This is a list of top books that I continue to maintain. I’ll try and maintain an overall must-read top 10, then other via categories that are interesting.

Must Read Books (~10)

These are life-changing books. Books that will expand your horizon, create new ways of looking at the world, and add to your self-understanding.

  1. Facing the Intelligence Explosion
  2. Think and Grow Rich
    1. Create the future you want
  3. The Fountainhead
    1. self-reliance, importance of focusing
  4. The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins
  5. The Moral Animal – Daniel Dennet
  6. The Score takes Care of Itself – Steve Walsh
  7. Insanely Simple – Ken Segal
    1. best Steve Jobs book, practical lessons, fun real stories, real insight to how Apple works
  8. Design of Everyday Things – Donald Norman
    1. Canonical book on UI / UX, makes you appreciate lots
  9. The Power of Full Engagement
  10. Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
  11. Accelerando –

Honorable Mentions


  • Positioning – Al Ries
  • Ultimate Sales Machine

Society / Culture

  • Dana Sobel books
  • The Europeans – Luigi Barzini
  • Culture Code

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