Books Recommended by Marc Andreessen
The Lean Startup
How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
Source: "[The author] has created a science where previously there was only art. A must read for every serious entrepreneur—and every manager interested in innovation." - Marc Andreessen
The Rise of Superman
Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance
Source: "Startling walk through a series of domains where peak human performance is rising at remarkable rates due to "flow state". Thought provoking and then some." - Marc Andreessen
Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling
Source: "On the bus/in the plane with the Hillary campaign. Revealing in many dimensions at once, and highly entertaining. Best book on the 2016 campaign so far?" - Marc Andreessen
Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency
Source: "Best (?) book so far on the Republican side of the 2016 race, and a deep dive into the intellectual origins of Bannonism and to some extent Trumpism." - Marc Andreessen
The Spider Network
How a Math Genius and a Gang of Scheming Bankers Pulled Off One of the Greatest Scams in History
Source: "'Billions'-esque saga of global financial market manipulation, at mind-boggling scale and hiding in plain sight, by a small cabal of bankers in London." - Marc Andreessen
When the Wolves Bite
Two Billionaires, One Company, and an Epic Wall Street Battle
Source: "'Wall Street'-esque battle between Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn over unlikely target Herbalife. Sip a delicious Herbal Aloe Shake while reading." - Marc Andreessen
Living with a SEAL
31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet
Source: "What's it like to train with a Navy SEAL in winter in New York for a whole month? Featuring the truly remarkable American hero David Goggins." - Marc Andreessen
The Courage to Be Disliked
The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness
Source: "Smash hit in Japan, and easy to see why. Adlerian psychology meets Stoic philosophy in Socratic dialogue. Compelling from front to back. Highly recommend." - Marc Andreessen
Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue
Source: "Startlingly deep cultural history of conspiracies, examined through the lens of the brutally effective Gawker takedown, with full access to the main players." - Marc Andreessen
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