David Perell
David Perell

reading

 
 
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Last updated: May 16

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what i've read

 

Art, Architecture & Media Theory

Understanding Media

The Gutenberg Galaxy

Shock of the New

Bias of Communication

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Design of Everyday Things

Delirious New York (History of New York Architecture)

Burglar's Guide to the City

 

Biography

Shoe Dog: (Story of Phil Knight and Nike)

Cable Cowboy (The Life of John Malone)

David Foster Wallace: A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again

Let My People Go Surfing: A History of Patagonia

Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the World

Open (Biography of Andre Agassi)

A Curious Mind (Biography of Brian Grzazer)

Elon Musk, by Ashlee Vance

Into Thin Air, Jon Krakaur

Sam Walton: Made in America

 

Finance/Economics

The Great Stagnation, Tyler Cowen

The Box (History of the Shipping Container)

The Wealth of Humans, Ryan Advent

Everyone Believes It; Most Will Be Wrong, Morgan Housel

Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert T. Kiyosaki

The Internet of Money, Andreas M. Antonopoulos 

 

History

The Lessons of History, Will and Ariel Durant

The Master Switch, Tim Wu

Attention Merchants, Tim Wu

The Big Change: America Transforms Itself, 1900-1950

A People's History of the United States

Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari

Masters of the Word, William Bernstein

 

Internet Economy

Spent: Sex, Evolution & Behavior

Rory Sutherland: The Wiki Man

Breaking Smart: How Software is Eating the World, Venkatesh Rao

Streampunks: YouTube and the Rebels Remaking Media

The Seventh Sense (How to Think About Networks)

The New Rules of Retail

Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, Clay Shirky

Here Comes Everybody, Clay Shirky

 

Performance

The Art of Learning (The Story of Josh Waitzkin)

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, Adam Grant

The Inner Game of Tennis

Tiger Woods

 

Life & Philosophy

12 Rules for Life, Jordan Peterson

Black Swan, Nassim Taleb

Antifragile, Nassim Taleb

Skin in the Game, Nassim Taleb

The Book of Joy, Douglas Abrams

The Road to Character, David Brooks

The Tao of Seneca (Stoic Lessons from Seneca the Younger)

Man's Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl

When Breath Becomes Air

We Learn Nothing, Tim Keider

The Meaning of Human Existence, E.O. Wilson

Becoming Wise, An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

The Accidental Universe, Alan Lightman

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Skin in the Game, Nassim Taleb

 

Literature

1984, George Orwell

Animal Farm, George Orwell

The Alchemist, Paulo Cohelo

The Circle, Dave Eggers

Brave New World

Einstein's Dreams, Alan Lightman

The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran

 

science

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

World

In a Sunburned Country (Book about Australia)

The Post-American World, Fareed Zakaria

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Complacent Class, Tyler Cowen

Little Rice, Clay Shirky

 

Work

Design Your Work, Tiago Forte

How to Fail at Everything and Still Win Big, Scott Adams

Principles of Product Development Flow

The Book of Satoshi (Writings from the founder of Bitcoin)

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Robert Chialdini

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Tempo: Timing, Tactics & Strategy in a Narrative-Driven World

Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor

Seeking Wisdom, Peter Bevelin

The End of Jobs, Taylor Pearson

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Writing

Elements of Eloquence

Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t

Metaphors We Live By, George Lakoff

Bird By Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life