#startups#investors#readinglist

Silicon Valley Titan Marc Andreessen's Reading List

Marc Andreessen says: I’ve been influenced by way too many books to list, but here are a few that I keep coming back to (list source: https://stripe.com/en-jp/atlas/guides/ama-marc-andreessen)

The Sovereign Individual

JAMES DALE DAVIDSON
Written 20 years ago, this is the most thought provoking book on the unfolding nature of the 21st Century that I’ve yet read. It’s packed with ideas on every page, many that are now fast becoming conv...

The Twilight of Sovereignty

WALTER B. WRISTON
Recommended by Andreessen in his interview: https://stripe.com/en-jp/atlas/guides/ama-marc-andreessen...

Cryptonomicon

NEAL STEPHENSON
Recommended by Andreessen in his interview: https://stripe.com/en-jp/atlas/guides/ama-marc-andreessen...

The Baroque Cycle: Three Volume Set

NEAL STEPHENSON
A work of rigorously researched historical fiction with only the slightest overlay of science fiction—tells the story of the emergence of the modern world and its systems (democracy, the scientific me...

The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

CLAYTON M. CHRISTENSEN
Part of the defining trilogy of intellectual thought on the art and science of modern technology startups. Virtually every page of each is open to debate and yet as a whole they provide intellectual s...

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

PETER THIEL
Part of the defining trilogy of intellectual thought on the art and science of modern technology startups. Virtually every page of each is open to debate and yet as a whole they provide intellectual s...

The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, from the Freemasons to Facebook

NIALL FERGUSON
The book I am most looking forward to is The Square and the Tower, on the rise and fall and rise of networks and the eternal battle between networks and hierarchies at all levels of human life....
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