Bookshelf

I'm fascinated by what other people read and I can spend hours browsing bookshelves. I'm often asked what I read so this is intended to be a digital version of the stack on my shelf.

Favourites

Thinking Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman · 2013

Kahneman got a Nobel price in 2002 for his work on psychology and decision making. That's what you're in for here.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen R. Covey · 2004
Sapiens Yuval Noah Harari · 2018

Startups

The Innovator's Dilemma Clayton M. Christensen · 2013
The Four Steps to the Epiphany Steve Blank · 2013
The Lean Startup Eric Ries · 2011
Competing Against Luck Clayton Christensen · 2016

Clayton popularized his theory on Jobs to be done in this book which I find a crucial nuance to understanding product-market fit.

Hacking Growth Sean Ellis · 2017

Sean outlines the growth drivers that built companies like Dropbox and Airbnb and gives us a very tangible method to manage growth teams called ICE score. Must read for software startups.

Lean Analytics Alistair Croll, Benjamin Yoskovitz · 2013

All the fundamental principles for using analytics.

Venture Deals Brad Feld, Jason Mendelson · 2016

101 on convertible debt, equity sales, term sheets and all the counterintuitive natures of raising funding. Brad Feld co-founded Tech Stars so he's seen a deal or two.

Startup CEO Matt Blumberg · 2013
Scaling Lean Ash Maurya · 2016
High Growth Handbook Elad Gil · 2018
Blitzscaling Reid Hoffman, Chris Yeh · 2018
Disciplined Entrepreneurship Bill Aulet · 2014

Business

Platform Revolution Geoffrey Parker, Marshall Alstyne, Sangeet Choudary · 2016
Crossing the Chasm Geoffrey Moore · 1991
Good to Great Jim Collins · 2001
The Startup Way Eric Ries · 2017
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products Nir Eyal, Ryan Hoover · 2014
Contagious: Why Things Catch On Jonah Berger · 2016
Frugal Innovation Jaideep Prabhu · 2015
Measure What Matters John Doerr · 2018

Internet and computers

How the Internet Happened Brian McCullough · 2018

An insightful walk-through of the history of the internet. From Marc Andreessen launching the Mosaic browser in 1993 to the making of the iPhone.

Machine, Crowd, Platform Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson · 2018
The Social Organism Oliver Luckett, Michael J. Casey · 2016
Blockchain Revolution Don Tapscott · 2018
Dealers of Lightning Michael A. Hiltzik · 2000
The Second Machine Age Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson · 2016
Introduction to Computation and Programming Using Python John V. Guttag · 2016

Personal growth

The Art of Learning Josh Waitzkin· 2008
How Will You Measure Your Life? Clayton M. Christensen· 2012
In Love with the World Mingyur Rinpoche · 2019
The Untethered Soul Michael A. Singer · 2007