The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life – The complete story of the OG of investing. It is a long read (700+ pages) but well worth it.
The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History – The best trade of all time told by one of the best financial authors. Skip the movie and read this book instead.
Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman – Yvon Chouinard is basically my hero. I mean we should all go surfing during work hours, right?
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future – The unofficial manual for any entrepreneur and startup investor.
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen – I suggest this book to all my running friends. It profoundly changed the way I think about running and tells an amazing story.
Who Gets What _ and Why: The New Economics of Matchmaking and Market Design – If your an economics nerd like me you will enjoy this book. Markets effect our everyday life whether we realize it or not. This book illuminates the power of thoughtful Market Design.
Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco – One of the largest leveraged buy out deals of the 1980’s debt boom. Normally this kind of story would be pretty boring but the CEO and bankers in the story exceed all stereotypes.
Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet – This book is hilarious and highly motivating. Navy Seal training principals can help us all find a singular focus to our daily efforts with a no excuses allowed mentality.