Alex Preston / bookshelf

I created this as a way to share books I've liked and the notes I've taken. I haven't finished every book on this list, some I've only read a few chapters, some I keep rereading. Books marked in green I thought were especially great, ones that are underlined have a link to a notes page.

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur, by Derek Sivers

Free Will, by Sam Harris

Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment, by Leonard, George

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

Elon Musk, by Ashlee Vance

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil de Grasse Tyson

Get Rich with Dividends: A Proven System for Earning Double-Digit Returns, by Marc Lichtenfeld

12 Rules for Life, by Jordan Peterson

Gratitude, by Oliver Sacks

Deep Work, by Cal Newport

The Bed of Procrustes, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Skin in the Game, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondō

Bezonomics, by Brian Dumaine

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson

Almanack of Naval Ravikant, by Eric Jorgensen

Educated, by Tara Westover

Make, by Pieter Levels

Sapiens, by Yuval Harari

This Is Your Mind on Plants, by Michael Pollan

Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich

How the Internet Happened, by Brian McCullough

Homo Deus, by Yuval Harari

Bad Blood, by John Carreyrou

Introduction to Networking: How the Internet Works, by Charles Severance