Comments and mentions from HN threads:
Ask HN: Book Recommendations?
fratlas: Recently read and thoroughly enjoyed "Elon Musk"; good insight into both starting unicorns and how much of a genius Elon is.
Ask HN: Non-tech books that have helped you grow professionally?
DarkTree: Awesome, inspiring read
Ask HN: Are there any books that inspire or highly influence the way you work?
axrd: Yes everyone is an Elon fan already, but the book offers a great inside look into how he thinks and how he faced down some incredible challenges. The book really inspired me to think bigger and to optimize for impact.
Ask HN: Books you read in 2016?
quantazelle: It's an authorized biography, so there's that, but it's still an interesting read.
Ask HN: Books you wish you had read earlier?
Amogha_IO: I am a Spacex & Tesla Fan-boy. I picked this up in 2015 the day it was launched! I have read this at least half a dozen times by now. Hard-work, perseverance and creativity to the max. A must read for every entrepreneur.
Ask HN: Which books have made you introspect?
Zanni: More than any book I've read recently, this made me stop and reflect on my own life and what I'm doing with it. I work, primarily, in entertainment, which has its own value, and I try to make a positive, if small, difference in the lives of people around me, but ... nothing like on the scale of what Musk is doing.
Ask HN: Which non-programming books are a beneficial read for programmers?
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Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?
johnstorey: Hate or love him, he's a major factor in moving human civilization forward in what I think are good ways. The wife and I got a few lively conversations while listening to this book.