Book List By Year

*****  Must Read / Best book of year. You must read.
****   Excellent. Try to read even if outside your area of interest
***    Very good, read if interested
unrated, *, and ***, likely a good read if you have time. The books not worth reading are not on the list, as they were not finished

Book length preferentially listed by time rather than pages as it is more accurate between books.


*** Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

John Carreyrou
11h 36m

***  Walking Together, Walking Far: How a U.S. and African Medical School Partnership Is Winning the Fight against HIV/AIDS

Fran Quigley
176 pg

****  Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Ashlee Vance
13h 13m

Built from Scratch: How a Couple of Regular Guys Grew The Home Depot from Nothing to $30 Billion

Bernie Marcus, Arthur Blank
11h 49m

*****  Epic Measures:  One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients

Jeremey N. Smith 
10h 12m

****  On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
10h 24m

The Launch Pad: Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups

Randall Stross
8h 49m

****  Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
16h 14m 

*****  Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

Matthew Walker
13h 52m

***  12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Jordan B. Peterson
15h 40m

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

Niall Ferguson
17h 22m

****  Inside Delta Force: The Story of America's Elite Couterterrorist Unit

Command Sergeant Mejor Eric L. Haney
13h 1m

***  Mistreated: Why We Think We're Getting Good Health Care - and Why We're Usually Wrong  

Robert Pearl
11h 38m


Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant

W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne
 6h 32m

***  The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone

Brian Merchant
14h 29m

**  Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson
17h 1m

Who Can You Trust?:  How Technology Brought Us Together and Why It Might Drive Us Appart

Rachel Botsman
10h 33m

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Nick Bostrom
14h 17m

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Max Tegmark

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Nick Bostrom
14h 17m

Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, sustainability, and the Pace of Life, in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies  

Geoffrey West

* London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World

Robert Bucholz, The Great Courses

*****  The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Brad Stone

****  An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

Elisabeth Rosenthal

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Adam Grant

** At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Bill Bryson
16h 38m

Algorithms to live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths
11h 50m

Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime  -from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door

Brian Krebs
8h 46m


***  The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency

Annie Jacobsen
18h 22m

***  The Demon Under the Microscope: from battlefield hospitals to Nazi labs, one doctor's heroic search for the world's first miracle drug

Thomas Hager
12h 18m

A Short History of Modern Medicine

Frank Gonzalez-Crussi
9h 29m

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Phil Knight
13h 21m

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

Kevin Kelly
11h 30m

***  The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, The Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World

Edward Dolnick
10h 7m

The Now Habit

Neil Fiore
7h 28m

The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

Neil deGrasse Tyson, The Great Courses
3h 3m

***** The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

Jon Gertner
17hr 28m

***  Rethinking the Electronic Healthcare Record: Why the Electronic Healthcare Record (EhR) Failed So Hard, and How It Should Be Redesigned to Support Doctors

Martin Wehlou
214 pg

**** Visual Display of Quantitative Information

Edward Tufte
200 pg

***  Envisioning Information

Edward Tufte
128 pg

*** Visual Explanations

Edward Tufte
160 pg

*** Beautiful Evidence

Edward Tufte
214 pg


**** Steve Jobs  

Walter Isaacson
25h 19m

Word Order  

Henry Kissinger
14h 13m

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the U.S. Surveillance State

Glen Greenwald
9h 53m

***  The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine Is in Your Hands

Eric Topol
11h 16m

*****  The real world of technology

Ursula Franklin


***** The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

Atul Gawande
6h 8m

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

Peter Thiel
4h 50m

**** Problem-orientated Medical Record Implementation

H Readey, Rosemarian Berni
183 pg

* Information Dashboard Design: Displaying Data for At-a-Glance Monitoring

Stephen Few
260 pg

The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics: The Dos and Don ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures

Dona M. Wong
160 pg

Where Does it Hurt? An Entrepreneur's Guide to Fixing Health Care

Jonathan Bush
7h 21m

The Guide to the Future of Medicine: Technology AND The Human Touch

Bertalan Meskó

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

Glenn Greenwald
9h 53m


****  Medical Ethics in the Ancient World

Paul Carrick
288 p


***** Mountains Beyond Mountains

Tracy Kidder
322 pg

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