Antifragile, The Black Swan and Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Taleb: How to build systems that exploit variance. The world is uncertain. These books explain what makes it uncertain and how to live with that uncertainty. These books also offer a mathematical and moral foundation for entrepreneurship. Antifragile shapes more worldview more than any other book.
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin: A book about habits. I spend a lot time in life and on this blog reflecting on habits and trying to cultivate good ones.
Definitive Book of Body Language by Barbara Pease: A great introduction to body language.
The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman: A book about empathy for the eventual user of any product or system.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie: A book on dealing with people. This book has a lot of re-read value.
The Important of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde: One of the wittiest things I’ve ever read. Lucky for me, none of my high school teachers ruined Oscar Wilde for me by making me read him.
Startup Communities by Brad Feld: This book explores what drives the development of startup communities and explain how to build your own.
Startup Nation by Saul Singer: The unique circumstances of Israel’s culture, mandatory military service and other factors has led to a region that produces more startups per capita than anywhere in the world except Silicon Valley.
Venture Deals by Brad Feld: A great book on how startup financing works.