2017

[MUST READ] Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Yuval Noah Harari) - Thorough examination of how us humans evolved from one of many animals into the dominant inhabitant of planet Earth. Lots of unsettling thoughts.

[MUST LISTEN] The Martian (Andy Weir) - "MacGyver on Mars." 

[Recommended] The Art of Learning (Josh Waitzkin) - An auto-biographic account of how to become a world champion in chess and in martial arts. Plus: systematic and transferrable processes how to accelerate learning.

[Recommended] Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data (Charles Wheelan) - No B.S. introduction into applied statistics.

The Inner Game of Tennis (W. Timothy Gallwey) - The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance

Fooled by Randomness (Nassim Taleb) - A look at life through the lense of probabilistic thinking.

Open: An Autobiography (Andre Agassi) - Personal account of a tennis career.

American Kingpin (Nick Bilton) - Rise and fall of Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht. 

The Gene: An Intimate History (Siddhartha Mukherjee) - Pretty much a biography of the 'gene'.

Shoe Dog (Phil Knight) - Auto-biographic founding story of Nike Inc. 

The Inevitable (Kevin Kelly) - Understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape the future.

Elon Musk (Ashlee Vance) - How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future.

The Phoenix Project (Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford) - 'A novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win'.

The Effective Executive (Peter Drucker) - An effective executive asks: "What needs to be done?" + develops action plans.

The Egg (Andy Weir) - You died and have a conversation with god.

 

2016

[MUST READ] Tools of Titans (Tim Ferriss) - Routines and learnings from different top-performers. 

The Great A.I. Awakening (Gideon Lewis-Kraus) - A journalistic account of how the Google Brain team has leapt onto the next level of machine learning practices.

Mindset: How We Can Learn to Fulfill Our Potential (Carol S. Dweck) - Growth mindset vs. fixed mindset and how those impact output of people.

Inverting The Pyramid (Jonathan Wilson) - History of football tactics.

The Sandler Rules (Dave Mattson) - 49 selling principles.

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (Mohsin Hamid) - Second-person novel about a hero making it in the realities of modern-day Asia.

 

2015

Rise & Fall of Silk Road Pt.1 (Joshua Bearman) - Idealistic origins and early development of a secret ecommerce platform.

Rise & Fall of Silk Road Pt.2 (Joshua Bearman) - Free marketplace turned into the world's largest online drug bazaar. How this operation came to an end.