One of Max Levchin's answers to 'What's your favourite business book you'd advise to young entrepreneurs?'
One of the books Keith Rabois recommends for entrepreneurs.
One of five business books Chris Dixon recommended on Twitter.
This book was on Sam Altman's bookshelf.
Naval Ravikant: "Fine book but it didn’t need to be an entire book."
One of Sam Altman's recommended books for young startup founders.
One of Sahil Lavingia's most recommended books.
Mark Cuban: "In Hopping over the Rabbit Hole, Scaramucci provides invaluable and pragmatic advice on how to start a business, continuously improve your professional acumen and transform failure into opportunity.
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.
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.
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.
Satya Nadella was so significantly impacted by Deep Learning that he hired co-author Yoshua Bengio to help shape the future of Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence approach as a machine learning advisor.
Patrick O'Shaughnessy: "I just read this book again, my third time.
Using thought-provoking examples from both the natural world and the historical world, The Dao of Capital shows how a seemingly difficult immediate loss becomes an advantageous intermediate step for greater future gain, and thus why we must become ‘patient now and strategically impatient later.’”
Anthony Pompliano: "Always a great read from the best performing hedge fund manager in 2020."
It debunks the Soviet-Harvard command-and-control style of planning and approach to economic policies and regulations and vindicates trial and error (particularly the error part) as a means to economic and general progress. Very impressive!”
Vinod Khosla: "It's network theory at its finest.
Nassim Taleb: "This is not just an important but an imperative project: to approach the problem of randomness and success using the state of the art scientific arsenal we have. Barabasi is the person."
Naval Ravikant: "One of my top 3 books of all time."
Raoul Pal recommended 'Market Wizards' on Twitter.
Patrick O'Shaughnessy: "I’ve read this book three times now, and need to recommend it again.
Nassim Taleb: "I spent part of my adult life falling asleep trying to read Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France", advancing at a pace of 10 pages every 2 years and three months (two pages are enough to induce coma).
The book investigates the misapplication of conventional statistical techniques to fat tailed distributions and looks for remedies, when possible. Switching from thin tailed to fat tailed distributions requires more than “changing the color of the dress.”
Traditional asymptotics deal mainly with either n=1 or n=∞, and the real world is in between, under the “laws of the medium numbers”–which vary widely across specific distributions. Both the law of large numbers and the generalized central limit mechanisms operate in highly idiosyncratic ways outside the standard Gaussian or Levy-Stable basins of convergence.
A few examples:
This book, the first volume of the Technical Incerto, weaves a narrative around published journal articles.