Last Updated: June 29, 2017

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Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson

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The Effective Executive by Peter Drucker

Shogun by James Clavell

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini

Platform Revolution by Geoffrey Parker

Running Lean by Ash Maurya

Sprint: How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp

The Founder’s Dilemmas by Noam Wasserman

Only the Paranoid Survive by Andrew Grove

Skunk Works by Ben R. Rich & Leo Janos

Guerrilla Marketing by Jay Levinson

Poor Charlie’s Almanack by Charlie Munger

The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen

Outliers by Malcom Gladwell

Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson

The Creative Mind by Margaret A. Boden

The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell

Mastery by Robert Greene

Stop Thinking Like a Freelancer by Liam Veitch

Deep Work by Cal Newport


Programming Pearls by Jon Bentley

The Art of Intrusion by Kevin Mitnick

The Art of Deception by Kevin Mitnick

Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal



Sphere by Michael Crichton

Health and Fitness

The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss

Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes


Wonderland by Steven Johnson


The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister


Martin Luther by Eric Metaxas

Jonathan Edwards by Marsen

Poker Brat: Phil Hellmuth’s Autobiography by Phil Helmuth



The Law of Christ by Charles Leiter

War of Words by Paul Tripp

When Sinners Say ‘I Do’ by Dave Harvey

Things of Earth by Joe Rigney

Desiring God by John Piper

If God is Good by Randy Alcorn

Money, Possessions, and Eternity by Randy Alcorn

The Christian View of Man by Gresham Machen

Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller

The Prodigal God by Tim Keller

What’s Best Next by Matthew Perman


To Organize

The Joy of Craft by Zane Claes

The Singularity Is Near by Ray Kurzweil

The Man Who Sold the Moon and Orphans of the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Crow Killer by Raymond W., Jr. Thorp

Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew B. Crawford

The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs

Influence by Robert B. Cialdini PhD

Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

As A Man Thinketh by James Allen

Product Design for the Web by Randy J. Hunt

Eat That Frog! by Brian Tracy

The Long Tail by Chris Anderson

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Levity Effect by Adrian Gostick & Scott Christopher

Future Perfect by Steven Johnson

I Love Your More Than My Dog by Jeanne Bliss

Emergence by Steven Johnson

The Joke and Its Relation to the Unconscious by Sigmund Freud

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn

Negotiautions by Guhan Subramanian

Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky

The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst

Through the Language Glass by Guy Deutscher

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Touching History by Lynn Spencer

Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky

First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman

Design-Driven Innovation by Roberto Verganti

Poke the Box by Seth Godin

A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich

Eat More Chickin by S. Truett Cathy

Thinking for a Living by Thomas H. Davenport

The Rise of the Creative Class by Richard Forida

Where the Wizards Stay Up Late by Katie Hafner

The Lamp of Beauty by John Ruskin

The Rhetoric of Modernism by Tim Benton

The Organization Man by William H. Whyte

The Social Life of Information by John Seely Brown & Paul Duguid

Zero by Pat Schleger

Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

The Invention of Air by Steven Johnson

To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley

Linchpin by Seth Godin

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson

Matt M:

Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss.

The Art of Stillness by Pico Ayer.

Out of Your Mind by Alan Watts (audiobook, really a series of lectures).

Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Mushashi (audiobook).

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien.

The Best American Short Stories 2016 edited by Junot Diaz.

Feynman by Jim Ottaviani.

My Gita by Devdutt Pattanaik.

From Plato to Post-modernism: Understanding the Essence of Literature and the Role of the Author by Louis Markos (another lecture series).

The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy.

The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles.

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History’s Unknown Chapters by Giles Milton.

Widow Basquiat: A Love Story by Jennifer Clement.

32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line by Eric Ripert.

Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks by Chermayeff & Geismar.

Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity by David Lynch (audiobook).

The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World by Brad Stone.

The Leavers by Lisa Ko.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel.

Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman.

The Executive’s Compass by James O’Toole.

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.

Dance of the Possible by Scott Berkun.

The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang (short story).

Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss.

After On: A Novel of Silicon Valley by Rob Reid.

Principles by Ray Dalio.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (audiobook).

The Undiscovered Self: With Symbols and the Interpretation of Dreams by C.G. Jung.



Ghost in the Wires by Kevin Mitnick

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson


High Output Management by Andrew Grove

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

Long Fuse Big Bang by Eric Haseltine

Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter

Good Strategy Bad Strategy by Richard Rumelt

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Zero to One by Peter Thiel


The Pragmatic Programer by Andrew Hunt & David Thomas

The Algorithm Design Manual by Steven Skiena

and many others…


Knowing God by J.I. Packer

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

and many others…