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