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Curated list of mind expanding books.

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###Startups and Business * Zero to One by Peter Thiel, Blake Masters * Hackers and Painters by Paul Graham * Linchpin: Are You Indispensable by Seth Godin * The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb * The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell * The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy * Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap And Others Don’t by Jim Collins * The Four Steps to the Epiphany by Steve Blank * Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger * David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell * The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t by Nate Silver * The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz * The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Shwartz * Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson * The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki * Founders At Work: Stories Of Startups Early Days by Jessica Livingston * The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries * ReWork: Change the Way You Work Forever by David Heinemeier Hansson * The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber * Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh * Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson * The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr, Tony Schwartz * The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right by Atul Gawande * The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau * Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Kenneth Cukier * The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership by Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison, Craig Walsh * The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk * Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business by Jeff Howe * Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson * The Strategy and Tactics of Pricing : A Guide to Move More Profitable by Thomas Nagle, John Hogan, Joseph Zale * Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children by John Wood * The 22 Immutable Laws Of Branding by Laura Ries and Al Ries * Rich Dad Poor Dad : What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That The Poor And Middle Class Don’t by Robert T. Kiyosaki * Outliers: Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell * The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Thomas Ferriss * How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be : The 25 Principles of Success by Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer * Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen * SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Litt * Strategy for Sustainability: A Business Manifesto by Adam Werbach * The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis * Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance?: Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change by Louis V Gerstner, Jr * The Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelley * Too Big to Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin * The Innovator’s Dilemma by clayton m. christensen * The Paypal Wars by Eric M. Jackson * Origin of Wealth by Eric D. Beinhocker * One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com by Richard Brandt * Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky * Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way To Be Smart by Ian Ayres by Ian Ayres * The Curse of the Mogul by Jonathan A. Knee, Bruce C. Greenwald, Ava Seave * The Accidental Billionaires : The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich * Lean In : Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg * Business Sutra : A Very Indian Approach to Management by Devdutt Pattanaik

###Philosophy And Psychology * The Art of War by Sun Tzu * Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely * Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman * What the Dog Saw: and other adventures by Malcolm Gladwell * The Fine Art of Small Talk: How To Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills – and Leave a Positive Impression by Debra Fine * Gifs of Immperfection by Brene Brown * Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain * Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall * The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic by Dan Ariely * Why Smart People Can Be So Stupid by Robert J Sternberg * Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life by Shakti Gawain * In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan * Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life: Winifred Gallagher by Winifred Gallagher * You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen * How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie * Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them by Joshua Greene * Why We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average by Joseph T. Hallinan * Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Gregory Boyle * Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi * The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind by Michio Kaku * [Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story]() by Jim Holt * [Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Others]() by Sherry Turkle * Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities by Dean Radin * Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy by William Barrett * The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business by Charles Duhigg * The Concise 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene * Prisoner’s Dilemma by William Poundstone * The Ethical Brain: The Science of Our Moral Dilemmas by Michael S. Gazzaniga * Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You: Sam Gosling by Sam Gosling * The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature by Steven Pinker * [The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature]() by Steven Pinker * Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini * The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present by Eric Kandel * A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink * Games People Play: The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis by Eric Berne. * How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic by Madsen Pirie * Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki, David Chadwick * The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World by David Deutsch * This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking by John Brockman * Intuition Pumps And Other Tools for Thinking by Daniel C. Dennett * Just the Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy by Michael Bruce, Steven Barbone * The History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell * The Truth About Everything: An Irreverent History of Philosophy : With Illustrations by Matthew Stewart * Bulfinch’s Mythologyby Thomas Bulfinch * Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge by Edward O. Wilson * Every Thing Must Go: Metaphysics Naturalized by James Ladyman, Don Ross, et al * Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb * Metamagical Themas: Questing For The Essence Of Mind And Pattern by Douglas Hofstadter * Education and the Significance of Life by Krishnamurti * Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff, Mark Johnson * The Hero with a Thousand Faces Joseph Campbell * The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size by Tor Norretranders * Outsmarting IQ: The Emerging Science of Learnable Intelligence by David Perkins * Spent: Sex, Evolution, and Consumer Behavior by Geoffrey Miller * The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Maurice Cranston * Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term World Travel by Rolf Potts * Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach * Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl * Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! by Anthony Robbins

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