Some books that I loved or highly influenced me (“A+ list”):

  1. The Beginning of Infinity by David Deutsch
  2. Antifragile by Nassim Taleb
  3. Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
  4. The End of Education by Neil Postman
  5. Teaching as a Subversive Activity by Neil Postman
  6. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman by Richard Feynman
  7. Sapiens: The Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Harrari
  8. Homo Deus by Yuval Harrari
  9. The Romantic Manifesto by Ayn Rand
  10. The Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand
  11. Lessons of History by Will Durant
  12. The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
  13. Mastery by Robert Greene
  14. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  15. The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
  16. Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg
  17. The Almanack of Naval Ravikant
  18. Essays and Aphorisms, Arthur Schopenhauer
  19. Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
  20. How to Raise a Genius by Laszlo Polgar

Books on my “A- list”:

  1. Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb
  2. The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
  3. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  4. Hiking with Nietzsche by John Kaag
  5. Impro by Keith Johnstone
  6. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
  7. Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charlie Munger
  8. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
  9. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track: Letters of Richard Feynman
  10. Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World by Michael Pollan
  11. The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley
  12. Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius by Jorge Luis Borges
  13. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
  14. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
  15. How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
  16. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  17. Iron Ambition by Mike Tyson
  18. The Bed of Procrustes by Nassim Taleb
  19. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Some other Books:

  1. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos
  2. Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
  3. The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson
  4. Hackers and Painters by Paul Graham
  5. Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston
  6. What do you care what other people think by Richard Feynman
  7. Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
  8. Free Will by Sam Harris
  9. Lying by Sam Harris
  10. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
  11. Finding Chika by Mitch Albom
  12. The Problems of Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  13. The Disappearance of Childhood by Neil Postman
  14. Waking Up by Sam Harris
  15. The Brain by David Eagleman
  16. Red Notice by Bill Browder
  17. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
  18. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  19. The Art of Learning by Joshua Waitzkin
  20. Principles by Ray Dalio
  21. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Harrari
  22. The Hard Thing about Hard things by Ben Horowitz
  23. Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis
  24. Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
  25. Zero to One by Peter Thiel
  26. Quiet by Susan Cain
  27. The Education of a Value Investor by Guy Spier
  28. Lifespan by David Sinclair
  29. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  30. The Dhandho Investor by Monish Pobrai
  31. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
  32. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  33. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
  34. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  35. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  36. Margin of Safety by Seth Klarman
  37. The War on Normal People by Andrew Yang
  38. Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke
  39. For the New Intellectual by Ayn Rand
  40. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  41. How Innovation Works by Matt Ridley
  42. The Evolving Self: Problem and Process in Human Development by Robert Kegan
  43. The Molecule of More by Daniel Lieberman
  44. Build by Tony Fadell
  45. Finding the Next Steve Jobs by Nolan Bushnell
  46. Countdown by Shanna Swan
  47. Ravenous by Sam Apple
  48. How Schools Work by Arne Duncan
  49. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
  50. Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  51. Excellent Sheep by William Deresiewicz

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