Reading List

I love to read because I’m curious, I love learning,and I love getting lost in a good story. I pick out books by looking at their covers and titles, wandering around bookstores, checking out the staff picks at the New York Public Library, typing random words into the library search box, looking at the reviews on the back of books (always lists other authors and books) institutional and NY Times book lists, and through word of mouth referrals. I love reading print even though digital is ubiquitous because I enjoy turning the pages.
Startup/Business/Entrepreneur books
Likeable Social Media -David Kerpen
Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg
Startup of You -Reid Hoffman
With Patience and Fortitude, a Memoir -Christine Quinn
The Corner Office, Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed-Adam Bryant
Startup Playbook-David Kidder
Escape from Cubicle Nation, From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur- Pamela Slim
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to MBA Basics -Tom Gorman
Ethics 101 -John C. Maxwell
How Successful People Think -John C. Maxwell
How Successful People Lead -John C. Maxwell
Five Levels of Leadership -John C. Maxwell
Trump Card -Ivanka Trump
Power, Why Some People Have It and Others Don’t -Jeffrey Pfeffer
Inside Apple,How America’s Most Admired and Secretive Company Really Works -Adam Lashinsky
Competitive Strategies for Dummies -Richard Pettinger
Hacking Your Education -Ditch the Lectures, save Tens of Thousands, and Learn More than Your Peers Ever Will -Dale J. Stephens
Creative Distruction of Medicine How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Healthcare – Dr. Eric Topol
Predictably Irrational, The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions-Dan Ariely
From Good to Great, Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t -James C. Collins
Creating Room to Read, A Story of Hope in a Battle for Global Literacy -John Wood
Reality Check- Guy Kawasaki
Steve Jobs -Walter Isaacson
Lean Startup -Eric Ries
Startup Owner’s Manual -Steve Blank
Linchpin -Seth Godin
Business Model Generation -Alexander Osterwalder’s
4 Hour Work Week, Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich -Timothy Ferriss
Think and Grow Rich -Napolean Hill
Mastering the VC Game -Jeffrey Bussgang
Outliers -Malcolm Gladwell
Getting Past No -William Ury
Winston Churchill, CEO, 25 Lessons for Bold Business Leaders -Allan Axelrod
Gandhi, CEO, 14 Principles to Guide & Inspire Modern Leaders -Allan Axelrod
Drive, The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us -Daniel Pink
Good to Great- James Collins
Do More Faster, TechStars Lessons to Accelerate your Startup-Brad Feld and David Cohen
Quiet, the Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking -Susan Cain
Delivering Happiness, A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose -Tony Hsieh
Innovator’s Dilemma, The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business -Clayton Christensen
Innovator’s Prescription, A Disruptive Solution for Health Care -Clayton Christensen
Running a Food Truck for Dummies -Richard Myrick
Rework -Jason Fried
Built to Last- James Collins
Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? -William Poundstone
The Generosity Network, New Transformational Tools for Successful Fundraising -Jennifer McCrea
The (honest) Truth about Dishonesty -Dan Ariely
The Startup Game, Inside the Partnerships Between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs -William H. Draper
Playing to Win, How Strategy Really Works -A.G. Lafley
Onward, How Starbucks Fought For Its Life Without Losing Its Soul -Howard Schultz
World Changers, 25 Entrepreneurs Who Changed Business as We Knew It -John Byrne
Designing Interactions -Bill Moggridge
Against the Gods, The Remarkable Story of Risk -Peter Bernstein
The Intelligent Investor, the Classic Text on Value Investing -Benjamin Graham
Play Like a Man, Win Like A Woman, What Men Know About Success that Women Need to Learn -Gail Evans
Tribal Leadership, Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization -David Logan
David and Goliath, Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants -Malcolm Gladwell
On Becoming Fearless in Love, Work and Life -Arianna Huffington
Media Training 101, A Guide to Meeting the Press- Sally Stewart
The Girl’s Guide to Kicking Your Career into Gear -Caitlin Friedman
Why We Buy, the Science of Shopping -Paco Underhill
The Signal and the Noise, Why So Many Predicitons Fail, and Some Don’t -Nate Silver
Conscious Capitalism, Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business -John Mackey
Venture Deals, Be Smarter than Your Lawwyer and Venture Capitalist -Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson
Startup Communities, Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your Community- Brad Feld
Hooked, How to Build Habit-Forming Products-Nir Eyal
Never Eat Alone- Keith Ferrazzi
The Everything Store, Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon-Brad Stone
Automate This, How Algorithms Came to Rule Our World-Christopher Steiner
Smart People Should Build Things-Andrew Yang
Big Data, A Revolution that Will Transform How We Think, Work, Live-Victor Mayer Schonberger
There’s No Crying in Business, How Women Can Succeed in Male-Dominated Industries- Roxanne Rivera
The Intelligent Investor- Benjamin Graham
Trump-Style Negotiations, Powerful Strategies and Tactics for Mastering Every Deal- George Ross
The Innovators- Walter Isaacson
The Intel Trinity- Michael Malone
Only the Paranoid Survive! – Andrew Grove
Shark Tales, How I Turned $1000 into a Billion Dollar Business- Barbara Corcoran
Data Science, Learn the What, Where, and How of Data Science-Sandya Mannarswamy
Data Science for Business, What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking- Foster Provost
Doing Data Science- Cathy O’neill
Data Analysis with Open Source Tools – Philipp Janert
Zero to One, Notes on Startups or How to Build the Future- Peter Thiel
The Hard Thing About Hard Things-Ben Horowitz
How Google Works -Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg
Planet Google, How One Company’s All-Encompassing Vision is Transforming Our Lives-Randall Stross
Hackers, Heroes of the Computer Revolution-Steven Levy
Mike Bloomberg, Money, Power, Politics- Joyce Purnick
Data Analysis with Open Source Tools-Phillip Janert
Introduction to Private Equity -Cyril Demaria
Lessons from Private Equity Any Company Can Use- Orit Gadiesh
The Masters of Private Equity and Venture Capital -Robert Finkel
Private Equity at Work, When Wall Street Manages Main Street- Eileen Applebaum
Venture Capital and Private Equity, A Casebook -Josh Lerner
Bloomberg by Bloomberg- Michael Bloomberg
The New Tycoons- Jason Kelly
The Four Agreements -Miguel Ruiz
Cleopatra, A Life -Stacy Schiff
The Last Chinese Chef -Nicole Mones
No Reservations -Anthony Bourdains
Yes, Chef -Marcus Samuelsson
Cooked -Michael Pollan
Shanghai Girls -Lisa See
Fortune Cookie Chronicles, Adventures in the World of Chinese Food -Jennifer Lee
Bootstrapper, From Broke to Badass on A Northern Michigan Farm -Mardi Link
Wrestling with Moses, How Jane Jacobs Took on New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City -Anthony Flint
Hack- How I Stopped Worrying About What I What to Do with My Life and Starting Driving a Yellow Cab- Melissa Plaut

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