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An incomplete, constantly updated list of books and audio books worth reading or listening for founders and independent thinking people. Listed books are often not a full endorsement, but avaible for discussion and other point of views. "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy" and "The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money" are such examples. The first has some left-leaning point of views with a tendency towards negativity (in terms of worst case scenarios), the latter ships with a snapshot of the current very expensive US education system. This isn't a solid ground for discussion on some excellent aspects of the European education system, even this one is under pressure from ideology and budget cuts too. Same applies to many education systems from Asia. Just be open minded while reading, reflect, validate during and after this process.

Table of Contents

AI, Big Data

AI Superpowers (International Edition): China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

AI Superpowers (International Edition): China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

Price
EUR 14,96   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Kai-Fu Lee
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publication Date
2018-09-25
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Price
EUR 9,39   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Cathy O'Neil
Publisher
Penguin
Publication Date
2017-07-06
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for the Future at the New Frontier of Power

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for the Future at the New Frontier of Power

Price
EUR 20,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Shoshana Zuboff
Publisher
Profile Books
Publication Date
2019-01-31

Education

The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money (English Edition)

The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money (English Edition)

Author
Bryan Douglas Caplan
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publication Date
2018-01-16

Enlightenment & Sciene

Die drei Kritiken - Kritik der reinen Vernunft. Kritik der praktischen Vernunft. Kritik der Urteilskraft

Die drei Kritiken - Kritik der reinen Vernunft. Kritik der praktischen Vernunft. Kritik der Urteilskraft

Price
EUR 9,95   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Immanuel Kant
Publisher
Anaconda Verlag GmbH
Publication Date
2015-08-04
Schopenhauer: Hauptwerke: Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung (vollständige Ausgabe), Die Kunst Recht zu behalten, Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit

Schopenhauer: Hauptwerke: Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung (vollständige Ausgabe), Die Kunst Recht zu behalten, Aphorismen zur Lebensweisheit

Price
EUR 9,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Arthur Schopenhauer
Publisher
Nikol
Publication Date
2014-02-01
The Essential Philosophical Works (Classics of World Literature)

The Essential Philosophical Works (Classics of World Literature)

Price
EUR 4,69   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
David Hume
Publisher
Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publication Date
2011-08-05
Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the new science of the human past

Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the new science of the human past

Price
EUR 17,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
David Reich
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
2018-05-07
The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect

The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect

Price
EUR 20,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Judea Pearl
Publisher
Basic Books
Publication Date
2018-05-15
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Price
EUR 12,39   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Steven Pinker
Publisher
Viking
Publication Date
2018-02-13
Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Price
EUR 6,91   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Matthew Walker PhD
Publisher
Scribner
Publication Date
2017-10-03

Entrepreneurship

Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell

Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell

Price
EUR 27,41   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Eric Schmidt
Publisher
HarperBusiness
Publication Date
2019-04-16
The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life

The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life

Price
EUR 19,93   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Bernard Roth
Publisher
HarperBusiness
Publication Date
2015-07-07
The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage

The Obstacle is the Way: The Ancient Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage

Price
EUR 7,09   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Ryan Holiday
Publisher
Profile Books
Publication Date
2015-05-27
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers

Price
EUR 13,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Timothy Ferriss
Publisher
Vermilion
Publication Date
2016-12-06
The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure

Price
EUR 18,89   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Grant Cardone
Publisher
Wiley
Publication Date
2011-05-06
Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Price
EUR 10,69   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Cal Newport
Publisher
Piatkus
Publication Date
2016-01-05
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Price
EUR 18,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Ben Horowitz
Publisher
HarperBusiness
Publication Date
2014-03-04
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Price
EUR 8,59   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Eric Ries
Publisher
Currency
Publication Date
2017-10-17
Design Thinking: Understanding How Designers Think and Work (English Edition)

Design Thinking: Understanding How Designers Think and Work (English Edition)

Author
Nigel Cross
Publisher
Berg Publishers
Publication Date
2011-04-01
GmbH-Geschäftsführer: Pflichten, Anstellung, Haftung, Haftungsvermeidung, Abberufung und Kündigung (dtv Beck Rechtsberater)

GmbH-Geschäftsführer: Pflichten, Anstellung, Haftung, Haftungsvermeidung, Abberufung und Kündigung (dtv Beck Rechtsberater)

Price
EUR 18,90   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Christian Kühn
Publisher
dtv Verlagsgesellschaft
Publication Date
2018-09-21

Ideologies & Religion

Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Price
EUR 12,39   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher
Random House
Publication Date
2018-02-27
Siddhartha: An Indian Tale

Siddhartha: An Indian Tale

Price
EUR 5,64   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Hermann Hesse
Publisher
Digireads.com
Publication Date
2013-01-31
Siddhartha (Penguin Modern Classics)

Siddhartha (Penguin Modern Classics)

Price
EUR 9,19   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Hermann Hesse
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Publication Date
2008-08-07
Islamische Zuwanderung und ihre Folgen: Der neue Antisemitismus, Sicherheit und die »neuen Deutschen«

Islamische Zuwanderung und ihre Folgen: Der neue Antisemitismus, Sicherheit und die »neuen Deutschen«

Price
EUR 19,90   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Bassam Tibi
Publisher
ibidem
Publication Date
2018-01-01

Miscellaneous

Incerto: Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile

Incerto: Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, The Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile

Price
EUR 41,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Publisher
Random House Trade Paperbacks
Publication Date
2016-11-15

Objective & Key Results, OKRs

Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

Price
EUR 22,84   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
John Doerr
Publisher
Portfolio
Publication Date
2018-04-24

Psychology & Marketing

influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Collins Business Essentials)

influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (Collins Business Essentials)

Price
EUR 13,79   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Robert B Cialdini PhD
Publisher
HarperBusiness
Publication Date
2006-12-26
Ogilvy on Advertising

Ogilvy on Advertising

Price
EUR 24,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
David Ogilvy
Publisher
Vintage
Publication Date
1985-03-12
The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life (English Edition)

The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life (English Edition)

Author
Kevin Simler
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
2017-12-01
Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking

Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking

Price
EUR 22,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Cecilia Heyes
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Publication Date
2018-04-27
The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power

Price
EUR 16,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Robert Greene
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publication Date
2000-09-01
The Laws of Human Nature

The Laws of Human Nature

Price
EUR 24,79   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Robert Greene
Publisher
Viking
Publication Date
2018-10-23

Self-optimization with a scientific, biological, sex or gender approach

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Price
EUR 11,79   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher
Random House Canada
Publication Date
2018-01-23
The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Price
EUR 11,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Timothy Ferriss
Publisher
Vermilion
Publication Date
2011-01-06
Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

Price
EUR 16,97   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
David Rock
Publisher
HarperBusiness
Publication Date
2009-10-06
The Jungle Effect: Healthiest Diets from Around the World--Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You

The Jungle Effect: Healthiest Diets from Around the World--Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You

Price
EUR 15,20   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Daphne Miller M.D.
Publisher
William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date
2009-06-23

Society, Utopia & Economics

The Basic Writings of John Stuart Mill: On Liberty, The Subjection of Women and Utilitarianism (Modern Library Classics)

The Basic Writings of John Stuart Mill: On Liberty, The Subjection of Women and Utilitarianism (Modern Library Classics)

Price
EUR 11,08   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
John Stuart Mill
Publisher
Modern Library
Publication Date
2002-05-14
On Liberty

On Liberty

Price
EUR 3,72   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
John Stuart Mill
Publisher
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date
2014-04-03
Leviathan: oder Stoff, Form und Gewalt eines kirchlichen und bürgerlichen Staates (Suhrkamp Studienbibliothek)

Leviathan: oder Stoff, Form und Gewalt eines kirchlichen und bürgerlichen Staates (Suhrkamp Studienbibliothek)

Price
EUR 20,00   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Thomas Hobbes
Publisher
Suhrkamp Verlag
Publication Date
2011-03-14
Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

Two Treatises of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration

Price
EUR 6,96   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
John Locke
Publisher
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date
2015-01-19
Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism

Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism

Price
EUR 25,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Quinn Slobodian
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Publication Date
2018-03-23
The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium (English Edition)

The Revolt of The Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium (English Edition)

Author
Martin Gurri
Publisher
Stripe Press
Publication Date
2018-11-13
Das Märchen vom reichen Land: Wie die Politik uns ruiniert

Das Märchen vom reichen Land: Wie die Politik uns ruiniert

Price
EUR 22,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Daniel Stelter
Publisher
FinanzBuch Verlag
Publication Date
2018-09-10
Wenn schwarze Schwäne Junge kriegen: Warum wir unsere Gesellschaft neu organisieren müssen

Wenn schwarze Schwäne Junge kriegen: Warum wir unsere Gesellschaft neu organisieren müssen

Price
EUR 17,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Markus Krall
Publisher
FinanzBuch Verlag
Publication Date
2018-12-03
Auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit: Autobiografie

Auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit: Autobiografie

Price
EUR 28,00   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Hans-Werner Sinn
Publisher
Verlag Herder
Publication Date
2018-02-21
The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure

Price
EUR 16,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Greg Lukianoff
Publisher
Penguin Press
Publication Date
2018-09-04

Strategy, War, History

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

Price
EUR 18,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Christopher Clark
Publisher
Harper
Publication Date
2013-03-19
The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: A Twentieth-Century History (English Edition)

The Rise and Fall of the British Nation: A Twentieth-Century History (English Edition)

Author
David Edgerton
Publisher
Penguin
Publication Date
2018-06-28
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Price
EUR 24,99   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
David W. Blight
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publication Date
2018-10-16
Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror

Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror

Price
EUR 26,90   (2019/02/18 19:09)
Author
Victor Sebestyen
Publisher
Pantheon
Publication Date
2017-11-07

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