Reading List

Below is a handful of articles and books I’ve read over the past couple years that have stuck with me and have changed my perspective in one small way or another. If videos are more of your thing, click on Watch List above for that.

All of these links are in no particular order and this list will grow over time.

Wait But Why

These are great starting points, but don’t stop with these:

Fermi Paradox

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk and his companies

Surprise link

Articles & Pages

Advice on careers, finance, and life from Harvard Business School’s Class of 1963

Lessons From My 20’s by Ryan Allis

10 sentences that can change your perspective

5 Levels of Entrepreneurship also applies to life and work in general

What can a technologist do about climate change? A personal view. AKA everything you would ever want to know about climate change

How climate change is rapidly taking the planet apart. Going to be honest with you, we are screwed

The American Scholar: Solitude and Leadership – William Deresiewicz

Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful

Michael Pollan’s Simple Rules for Eating While you are at Farnam Street, shop around, Shane Parrish is a great writer


The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance

The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton

How Google Works by Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg

When to Rob a Bank: And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov

The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass by Fredrick Douglas (I should mention that the most interesting part, how he escaped, he didn’t write about to protect the people that helped him to freedom. I was disappointed not finding out but still a great read.)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Signs by Maya Angelou

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Time Machine by H. G. Wells