Reading List

2011 (and before)

  • Bridget Brennan, “Why She Buys: The New Strategy for Reaching the World’s Most Powerful Consumers
  • Chris Anderson, “Free International Edition: The Future of a Radical Price
  • Christopher Chabris, “The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us
  • Jason Fried, “Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way To Build A Successful Web Application
  • Jason Fried, “Rework
  • Jeff Howe, “Crowdsourcing: How The Power of The Crowd Is Driving The Future of Business
  • John Selby, “Tapping the Source: Using the Master Key System for Abundance and Happiness
  • Jose Nazario, “Defense and Detection Strategies Against Internet Worms
  • Jose Nazario, “Secure Architectures with OpenBSD
  • Joseph T. Hallinan, “Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average
  • Kat Von D, “High Voltage Tattoo
  • Kat Von D, “The Tattoo Chronicles
  • Kevin Poulsen, “Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground
  • Lisa Gansky, “The Mesh: Why the Future of Business Is Sharing
  • Mario Reading, “Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies for the Future
  • Mick O’Hare, “Why Can’t Elephants Jump?: And 101 Other Questions and 113 Other Tantalising Science Questions
  • Nancy Lublin, “Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business
  • Noam Chomsky, “Hopes and Prospects
  • Richard Dawkins, “The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Popular Science)
  • Richard Dawkins, “The God Delusion
  • Richard Dawkins, “The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution
  • Richard Dawkins, “The Selfish Gene
  • Seth Godin, “Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?
  • Stephen Hawking, “The Grand Design
  • Susan Butler, “East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart
  • William Gibson, “Spook Country

2012

  • Alan F. Chalmers, “What Is This Thing Called Science?
  • Albert Einstein, “Essays in Humanism
  • Albert Einstein, “Essays in Science
  • Albert Einstein, “Letters on Wave Mechanics: Correspondence With H. A. Lorentz, Max Planck, and Erwin Schrödinger
  • Albert Einstein, “Letters to Solovine: 1906-1955
  • Albert Einstein, “Out of My Later Years
  • Albert Einstein, “The Theory of Relativity: and Other Essays
  • Albert Einstein, “The World as I See It
  • Bertrand Russell, “Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy
  • Bertrand Russell, “Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays
  • Bill Bryson, “Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society
  • Brian Cox, “The Quantum Universe: Everything that Can Happen Does Happen
  • Brian Cox, “Why Does E=mc2?
  • Caroline Sutton, “How Did They Do That?
  • Charles Darwin, “On the Origin of Species
  • Charles Wheelan, “Naked Economics
  • chromatic, “Modern Perl
  • Cory Doctorow, “CONTENT: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future
  • Dalai Lama, “Beyond Religion
  • Daniel Kahneman, “Thinking, Fast and Slow
  • Dr. Joe Schwarcz, “Brain Fuel
  • Dr. Joe Schwarcz, “Dr. Joe and What You Didn’t Know
  • Dr. Joe Schwarcz, “Dr. Joe’s Brain Sparks: 178 Inspiring and Enlightening Inquiries Into the Science of Everyday Life
  • Guy A. Hale, “Think Fast!
  • Harold Abelson, “Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
  • Hervé This, “Molecular Gastronomy: Exploring the Science of Flavor
  • Jack M. Bickham, “The 38 Most Common Fiction Writing Mistakes
  • James Gleick, “Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
  • Jared Tame, “Startups Open Sourced
  • Jean Bricmont, “Intellectual Impostures
  • Jennifer Ouellette, “The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
  • Jonah Lehrer, “Imagine
  • Lawrence Dorfman, “The Snark Handbook: Insult Edition (Snark Series)
  • Lawrence Lessig, “Free Culture
  • Lawrence M. Krauss, “A Universe From Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
  • Lisa Randall, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door
  • Mario Livio, “The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World’s Most Astonishing Number
  • Michael S. Gazzaniga, “Human
  • Patrick Di Justo, “The Science of Battlestar Galactica
  • Peter Kump, “Breakthrough Rapid Reading
  • Simon Singh, “The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy From Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
  • Walter Isaacson, “Steve Jobs

There are many more. Many computer related and information security related books I have read are not included in this list. A list like this is always incomplete and reflects my own tastes.

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