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SapiensGet this book on Amazon

Sapiens

Yuval Noah Harari

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Karlie Kloss: "It’s an amazing book on the beginning of humanity. It’s scientific but also philosophical."

Joe Rogan: "Great book... Fucking fascinating... Very enlightening."

Patrick O'Shaughnessy: "This book was so entertaining and useful.

It provides a concise history of humankind and outlines why we have the psychology we do today (this part is great for thinking about investor behavior)."

Changpeng Zhao: "[This book] gives me a greater perspective about how humans emerged and why we behave the way we do."

Daniel Ek: "One of the most-talked-about books of the last couple of years, and for good reason.

Both sobering and conservatively optimistic in equal measure, it seems even more relevant for us at the moment to learn from our socio-anthropological history."

Anthony Pompliano: "One of the best books I read in 2017"

Naval Ravikant: "An orthogonal and clinical examination of the human animal, from the beginning to now.

Humans are story-telling alpha predators that killed the competition and domesticated the survivors. This is our story, and it's not all pretty."

Melinda Gates mentioned this book as one of her 11 favorite books.

Reid Hoffman: "Sapiens has had me thinking a lot about the evolution of humanity and what our future looks like."

Mark Zuckerberg: "I found the chapter on the evolution of the role of religion in human life most interesting and something I wanted to go deeper on."

Raoul Pal enjoyed reading 'Sapiens'.

One of the books Keith Rabois recommends for entrepreneurs.

Bill Gurley: "I really enjoyed [Sapiens]"

Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and CompaniesGet this book on Amazon

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

Geoffrey West

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Stewart Brand: “This spectacular book on how logarithmic scaling governs everything is packed with news—from the self-similar dynamics of cells and ecosystems to exactly why companies always die and cities don’t.

I dog-eared and marked up damn near every page.”

Marc Benioff: "Geoffrey West's Scale is filled with brilliant insights.

He illuminates the laws of nature underlying everything from tiny organisms and humans to cities and companies, and provides a quantitative framework for decoding the deep complexity of our interconnected world.

If you want to know why companies fail, how cities persist and what is needed to sustain our civilization in this era of rapid innovation, read this amazing book.”

Bill Miller: “If there were a Nobel Prize for transdisciplinary science Geoffrey West would have won it for the work covered in Scale.

This is a book of great originality and deep importance, containing startling insights about topics as seemingly unrelated as aging and death, sleep, metabolism, cities, energy use, creativity, corporations, and even the sustainability of our existence.

If you are curious about how the world really works, you must read this book.”

Nassim Taleb: “Each human should learn to read and write, to count, and for those who know how to count, scalability.

Scaling is the most important yet most hidden and rarely discussed attribute—without understanding it one cannot possibly understand the world.

This book will expand your thinking from three dimensions to four. Get two copies, just in case you lose one.”

Vinod Khosla: "The physics behind biology, cities, economics and companies.

Do they grow, scale and die by the same math equations? New insights that are enlightening and delightful."

Einstein: His Life and UniverseGet this book on Amazon

Einstein: His Life and Universe

Walter Isaacson

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Charlie Munger recommended 'Einstein: His Life and Universe' at the 2007 Wesco Annual Meeting.

This book was on Sam Altman's bookshelf.

One of the books Mark Zuckerberg added to his Facebook page.

The Checklist ManifestoGet this book on Amazon

The Checklist Manifesto

Atul Gawande

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Vinod Khosla: "Very good; definitely worth reading"

Jack Dorsey: "You should read it"

Tim Ferriss: "A great book."

One of the books Keith Rabois recommends for entrepreneurs.

Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and ChaosGet this book on Amazon

Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos

M. Mitchell Waldrop

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The Art Of Doing Science And EngineeringGet this book on Amazon

The Art Of Doing Science And Engineering

Richard W. Hamming

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If The Universe Is Teeming With Aliens...Where Is Everybody?Get this book on Amazon

If The Universe Is Teeming With Aliens...Where Is Everybody?

Stephen Webb

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Elon Musk: "Great book. Read it when it came out."

Patrick Collison included this book on his list of recommended books.

What Do You Care What Other People Think?Get this book on Amazon

What Do You Care What Other People Think?

Richard P. Feynman

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Gödel, Escher, BachGet this book on Amazon

Gödel, Escher, Bach

Douglas R. Hofstadter

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The Evolution of EverythingGet this book on Amazon

The Evolution of Everything

Matt Ridley

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Tuxedo ParkGet this book on Amazon

Tuxedo Park

Jennet Conant

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Patrick Collison: "It's very good."

Tobi Lutke: "Really enjoyed it"

The PrecipiceGet this book on Amazon

The Precipice

Toby Ord

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Anthropic BiasGet this book on Amazon

Anthropic Bias

Nick Bostrom

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Paradigms Of A.I. ProgrammingGet this book on Amazon

Paradigms Of A.I. Programming

Peter Norvig

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Metamagical ThemasGet this book on Amazon

Metamagical Themas

Douglas Hofstadter

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MindstormsGet this book on Amazon

Mindstorms

Seymour Papert

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The Dream MachineGet this book on Amazon

The Dream Machine

M. Mitchell Waldrop

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Something Incredibly Wonderful HappensGet this book on Amazon

Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens

K.C. Cole

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Models of My LifeGet this book on Amazon

Models of My Life

Herbert Simon

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Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall DownGet this book on Amazon

Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down

J. E. Gordon

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A Matter of DegreesGet this book on Amazon

A Matter of Degrees

Gino Segre

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The Third ChimpanzeeGet this book on Amazon

The Third Chimpanzee

Jared Diamond

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The Emperor of All MaladiesGet this book on Amazon

The Emperor of All Maladies

Siddhartha Mukherjee

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Three Scientists and Their GodsGet this book on Amazon

Three Scientists and Their Gods

Robert Wright

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A Universe From NothingGet this book on Amazon

A Universe From Nothing

Lawrence Krauss

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The Blind WatchmakerGet this book on Amazon

The Blind Watchmaker

Richard Dawkins

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Charlie Munger: "A marvelous book"

The Invention of AirGet this book on Amazon

The Invention of Air

Steven Johnson

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An Elegant DefenseGet this book on Amazon

An Elegant Defense

Matt Richtel

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Astrophysics for People In a HurryGet this book on Amazon

Astrophysics for People In a Hurry

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

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On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right When You're NotGet this book on Amazon

On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right When You're Not

Robert Alan Burton

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Midnight In ChernobylGet this book on Amazon

Midnight In Chernobyl

Adam Higginbotham

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Casey Neistat: "It was fantastic"

Physics of the ImpossibleGet this book on Amazon

Physics of the Impossible

Michio Kaku

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One of the books Mark Zuckerberg added to his Facebook page.

The GeneGet this book on Amazon

The Gene

Siddhartha Mukherjee

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One of Reid Hoffman's summer reads of 2016.

Something Deeply HiddenGet this book on Amazon

Something Deeply Hidden

Sean Carroll

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DMT: The Spirit MoleculeGet this book on Amazon

DMT: The Spirit Molecule

Rick Strassman

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ThermoinfocomplexityGet this book on Amazon

Thermoinfocomplexity

Behzad Mohit

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No Bullshit Guide to Math and PhysicsGet this book on Amazon

No Bullshit Guide to Math and Physics

Ivan Savov

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Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten TrackGet this book on Amazon

Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track

Richard P. Feynman

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Nature Via NurtureGet this book on Amazon

Nature Via Nurture

Matt Ridley

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Seven Brief Lessons on PhysicsGet this book on Amazon

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Carlo Rovelli

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Naval Ravikant: "Terrific."

The Book of NothingGet this book on Amazon

The Book of Nothing

John D. Barrow

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The Order of TimeGet this book on Amazon

The Order of Time

Carlo Rovelli

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The best book Naval Ravikant has read on the concept of time.

Six Easy PiecesGet this book on Amazon

Six Easy Pieces

Richard P. Feynman

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The Origins of VirtueGet this book on Amazon

The Origins of Virtue

Matt Ridley

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One of Naval Ravikant's Game Theory book recommendations.

Waking UpGet this book on Amazon

Waking Up

Sam Harris

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Naval Ravikant: "Loved 'Waking Up.'"

The Feynman Lectures on PhysicsGet this book on Amazon

The Feynman Lectures on Physics

Richard P. Feynman

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Why Information GrowsGet this book on Amazon

Why Information Grows

Cesar Hidalgo

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What is Life?Get this book on Amazon

What is Life?

Erwin Schrodinger

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At Home in the UniverseGet this book on Amazon

At Home in the Universe

Stuart Kauffman

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