Yoni’s Reading List — 2015

“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.”-Henry David Thoreau

Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation by Tim Brown

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina

The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us by Diane Ackerman

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by Tom and David Kelly

The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded by Michael Watkins

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry

Stop Thinking Like a Freelancer: The Evolution of a $1m Web Designer by Liam Veitch

The Man Who Sold The Moon by Robert Heinlein

Airframe by Michael Crichton

Congo by Michael Crichton

The Defector by Daniel Silva

For Whom the Bells Toll by Ernest Hemingway

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion by Sam Harris

The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need by Daniel Pink

Nexus by Ramez Naam

Your Brain at Work by David Rock

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

How we Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson

Tarkin: Star Wars by James Luceno

Crux by Ramez Naam

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

1000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World by Peter Diamandis

On the Road by John Kerouac

The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet by Ramez Naam

On the Shortness of Life by Seneca

Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing with Organizations by Clay Shirky

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Bourne Ascendancy by Eric Van Lustbader

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel

The Plot to Save the Planet: How Visionary Entrepreneurs and Corporate Titans are Creating Real Solutions to Global Warming by Brian Dumaine

Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal

You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier

World’s Best Travel Experiences: 400 Extraordinary Places by National Geographic

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson

Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Forward the Foundation by Isaac Asimov

Sea of Fire by Tom Clancy

Future Crimes: Everything is Connected, Everyone is Vulnerable, and What we Can do About It by Marc Goodman

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini

Astonish Yourself: 101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life by Roger Pol Droit

The Moviegoer by Walker Percy

Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway

What if? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Monroe

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

Bangkok 8: A Royal Thai Detective Novel by John Burndet

The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton

So Good They Can’t Ignore You Cal Newport

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Do Androids Dream of Robot Sheep by Philip Dick

Deadline by Mira Grant

Blackout by Mira Grant

AngularJS: Up and Running: Enhanced Productivity with Structured Web Apps by Brad Green and Shyam Seshadri

Company K by William March

War Dogs by Greg Bear

The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness by Epictetus

Motherless Brooklyn: Jonathan Lethem

Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered by E.F. Schumacher

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Lords of the Sith by Paul Kemp

When to Rob a Bank and 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intentioned Rants by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

We Learn Nothing by Tim Kreider

Cosmos by Carl Sagan

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time Of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate by Naomi Klein

Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact by Steven Kotler

Why the West Rules — For Now by Ian Morris

Tom Clancy Under Fire by Grant Blackwood

The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5 by Taylor Pearson

APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book by Guy Kawasaki

Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero by James Romm

Ultimate Star Wars by Ryder Windham

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story by Donald Miller

The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski

Apex by Ramez Naam

Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era by James Barrat

The Beach by Alex Garland

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Defining Decade by Meg Jay

The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss

The Fourth Turning by William Strauss

Tom Clancy Support and Defend by Mark Greaney

The Best Interface is No Interface by Golden Krishna

A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

The Happiness Project or Why I spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean my Closets, Fight RIght, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin

The Digital Economy: Rethinking Promise and Peril in the Age of Networked Intelligence by Don Tapscott

Groundswell, Expanded and Revised Edition: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff

Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande

Insight Guides: Thailand by Howard Richardson

Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed

Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age by Paul Graham

Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

The Martian by Andy Weir

A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life by Brian Grazer

Altered Carbon by Richard Morgan

What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly

The Age of Access: The New Culture of Hypercapitalism, Where all of Life is a Paid-For Experience by Jeremy Rifkin

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny by Robin Sharma

Make Your Mark: The Creative’s Guide to Building a Business with Impact by Jocelyn Glei

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu and Stephen Mitchell

The Monk and the Riddle: The Art of Creating a Life While Making a Living by Randy Komisar

Seven Eves: A Novel by Neal Stephenson

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz

Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Buy Your Own Island: The Ultimate Guide to Breaking Free and Making Your Dreams Reality by Danny Flood

Digital Nomad Escape Plan: Thailand Expat Guide for Working Remotely in Chiang Mai, Thailand by Michael Hulleman

The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web by Jesse James Garrett

Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Vicki Robin

The Analects of Confucius translated by Arthur Waley

Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden

Ulysses by James Joyce

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig

Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi Hardcover by Kevin Hearne

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson