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Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? by @PTetlock -- Is the future knowable, and by whom? All pundits and commentators should publish their prediction track records, yet don't. What to pay attention to and what to ignore.
Expert Political Judgment
How Good Is It? How Can We Know?: Philip Tetlock: 9780691128719: Books
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman -- Captivating dive into human decision making, marred by inclusion of several/many? psychology studies that fail to replicate. Will stand as a cautionary tale?……
Daniel Kahneman admits that he was wrong about "social priming" in his world bestseller "Thinking Fast and Slow".…
Thinking in Bets by @AnnieDuke -- Compact guide to probabilistic domains like poker, or venture capital. Best articulation of "resulting", drawing bad conclusions from confusing process and outcome. Recommend for people operating in the real world.
Thinking in Bets
Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts (9780735216358): Annie Duke: Books
The Spider Network by @davidenrich -- "Billions"-esque saga of global financial market manipulation, at mind-boggling scale and hiding in plain sight, by a small cabal of bankers in London.
The Spider Network
How a Math Genius and a Gang of Scheming Bankers Pulled Off One of the Greatest Scams in History (9780062452993): David Enrich: Books
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William B. Irvine -- Best (?) walk through the ancient/current philosophy of Stoicism. You can't control other people but you can control yourself, so do that.
A Guide to the Good Life
The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (0884563738408): William B. Irvine: Books
The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga -- Smash hit in Japan, and easy to see why. Adlerian psychology meets Stoic philosophy in Socratic dialogue. Compelling from front to back. Highly recommend.
The Courage to Be Disliked
The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness: Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga: 9781501197277: Books
All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class by @ShippersUnbound -- Inside story of how Britain decided to exit the EU. Economic self-destruction or national liberation? Repercussions to play out for decades.
All Out War
The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain's Political Class: Tim Shipman: 9780008215156: Books
When the Wolves Bite: Two Billionaires, One Company, and an Epic Wall Street Battle by @ScottWapnerCNBC -- "Wall Street"-esque battle between Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn over unlikely target Herbalife. Sip a delicious Herbal Aloe Shake while reading.
When the Wolves Bite
Two Billionaires, One Company, and an Epic Wall Street Battle: Scott Wapner: 9781610398275: Books
But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past by @CKlosterman -- Wide-ranging meditation on how to think about the reality that we're probably wrong about most things we believe. Hard to read and not emerge humbled.
But What If We're Wrong?
Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past: Chuck Klosterman: 9780399184130: Books
Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling by @amychozick -- On the bus/in the plane with the Hillary campaign. Revealing in many dimensions at once, and highly entertaining. Best book on the 2016 campaign so far?
Chasing Hillary
Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling: Amy Chozick: 9780062413598: Books
The Strange Death of Europe by @DouglasKMurray -- One perspective on the politics of immgiration in Europe, playing out in real time, e.g. Merkel almost getting deposed days ago. Confusing on multiple levels from US perspective.
The Strange Death of Europe
Immigration, Identity, Islam (9781472958051): Douglas Murray: Books
A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership by @Comey -- Certainly the story is well known, but given author's propensity to post photos of himself wearing running shoes in Iowa, potentially relevant again starting next year?…
Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue by @RyanHoliday -- Startlingly deep cultural history of conspiracies, examined through the lens of the brutally effective Gawker takedown, with full access to the main players.
Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue: Ryan Holiday: 9780735217645: Books
Skin in the Game by @nntaleb -- Skin in the game as conflict of interest, or as attaching one's livelihood to one's speech? Who to listen to, and why. Ideal counterpart to @PTetlock's Expert Political Judgment .…
Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? by @PTetlock -- Is the future knowable, and by whom? All pundits and commentators should publish their prediction track records, yet don't. What to pay attention to and what to ignore.
Expert Political Judgment
How Good Is It? How Can We Know?: Philip Tetlock: 9780691128719: Books
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by @jordanbpeterson -- A bracing disassembly and reconstruction of a theory of individual progress in the modern world. Fascinating compare and contrast with The Courage To Be Disliked .…
The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga -- Smash hit in Japan, and easy to see why. Adlerian psychology meets Stoic philosophy in Socratic dialogue. Compelling from front to back. Highly recommend.
The Courage to Be Disliked
The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness: Ichiro Kishimi, Fumitake Koga: 9781501197277: Books
Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC by @reed_tucker -- Spellbinding creative and business history of the incredibly imaginative comic book industry in the decades before it ate Hollywood.
Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC (9780306825460): Reed Tucker: Books
Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House by @donnabrazile -- Visceral, raw, you-are-there recounting of living through the hack attacks and resulting meltdown of the DNC in 2016.
The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House: Donna Brazile: 9780316478519: Books
Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence by @BryanBurrough -- How 1960s racial politics descended into 1970s terrorist bombings, thanks to privileged college students breaking very bad.
Days of Rage
America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence: Bryan Burrough: 9780143107972: Books
Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater by Erik Prince -- The founding and growth of military contractor Blackwater as told by its founder and CEO; newly relevant due to the Mueller investigation.…
Civilian Warriors
The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror (9781591847458): Erik Prince: Books
The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by @steven_kotler -- Startling walk through a series of domains where peak human performance is rising at remarkable rates due to "flow state". Thought provoking and then some.
The Rise of Superman
Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance eBook: Steven Kotler: Books
Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency by @JoshuaGreen -- Best (?) book so far on the Republican side of the 2016 race, and a deep dive into the intellectual origins of Bannonism and to some extent Trumpism.
Devil's Bargain
Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency: Joshua Green: 9780735225022: Books
Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by @jonallendc & @amieparnes -- Best (?) book so far on the Democratic side of the 2016 race, most provocatively on the impact of the press coverage of the email hacks on the last stages of the race.
Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign: Jonathan Allen, Amie Parnes: 9780553447088: Books
Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet by @the100MileMan -- What's it like to train with a Navy SEAL in winter in New York for a whole month? Featuring the truly remarkable American hero @davidgoggins.
Living with a SEAL
31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet: Jesse Itzler: 9781455534685: Books
The Myth of the Rational Voter by @bryan_caplan -- "The median American is a moderate national socialist – statist to the core on both economic and social policy. Given public opinion, the policies of First World democracies are surprisingly libertarian."
The Myth of the Rational Voter
Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies - New Edition: Bryan Caplan: 9780691138732: Books
A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko by @lukeharding1968 -- The astonishing story of the Litvinenko and Perepilichnyy assassinations in the UK; reads like a Lee Child thriller; plenty topical now.
A Very Expensive Poison
The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West: Luke Harding: 9781101973998: Books
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by @MarcusLuttrell -- The film was fine but the book is unreal; incredibly vivid story of superlative American heroes.
Lone Survivor
The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 (8601419809905): Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson: Books
How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by @Sarah_Bakewell -- "How to get along with people, how to deal with violence, how to adjust to losing someone you love—All versions of a bigger question: How do you live?"
How to Live
Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer (8601200959239): Sarah Bakewell: Books
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by @BenMacintyre1 -- True, chilling saga of straight up, profoundly deep treason and betrayal. Sociopaths in high positions of power and influence. Hair curling.
A Spy Among Friends
Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal: Ben Macintyre, John le Carré: 9780804136655: Books
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by @mattwridley -- Sparkling explanation of how the economy evolves, producing the glorious cornucopia of goods and services available all around us. How to feel good about the future even in dark times.
The Rational Optimist
How Prosperity Evolves (P.s.): Matt Ridley: 9780061452062: Books
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier by Edward Glaeser -- How cities drive the development of civilization, by putting people together. Highly relevant to the future of the Internet!
Triumph of the City
How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier (9780143120544): Edward Glaeser: Books
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by @jockowillink -- I hand out more copies of this book than any other. How to take responsibility for yourself and for those around you. Modern Stoicism, as applied in the military, business, and life.
Extreme Ownership
How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win eBook: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin: Kindle Store
This has come closest to "what works" in IT practice (and, I suspect, everything else) than anything else. GREAT READ, too. Go buy two. You'll be giving one away.
👍👍👍 Have a pile on my credenza and hand them out to most visitors or employees I meet with.
Do people read gifted books?
Link is to version that’s not currently available. Updated version available on Amazon.
Great book, you might also like @Mangan150 ‘s books - life changing info
Same for me as well. Have my son (17) doing same. Great book for young adults to read. Especially those soon off to college
Just finished reading it! Great book! Will probably need to re-read it again and take notes this time.
I think the audio version is better, @jockowillink has an articulation and tone that align perfectly with his message. Actually, pretty sure he could be narrating a book on real estate tax codes and I would still listen...
This and @bhorowitz’s Hard Things are what I give to every new startup ceo.
I appreciate that.
Jocko is officially a star. I wonder if he realizes how big of a deal it is to get on your very short list like this. You guys would make a killer duo in the @TEDTalks stage or any stage.
would be cool to give this one to all our @shiftorg partners during onboarding
Wealthier maybe, But Healthier?
Judging only by #title & #subject this may be the #best #book @pmarca has recommended on return to #Twitter, & will continue to be 5 years hence. Especially as it's #optimistic But either #Trump or #Clinton book may dwarf it by #sales
I only have a certain number of audible credits, stawp.
Audible doesn't do playlists, unfortunately.
Yeah, I've always felt that was a weakness of theirs.
Get @OttoRadio , one flat rate for unlimited audiobooks including lots of new releases & stuff on here
It’s hard to know how you’ve gotten to the age you’re at without having read Quinoa & Sons 🤔
Quinoa & Sons
How to Open a Cafe like a Legend. eBook: Charles Logan: Kindle Store
Welcome back, u were sorely missed
Looks iteresting. Do you recommend it?
Thanks for the recommendations!
Do you have this list saved anywhere?
How many hours per day do you spend reading on average?
May I humbly recommend Extreme Ownership by @jockowillink and @LeifBabin preferably the audiobook.
Nice but your about 6 years late.
Kindle or paperback? What’s your preference?
Glad you’re back! Just bought 7 of these.
Have you checked out Bad Blood, by @JohnCarreyrou ? Really excellent read
Try reading I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong - a highly enjoyable and approachable tour through research into bacteria and their relationship with humans. Will change the way you view life, the world, and yourself.
True. Amazing book !
Caplan's "The Case against Education" is on my desk. Excellent work, although not complete, missing the part on internal corruption of massive ed bureaucracies. (Besides, they aren't just corrupt, but corrupting as well.) As an "anarchist" he is well positioned to notice that.
Great argument against public education
If you liked Living With A SEAL, my self-help memoir will be out in November. Stay hard and keep hammering!
David, count me in. Your words got me through my quad tendon rupture recovery.
Interesting... just put an order in. Will check back in November!
I loved this book and also loved the Discovery Channel’s - BUDS: Class 234 show
one of my favorites too ✌🏽
Thanks, Marc! We really appreciate the kind words.
There are intellectual origins to Trumpism?
Read Raspail
I would literally rather read change logs for the top 100 mobile apps for the last 2 years... "Bannonism" is a blip that I choose to pretend never happened. I'll keep my ignorance.
Agree. Thought this was excellent.
My take on Bannon is that the was a Tea Partier that was so upset that Obama got reelected that he used Rothbard/Llewellyn's awful paleolibertarian strategy: bring in the nativists and paleoconservatives. Watch him before Trump:
Generation Zero Documentary (2010)
A Steve Bannon Documentary. An examination of the causes of the global economic crisis which began in 2008, studying how decades of social changes have influ...
Or, he's an opportunist that doesn't have an ideology.
Thanks, Marc, much appreciated!
Disappointed to see that the book that interests me the most is “not currently available for purchase”
Same here. I went to purchase the book a couple days ago and was surprised to see it was unavailable.
Marc-Agreed. Read it 2x. But then again, I love all of Steve Kotler’s books.
Very much appreciate the shout out. Glad you dug Rise. And thanks for Mosaic etc.—wow did you light a very bright candle!
I for one will be very happy when all is found out about how many mercenary missions he ran for bu$h, and Obama.
Do you read them all or ever do audiobooks?
Met him and had a good talk recently. A great reminder that people are hard to hate up close.
More time to read now that you’re not tweeting?
Just ordered it on Kindle. Starting it tonight!
Must also read Todd Gitlin’s Years of Hope, Days of Rage
The whole "Trump == Hitler" is LARPing gone overboard. That's why they are immune to reason, it's not supposed to be reality. And it's going to scare the hell out of the independents and moderate democrats.
These days the terrorists and the FBI are on the same side.
I made an amazon list with all the books from this thread for anyone interested:
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who did she dedicate that book to again??
Er, do we have even an indicted ham sandwich to back up Hillary's tales that "Russians hacked the DNC server"? Besides, the indictments of those 13 Russian gnomes who (allegedly) had our Snow White over a barrel via Facebook are credibly challenged in a US court...
Back on Twitter or a hacked account ? 🤔😜👍🏻
This reminds me of your old Netflix/Sci-Fi viewing recommendations...a curated viewing list that worked for me 😉
Nice to have you back! Here are a couple I recommend: “in pursuit of wealth, the moral case for finance” by @yaronbrook @dwatkins3 shows how heroic those in finance are “Dicscrimination and disparities” by @ThomasSowell challenges identity politics and illuminates its failures
batman and Wolverine????
is there an idea here?
Have you heard the business wars podcasts? Highly recommend them, covering everything from Ford vs Chevy to Marvel vs DC! Excellent story telling too!
Thank you! Glad you liked it
I gotta read that. Hadn't seen it. Thanks!!
You got me ... I have to buy it; my top 10 fav biz book was Comic Wars, on the Marvel Bankruptcy
Oh man, this tweet is about to get ratio’d
I think I'll skip this one, but thanks for all of the other recs! hope the response to this book doesn't push you off twitter again. (also, any fiction that you like?)
Damn Oliver you seem like a reasonable person
Listening to 12 rules for life on audible right now. First few chapters were very solid. Getting a bit lost in middle so might have to relisten to grasp it all. Good stuff tho
This book was awesome. I hinder how many people actually pet a stray cat? I did.
Great book, well-deserved best seller.
No no no no no a thousand times no
A very important book. What did you make of it? Btw just learned from Jordan's interview with Joe Rogan that it is the most sold book in the world since January, yet the New York Times refused to put it on its best seller list, apparently because it was published in Canada first
Thanks for sharing ur reading list A book I m enjoying "Behave" by Robert M.Sapolsky
When your tweets pop up in the feed.
Thanks and Welcome back (even if only for 5min).
Didn’t enjoy it at all. Gave me nothing compared to obstacle is the way / ego is the enemy / perennial sellers @RyanHoliday
Reading now. Fascinating.
His wife’s family lives here. She grew up here.
Looks like Cary Grant waiting for "Mr.Kaplan" on a deserted road in S. Dakota, just before the cropduster appears.
“a new balance” 2020
this is a good recommendation, for kindling.
weirdo!! how did he ran the FBI for so many years is beyond my comprehension! Also so many strange stories in his book! His ego is way bigger than Trump's
Murray is a proven hate-speaker and has nothing useful or valid to say about immigration. Indeed, all of his claims in that book are directly contradicted by the evidence.
Any suggestions on book that takes the opposite side? (Also, note:@pmarca simply said “one view” not “THE view”
Rohan, every single thing in your tweet is a lie. It's one thing to have a different view or disagree on specific points. However, from your tone and the nonsense you just said, it's clear you are possessed by your ideology and have likely not read Murray's book.
Incorrect - the fact that you're ignorant of the evidence says everything about you.
You've got an axe to grind. No well-reasoned critic of Murray or anyone on his side of the debate, would make the sort of hyperbolic statements you did. I still don't believe you read his book and your attempt to impugn my character is unimpressive.
Nope - I'm just reporting the fact that the evidence directly contradicts Murray's opinions. Not my problem if you don't want to face facts.
(((The Evidence))) You gonna share or just leave us hanging?
Hmm... not one for brown Europeans.
Perhaps depending upon if there is a good system in place. Immigration or domination. People behave accordingly when system is strong. (Haven’t read. Merely guessing.)
Intact glass ceiling my ass. How about a horrible candidate who shouldn’t even be running the local HOA
Maybe, if you haven't read Win Bigly by @ScottAdamsSays
Really enjoyed the stuff of his I've read. Need to pick this one up.
Different genre than the books listed here but Seymour Hersh's autobiography, 'Reporter', is an excellent read: What a fascinating, heroic and impactful career.
A Memoir: Seymour M. Hersh: 9780307263957: Books
Oh honey no. He's credulous, not credible, and always beware of people who portray themselves as heroes in their own autobiographies.
He doesn't portray himself as a hero, it's just obvious that he is given the number of huge stories he uncovered, but all he does is describe what happened. He's not beating his breast or anything. At all.
On my bedside table!
We are definitely wrong about almost everything. We are linear thinkers in an exponential universe/reality, so how can we not be? "All models are wrong, but some are useful" George Box.
Will give it a try. Thank you Marc!
Damn you Marc, had to order this one as well !
This is a book my thoughts drift back to frequently. Definitely a brain changer for me.
Brain changer is such a great compliment for a book. Are there others you'd put in that category? A few that would go on my list: Guide to the Good Life; What Got You Here Won't Get You There; Willpower; Improv Wisdom; and The Practicing Mind.
Design of Everyday Things (every time I push a pull), Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Structures or Why Things Don’t Fall Down.
Thank you! I should re-read Design of ET. I remember not loving the book 15 years ago -- although I don't recall why -- but like your example, I now see good and bad affordances everywhere.
Oh, and Chimpanzee Politics. We’re not just primates but oh my goodness we’re definitely primates too. Required how I interpret social interactions.
“Required”? Whuh? More like “completely changed”.
Oooh how very @PessimistsArc! I’m buying now. Also, hilarious: the best-seller category it’s in???
Loved this book! Eating The Dinosaur is also a good read.
The idea is to live in the present moment (rather than present past) and look towards the future. As we learn from H.G. Wells, "Regret is the only way to Time Travel to the past".
I think @CKlosterman has the coolest tone in his writing. Love it.
Motel of the Mysteries by David Macaulay. One of the funniest and elegantly provocative books I’ve read. Tackles similar question in large pictorial format. Motel of the Mysteries… #Amazon
Motel of the Mysteries
David Macaulay: 9780395284254: Books
tweet in my feed
Do all these last few tweets (in such a short duration) mean you are FINALLY back to twitter? 😊😊😊😊😊
+1: 嫌われる勇気 (...and it’s good to have you back here @pmarca)
On my bedside table
This looks so interesting. How does it compare to Guide to the Good Life? (That's one of my fave books of all time.)
I’ve read both. VERY different. GGL is an explanation of stoicism, CBL is a long, Socratic-style conversation between an Adlerian philosopher and a skeptical (in modern sense of the word) teen
This is the first book I've tried to buy with iBooks, but... They didn't have it.
Bought this one just now
or you could read Marcus Aurelius, just saying:…
once rcgnsd stoic themes ina priest's sermon. 'r u a fan of MA?'His reply:'not rlly he did crucify rather alot of christns
Adding it to this pile
Stoicism comes naturally from our Scandi background : )
One of my favourite stoic starters. Especially for people that think stoics are a bunch of suicidal apathetic boring folks.
This was great. Read it a few months back.
I've recently finished this, along with Black Edge by @sheelahk. What are your thoughts on Tom Hayes's conviction? His 14-year sentence? Welcome back, by the way.
Both are a travesty. And the book doesn't cover the half of it. Please stay tuned ready for our new appeal.
No movie yet?
Just purchased. Thank you for the recommendation.
Bought. Thx for the tip Marc!
Love love love this book. Includes great advice on premorteming and backcasting as well 🙌🏻
Thanks Marc! Just purchased! Miss you on Twitter my man.
Do you think this book is useful for someone who already thinks this way?
This one looks very interesting. I've been reading 'Thinking Fast and Slow.' and I'd like to have the next book from the same range.
Maybe a good read for you @cockyrow
Just bought this ebook and weekend is approaching. Perfect.
One of my favorites so far in 2018. Great book!
Thanks @pmarca , just ordered. The Venn diagram on poker strategy and startups is undeniable.
Thinking in Bets by @AnnieDuke -- Compact guide to probabilistic domains like poker, or venture capital. Best articulation of "resulting", drawing bad conclusions from confusing process and outcome. Recommend for people operating in the real world.
Thinking in Bets
Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts (9780735216358): Annie Duke: Books
At least he was intellectually honest enough to admit he made an error.
Yes. The problem was not that the mentioned it. The problem was that he (in 2010) concluded that one has no choice but to believe in the existence of these effects. And he realized the mistake quickly:…
2 years can make a big difference.
I love this book
Stuart Ritchie's forthcoming book will be enlightening and important reading.…
Started this book and still reading it. Tough book to get through but amazing insights.
Very good read albeit a very heavy read . I had to read chapters multiple times and I am thinking of reading it again
Incredibly insightful book. A few lemons but mostly gems.
I would certainly read a revised edition with up-to-date research.
I love this one. This was my best book in 2016
I suggest immediately following this with Emotional Intelligence by Goleman
Welcome this book. Need to pair this with 'The Undoing Project' by Micheal Lewis
The Undoing Project
A Friendship That Changed Our Minds (9780393354775): Michael Lewis: Books
The fast is the emotion. The slow is the logic. It hits us later. But guess what - the emotion gets us to act. LOL.
I just finished superforecasting. At the beginning I was bored and wasn't gonna continue, a friend convinced me to keep going, it turned to be one of the best books I ever read. It made me ask better questions, and think of probabilities whenever discussing decisions with others.
Hi Marc - try A Gentleman In Moscow by @amortowles - you will find yourself interested in things you never thought you would - like reading Dickens
It's a while since I read the book but never interpreted it as arguing for publication of forecasts. I do forecasting as well and saw a 70/30 chance that Merkel's coalition would not survive recent dispute over asylums seekers. So was I right because I only saw a 70% chance? 1/2
It's rather I look at experts differently: Are they bullish and self-confident? Or reflective and exploring grey areas rather than seeing everything black/white. I tend to trust the latter more. Anyway, a good book indeed! 2/2
do you feel this is better than Superforecasting, his book I have queued up? (if you've read both or had the same Q)
Here’s my track record: 1999: dockless bikeshare 2007: EV scootershare 2008: real-time rideshare 2009: P2P carshare 2011: autonomous rideshare Today: @upshiftcars
I wanted to come up with an algorithm / app that used some sort of point system to rank predictions so the “experts” could be held accountable. The idea stemmed from daily fantasy football pundits and CNBC commentators being wrong continuously.
Own the Day Own your Life by @AubreyMarcus !
A tale for the time being
Before you started the thread I thought you were asking for recos. Ha. Also, do you not read fiction?
What’s shoe dog?
A memoir from the creator of Nike, Phil Knight. The first book I can truly say I couldn't put down. Absorbed from beginning to end.
Ahh I’ve heard about that! I’ll add that to my amazon basket 👍🏻 thank you
All time classic Sid
That’s actually what I was at with the first tweet 😂
No Good Brother, Tyler Keevil
The Children of Men by P.D. James
“The Bitcoin Standard” by @saifedean
"Positioning" 1980 by Ries and Trout very few business books stand the test of time
The Professor and the Madman
Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari - Highly recommend. It will completely change your perspective of the war on drugs.
How to behave in a crowd
The Oil Kings: How the U.S, Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East
The Obstacle Is the Way, @RyanHoliday
William Waldegrave — “A Different Kind of Weather“
Debt the first 5000 years 👍👍👍
Off the Clock by @lvanderkam. I typically experience a few a-ha moments reading her work on productivity. One such insight is that we typically over estimate how much time we spend working and under estimate the time we put in other activities.
Monetising innovation..
Aesthetics and Politics by Theodor Adorno
-The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs -Sapiens -When Breath becomes Air -Super Brain -Outliers -Tools of Titans -A Briefer History of Time -Live your Truth by @kamalravikant 🌎
...more importantly your back. Let the tweet-storms roll in 🌧🌧🌧
thaaaaanks a lot ❤️❤️❤️
hoping this signals your return!!
A wild @pmarca appears!
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But does he like this?
Welcome back
He never stopped hearting things
Inspiring/Bios: The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon The King of Oil #startup: Platform Revolution The Hard Thing About Hard Things Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup
Glad to see you back here. Thanks for the recommendations
tweeting again ?!
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Hey! Thank you 😊
Welcome. Let me know if you make a pick. Maybe we can exchange thoughts reading.
Books are for loser billionaires that’ll never be president. 😝
Next time just tweetstorm the whole books!
Thank you for sharing! We will add it to our reading list.
Flash Boys, Michael Lewis
you are back!!!!
How about some sci-fi? :)
Was thinking the same thing. Where’s the fiction? 😎
You should read Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity by Alasdair MacIntyre
Completely agree with you. A must read!
Bad Blood is a page turner. 😁
It's sad it had to take Scott Pruitt resigning for him to start tweeting again, but I'm glad he's back!
The feature I want from @amazon: 1-click buy all of these except those I’ve purchased already. cc: @JeffBezos
Welcome back!
Welcome back! Wasn’t the same without you!
Welcome back!!!!!!!!
Aaand then Peterson. Well that list was a waste of time.
Welcome back. We've missed you. BTW, the republic has fallen apart in your absence.
Marc r u back
With a vengeance.
Recommend this recent scholarly publication on the Middle East
I gotta get off twitter lol
Any correlation between avoiding Twitter and increased book reading?
Helpful list! Adding Courage to Be Disliked to my list for now. What was your general pace in finishing these books?
If you think you can just show up out of nowhere to tell us what books you've read, you can just go ahead and... keep doing that. Because it's a pretty good use of this platform. 👍📚
Marc is back to Twitter and everyone is like "welcome back!". How I love society, sometimes.
I wonder how your reading has evolved (from a content, style standpoint) over the past 10 years?
Our Robots, Ourselves by @davidmindell
Thank-you Marc for the book recommendations. I've already downloaded a bunch and added them to my reading list! 🙏
That's a whole lots of books Mr. @pmarca for a man so busy in this world, that's a real accomplishment...
Thank you. I love this T storm.
He’s back!
Luckily I have a printed book version of all my tweets you missed while you we’re gone.
Not fair. You come back to Twitter, tweet 19 times, get 800k followers (i have 50) and make me buy 16 books
Any fiction recommendations? I’m a big Elvis cole / joe pike fan as well. Perhaps something along those lines.
Could we trouble you for 10 books you read that you don’t recommend?
The Art of the Squeal by Stormy Daniels.
Yes, but .. what good SF would you suggest? Your 2007 list introduced @scalzi @cstross to many ..
Excellent. Welcome back.
When are you coming on the @jockowillink podcast???
Wow. Thanks. How do you manage to read so many books?
Thank you for a huge, positive value add on your re-engagement. Welcome back to @Twitter! Your tweets, threads, wit and wisdom were missed, and you came back encouraging growth, enlightenment and thought! 📚👍
Glad you are back! BTW, while you were gone they took your cool numbered tweet thing and made it into a feature on Twitter.
I highly recommend "When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing" by @DanielPink
You’ve been missed in this land of wolves.
Marc comes back like
Jesus how recently is recent?
Thank you!!! I'm so glad you're back on twitter. Please Stay!! 🤗
Which of these would you say are absolutely avoidable? Don't have to say anything, just RT those books from the list.
Thanks Marc...this should take me through the summer!
Please somehow share the ones you do not recommend
Welcome back. Not all of your followers are Europeans heading into a vacation who can do with book recs. Some of us need these and more from you round the year 😉
So that is what you were doing; reading books 😉
Some ones on here I haven’t read that I will pick up this weekend. Thx!
Welcome back. I appreciate the recommendations.
These are the books you’ve “recently” read? must not sleep.
Haha, shows how productive you can be when you take a break from Twitter?
Everybody must read my newly published book CUT BOTH WAYS...
You've read all if these books? AMAZING!Marc Andreesen is a Major Influence
's book recommendations prior to twitter purge are not lost. They are still here - Additionally, these 26 new reviews have been added to the list. Thank you for the book recommendations.. It's been a while...
Recommendations from Marc Andreessen(pmarca)
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Thanks, and welcome back!
Welcome back, Marc!👍
Great list! Thanks for sharing.
You mean ”books I’ve recently skimmed and recommend.”
God! These books are expensive in India (ordered 10 or so..)
I liked original coke.
Welcome back; you were missed!
Can we please have a @goodreads/@amazon bookshelf for the book library of yours? That'll be great to catch up on things for lots of people!
What about The Bitcoin Standard by @saifedean? Outstanding
good thread 📚
Any fiction recommendations?
tell me it isn’t cool to get this reaction :)
Thanks so much for this list! Thought my eyes were deceiving me. Glad you're back to tweeting, and for our sakes, I hope you stay!! ♥️
Working on my list
Michael Lewis' "The Undoing Project".
Welcome back to Twitter
You forgot The Friendly Orange Glow
Intensively researched and expertly presented with many answers and prompts for discussion regarding autism and other difference. Essential reading. 👍👍
The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity: Steve Silberman, Oliver Sacks: 9780399185618: Books
Guess who's back? @pmarca ... with 📚 recommendations...
Do you read Kindle or hard copy?
TFW @pmarca returns from a lengthy reflective hiatus and drops a summer reading list so you don't have to figure out "what to read." Only thing lacking are links to torrents of the audiobooks :P Thanks Marc, we've missed you, but please don't burn yourself out tweeting!
Guess who's back... Back again... *pinches himself
Great to have you back. Is Twitter stock up today? :P
I recommend The Round House by Louise Erdrich.
Appreciate you 💚
Some good picks. Have you read Makers & Takers - Rama Forochar and The buyout of America - John Kidman ? Two books that help put certain things into perspective.
Where you find the time for that?
I'd also love to know which are suitable for audiobook "reading" vs actual reading
Wow!!! Recently!!! Dwarfed my pride in reading a lot of books.
Check out the Tiger Woods biography. I've read Plutarch, Caro's LBJ series, etc, and it's in that convo. Truly amazing.
What restaurants or movies would you recommend? Books are up next for us: beta dot thespoke dot co --> built because it's stupid that I get the same bar recommendations at my grandmother.
Marley Legent - James Hanke Unfu*k yourself - Gary John Bishop The Plant Paradox - Steven Gundry
oh you again
This list is a treasure trove.
For real!! I’m lucky to have read a few off this list but even luckier to add to my to-read list.
How Not to be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking. The chapter on statistically valid studies alone makes this worthwhile. Spoiler: 1 in 20 studies is “statistically valid” but not actually valid because a 95% confidence rate means there’s a 5% chance you’re wrong.
You trying to depress us even more?
What did you learn?
You are such a fucking douchebag @pmarca
Red Notice by Bill Browder. The back story, written well before the elections, about what the Russians wanted out of the Trump Tower meeting. True harrowing story that reads like a page turning thriller.