Reading list

The entrepreneurial road is a winding, rocky one. I spend so much time in my own head battling things out, trying to understand the right strategies to follow, how to engage with and understand the people I work with and make a tiny bit of sense of it all. These are books I’ve read over the last three years that have really helped guide me on the journey. Credit must be given to the book club I’m part of with some close friends where we meet and discuss the themes raised in a particular book. They have recommended many of these.

I’m sure I’m only scratching the surface, so if you have any recommendations, please let me know.


On Running a Startup

The Founder’s Dilemmas – Noam Wasserman

The Hard Thing About Hard Things – Ben Horowitz

Brand Sense – Martin Lindstom

Barking up the Wrong Tree – Eric Barker (snap!)


Philosophy & Psychology

Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

The Varieties of Scientific Experience – Carl Sagan

Letters from a Stoic – Seneca

The Dragons of Eden – Carl Sagan

Flow – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mindset – Carol Dweck

Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E Frankel



The Innovators – Walter Isaacson

Shoe Dog – Phil Knight

Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson

Elon Musk – Ashlee Vance

Open: An Autobiography – Andre Agassi


Business and Technology

Zero to One – Peter Thiel

Principles: Life and Work – Ray Dalio

Rise of the Robots – Martin Ford

Modern Monopolies – Alex Moazed


Human History

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind – Yuval Noah Harari

The Lessons of History – Will and Ariel Durant

Memoirs of a Primate – Robert Sapolsky