Reading List 2017

Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley, Antonio Garcia Martinez

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Hardcover, Michael Lewis

Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built, Duncan Clark

The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself, Sean Carroll

Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity, Carlo Rovelli

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari

The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization, Richard Baldwin

The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-first Century, Ryan Avent

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, Yuval Noah Harari

The Gene: An Intimate History, Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World, Ruchir Sharma

A Colony in a Nation, Chris Hayes

Measure of Danger, Jay Klages

Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies, César Hidalgo

Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street, Sheelah Kolhatkar

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life, Ed Yong

From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds, Daniel C. Dennett

The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History, David Enrich

A Brief History of Indonesia: Sultans, Spices, and Tsunamis: The Incredible Story of Southeast Asia’s Largest Nation, Tim Hannigan

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality, Edited by Heather Boushey, J. Bradford DeLong, Marshall Steinbaum

Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future, Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst, Robert M. Sapolsky

The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future, Gretchen Bakke

A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age, Jimmy Soni

Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies, Geoffrey West

Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World’s Oceans, James Stavridis

Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy — and How to Make Them Work for You, Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Sangeet Paul Choudary

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Max Tegmark

A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution, Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg

Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought Hardcover, Andrew W. Lo

The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia Hardcover, Masha Gessen

The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Edward Luce

Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone, Satya Nadella, Greg Shaw, and Jill Tracie Nichols

In Progress

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson

Asia’s Reckoning: China, Japan, and the Fate of U.S. Power in the Pacific Century, Richard McGregor

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