beat: Not creepy at all, despite how the title sounds in today's language. This book is the bible of how to get along with others. It's been in continuous print since before WWII, for good reason. read comments

alexilliamson: I'm sure everyone here is familiar with bits and pieces of GTD methodology, but I encourage you to check out the full text. There are a lot of great ideas in there there... read comments

bradbatt: Amazingly powerful read. It is simultaneously completely saddening to read what some humans are capable of doing to others, but also inspiring to see those who were victims of the holocaust... read comments

krschultz: I'm not a startup founder, but I've been in a couple startups. It's really easy to say what the founders should have done (especially in hindsight). This book helped me understand the burden a bit more. read comments

gmunu: By the end of the book, you have some concrete suggestions on how to lead a happier life and you'll know to the studies that will convince you they work. read comments

beat: The best work you do is the work you find you don't need to do. Learn how to fail fast and save time on projects and product development, by building what customers want... read comments

by Tim Wu

danblick: A history of communications industries in the United States with an emphasis on consolidation / industrial organization and its effects on free speech. read comments

huac: A beautiful story, told with equal parts philosophy, psychology, and humor, and honestly heartbreakingly beautiful. read comments

jacobkg: Starts with the thesis that a generation of workers have forgotten how to concentrate on mentally challenging tasks. Full of ideas and inspiration for rebuilding your stamina for intense focused thought. read comments

oneplane: Has a set of somewhat structured ideas on how spending time/attention a bit more selective and sometimes going deep instead of broad gives you a better return on your efforts. read comments

davidgh: A masterpiece. The age of the book proves it. It is as relevant today as it was when written 30 years ago. The only downside to the book is it will ruin every elevator, door handle and... read comments

tsaprailis: This in my opinion is a superb book if you are interested in statistics/philosophy. He presents the chaotic structure of our world and why extreme events are more common than we think. read comments

eggsbenedict: It guides you through a wide variety of historical, scientific, and literary sources, painting a picture of contemporary human consciousness evolving right before your eyes. read comments

jauzeyimam: Howard Zinn—rest in power—is one of the few historians who could 1) detail political arguments and rationales 2) without becoming obtuse in language or overly complex in reasoning... read comments

mzzter: A good overview on Systems theory. It covers different approaches to developing a mental model of systems. read comments