Bookshelf

I sometimes get asked which books I believe are crucial in developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Typically, the average person resorts to "entrepreneur/business" books. I've found that a large percentage of these types of books are filled with complete BS, mostly because you can't teach someone to become an entrepreneur. Being an entrepreneur is having a collection of several different skills/abilities that you combine to produce a some kind of output.

If you want to develop the mindset of an entrepreneur, you should be focused on learning topics such as game theory, behavioral economics, finance etc... the sooner you have an understanding of how these topics work, the less time you'll spend complaining on Instagram about why your friends aren't supporting your business.

I've always enjoyed viewing others' bookshelves, you can learn a lot about someone by the type of books they read. So in good practice, I'm sharing my bookshelf with all of you. These are all the books that I currently own (some are at peers' homes).

My shelves lack any particular order, so too does this list.

Creativity, Inc.
“What does it mean to manage well?” From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an ...
Steve Jobs
From the author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive, New York Times bestsellin...
Elon Musk
Elon Musk, the entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, sold one of his internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billi...
The Lean Startup
Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changi...
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
A lot of people talk about how great it is to start a business, but only Ben Horowitz is brutally honest about how hard it is to run one....
Hooked
How do successful companies create products people can’t put down?Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? Wh...
How to Win Friends and Influence People
You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you’re in...an...
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all...
The Charisma Myth
What if charisma could be taught? For the first time, science and technology have taken charisma apart, figured it out and turned it into...
Space
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Meditations
Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations remains profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life. Fe...
You Don’t Know JS
It’s easy to learn parts of JavaScript, but much harder to learn it completely—or even sufficiently—whether you’re new to the language or...
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Python Crash Course
Python Crash Course is a fast-paced, thorough introduction to Python that will have you writing programs, solving problems, and making th...
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python
If you’ve ever spent hours renaming files or updating hundreds of spreadsheet cells, you know how tedious tasks like these can be. But wh...
Grokking Algorithms An Illustrated Guide For Programmers and Other Curious People
An algorithm is nothing more than a step-by-step procedure for solving a problem. The algorithms you’ll use most often as a programmer ha...
Get Backed
HOW DO YOU LAUNCH THE VENTURE OF YOUR DREAMS? Get Backed isn’t just about startup fundraising. It’s a handbook for anyone who has an id...
The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing
The irreverent guide to investing, Boglehead style The Boglehead’s Guide to Investing is a DIY handbook that espouses the sage investment...
Principles
Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refi...
The Most Important Thing Illuminated
Howard Marks’s “The Most Important Thing” distilled the investing insight of his celebrated client memos into a single volume and, for th...
Get a Financial Life
A completely revised and updated fourth edition of the New York Times bestseller, designed to guide younger adults through the world of p...
A Random Walk Down Wall Street
In today’s daunting investment landscape, the need for Burton G. Malkiel’s reassuring, authoritative, and perennially best-selling guide ...
Sprint
From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testin...
Grit
In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and b...
Originals
In Originals the author addresses the challenge of improving the world from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion no...
Start with Why
Why do you do what you do? Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why...
The Checklist Manifesto
A New York Times Bestseller In latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity ...
Outliers
Why are people successful? For centuries, humankind has grappled with this question, searching for the secret to accomplishing great thin...
Blink
Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology and displaying all of the brilliance that made The Tipping Point a classic, Blink cha...
Thinking, Fast and Slow
In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems th...
Sapiens
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succee...
Behave
***‘Awe-inspiring… You will learn more about human nature than in any other book I can think of’ Henry MarshTHE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER...
The Black Swan
A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and pr...
Antifragile
’Antifragility is the secret to success in a wold full of uncertainty, a system for turning random mutations to lasting advantage ... hig...
Fooled by Randomness
Everyone wants to succeed in life. But what causes some of us to be more successful than others? Is it really down to skill and strategy ...
The Drunkard’s Walk
With the born storyteller’s command of narrative and imaginative approach, Leonard Mlodinow vividly demonstrates how our lives are profou...
Curious
A fun yet provocative look at the importance of staying curious in an increasingly indifferent worldEveryone is born curious. But only so...
The Leading Brain
A cutting-edge guide to applying the latest research in brain science to leadership - to sharpen performance, encourage innovation, and e...
Influence
Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say “yes”—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Rob...
Predictably Irrational
Why do our headaches persist after we take a one-cent aspirin but disappear when we take a fifty-cent aspirin? Why do we splurge on a la...
The Confidence Game
From the New York Times bestselling author of Mastermind, a compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artists—...
The Power of Habit
OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LISTWith a new Afterword by the author In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning busin...
Moonwalking with Einstein
The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory An instant bestseller...
A Mind for Numbers
Whether you are a student struggling to fulfill a math or science requirement, or you are embarking on a career change that requires a hi...
When Breath Becomes Air
At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable ...
The 48 Laws Of Power
Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this piercing work distills three thousand years of the history of power in to forty-eight we...
The Art of Seduction
The season’s most talked-about all-purpose personal strategy guide and philosophical compendium,” said Newsweek of Robert Greene’s bold, ...
Mastery
The ultimate form of power is mastery. Robert Greene has spent a lifetime studying the laws of power: now he shares the secret path to gr...

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