I was looking through the stats of The CEO Library recently and noticed that the page with books recommended by Naval Ravikant is one of the most popular on the site. So I got curious to see if I read any of the books there. And I did:
- Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari. I talked about it here for a little bit.
- Genome, by Matt Ridley. I read this book when I was mentoring the RebelBio teams, to get some idea of what they were doing. While the first half of the book is a little bit slow, the second half of the book is amazing. Highly recommended.
- Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track, by Richard Feynman. I’ve read all the books Feynman wrote about his life. They’re amazing :)
- I also read Power of Habit, Pre-Suasion, by Robert Cialdini and The Rational Optimist, but I don’t remember many things about them.
I have to say some of the books Naval recommends look out of place, but I might actually read some of them (I mean, what’s Tao Te Ching?).
I didn’t write on the blog in some time, so I thought suggesting some books for the summer holiday might not be a bad way to write again :)