A compilation of great ideas, thinkers and perspectives that have influenced and inspired me over the years 

Alphabetical by Authors

Asimov, Issac, Foundation
Attali, Jacques, Economic History of the Jewish People
Aurelius, Marcus, Meditations
Aurik, et. al. Rebuilding the Corporate Genome: Unlocking the Real Value of Your Business
Bair Deirdre, Jung: A Biography
Balzac Honore, Eugenie Grandet
Berstein, William, A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World
Braudel, Fernand, Capitalism and Material Life
Bronowski, Jacob, The Ascent of Man
Bryson, Bill, History of Nearly Everything
Campbell, Joseph The Inner Reaches of Outer Space
Camus, Albert, The Myth of Sisyphus
Chernow, Ron, Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Chernow, Ron, The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family
Clavell, James, The Noble House, Taipan
Collins, Jim, Good To Great
Dawkins, Richard, The Blind Watchmaker
Drucker, Peter, Post-Capitalist Society
Eco, Umberto, Foucault’s Pendulum
Eco, Umberto, The Limits of Interpretation
Erlichman, Howard, Conquest, Tribute, and Trade: The Quest for Precious Metals and the Birth of Globalization
Ferguson, Niall, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
Fraser, Peter, Ptolemaic Alexandria
Fukuyama, Francis, Origins of Political Capital
Fung, Victor et. al. Competing in a Flat World: Building Enterprises for a Borderless World
Gibson, William, Zero History, Pattern Recognition
Graeber, David, Debt: The First 5,000 Years
Greif, Avner, Institutions and Path to Modern Economy
Greenblatt, Stephen, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern


Hofstadter, Douglas R, Godel, Escher, Bach: An External Golden Braid
Isaacson, Walter, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Isaacson, Walter, Kissinger
Jung, Carl, Psychology and Alchemy
Jung, Carl, The Basic Writings of C.G. Jung
Lowney, Chris, Heroic Leadership – Best Practices from a 450 Year-Old Company
Johnson, Steven, Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software
Levinson, Marc, The Box
MacGregor, Neil, The History of the World in 100 Objects
Maister, David, First Among Equals – How to Manage a Group of Professionals
Manchester, William, The Arms of Krupp: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Dynasty That Armed Germany at War
Manchester, William, A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age
Mann, Thomas, Buddenbrooks
Mann, Thomas, Death in Venice
Mann, Thomas, The Magic Mountain
Marx, Karl, Capital, Volume 1
Mau, Bruce, Massive Change
McDonald, Ian, River of Gods
McGrath, Michael, Product Strategy for High Technology Companies
Nietzsche, Friedrich, Beyond Good and Evil
Nietzsche, Friedrich,Twilight of the Idols


Origo, Iris, Merchant of Prato
Machiavelli, Nicolo, The Prince
Ryan, Alan, On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present
Mitchell, William, City of Bits: Space, Place, and the Infobahn
Osterwalder, Alexander, Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
Sawhney and Nambisan, The Global Brain: Your Roadmap for Innovating Faster and Smarter in a Networked World
Smith, Adam The Wealth of Nations
Stephenson, Neal, Snowcrash 
Sloterdijk, Peter, The World Interior of Capital
Sloterdijk, Peter, Bubbles – Spheres Volume I
Tacitus, Annals and Histories
Toffler, Alvin,The Third Wave
Toffler, Alvin,Future Shock
Tolstoy, Leo, A Confession and Other Religious Writings
Tufte, Edward,A Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Tufte, Edward,Envisioning Information


Yergin, Daniel, The Prize
Watson, James, The Double Helix
Weber, Max, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism
Weber, Max, The History of Commercial Partnerships in the Middle Ages
Weber, Max, The Agrarian Sociology Of Ancient Civilizations
Werth, Barry, The Billion Dollar Molecule: One Company’s Quest for the Perfect Drug

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