2018 reading:

  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


  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