I often get asked for book recommendations. I've compiled a list of books and research papers, in no particular order, that I've read and would like to pass on to you. They range from mathematics and philosophy, to statistics and behavioral science, to technology and history. Books: Team of Rivals The Alchemist Dreams from My Father Startup Rising Zero to One Meditations Einstein: His Life and Universe Getting More Elon Musk The Innovators Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead The Score Takes Care of Itself Rise of the Robots Willpower Founders at Work How to Win Friends and Influence People Peak Outliers Thinking Fast and Slow Drive Born to Run The Hard Things About Hard Things Checklist Manifesto Steve Jobs The Prince Nudge Predictably Irrational The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People The Happiness Hypothesis The Goal The Talent Code Influence Why We Buy Made to Stick The Founder's Dilemmas Business Model Generation First, Break All the Rules Blink Where the Wild Things Are To Kill a Mockingbird The Tipping Point The Charisma Myth The Monk and The Riddle Mass Customization Into Thin Air The Four Steps to the Epiphany What’s Mine is Yours Makers Work Rules Designing for Growth Cartographies of Time Foundation Crossing the Chasm Different The Elements of User Experience Reality Check On Competition HTML5 & CSS3 For the Real World To Sell is Human Grace for the Moment Catherine the Great The Everything Store Good to Great Business Adventures The Work of Leaders Invisibles The Art of War Emotional Equations Strengths Based Leadership Don't Make me Think Cradle to Cradle The Will to Power The Happiness Project Asia Rising The Black Swan Where Good Ideas Come From A Random Walk Down Wall Street Letters from a Stoic Mindset Genghis Khan Making Ideas Happen Medici Effect Learned Optimism Switch First Things First Three Cups of Tea Sam Walton The World is Flat The Last Lecture Scale - Geoffrey West demonstrates how cities and companies exhibit biological-like behaviors and are fractal in nature. Men of Mathematics - Eric Temple Bell highlights the life of 34 men from the sixteenth century through the early twentieth century. Genome - Matt Ridley The Rational Optimist - also by Matt Ridley Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World - by Renee Girard. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information - love this book. Great for a history lesson on graphical representations and practical advice. The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence - by Benoit Mandelbrot. The Fractal Geometry of Nature - by Benoit Mandelbrot. The Last Problem The Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy - Newton The Philosophical Writings of Descartes Research Papers: A theory of nonlinear systems - from Amar Bose, founder of Bose. He had the renowned Y.W. Lee. as an advisor. A Brief Introduction to the Basics of Game Theory Bitcoin's Academic Pedigree Catastrophic cascade of failures in interdependent networks Public Opinion and the Democratic Peace Investing in the Unknown and Unknowable Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems The Cook and the Chef: Musk’s Secret Sauce The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance The Mundanity of Excellence Whom You Know Matters: Venture Capital Networks and Investment Performance Non-linear genetic algorithms for solving problems - The present invention is a non-linear genetic algorithm for problem solving - one of the earliest papers on genetic programming. Margin of Safety - takeaways from Seth Klarman's $1K+ book. A smooth exit from eternal inflation? - Stephen Hawking's final paper. Reputation Inflation - reputations are becoming online first. And just like real life, the reputations are inflated. Modeling Asset Returns with Hyperbolic Distributions - an attempt to improve upon Black-Scholes theory using hyperbolic distributions to try and better fit the data and model. Statistics of Deadly Quarrels - the title says it all. Note the magnitude of death in wars follows a power law. More here.