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Bookshelf

An unorganized collection

Inspired by Patrick Collison’s bookshelf, this is a haphazard list of books that I think others might enjoy, from roughly 2018 onwards. Things that stand out as excellent get bold text.

  • Albion’s Seed
  • American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • The Anatomy of Story
  • Annihilation
  • The Art of Learning
  • Atomic Habits
  • Axiomatic
  • Bad Blood
  • The Bad Food Bible
  • Bad Paper
  • Billion Dollar Whale
  • Born Standing Up
  • Bullshit Jobs
  • Collected Fictions (Borges)
  • The Chickenshit Club
  • Chimpanzee Politics
  • Churchill: Walking with Destiny
  • Countdown to Zero Day
  • A Deepness in the Sky
  • Designing Design
  • The Dream Machine
  • Efficiently Inefficient
  • Factfulness
  • A Fire Upon the Deep
  • Fortune’s Formula
  • Fooled by Randomness
  • Founders at Work
  • Hard Landing
  • A Gentleman in Moscow
  • High Growth Handbook
  • How to Be Miserable
  • Inadequate Equilibria
  • Lincoln in the Bardo
  • Legacy of Ashes
  • Leonardo da Vinci (Isaacson)
  • The Long Haul
  • Lost Person Behavior
  • The Making of Prince of Persia
  • A Man for All Markets
  • Masters of Doom
  • Medieval Technology and Social Change
  • Misbehaving
  • Moral Mazes
  • The Most Important Thing Illuminated
  • The Mythical Man Month
  • Napoleon: A Life
  • Neuromancer
  • Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness
  • Permutation City
  • Player Piano
  • The Plot Against America (Roth)
  • The Power Broker
  • Principles (Dalio)
  • Red Plenty
  • The Rise and Fall of American Growth
  • Rise and Kill First
  • Sapiens
  • The Secret of Apollo
  • The Score Takes Care of Itself
  • Seeing Like a State
  • The Signal and the Noise
  • Snow Crash
  • Spineless
  • The Spy and the Traitor
  • Stuff Matters
  • Superforecasting
  • The Three Body Problem
  • Tools of Titans
  • The Tyrrany of Metrics
  • In An Uncertain World
  • Unscaled
  • Venture Deals
  • Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination
  • The War of Art
  • When Prophecy Fails
  • Why we Sleep