Reading List

These are some of the books from my bookshelf, covering everything from neuroscience to entrepreneurship, that I strongly recommend everyone to read.

Thinking Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast and Slow is a book published in 2011 by Daniel Kahneman, 2002 Nobel laureate for Economic Sciences. The book is not just a theoretical piece on behavioral economics, but one full of exercises and thought experiments, which exposes the readers themselves to the flaws in their conventional thinking before the author attempts to explain those cognitive biases from a scientific perspective​

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Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits.

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The Black Swan: The Impact of Highly Improbable

A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them.

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Zero to One: Notes on Startups

A book every entrepreneur should read. It's written by none other than Peter Theil, the don of PayPal Mafia! Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.

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Meditations

One of the world's most famous and influential books, Meditations, by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121–180), incorporates the stoic precepts he used to cope with his life as a warrior and administrator of an empire.

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.