Elon’s 8

In a recent interview Elon Musk listed the 8 books that were most influential for his life. I list them here as much for me as for anyone who happens on this post. This is my new reading list. Not that I will be building rockets to Mars but they  certainly will bolster my geek cred.

Imagine my surprise that I’ve already read a couple of them (actually since #8 is a trilogy I’ve read 4).

  1. Structures: Or Why Things Don’t Fall Down” by J.E. Gordon

  2. Benjamin Franklin: An American Life” by Walter Isaacson

  3. Einstein: His Life and Universe” by Walter Isaacson

  4. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies” by Nick Bostrom

  5. Merchants of Doubt” by Erik M. Conway and Naomi Oreskes

  6. Lord of the Flies” by William Golding

  7. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future” by Peter Thiel

  8. The “Foundation” trilogy by Isaac Asimov

    1. Foundation
    2. Foundation and Empire
    3. Second Foundation

More stuff for my Kindle!







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