Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work

SARAH KESSLER
From startup founder to Mechanical Turk operator, Kessler follows the stories of several individuals who work in the new gig economy. "Gigged" paints a sometimes-dystopian critique of the gig economy...

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

YUVAL NOAH HARARI
Harari returns yet again for another dose of his famous European liberalism. From mass immigration to climate change to AI-induced social disruption, "21 Lessons" pontificates about the issues and the...

Calypso - A Novel by David Sedaris

DAVID SEDARIS
I've heard a lot of good things about Sedaris. I bought this book in a HK bookstore along with most of the other books in this list. Finally got around to reading it and my opinion is...eh? I had a co...

Chinese Characteristics (1894)

ARTHUR HENDERSON SMITH
Whoa, this book was written in the 19th century! Andddd it definitely shows. There is some pretty racist shit in here. But uh...well as I'm reading it, I find myself agreeing with a lot of what the au...

The Future of Humanity: Our Destiny in the Universe

MICHIO KAKU
Kaku's latest book is a fast-paced, easy-to-understand rundown of all the things humanity needs to get *serious* about if we want to get off this rock. Asteroid mining, solar sails, building a giant g...

The Future is Asian

PARAG KHANNA
Having lived in Asia for almost 10 years, this book strikes me as a no-brainer. Going home to America for Christmas almost feels like going back in time -- the gap really is striking. However, while I...

The Third Wave

STEVE CASE
Investor Brad Feld recommended this book, saying: "Every entrepreneur out there should grab a copy of The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future by Steve Case and read it." So I bought it!...

Snow crash

NEAL STEPHENSON
I saw this book recommended in multiple SV investors' lists, so I've bought it. Will give more updates here as I read it!...

Cryptonomicon

NEAL STEPHENSON
Like Snow Crash, I saw this book mentioned by some prominent SV titans, so I've bought it. Wow, didn't realize it was so long! ...
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