Reading List

Several people asked me for my reading list in the past couple of weeks. So, today i went through 15 years of amazon shopping history which is an interesting experience in itself and parts of my brain to come up with the books i think everyone should read. I tried to order them into broad categories to make it easier to navigate them.

If you feel something is missing, please let me know — i’m always looking for new and interesting books.

The most important ones are highlighted with an (!) in front of the link.

The past

(!) Yuval Noah Harari - Sapiens

(!) Kevin Kelly - What Technology Wants

The future

(!) Yuval Noah Harari - Homo Deus

(!) Kevin Kelly - The Inevitable

The present

(!) Yuval Noah Harari - Lessons for the 21st Century

Self/Humans

(!) The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz

(!) Anxiety: Using Depth Psychology to Find a Balance in Your Life. Fritz Riemann

Daniel Kahneman - Thinking Fast And Slow

Carol Dweck - Mindset

Ray Dalio - Principles: Life and Work

Sam Harris - Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

Jaron Lanier - You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

(!) Thomas Harris - I'm Ok, You'Re Ok

(!) Harvard Concept

Dan Ariely - The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and Home

(!) Harry G. Frankfurt - On Bullshit

Michael Puett - The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life

AI/Machines

Nick Bostrom - Superintelligence

(!) Max Tegmark: Life 3.0

Economy/Markets

(!) Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. van Alstyne, Sangeet Paul Choudary - Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economyand How to Make Them Work for You

(!) Chris Burniske, Jack Tatar - Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor's Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond

Charles Eisenstein - Sacred Economics

(!) Bernard Lietaer - The Future Of Money

(!) Jeremy Rifkin - Access

Peter Thiel - Zero To One

Organisation/Systems

Frederic Laloux - Reinventing Organisations

Salim Ismail - Exponential Oranizations

Steven Johnson - Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

Andrew Grove - High Output Management

(!) Atul Gawande - Checklist Manifesto

Community/Governance

(!) Susan Pinker - The Village Effect

(!) David van Reybrouck - Against Elections

Ricardo Semler - The Seven-Day Weekend: A Better Way to Work in the 21st Century

People

(!) Lloyd Sieden - Buckminster Fuller's Universe: An Appreciation

(!) Shimon Peres - No Room for Small Dreams: Courage, Imagination, and the Making of Modern Israel

Thomas Schindler