books i’ve read and recommend

Strategy / Foundational Frameworks

The Innovator’s Dilemma – Clayton Christensen

The Innovator’s Solution – Clayton Christensen

Seeing Whats Next – Erik A. Roth, Scott D. Anthony, Clayton Christensen

Venture Capital & Related Topics

The Business Of Venture Capital – Mahendra Ramsinghani

Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It – Scott Kupor

The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty – Clayton Christensen, Efosa Ojomo, and Karen Dillon

Social / Economics / History / Biographies

Guns, Germs and Steel – Jared Diamond

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike – Phil Knight

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Technology / Digital / Product Management

Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy – And How to Make Them Work for You – Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall Van Alstyne, and Sangeet Paul Choudary

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos And The Age Of Amazon – Brad Stone

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future – Peter Thiel

The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age – David L. Rogers

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days – Jake Knapp

Accelerate: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations – Nicole Forsgen, PhD, Jez Humble and Gene Kim

Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation – Tim Brown

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics Of Artificial Intelligence – Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb


Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance – Angela Duckworth

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World – David Epstein

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All – David M. Kelley and Tom Kelley

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love – Cal Newport

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World – Cal Newport

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants – Malcolm Gladwell

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – Carol S. Dweck