Books recommended by founders, for founders: 2022 edition

Books recommended by founders, for founders: 2022 edition

It’s a new year and time again to highlight the need to learn and expand your mind. Self-development remains one of the best things you can do for yourself and the people around you. That is why we continue to ask our guests at our recording sessions for our Evolving the Next Billion podcast: “What are you currently reading?”

We’ve compiled the recommended reads from our guests in 2021. It’s a peek at the bookshelves of some of the most influential minds of our generation.

  1. Principles by Ray Dalio – Recommended by Stefan Kalb of Shelf Engine “His decision-making ability in the way that he’s been able to orient his company to make really great decisions I think would be super cool.”
  2. Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh – Recommended by Timo Recker of Next Gen Foods “It’s speed over efficiency and how to look at operational scalability and adapt.”
  3. How to Avoid A Climate Disaster by Bill Gates – Recommended by Andre Menezes of Next Gen Foods “It’s brilliant and spot on.”
  4. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari – Recommended by Fabian Gomez of Frubana “It really made me think. What’s going to appear? What’s going to disappear thanks to technology? How like the social structure of the world is going to change when these changes occur.”
  5. Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb – Recommended by Binny Bansal of Flipkart “It just brings alive the intuition we have as investors and founders, and why innovation really happens by tinkering and doing stuff rather than by sitting and theorizing.”
  6. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg – Recommended by Max Levchin of Affirm “This is a good one [psychology book]. Just explaining how the brain forms, habit patterns and how to disrupt them and how to rekey habits.”

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