2019 Reading:

  1. Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World, Tom White and Bradley Hope

  2. Debt: The First 5,000 Years, David Graeber

  3. The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Guilded Age, Tim Wu

  4. AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order, Kai-Fu Lee

  5. King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone, John Morris and David Carey

  6. The House of Morgan, Ron Chernow

  7. The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science, J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

  8. The War on Normal People: The Truth About America’s Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income is Our Future, Andrew Yang

  9. Zillow Talk: Rewriting The Rules of Real Estate, Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries

  10. The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation, Jon Gertner

  11. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup, John Carreyrou

  12. All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

  13. Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, Andrew Blum

  14. Built from Scratch: How a Couple of Guys Grew The Home Depot from Nothing to $30 billion, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank

  15. A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age, Jimmy Soni

  16. Competing With Giants: How One Family-Owned Company Took on the Multinationals and Won, Phương Uyên Trần

  17. Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life, Nassim Taleb

  18. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., Ron Chernow

  19. Investing in Real Estate, Gary W. Eldred

  20. Understanding Vietnam, Philip E. Lilienthal

  21. Competitive Strategy, Michael E. Porter

  22. Neuromancer, William Gibson

  23. Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time, Howard Schultz

  24. The Years That Matter Most, Paul Tough

  25. The Curse of Cash, Ken Rogoff

  26. Scale: The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, and Death in Organisms, Cities, and Companies, Geoffrey West

  27. Messy, Tim Harford

  28. The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, Saifedean Ammous

  29. Permanent Record, Edward Snowden


  1. The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen

  2. Humans Need Not Apply, Jerry Kaplan

  3. Dear Chairman, Jeff Gramm

  4. Alexander Hamilton, Ron Chernow

  5. It Happened in India, Kishore Biyani

  6. Principles, Ray Dalio

  7. Enlightenment now, Stephen Pinker

  8. Modern Man in Search of a Soul, Carl Jung

  9. The $10 Trillion Prize, Silverstein, Singhi, Liao, Michael

  10. Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing, Ryan-Collins, Lloyd, Macfarlane

  11. Chaos Monkeys, Antonio Garcia Martinez

  12. The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith

  13. SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, Mary Beard

  14. Radical Markets, E. Glen Weyl, Eric Posner

  15. Thinking in Bets, Annie Duke

  16. Trump: The Art of the Deal, Donald Trump and Tony Schwartz

  17. How to Change your Mind, Michael Pollan

  18. Economics for the Common Good, Jean Tirole

  19. Meditations, Marcus Aurelius

  20. You Can Be a Stock Market Genius, Joel Greenblatt

  21. Pre-suasion, Robert Cialdini (We are Asian, like you.)

  22. Why Switzerland, Jonathan Steinberg

  23. The Loyalty Effect, Fredick Reichheld

  24. Am I Being Too Subtle, Sam Zell

  25. Matchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms, David Evans and Richard Schmalensee

  26. The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs

  27. A Bank For The Buck/The Story Of HDFC Bank, Tamal Bandopadhyaya 

  28. What the U.S. can learn from China, Ann Lee

  29. Stubborn Attachments, Tyler Cowen

  30. The Case Against Education, Bryan Caplan

  31. Ball Lighting, Liu Cixin

  32. The Elephant in the Brain, Robin Hanson

  33. The New Economy of Jobs, Enrico Moretti


  1. The Complacent Class, Tyler Cowen

  2. The Dark Forest, Liu Cixin

  3. Death's End, Liu Cixin

  4. The Paper Menagerie, Ken Liu

  5. The Soul of an Octopus, Sy Montgomery

  6. Inside the Black Box, Rishi Narang

  7. The Upstarts, Brad Stone

  8. The Governance of China, Xi Jinping

  9. Money Changes Everything, William Goetzmann

  10. The Huawei Way, Yang Shaolong

  11. Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami

  12. A Man for All Markets, Edward O. Thorp (Book Review)

  13. The Greatest Story Ever Told -- So Far, Lawrence M. Krauss

  14. The Starbucks Experience, Joseph Michelli

  15. The Second Machine Age, Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

  16. Electronic Value Exchange, David Stearns

  17. Japan as Number One, Ezra Vogel

  18. The Japan That Can Say No, Shintaro Ishihara

  19. Deep Thinking, Gary Kasparov

  20. Japan and the Shackles of the Past, R. Taggart Murphy

  21. Dogs and Demons, Alex Kerr

  22. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, Yuval Noah Harai

  23. The Just City: Thessaly, Book 1, Jo Walton

  24. Ma Huateng & Tencent, Leng Hu

  25. The Lever of Riches, Joel Mokyr

  26. Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel

  27. The Dark Tower Book VI, Stephen King

  28. The Dart Tower Book VII, Stephen King

  29. Hillbilly Elergy, J.D. Vance

  30. Capitalism Without Capital, Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake

  31. Evicted, Matthew Desmond