Listed below are a collection of books I’m reading and books I’ve read that I truly enjoyed. If you have any good book recommendations please email me.
How Not To Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg – This book is a “brilliant tour of mathematical thought and a guide on how to become a better thinker.”
Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris – Good book on how to be more efficient in all areas of your life.
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