Bookicious collects lists of books read and recommended by well-known IT entrepreneurs.
American Lion: Andrew Jackson at the White House by John Meacham
Biography of the seventh President of the United States, for which John Meacham received the Pulitzer Prize.
“Corporation of Geniuses. How to Manage a Team of Creative People, by Ed Catmell
In his book, the Pixar co-founder shares his vision of how to combine creativity and management and talks about collaborating with geniuses like Steve Jobs and John Lasseter.
Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower by Henry Paulson
Written by former US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. In his book, he covers the questions of how China managed to create a powerful economy as quickly as it is right for Western businessmen to do business with Chinese.
Decoded by Jay-Z
Memoirs of the famous rapper Jay-Z. A largely provocative description of a rapper’s life.
Einstein: His Life and Universe, by Walter Isaacson
Biography of the most famous scientist of the 20th century, in which Walter Isaacson (also known from the official biography of Steve Jobs) describes in detail the life of Einstein and in an accessible form sets out his theories and discoveries.
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
A science fiction novel about a future in which humanity prepares for an invasion by an alien race.
Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets by Sudhir Venkantesh
The story of a former member of one of the Chicago criminal gangs about the complex social structure and interaction of representatives of the underworld of a large American city.
“On Immunity: An Inoculation” by Yula Biss
In her book, Yula Biss comprehensively explores issues related to vaccination.
“Andre Agassi. Frankly. Autobiography “, by Andre Agassi
The history of the famous tennis player, written in the first person.
Orwell’s Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest by Peter Huber
It is a reimagining of George Orwell’s 1984, in which the future is not as grim as the original, thanks to free information and choice.
Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku
In his book, the world famous physicist describes possible amazing inventions, phenomena and technologies and phenomena that may await us in the future.
Rational Ritual: Culture, Coordination, and Common Knowledge by Michael Suk-Young Che
Why do finance, IT and alcohol companies dominate the advertising market? How do political ceremonies instill the power of power? The book provides answers to these and many other questions about general knowledge characteristic of different cultures and civilizations.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humanity, by Yuval Harari
Yuval Harari explores the questions of why it was man who became the dominant species on Earth, how art and religion were born, and analyzes the global processes that took place during the history of mankind.
“You’re Surely Kidding, Mr. Feynman!” By Richard Feynman
Autobiography of the charismatic and all-round gifted American physicist and Nobel laureate Richard Feynman.
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Stephen Pinker
In his book, Stephen Pinker, through historical analysis, defends the idea that over time, people become more human and less violence.
“The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be,” by Moises Naim
A study of power from renowned journalist Moises Naim.
The House of Rothschild: Volume 1: Money’s Prophets: 1798-1848 by Niall Ferguson
The book is dedicated to the history of the Rothschild family, which went from a poor Jewish ghetto in Frankfurt to enormous wealth and power.
The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation by John Gertner
The history of 20th century inventions that gave rise to Silicon Valley.
“Information. History. Theory. Stream “, by James Glick
History and analysis of the role of information from the beginning of human history to the present day.
The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History by Ibn Khaldun
The Arab historian and philosopher analyzes the reasons for the rise and fall of countries and peoples and comes to the conclusion that it is necessary to reduce taxes and government spending on the hired army.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michael Alexander
In his book, Michael Alexander defends the idea of resurrecting racial inequality in the United States in a new way.
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn
The already classic work of the outstanding philosopher Thomas Kuhn, devoted to the role and influence of scientific revolutions.
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