Books I recommend.

I noticed that every two weeks or so someone asks me about good books to read. I’m always delighted about that questions: People still like books! The question “is there a YouTube Channel or Twitter account I should follow” is more awkward (Are people still using Twitter? Or are they using it as in ‘LinkedIn posts’?)

Here is the the current list of business books I usually draw from.

Venture Capital & Startups


Leadership and CEOs

  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (Jocko Wilink and Leif Babin) I’ve read many books on leadership etc. from MIT, HBR, blogs, etc. This is the one book I can really recommend; despite the SEAL title – which initially made me pause, I’m not a very militant guy – it really captures the essence of great leaders I’ve met and was fortunate enough to work for; I also did not understand at all what ‘military leadership’ can mean before this book
  • Principles: Life and Work (Ray Dalio) do not skip the first 100+ pages of background and autobiography of Ray
  • Lying (Sam Harris)

Thoughts? Opinions? Comments? Corrections?