the six essential skills of extraordinary entrepreneurs. It is a very well-written book.
Rework by Jason Fried & David Hansson – Two entrepreneurs explain why rejecting commonly used business processes and culture is better for business.
Sprint by Jake Knapp – Three Google Ventures employees outline their strategy for how to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five days
The Intelligent Entrepreneur by Bill Murphy Jr. – A venture capital insider reveals how to get from your start-up to IPO on your terms
Mastering the VC Game by Jeffrey Bussgang – A venture capital insider reveals how to get from your start-up to IPO on your terms
Business Valuation by David Perkins – Concise overview of business valuation of small and midsize private companies
Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur by Dermot Berkey – Obtain funding from venture capitalist at the best terms possible
The Third Wave by Steve Case – An entrepreneurs vision of the future and the role technology will play in everyone’s lives (♥)
Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb – Things that gain from disorder
Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb – The hidden role of chance and life in the markets
The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins – Critical success strategies for new leaders at all levels
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
The Rainforest by Victor Hwang and Greg Horowitt – The secret to building the next silicon valley