My bookshelf, in no particular order. Some are entertaining, some are educational, the best are both. A few I vehemently disagree with. All are worth a look. Inspired by Patrick Collison’s bookshelf.

Anything I should read not on this list? Let me know.

The War of Art
Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Debt: The First 5,000 Years
The Phoenix Project
Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management
The Peripheral
Neuromancer and the Sprawl trilogy
If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens… WHERE IS EVERYBODY?: Seventy-Five Solutions to the Fermi Paradox and the Problem of Extraterrestrial Life
Good Strategy, Bad Strategy The Difference and Why It Matters
7 Powers: The Foundations of Business Strategy
The Three Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past Trilogy)
Don’t Make Me Think
Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger
The Stormlight Archive
The Mistborn Series
Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love
The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer
Snow Crash
The Design of Everyday Things
The Chip: How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution
Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals
How Will You Measure Your Life?
High Output Management
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Thinking in Systems: A Primer
The Systems Bible
The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn
Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets
The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood
Skunk Works
Excession and the Culture series by Iain M. Banks
The Algorithm Design Manual
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product
The Man Who Solved the Market
Only the Paranoid Survive
The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership
Nonviolent Communication
Netflixed: The Battle for America’s Eyeballs
Parkinson’s Law, and other studies in administration
The Tiny MBA