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Which books have made you introspect?

  • Gimp :: Marc Zupan
  • Thinking in Systems :: Donella Meadows
  • A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy :: William Irvine
  • Why Buddhism is True
  • Finite and Infinite Games :: James Carse
  • Asterios Polyp
  • The Truth :: Neil Straus
  • Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work :: Matthew Crawford
  • Harry Potter and Methods of Rationality
  • Man’s Search for Meaning
  • Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics :: Henry Stuart Hazlitt
  • Gig: Americans Talk about Their Jobs
  • A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
  • Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny
  • Novice to Master: An Ongoing Lesson in the Extent of My Own Stupidity
  • No More Mr. Nice Guy :: Robert Glover
  • This Is What I Talk About When I Talk About Running :: Haruki Murakami
  • The Myth of Sisyphus :: Albert Camus
  • Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future :: Ashlee Vance
  • East of Eden :: Steinbeck
  • The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion :: Jonathan Haidt

blinkist

  • Scaling Up
  • A Curious Mind
  • The Devided Self
  • Berkshire Beyond Buffet
  • The 1% Windfall
  • Making Globalization Work
  • Insight Selling
  • The Economist: Numbers Guide
  • Holacracy
  • Anticipate by Jong
  • The Eureka Factor
  • Change the Culture, Change the Game
  • Brainfluence
  • Accounting Made Simple
  • Strategic Connections
  • Non Obvious
  • The New Rules of Real Estate
  • The Conservative Mind
  • Makers
  • Dealing with China
  • Work Simply
  • The Zero Marginal Cost Society

Selections from Alan Kay’s reading list

  • the gutenberg galaxy: the making of topographic man
  • understanding media: the extensions of man
  • myth of the machine: technics and human development
  • innovation and entrepreneurship (drucker)
  • to understand is to invent
  • teach your own: a hopeful path for education
  • lateral thinking: creativity step by step
  • six thinking hats: an essential approach to business management
  • mind games: mental fitness for tennis
  • the act of creation
  • myths to live by
  • zen mind beginners mind
  • envisioning information
  • the visual display of quantitative information
  • notes on the synthesis of form
  • the character of physical law
  • building large knowledge-based systems: representation and inference in the cyc project
  • computation: finite and infinite machines
  • soft architecture machines
  • the architecture machine: toward a more human environment
  • lisp 1.5 programmer’s manual

Miscellaneous

  • The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal by M. Mitchell Waldrop
  • Probabilistic Logic Networks: A Comprehensive Framework for Uncertain Inference by Ben Goertzel, Matthew Iklé
  • How to Read and Do Proofs: An Introduction to Mathematical Thought Processes by Daniel Solow
  • Judgment Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases by Daniel Kahneman
  • A Programmer’s Introduction to Mathematics by Dr. Jeremy Kun
  • A Preface to Morals by Walter Lippmann
  • The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power by Daniel Yergin
  • Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner
  • The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
  • Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson, Martin Gardner
  • Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age by Michael A. Hiltzik
  • Mathematics: Its Content, Methods and Meaning (3 Volumes in One) by A. D. Aleksandrov, A. N. Kolmogorov
  • On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser
  • Programming Collective Intelligence: Building Smart Web 2.0 Applications by Toby Segaran
  • Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People by Stephen Wolfram
  • Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner
  • The Art of Electronics by Paul Horowitz, Winfield Hill
  • The Elements of Computing Systems: Building a Modern Computer from First Principles by Noam Nisan, Shimon Schocken
  • Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold
  • What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry by John Markoff
  • Lisp in Small Pieces by Christian Queinnec
  • The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist by Frederick P. Brooks Brooks
  • A Philosophy of Software Design by John Ousterhout
  • Money Metropolis: A Locational Study of Financial Activities in the by SIDNEY M. ROBBINS
  • The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr
  • Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age by Michael A. Hiltzik
  • Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet by Katie Hafner
  • The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life by Nick Lane
  • How to Design Programs: An Introduction to Programming and Computing by Matthias Felleisen, Robert Bruce Findler
  • Hacker’s Delight (2nd Edition) by Henry S. Warren
  • Revolution in The Valley: The Insanely Great Story of How the Mac Was Made by Andy Hertzfeld
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Centennial Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by James Joyce, Seamus Deane
  • The Tao of Programming (English and Chinese Edition) by Geoffrey James
  • I Ching: The Essential Translation of the Ancient Chinese Oracle and Book of Wisdom (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by John Minford
  • Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti by Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha: An Unusually Hardcore Dharma Book by Daniel Ingram
  • From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism by Fred Turner
  • Introduction to Modern Digital Holography: With Matlab by Professor Ting-Chung Poon, Professor Jung-Ping Liu
  • Optics and Optical Instruments: An Introduction by B. K. Johnson
  • Introduction to Modern Optics (Dover Books on Physics) by Grant R. Fowles
  • Holography Handbook: Making Holograms the Easy Way by Fred Unterseher, Bob Schlesinger
  • The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life by Timothy Ferriss
  • The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage by Cliff Stoll
  • Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra by Erik D. Demaine, Joseph O’Rourke
  • Designing Interactions (The MIT Press) by Bill Moggridge
  • Zen Flesh, Zen Bones Classic Edition: A Collection of Zen and Pre-Zen Writings by Paul Reps, Nyogen Senzaki
  • Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice by Shunryu Suzuki, Trudy Dixon
  • Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Timothy Ferriss, Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • The Art of Prolog: Advanced Programming Techniques (Mit Press Series in Logic Programming) by Leon Sterling, Ehud Shapiro
  • Notes from the Metalevel: An Introduction to Computer Composition (Studies on New Music Research) by Heinrich Taube
  • The Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander
  • A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series) by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa
  • The Little MLer by Matthias Felleisen, Daniel P. Friedman
  • Sales and Service for the Wine Professional by Brian K. Julyan
  • In Praise of Folly (Dover Thrift Editions) by Desiderius Erasmus, John Wilson
  • The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
  • Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary by Linus Torvalds, David Diamond
  • The Art Of Dramatic Writing: Its Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human Motives by Lajos Egri
  • Code Simplicity: The Fundamentals of Software by Max Kanat-Alexander
  • Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick
  • 5000 B.C. and Other Philosophical Fantasies by Raymond Smullyan
  • Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code by Martin Fowler, Kent Beck
  • Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software by Erich Gamma, Richard Helm
  • Compilers: Principles, Techniques, and Tools (2nd Edition) by Alfred V. Aho, Monica S. Lam
  • Dental Hygiene: Theory and Practice by Michele Leonardi Darby BSDH MS, Margaret Walsh RDH MS MA EdD
  • Implementation Patterns by Kent Beck
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
  • Patterns of Software: Tales from the Software Community by Richard P. Gabriel
  • The Art of UNIX Programming (The Addison-Wesley Professional Computng Series) by Eric S. Raymond
  • A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age by Jimmy Soni, Rob Goodman
  • Street-Fighting Mathematics: The Art of Educated Guessing and Opportunistic Problem Solving (The MIT Press) by Sanjoy Mahajan, Carver A Mead
  • The Art of Insight in Science and Engineering: Mastering Complexity (The MIT Press) by Sanjoy Mahajan
  • Based on a True Story: A Memoir by Norm Macdonald
  • The Heart of Mathematics: An Invitation to Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger, Michael Starbird
  • Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Edition by Betty Edwards
  • How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method (Princeton Science Library) by G. Polya, John H. Conway
  • Isaac Newton by James Gleick
  • Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science by Dave Levitan
  • A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  • I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong
  • Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
  • Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health by Jo Robinson
  • The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji López-Alt
  • Programming Beyond Practices by Gregory Brown
  • Good Calories, Bad Calories: Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health by Gary Taubes
  • Ship of Theseus by J. J. Abrams, Doug Dorst
  • The Tao Is Silent by Raymond M. Smullyan
  • What Is the Name of This Book?: The Riddle of Dracula and Other Logical Puzzles (Dover Recreational Math) by Raymond M. Smullyan
  • The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (A Free Press Paperbacks Book) by Richard J. Herrnstein, Charles Murray
  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics, boxed set: The New Millennium Edition by Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton
  • The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman (Helix Books) by Richard P. Feynman, Jeffrey Robbins
  • The Ghost in the Shell 2 Deluxe Edition by Shirow Masamune
  • The Ghost in the Shell 1.5 Deluxe Edition by Shirow Masamune
  • The Ghost in the Shell 1 Deluxe Edition by Shirow Masamune
  • The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance by Josh Waitzkin
  • The Extraordinary Image: Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, and the Reimagining of Cinema by Robert P. Kolker
  • And Suddenly the Inventor Appeared: TRIZ, the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving by Genrich Altshuller
  • How to Read Buildings: A Crash Course in Architectural Styles by Carol Davidson Cragoe
  • Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies by Geoffrey West
  • The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
  • Francis of the Filth by George Miller
  • Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (3rd Edition) (Voices That Matter) by Steve Krug
  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
  • Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
  • American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane by Walter Isaacson
  • The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made by Walter Isaacson, Evan Thomas
  • Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson
  • Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
  • Isaac Newton by James Gleick
  • Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick
  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • AMERICAN LION: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
  • 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick
  • Organic Chemistry: Hexagonal Graph Paper Notebook, 160 pages, 1/4 inch hexagons (Hexagonal Graph Paper Notebooks) (Volume 4) by The Bear Necessities
  • The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer (Bantam Spectra Book) by Neal Stephenson
  • Code Shifter by C E Meier
  • On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis
  • The Story of the Stone, or The Dream of the Red Chamber, Vol. 1: The Golden Days by Cao Xueqin, David Hawkes
  • Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking by Fuchsia Dunlop
  • The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life by Kevin Simler, Robin Hanson
  • The Economics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by DK
  • Inadequate Equilibria: Where and How Civilizations Get Stuck by Eliezer Yudkowsky
  • Causality: Models, Reasoning and Inference by Judea Pearl
  • Tao Te Ching, 25th-Anniversary Edition (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition) by Lao Tzu, Jane English
  • Queueing Systems. Volume 1: Theory by Leonard Kleinrock
  • Queueing Systems, Vol. 2: Computer Applications by Leonard Kleinrock
  • One Second After (A John Matherson Novel) by William R. Forstchen, William D. Sanders (Mass Market Paperback)
  • Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity by Edward Slingerland
  • Waiting for the Barbarians: A Novel (Penguin Ink) by J. M. Coetzee, C. C. Askew
  • Hinamatsuri Volume 1 by Masao Ohtake
  • Trip: Psychedelics, Alienation, and Change by Tao Lin
  • The Art of the Metaobject Protocol by Gregor Kiczales, Jim des Rivieres
  • The Machinery of Life by David S. Goodsell
  • Measurement by Paul Lockhart
  • Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker PhD
  • Modern Coin Magic: 116 Coin Sleights and 236 Coin Tricks by J. B. Bobo
  • Joe Rindfleisch’s Rainbow Rubber Bands (Rainbow Pack) by Joe Rindfleisch - Trick
  • Kana Flashcards: Learn and Remember Kana in a Flash With Visual and Verbal Mnemonics (Japanese and English Edition) by Max Hodges, Tomoko Okazaki (Cards)
  • Japanese Reader Collection Volume 1: Hikoichi by Clay Boutwell, Yumi Boutwell
  • Japanese from Zero! 1: Proven Techniques to Learn Japanese for Students and Professionals by George Trombley, Yukari Takenaka
  • Speak Japanese in 90 Days: A Self Study Guide to Becoming Fluent (Volume 1) (English and Japanese Edition) by Kevin Marx
  • A Course in Combinatorics by J. H. Van Lint
  • Computer Networks 5th by Andrew S. Tanenbaum (International Economy Edition)_ by Andrew S. Tanenbaum, David J. Wetherall
  • Modern Operating Systems by Andrew S Tanenbaum
  • Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming: Case Studies in Common Lisp by Peter Norvig
  • Organic Chemistry by Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves
  • The Improv Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Improvising in Comedy, Theatre, and Beyond by Tom Salinsky, Deborah Frances-White
  • An Introduction to Tonal Theory by Peter Westergaard
  • Modern Quantum Mechanics by J. J. Sakurai, Jim Napolitano
  • Modern Quantum Mechanics (2nd Edition) by J. J. Sakurai, Jim J. Napolitano
  • Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Science of the Mind by José Luis Bermúdez
  • The Great Conversation: A Historical Introduction to Philosophy by Norman Melchert
  • Mathematics Form and Function by Saunders MacLane
  • Algebra by Israel M. Gelfand, Alexander Shen
  • Mathematics: Its Content, Methods and Meaning, Vol. 2 by A D Aleksandrov
  • Fractals and Scaling in Finance: Discontinuity, Concentration, Risk. Selecta Volume E by Benoit B. Mandelbrot, R.E. Gomory
  • The (Mis)Behaviour of Prices : A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward by Benoit Mandelbrot, Richard L. Hudson
  • The Fractal Geometry of Nature by Benoit B. Mandelbrot
  • The Bridge to Lucy Dunne by Exurb1a (Kindle Edition)
  • Silicon Snakeoil by Clifford Stoll
  • Break It Down: Stories (FSG Classics) by Lydia Davis
  • The Art of Computer Programming, Volumes 1-4A Boxed Set by Donald E. Knuth
  • On Having No Head: Zen and the Rediscovery of the Obvious by Douglas E. Harding
  • The I Ching, or, Book of Changes (Bollingen Series XIX) (Bollingen Series (General)) by Richard Wilhelm, Cary F. Baynes
  • The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox
  • Physical Chemistry, 9th Edition by Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula
  • Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant, Sheryl Sandberg
  • Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher_ by Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton
  • Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe by Lisa Randall
  • Opening the Dragon Gate: The Making of a Modern Taoist Wizard by Chen Kaiguo, Zheng Shunchao
  • Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software by Scott Rosenberg
  • The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America by Warren E. Buffett, Lawrence A. Cunningham
  • How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff, Irving Geis
  • Hypernumbers and Extrafunctions: Extending the Classical Calculus (SpringerBriefs in Mathematics) by Mark Burgin
  • An Introduction to Information Theory: Symbols, Signals and Noise (Dover Books on Mathematics) by John R. Pierce
  • The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast! by Josh Kaufman
  • Interaction Design: Beyond Human - Computer Interaction by Yvonne Rogers, Helen Sharp
  • Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules by Jeff Johnson
  • Professional Automated Trading: Theory and Practice by Eugene A. Durenard
  • I Can Read That: A Traveler’s Introduction to Chinese Characters (English and Chinese Edition) by Julie Sussman
  • Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning about a Highly Connected World by David Easley, Jon Kleinberg
  • Stochastic and Integral Geometry (Probability and Its Applications) by Rolf Schneider, Wolfgang Weil
  • The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury (Mass Market Paperback)
  • The Inmates Are Running the Asylum by Alan Cooper
  • Private Real Estate Investment - Data Analysis and Decision Making: Second edition by Roger J Brown
  • Rethinking Neural Networks: Quantum Fields and Biological Data (INNS Series of Texts, Monographs, and Proceedings Series) by Karl H. Pribram
  • Secrets of a Buccaneer-Scholar: How Self-Education and the Pursuit of Passion Can Lead to a Lifetime of Success by James Marcus Bach
  • Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas by Seymour A. Papert
  • How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself_ by Robert Paul Smith, Elinor Goulding-Smith
  • Tao: The Watercourse Way by Alan Watts, Lee Chih-chang
  • Functional Programming: Practice and Theory by Bruce J. Maclennan
  • The Age of Intelligent Machines by Ray Kurzweil
  • Textiles: Concepts and Principles by Virginia Hencken Elsasser
  • Textiles (11th Edition) by Sara J. Kadolph
  • Textiles: The Art of Mankind by Mary Schoeser
  • Ready-to-Wear Apparel Analysis (4th Edition) (Fashion Series) by Patty Brown, Jannett Rice
  • Bunka Fashion Series Garment Design Textbook 1 - Fundamentals of Garment Design by Bunka Fashion College
  • The Gödelian Puzzle Book: Puzzles, Paradoxes and Proofs by Raymond M. Smullyan
  • The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism by Fritjof Capra
  • Three Ways of Thought in Ancient China by Arthur Waley (Mass Market Paperback)
  • Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky
  • Functional Differential Geometry (The MIT Press) by Gerald Jay Sussman, Jack Wisdom
  • Learning GNU Emacs, Third Edition by Debra Cameron, James Elliott
  • Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics (The MIT Press) by Gerald Jay Sussman, Jack Wisdom
  • The New Polymath: Profiles in Compound-Technology Innovations by Vinnie Mirchandani, Marc Benioff
  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean
  • The 20% Doctrine: How Tinkering, Goofing Off, and Breaking the Rules at Work Drive Success in Business by Ryan Tate
  • The Metafont Book by Donald E. Knuth (Spiral-bound)
  • I Seem to Be a Verb
  • How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid
  • Practical Electronics for Inventors, Fourth Edition by Paul Scherz, Simon Monk
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life_ by Anne Lamott
  • Rocket Surgery Made Easy: The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Finding and Fixing Usability Problems by Steve Krug
  • The Little Prover (The MIT Press) by Daniel P. Friedman, Carl Eastlund
  • The Reasoned Schemer (The MIT Press) by Daniel P. Friedman, William E. Byrd
  • Diversity and Complexity (Primers in Complex Systems) by Scott E. Page
  • Complexity: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by John H. Holland
  • Simply Complexity: A Clear Guide to Complexity Theory by Neil Johnson
  • Complexity: A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell
  • The Complete Book of Knots by Geoffrey Budworth
  • From Mathematics to Generic Programming by Alexander A. Stepanov, Daniel E. Rose
  • The Legend of The Condor Heroes (4 Books) (Revised Edition) (Chinese Edition) by jin yong
  • Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design (Interactive Technologies) by Bill Buxton
  • HCI Theory: Classical, Modern, and Contemporary (Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics) by Yvonne Rogers
  • The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition) (Collins Business Essentials) by Benjamin Graham, Jason Zweig
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Introduction to Holography by Vincent Toal
  • The Geometry of Meaning: Semantics Based on Conceptual Spaces (The MIT Press) by Peter Gärdenfors
  • The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide: Safe, Therapeutic, and Sacred Journeys by James Fadiman
  • Digital Holography and Digital Image Processing: Principles, Methods, Algorithms by Leonid Yaroslavsky
  • Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts
  • Conceptual Spaces: The Geometry of Thought (A Bradford Book) by Peter Gärdenfors
  • Neural and Intelligent Systems Integration: Fifth and Sixth Generation Integrated Reasoning Information Systems (Sixth Generation Computer Technologies) by Branko Soucek
  • Digital Holography by Pascal Picart, Jun-chang Li
  • Command Line Kung Fu: Bash Scripting Tricks, Linux Shell Programming Tips, and Bash One-liners by Jason Cannon
  • Discourses, Fragments, Handbook (Oxford Worlds Classics) by Epictetus, Robin Hard
  • Learn to Play Go: A Master’s Guide to the Ultimate Game (Volume I) (Learn to Play Go Series) by Janice Kim, Soo-hyun Jeong
  • Learn To Play Go, Volume II: The Way of the Moving Horse by Janice Kim, Jeong Soo-Hyun
  • Learn to Play Go, Vol. 3: The Dragon Style by Janice Kim, Jeong Soo-hyun
  • Both Flesh and Not: Essays by David Foster Wallace
  • Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley
  • Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow
  • Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor (Columbia Business School Publishing) by Tren Griffin
  • Deep Simplicity: Bringing Order to Chaos and Complexity by John Gribbin
  • The Monk and the Philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life by Jean-Francois Revel, Matthieu Ricard
  • The Quantum and the Lotus: A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet by Matthieu Ricard, Trinh Xuan Thuan
  • Thinking with Type, 2nd revised and expanded edition: A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students by Ellen Lupton
  • The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by Jon Gertner
  • JJ Pizzuto’s Fabric Science 10th Edition by Allen C. Cohen, Ingrid Johnson (Ring-bound)
  • The Dynamics of Fashion: Studio Access Card by Elaine Stone
  • Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style by DK
  • Slade House: A Novel by David Mitchell
  • The Familiar, Volume 2: Into the Forest by Mark Z. Danielewski (Flexibound)
  • Probabilistic Inequalities (Concrete and Applicable Mathematics, Vol. 7) by George A Anastassiou
  • Pearls of Functional Algorithm Design by Richard Bird
  • Purely Functional Data Structures by Okasaki
  • Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big by Bo Burlingham
  • We Learn Nothing: Essays by Tim Kreider
  • Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times, New and Expanded Edition by Jon M. Huntsman, Glenn Beck
  • The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, 3rd Edition by Christopher Vogler, Michele Montez
  • Garden Cities of To-Morrow by Ebenezer Howard, F. J Osborn
  • Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
  • Essential Ornithology by Graham Scott
  • National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, Sixth Edition (National Geographic Field Guide to Birds of North America) by Jon L. Dunn, Jonathan Alderfer
  • The Ultimate Book of Everyday Knots: (over 5,000 copies sold) by Geoffrey Budworth
  • Knots:The Complete Visual Guide: A Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Tying and Using over 100 Knots by Des Pawson
  • Pro-Knot Outdoor Knots by John E. Sherry (Ring-bound)
  • The Nature of Code: Simulating Natural Systems with Processing by Daniel Shiffman
  • Generative Design: Visualize, Program, and Create with Processing by Hartmut Bohnacker, Benedikt Gross
  • War in the Age of Intelligent Machines by Manuel De Landa
  • Access Hacks: Tips & Tools for Wrangling Your Data by Ken Bluttman
  • Practical Data Science with R by Nina Zumel, John Mount
  • Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking by Foster Provost, Tom Fawcett
  • Data Science from Scratch: First Principles with Python by Joel Grus
  • Doing Data Science: Straight Talk from the Frontline by Cathy O’Neil, Rachel Schutt
  • Guerrilla Analytics: A Practical Approach to Working with Data by Enda Ridge
  • The Data Science Handbook: Advice and Insights from 25 Amazing Data Scientists by Carl Shan, William Chen
  • Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles by Leanne Prain
  • Patternmaking for Fashion Design (5th Edition) by Helen Joseph Armstrong
  • Networks: An Introduction by Mark Newman
  • I Broke My Trunk! (Elephant & Piggie Books) (Chinese Edition) by Mo Willems
  • Godzilla Doesnt Speak (Chinese Edition) by Xia Da
  • Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain (Chinese Edition) by Jin Yong
  • The Art of Scalability: Scalable Web Architecture, Processes, and Organizations for the Modern Enterprise (2nd Edition) by Martin L. Abbott, Michael T. Fisher
  • Biodesign: The Process of Innovating Medical Technologies by Stefanos Zenios, Josh Makower
  • Manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Proteins: From Technology to Economy by Stefan Behme
  • Building Microservices: Designing Fine-Grained Systems by Sam Newman
  • Clean Data by Megan Squire
  • Python for Data Analysis: Data Wrangling with Pandas, NumPy, and IPython by Wes McKinney
  • Data Wrangling with Python: Tips and Tools to Make Your Life Easier by Jacqueline Kazil, Katharine Jarmul
  • Maps of the Mind: Charts and Concepts of the Mind and its Labyrinths by Charles Hampden-Turner
  • Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe
  • The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer (Pantheon Graphic Library) by Sydney Padua
  • Singer Complete Photo Guide to Sewing - Revised + Expanded Edition: 1200 Full-Color How-To Photos by Editors of Creative Publishing
  • Only Don’t Know: Selected Teaching Letters of Zen Master Seung Sahn by Seung Sahn
  • The Sewing Book: An Encyclopedic Resource of Step-by-Step Techniques by Alison Smith, Diana Rupp
  • School of Sewing: Learn it. Teach it. Sew Together. by Shea Henderson
  • Systems Thinking For Social Change: A Practical Guide to Solving Complex Problems, Avoiding Unintended Consequences, and Achieving Lasting Results by David Peter Stroh
  • Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking by Douglas Hofstadter, Emmanuel Sander
  • Taskmaster: Unthinkable by Fred Van Lente, Jefte Palo
  • Building: 3,000 Years of Design, Engineering and Construction by Bill Addis
  • History of Strength of Materials (Dover Civil and Mechanical Engineering) by Stephen P. Timoshenko
  • Mechanical Vibrations (Dover Civil and Mechanical Engineering) by J. P. Den Hartog
  • Strength of Materials (Dover Books on Physics) by J. P. Den Hartog
  • Matrices and Linear Transformations: Second Edition (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Charles G. Cullen
  • Introduction to Analysis (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Maxwell Rosenlicht
  • Introduction to Topology: Third Edition (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Bert Mendelson
  • An Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Earl A. Coddington
  • Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics) by J. P. Den Hartog
  • Fourier Series (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Georgi P. Tolstov
  • Theoretical Physics (Dover Books on Physics) by Georg Joos, Ira M. Freeman
  • Ordinary Differential Equations (Dover Books on Mathematics) by Morris Tenenbaum, Harry Pollard
  • Number Theory (Dover Books on Mathematics) by George E. Andrews
  • In Search of Lost Time
  • Guide to the I Ching
  • If on a Winter’s Night Traveler
  • The Art of Dramatic Writing
  • Principia Discordia
  • The Scratch & Sniff Guide to Whiskey
  • The Scratch & Sniff Guide to Wine
  • Poor Charlie’s Almanac
  • Finite and Infinite Games
  • Name of the Wind
  • Autobiography of a Yogi
  • Zorbidah the Greek
  • Salvador Dali by Salvador Dali
  • The Stars: My Destination
  • Neuromancer
  • Do androids dream of electric sheep
  • The Windup Girl
  • Anathem
  • Performing Under Pressure
  • Cooking for Geeks
  • The First Fifteen Lives of…
  • Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
  • S by J J Abrams
  • Book of Numbers by Joshua Cohen
  • The Fifty Year Sword by Danielewski
  • Fooling Houdini
  • The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons and the Eclipse of Capitalism
  • Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style
  • The Book Thief
  • Robert Glasper
  • Old Masters Young Geniuses
  • Flikering Pixels
  • Kano
  • The Myth of Mirror Neurons, Breaking Stephan
  • Leonardo da Vinci Books
  • Inquire Within
  • The Cathedral and the Bazaar
  • Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger
  • New Kind of Science
  • Mises
  • A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
  • Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle
  • An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth
  • Creativity, Inc
  • The great Beanie Babies Bubble
  • How to Fly a Horse
  • The Math Book by Pickover
  • Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation
  • Johnny Mnemonic
  • Bostrum’s Superintelligence
  • The Utopia of Rules
  • Organization Theory: A Libertarian Perspective
  • Homebrew Industrial Revolution: A Low-Overhead Manifesto
  • The Gun by CJ Chivers
  • Who Gets What and Why
  • How to Not Be Wrong
  • Dont Make Me Think
  • As a Man Thinketh
  • Misbehaving (Econ)
  • A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
  • Mall Maker
  • When to Rob a Bank
  • Patrick Nagel
  • The Bully Pulpit
  • The Rosie Project
  • How Asia Works
  • How to Lie with Statistics
  • Hyperbole and a Half
  • Should We Eat Meat?
  • Innovator’s Dilemma
  • Cutting through Spiritual Materialism
  • Zen Mind Beginners Mind
  • Autobiography of a Yogi
  • Lean Anaylitics

Completed

2016-2018

  • Sapiens
  • Zero to One by Tiel
  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Carnegie
  • Catch-22 by Heller
  • Rise & Fall of Dinosaurs
  • Snowcrash by Stephenson
  • Seveneves by Stephenson
  • Dirk Gentley’s Holistic Detective Agency by Adams
  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Morriss
  • The Tao of Poo by Hoff
  • The Broom of the System by Wallace
  • Consider the Lobster by Wallace
  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by Wallace
  • Distrust That Particular Flavor by Gibson
  • Awaken the Giant Within
  • 12 Rules for Life by Peterson
  • Dune
  • The Graveyard Book by Gaiman
  • Trigger Warning by Gaiman
  • The Lies of Loch Lamorah
  • The Information by Gleick
  • Benjamin Franklin by Isaacson
  • Ready, Player One
  • The Mythical Man Month
  • Annihilation by Van Der Meer
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
  • On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
  • To Mock a Mockingbird by Smullyan

2015

  • Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by Sedaris
  • Musashi by Yoshikawa
  • Faster by Gleick
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
  • Metamagical Themas by Hofstadter
  • Spark Joy by Kondo

2014

  • Contagious by Jonah Berger
  • Love Does by Goff
  • Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs by Klosterman
  • The Tao is Silent by Smullyan
  • American Gods by Gaiman
  • Business Adventures by Brooks
  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by Wallace
  • The Power of Habit by Duhigg
  • I am a Strange Loop by Hofstadter (181/363)
  • The Paradox of Choice by Schwartz (77/236)
  • The Black Swan by Taleb (137/300)
  • The 4-Hour Body by Ferriss
  • The Innovators by Isaacson
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Kondo
  • What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard Feynmann
  • Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynmann! by Richard Feynmann
  • Being Taoist by Wong
  • Antifragile by Taleb
  • How We Got to Now by Johnson
  • Waking Up by Harris
  • The Martian by Weir
  • Learning to Silence the Mind by Osho
  • Managing Oneself by Drucker
  • Smartcuts by Snow
  • Ignore Everybody by MacLeod
  • What If? by Munroe
  • The Fountainhead by Rand
  • Dropping Ashes on the Buddha by Sahn
  • The Alchemist by Cohelo

2013

  • Gifted Hands by Ben Carson
  • Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
  • Zhuangzi
  • Agricola by Tacitus
  • David and Goliath by Gladwell
  • Theodore Roosevelt: His Essential Wisdom by Gangi
  • Without their Permission by Ohanian
  • The Bad Beginning by Snicket
  • Think Big and Kick Ass by Trump
  • Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
  • Foundation by Asimov
  • Second Foundation by Asimov
  • Foundation’s Edge by Asimov
  • Ender’s Game by Card
  • Speaker for the Dead by Card
  • Think Like a Freak by Levitt & Dubner

2012

  • Moonwalking with Einstein by Foer
  • Siddhartha by Hesse
  • A Visual Dictionary of Architecture by Ching
  • The Republic by Plato
  • This is a Book by Martin
  • In Pursuit of Elegance by May
  • Divine Comedy, Part 1: Inferno by Alighieri
  • The Virtue of Selfishness by Rand
  • The Selfish Gene by Dawkins
  • HTML5/CSS3 by Castro and Hyslop
  • Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Hofstadter
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Pirsing
  • Fermat’s Enigma by Singh
  • The People Code by Hartman
  • Te-Tao Ching by Lao-Tzu
  • The Catcher in the Rye by Salinger
  • The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald
  • Cat’s Cradle by Vonnegut
  • 5000BC by Smullyan
  • Walden by Thoreau
  • Instant: The Story of Polaroid by Bonanos
  • The Snowball by Schroeder
  • Musicophilia by Sacks
  • Second Nature by Edelman
  • Gödel’s Proof by Nagel and Newman
  • Emergence by Johnson
  • Two Great Truths by Griffin
  • The Executive Mind by Goldberg
  • How to Build a Mind by Aleksandern
  • How to Become a Straight-A Student by Newport
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Adams
  • Halftime by Buford
  • Mastery by Greene
  • Taoism by Oldstone-Moore
  • Artificial Intelligence: The Basics by Warwick
  • Big Data by Schonberger and Cukier
  • Show Me How by Fagerstrom and Smith
  • The Tao of Pooh by Hoff
  • The Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain
  • Hackers and Painters by Graham

2011

  • iWoz by Wozniak
  • Steve Jobs by Isaacson
  • The Age of Reason by Paine
  • Your God is Too Small by Phillips
  • The Way to Wealth by Franklin
  • Stuff Every Man Should Know by Cohen
  • The Economics of Public Issues by Miller, Benjamin, and North
  • Cannery Row by Steinbeck
  • The Communist Manifesto by Marx
  • The Renaissance Soul by Lobenstine
  • Flatland by Abbott
  • Atlas Shrugged by Rand
  • The Mentor by Ayres
  • Alice in Quantumland by Gilmore
  • The Prince by Machiavelli
  • A Study in Scarlet & Hound of the Baskervilles by Doyle
  • A Clockwork Orange by Burgess
  • Catch-22 by Heller
  • Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Hamilton
  • Fight Club by Palahnluk
  • Slaughterhouse Five by Vonnegurt
  • The Young Man’s Guide by Alcott
  • A Brave New World by Huxley
  • Blink by Gladwell
  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Morris
  • A Brief History of Time by Hawking
  • Steps to Christ by White
  • Batman: The Killing Joke by Moore
  • The God Delusion by Dawkins
  • Rules of Civility by Washington
  • The Perks of Being a Wall Flawer by Chbosky
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • Twilight by Meyers
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by Rowling
  • King, Warrior, Magician, Lover by Moore and Gillette
  • There is a God by Flew
  • Drive by Pink
  • The Book of Five Rings by Musashi
  • The Problems of Philosophy by Russell
  • The Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Lee
  • Outliers by Gladwell
  • Reasons for God by Keller
  • The Art of Getting Things Done by David Allen
  • The Shape of Design by Chimero
  • Increasing Personal Efficiency by Conwell
  • Chaos by Gleick
  • Anthem by Rand
  • Consider the Lobster by Wallace
  • The Alpha Male Guide by Beck
  • What the Dog Saw by Gladwell
  • Freakonomics by Levitt and Dubner
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins