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LIBRARY

The purpose of the library is not to showcase every book I’ve read nor recommend every text on this list. I * around 5 for each year at the end of the year and try to write up some thoughts on the top 10-20 on Medium​. In addition, I do not always read these books cover to cover, I will aim to extract the information I need from each and promptly move on to the next. 


The idea of documenting ones reading list came from Art Garfunkel. He's been doing it since 1968. 


2022

Chip War - Chris Miller 12/22*

Lone Wolf - Katherine Murphy 12/22

When McKinsey Comes to Town - Walt Boganich 12/22

Working Backwards - Colin Bryar - 11/22

Messy Marketplace - Brent Beshore 11/22

What it Takes - Stephen A Schwarzman 11/22

More Money than God - Sebastian Mallaby 10/22

A New World Begins - Jeremy Popkin 10/22

The World for Sale - Javier Blas 10/22

Nothing to Envy - Barbara Demick 09/22

Mastering the Market Cycle - Howard Marks 09/22

The Masters of Private Equity and Venture Capital - Robert Finkel 09/22

Make you Bed - William H. McRaven 08/22

How to be a Founder - Matt Clifford 08/22

Damn Right, Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger - Janet Lowe 08/22*

How to Keep Your Cool - Seneca 08/22

In the Plex - Steven Levy 07/22

The Bed of Procrustes - Nassim Taleb 07/22

Quarterly Essay 86: Sleepwalk to War - Hugh White 07/22

The Human Crisis - Albert Camus 06/22

The Dealmaker - Guy Hands 06/22

Nazi Billionaires - David de Jong 05/22

High Velocity Innovation - Katherine Radeka 05/22

A Bright Future - Joshua Golstein 04/22*

Dare to Lead - Brené Brown 04/22

Barbarians at the Gate - Bryan Burrough, John Heylar 03/22

At Home: A Short History of Private Life - Bill Bryson 03/22

Fanatical Prospecting - Jeb Blount - 03/22

Say Nothing - Patrick Radden Keefe 02/22*

Simplify - Richard Koch 02/22

HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business - Richard S Ruback, Royce Yudkoff 02/22

The Private Equity Playbook - Adam Coffey 01/22

Delivering Happiness - Tony Hsieh 01/22

Exponential - Azeem Azhar 01/22

Wanting - Luke Burgis 01/22*


2021


Buy and Build - Walker Diebel 12/21

The Medici Effect - Frans Johansson 11/21

The Contrarian - Max Chafkin 10/21

The Case for Courage - Kevin Rudd 10/21

Talking to my Country - Stan Grant 09/21

Quarterly Essay 83: Top Blokes 09/21

One Hundred Years of Dirt - Rick Morton 09/21

Striking Thoughts - Bruce Lee 08/21

The Psychology of Money - Morgan Housel 08/21

Unreasonable Success and How to Achieve it - Richard Kock 08/21

Driven to Distraction - M.D. Edward Hallowell, M.D. John Ratey 07/21

Ikigai - Hector Garcia 07/21

Super Thinking - Gabriel Weinberg 06/21
Liars Poker - Michael Lewis 06/21

The Business of Platforms - Michael Cusumano 05/21

The Snowball - Alice Schroeder 05/21

The Lucky Country - Donald Horne

A Short History of China - Gordon Kerr 04/21

The Star Principle - Richard Koch 04/21

The Outsiders - William Thorndike 04/21

The 80/20 Principle - Richard Koch 03/21

Think Again - Adam Grant 03/21

Benjamin Franklin - Walter Isaacson 03/21

The Hidden Life of Trees - Peter Wohlleben 02/21

Shah of Shahs - Ruszard Kapuscinski 02/21

Invent and Wander - Jeff Bezos 01/21

The Shortest History of England - James Hawes 01/21

A Promised Land - Barrack Obama 01/21


2020


Navalmanack - Eric Jorgenson 10/20

The Decadent Society - Ross Douthat 10/20

When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi 09/20

I, Partridge - Alan Partridge 09/20

China’s Disruptors - Edward Tse 08/20

The Outsider - Albert Camus 08/20

How Innovation Works - Matt Ridley 08/20

Deep Time Dreaming - Billy Griffiths 07/20

Velocity Overdrive - Dale Pollak - 07/20

Black Wave - Kim Ghattas 06/20

The Sovereign Individual - William Rees-Mogg 06/20

Seinfeldia - Jennifer Keishin Armstrong 06/20

Measure What Matters - John Doerr 05/20

The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli 05/20

The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand 05/20

The Ape that Understood the Universe - Steve Stewart-Williams 05/20

The Anarchy - William Dalrymple 04/20

As a Man Thinketh - James Allen 04/20

Three Tigers, One Mountain - Michael Booth 03/20

A Short History of Australia - Geoffrey Blainey 03/20

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho 03/20

Educated - Tara westover 03/20

The Future of Capitalism - Paul Collier 03/20

Atomic Awakening - John McLain 03/20

Tuesdays with Mauri - Mitch Albom 02/20

Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer 02/20

The Intelligent Investor - Ben Graham 02/20

One Giant Leap - Charles Fishman 02/20

Dark Emu - Bruce Pascoe 01/19

Organising Genius - Patricia Biederman and Warren Bennis 01/20

The Secret of Our Success - Joseph Henrich 01/20

Novacene - James Lovelock 01/20

The Everything Store - Brad Stone 01/20

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini 01/20


2019


Matchmakers - Richard Schmalensee 12/19

The Ride of a Lifetime - Bob Iger 12/19

The Success Equation - Michael J Mauboussin 12/19

Churchill & Orwell: The Fight for Freedom - Thomas E Ricks 12/19

The New Silk Roads - Peter Frankopan 11/19

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage - Alfred Lansing 11/19

Red Flags: Why Xi’s China is in Jeopardy - George Magnus 11/19

The Rape of Nanking - Iris Chang 11/19

Breathe - Tim Winton 10/19

Ultralearning - Scott Young 10/19

Range: Why Generalists Succeed in a Specialised World - David Epstein 10/19

The Accidental Superpower - Peter Zeihan 10/19 

Super Thinking: The Book of Mental Models - Gabriel Weinberg and Lauren McCann 09/19

Lee Kuan Yew - Graham Allison 09/19

The Revolt of The Public - Martin Gurri 09/19

Blowing the Doors Off - Michael Caine 08/19

Made in America - Sam Walton 08/19

Rise of Robots - Martin Ford 08/19

Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Coleman 08/19* 

Alchemy: The Surprising Power of Ideas that Don’t Make Sense - Rory Sutherland 07/19*

It Doesn’t Have to be Crazy at Work - Jason Fried 07/19

The Forgotten Highlander - Alistair Urquhart 07/19

Trillion Dollar Coach - Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg 07/19

HhHH - Laurent Binet 07/19

The Paris Architect - Charles Belfoure 06/19

Born Standing Up - Steve Martin 06/19

Good to Great - Jim Collins 05/19

The Wright Brothers - David McCullough 05/19

How Asia Works: Success and Failure in the World’s Most Dynamic Region - Joe Studwell 05/19

Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens the Global Economy - Sarah Chayes 05/19

Radical Candor - Kim Scott 05/19

The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat - Oliver Sacks 05/19

Influence - Robert Cialdini 04/19

The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank 04/19

The Prophet - Khalil Gibran 04/19

Hackers and Painters - Paul Graham 04/19

The Virtue of Nationalism - Yoram Hazony 04/19

The Fourth Industrial revolution - Klaus Schwab 04/19

Crashing Through - Robert Kurson 04/19*

Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse 04/19*

Neither Here nor There - Bill Bryson 04/19

Brief Answers to Big Questions - Stephen Hawking 04/19

The American Challenge - J J Stevan-Schreiber 04/19

China’s Great Wall of Debt - Dinny McMahon 04/19

Genghis Khan - The Making of the Modern World - Jack Weatherford 03/19

A Few Lessons From Sherlock Holmes - Peter Bevelin 03/19

Down Under - Bill Bryson 03/19

The Bush - Don Watson 03/19

Let my people go surfing - Yvon Choinard 03/19

Genome - Matt Ridley 03/19 

Land and Sea - Carl Schmitt 03/19

Why Nations Fail - Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson 02/19

The Future is Asian - Parag Khanna 02/19

The Lion and the Unicorn - George Orwell 02/19

Future Politics - Jamie Susskind 02/19

The End of History and the Last Man - Francis Fukuyama 02/19

The Laws of Human Nature - Robert Greene 02/19

Has the West Lost it? - Kishore Mahbubani 02/19

The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 01/19*

Creativity Inc - Ed Catmull 01/19

Guns, Germs and Steel - Jared Diamond 01/19

Charlie Munger, The Complete Investor - Tren Griffin 01/19


2018


The Traitor and the Spy - Ben Macintyre 12/18 *

Atomic Habits - James Clear 12/18

AI superpowers - Kai-Fu Lee 11/18

No Spin - Shane Warne 11/18 

Fascism: A Warning - Madeleine Albright 11/18 *

Utopia for Realists - Rutger Bregman 10/18

Bad Blood - John Carreyrou 09/18

Conspiracy - Ryan Holiday 09/18

Blitzed - Norman Ohler 09/18

21 Lessons for the 21st Century - Yuval Noah Harari 09/18

Autonomy, The Quest to Build the Autonomous Car - Larry Bruns 08/18

How to Change Your Mind - Michael Pollan 07/18 *

12 Rules for Life - Jordan P Peterson 07/18

Enlightenment Now - Stephen Pinker 06/18 

The Etymologicon - Mark Forsyth 06/18 

In The Garden of Beasts - Erik Larson 05/18 

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck - Mark Manson 05/18

The Future of Professions - Richard and Daniel Susskind 05/18

Factfulness - Hans Rosling 04/18 

Capitalism Without Capital - Jonathan Haskel 03/18

Skin in the Game - Nassim Nicholas Taleb 02/18 *

The Tao of Seneca - Seneca 02/18

Leonardo da Vinci- Walter Isaacson 01/18 *


2017


Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson 11/17

Homo Deus - Yuval Noah Harari 10/17 *

Tools of Titans - Tim Ferriss 10/17

Life 3.0 - Max Tegmark 10/17 *

Principles - Ray Dalio 09/17

Insanely Simple - Ken Segall 09/17

Seagull - Richard Bach 08/17

Hooked - Nir Eyal 08/17

Why We Sleep - Matthew Walker 07/17

Startup Nation - Dan Señor and Saul Singer 07/17

Mortality - Christopher Hitchens 06/17

Love Yourself - Kamal Ravikant 05/17

The Daily Stoic - Ryan Holiday 04/17

Tao Te Ching - Laozi 03/17

Crypto-Assets - The Innovators Guide to Investing - Chris Burniske 03/17

Elon Musk - Ashley Vance 03/17

Born to Run: The hidden tribe, the ultra runners and the greatest race the world as ever seen - Christopher McDougall 03/17

Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman - Richard Feynman 01/17 *


2016


Ego is the Enemy - Ryan Holiday 12/16

AntiFragile - Nassim Nicholas Taleb 10/16 *

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman - Richard Feynman 09/16

David and Goliath - Malcolm Gladwell 09/16

The Fish That Ate the Whale - Rich Cohen 08/16

Forty Tales from the Afterlives - David Eagleman 07/18

Shoe Dog - Phil Knight 06/16

From Beirut to Jerusalem - Thomas Friedman 03/16

The Silk Road: A New History of the World - Peter Frankopan 03/16

Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower - Henry Paulsen 03/16

Outliers - Malcom Gladwell 01/16


2015


Red notice - Bill Browder 12/15

The Personal MBA, Master the Art of Business - Josh Kaufman 11/15

The Evolution of Everything - Matt Ridley 10/15

The Big Short - Michael Lewis 09/15

Hitch 22: A Memoir - Christopher Hitchens 07/15

Empire - Niall Ferguson 06/15

Republic - Plato 05/15 *

The Magic of Thinking Big - David Schwartz 04/15

Seven Brief Lessons of Physics - Carlo Rovelli 03/15 *

Poor Richards Almanac - Benjamin Franklin 01/15 

The New Rulers of the World - John Pilger 01/15 *


2014


The Innovators - Walter Isaacson 12/14

Zero to One - Peter Thiel 12/14 *

The Hard Thing About Hard Things - Ben Horowitz 11/14

Superintelligence - Nick Bostrom 10/14

A Brief History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson 09/14 *

The Damage Done, Twelve Years of Hell in a Bangkok Prison - Warren Fellows 07/14

The Innovators Dilemma - Clayton M. Christensen 06/14

The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins 06/14

City of Thieves - David Benioff 06/14

The Old Man and the Sea - Earnest Hemingway 04/14

Obstacles: Aboriginals in Sport - Colin Tatz 04/14

The Rational Optimist - Matt Ridley 02/14 *

Legacy - James Kerr 02/14


2013


The Myth of Sisyphus - Albert Camus 12/13

Venture Deals - Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson 11/13

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia - Moshin Hamid 10/13

Vagabonding - Rolf Potts 09/13

The Personal MBA - Josh Kaufman 08/13

Stoner - John Edward Williams 07/13

Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman 06/13

The Better Angels of our Nature - Steven Picker 05/13 *

Ready Player One - Ernest Cline 04/13

Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari 04/13 *

Only the Paranoid Survive - Andy Grove 03/13

Touching the Void - Joe Simpson 02/13

The Churchill Factor - Boris Johnson 02/13

When China Rules The World - Martin Jacques 01/13 *

What do You Care What Other People Think - Richard Feynman 01/13 *


2012


Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert M Pirsig 12/12

Catching the Wolf of Wall Street - Jordan Belford 12/12

Capitalism and Freedom - Milton Friedman 11/12

Art of War - Sun Tzu 11/12 *

Meditations - Marcus Aurelius 10/12 *

Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality - Cecilia Jethá 09/12

Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith 08/12

4 Hour Work Week - Tim Ferriss 08/12

Man’s Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl 07/12*

The Wolf of Wall Street - Jordan Belford 06/12

The Selfish gene - Richard Dawkins 06/12

Fooled by Randomness - Nassim Nicholas Taleb 05/12 

How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie 04/12

Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts 03/12 

One on One - Craig Brown 02/12

Origin of Species -  Charles Darwin 02/12

A Moveable Feast - Earnest Hemingway 01/12 *

The Elements of Style - William Strunk Jr 01/12

Confessions of an Advertising Man - David Ogilvy 01/12 *

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