232 Recommended Books — Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers is an American entrepreneur best known for being the founder and former president of CD Baby, an online CD store for independent musicians. Wikipedia

  1. Mindwise: How We Understand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want by Nicholas Epley
  2. So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport
  3. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  4. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  5. A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William Irvine
  6. The Time Paradox by Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd
  7. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
  8. E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber
  9. The Dip by Seth Godin
  10. Happy by Derren Brown
  11. Au Contraire: Figuring Out the French by Gilles Asselin and Ruth Mastron
  12. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
  13. Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
  14. Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger
  15. Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now by Gordon Livingston
  16. Zero to One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
  17. Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches by Marvin Harris
  18. The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster by Darren Hardy
  19. On Writing Well by William Zinsser
  20. The Wisdom of No Escape by Pema Chödrön
  21. When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön
  22. Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner
  23. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
  24. When Cultures Collide by Richard D. Lewis
  25. The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinkingby Oliver Burkeman
  26. Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
  27. Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  28. Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  29. The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal
  30. Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
  31. Quiet by Susan Cain
  32. What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly
  33. Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
  34. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
  35. The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
  36. Drive by Daniel Pink
  37. Switch by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  38. The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
  39. Influence by Robert Cialdini
  40. Personal Development for Smart People by Steve Pavlina
  41. Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
  42. The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes
  43. The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
  44. The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read by Daniel R. Solin
  45. The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki
  46. The Paradox of Choice — Why More is Less by Barry Schwartz
  47. Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  48. The Art of Profitability by Adrian Slywotzky
  49. Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
  50. Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
  51. The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner
  52. A Mind for Numbers by Barbara Oakley
  53. Smartcuts by Shane Snow
  54. Superhuman by Habit by Tynan
  55. The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
  56. Decisive by Chip and Dan Heath
  57. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams
  58. 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird
  59. The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin
  60. Mastery by Robert Greene
  61. Mastery by George Leonard
  62. The Little Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle
  63. The Developing World by Fredrik Härén
  64. Willpower by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney
  65. Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
  66. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
  67. Practicing Mind by Thomas Sterner
  68. Seeking Wisdom by Peter Bevelin
  69. Mindset by Carol Dweck
  70. Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland
  71. Start Small, Stay Small by Rob Walling and Mike Taber
  72. On Writing by Stephen King
  73. The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner
  74. The Investor’s Manifesto by William J. Bernstein
  75. How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer
  76. Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman
  77. The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
  78. Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod
  79. Tribes by Seth Godin
  80. How to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes
  81. Brain Rules by John Medina
  82. You, Inc — The Art of Selling Yourselfby Harry Beckwith
  83. How to Get Rich by Felix Dennis
  84. The Innovator’s Solution by Clayton Christensen
  85. Small is the New Big by Seth Godin
  86. Getting Things Done by David Allen
  87. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers
  88. The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
  89. Grit by Angela Duckworth
  90. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Fabe and Elaine Mazlish
  91. The Gardener and the Carpenter by Alison Gopnik
  92. The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly
  93. Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson
  94. Deep Work by Cal Newport
  95. Geography of Time by Robert Levine
  96. How to Learn a Foreign Language by Paul Pimsleur
  97. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  98. Choose Yourself! by James Altucher
  99. No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs by Dan S. Kennedy
  100. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  101. The Passionate Programmer by Chad Fowler
  102. Fail-Safe Investingby Harry Browne
  103. Poke the Box by Seth Godin
  104. The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss
  105. Cognitive Surplus by Clay Shirky
  106. Hackers & Painters by Paul Graham
  107. Confessions of a Public Speaker by Scott Berkun
  108. I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi
  109. Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes by Gilovich and Belsky
  110. What Would Google Do? by Jeff Jarvis
  111. CrowdSourcing by Jeff Howe
  112. The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
  113. The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin
  114. Wikinomics by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams
  115. Meatball Sundae by Seth Godin
  116. Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug
  117. Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t by Steven Pressfield
  118. The Only Investment Guide You’ll Ever Need by Andrew Tobias
  119. Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chödrön
  120. Germany: Unraveling an Enigma by Greg Nees
  121. Give and Take by Adam M. Grant
  122. The Bed of Procrustes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  123. Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky
  124. A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
  125. Ikigai by Sebastian Marshall
  126. Wired for Story by Lisa Cron
  127. Pragmatic Programmer by Andy Hunt and David Thomas
  128. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  129. You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney
  130. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  131. Making a Good Brain Great by Daniel G. Amen
  132. Business Stripped Bare by Richard Branson
  133. Talent Is Overrated by Geoff Colvin
  134. Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz
  135. Overachievement by John Eliot
  136. The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky
  137. The Culture Code by Clotaire Rapaille
  138. The Four Pillars of Investing by William Bernstein
  139. Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky
  140. The Culting of Brands by Douglas Atkin
  141. Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
  142. Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy
  143. The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday
  144. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne
  145. The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker
  146. How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life by Russ Roberts
  147. Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey
  148. The Story of French by Jean-Benoit Nadeau and Julie Barlow
  149. Island by Aldous Huxley
  150. Ready for Anything by David Allen
  151. Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe
  152. The Now Habit by Neil Fiore
  153. Meditation for Beginners by Jack Kornfield
  154. A Gift to My Children by Jim Rogers
  155. Linchpin by Seth Godin
  156. The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
  157. Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein
  158. Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking by D.Q. McInerny
  159. Pomodoro Technique Illustrated by Staffan Nöteberg
  160. Pragmatic Thinking and Learning by Andy Hunt
  161. The Great Formula by Mark Joyner
  162. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  163. Lucky Or Smart? by Bo Peabody
  164. The China Study by Campbell and Campbell
  165. The Power of Less by Leo Babuta
  166. Cut to the Chase by Stuart Levine
  167. Know-How by Ram Charan with Geri Willigan
  168. The Art of Project Management by Scott Berkun
  169. Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking by Richard Nisbett
  170. Never Let Go by Dan John
  171. In Pursuit of Silence by George Prochnik
  172. The Laws of Subtraction by Matthew May
  173. Drop Dead Healthy by A. J. Jacobs
  174. Little Bets by Peter Sims
  175. One Simple Idea by Stephen Key
  176. Focus by Leo Babauta
  177. The Upside of Irrationality by Dan Ariely
  178. The Profit Zone by Adrian Slywotzky
  179. Speaking of India by Craig Sorti
  180. Losing My Virginity : How I’ve Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson
  181. Leading an Inspired Life by Jim Rohn
  182. And Never Stop Dancing by Gordon Livingston
  183. The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow
  184. Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World by Donald Sull
  185. Quirkology by Richard Wiseman
  186. Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark
  187. A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger
  188. Make It Stick by Peter Brown
  189. The Power of No by James and Claudia Altucher
  190. How to Learn and Memorize French Vocabulary by Anthony Metivier
  191. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
  192. Hiring Smart by Pierre Mornell
  193. Discover Your Inner Economist by Tyler Cowen
  194. Causing a Scene by Charlie Todd
  195. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  196. How to be a Billionaire by Martin Fridson
  197. Enough by John Bogle
  198. Management of the Absurd by Richard Farson
  199. Reality Check by Guy Kawasaki
  200. Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  201. The Obsolete Employee by Michael Russer
  202. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Ecker
  203. The Future of Almost Everything by Patrick Dixon
  204. Wilde in America by David M. Friedman
  205. Complexity: A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell
  206. Your Memory by Kenneth L. Higbee
  207. The Philosophical Baby by Alison Gopnik
  208. Hire With Your Head by Lou Adler
  209. The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain De Botton
  210. Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
  211. Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert
  212. What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell
  213. China Road by Rob Gifford
  214. Hot Commodities by Jim Rogers
  215. Me, Inc. by Gene Simmons
  216. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  217. Program or Be Programmed by Douglas Rushkoff and Leland Purvis
  218. The Four Filters Invention of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger by Bud Labitan
  219. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami
  220. Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur by Stuart Skorman
  221. Life Without Lawyers by Philip K. Howard
  222. The Productive Programmer by Neal Ford
  223. Crash Proof 2.0 by Peter Schiff
  224. Rapt by Winifred Gallagher
  225. Radical Honesty by Brad Blanton
  226. A Bull in China by Jim Rogers
  227. Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston
  228. Seeing What Others Don’t by Gary Klein
  229. Flex: Do Something Different by Ben Fletcher and Karen Pine
  230. Cambodia’s Curse by Joel Brinkley
  231. Conspiracy of the Rich by Robert Kiyosaki
  232. The Think Big Manifesto by Michael Port and Mina Samuels

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