Boost your brain with these 14 essential reads

Over the past three years, Company has hosted live conversations with tech luminaries, NYTimes best-sellers, TED speakers, and even a former President. We went through our catalog and selected some of our community’s favorite books from our Authors @ Company series. Check out these 14 books to help you work smarter, think better, get inspired, and sharpen your skill sets.

RE-THINK HOW WE DO THINGS:

Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley
by Emily Chang (Journalist & Host of Bloomberg Technology & Studio 1.0)

The history of bro-culture inside the tech industry and how we can make it a more equitable place for everyone (especially women).

 

Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn
by Chris Hughes (Co-Founder, Facebook & Economic Security Project)

Could giving people cash directly be more beneficial than traditional government aid programs?

 

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
by David Epstein (Investigative Reporter, ProPublica & Author)

Are you a jack of all trades? You’re in good company.

 

The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis
by Christiana Figueres (Former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC & Architect of The Paris Agreement)

You don’t need a cape to save the planet.

 

This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World
by Yancey Strickler (Co-Founder & Former CEO, Kickstarter)

Welcome to a world where values outweigh profits. Read what it will take to get there.

 

 

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO OPERATE YOUR STARTUP:

High Growth Handbook
by Elad Gil (Entrepreneur & Investor)

A tried-and-true playbook for growing your company, written by renowned angel investor and super-entrepreneur Elad Gil.

 

The Messy Middle: Finding Your Way Through the Hardest and Most Crucial Part of Any Bold Venture
by Scott Belsky (Founder, Behance & CPO, Adobe)

Your guide through the toughest time of building a company: the messy middle.

What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture
by Ben Horowitz (Co-Founder, Andreessen Horowitz)

Culture is not what you say, it’s what you do.

 

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF:

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
by Brené Brown (Vulnerability Researcher)

The latest research on leadership and daring greatly.

 

Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness
by Ingrid Fetell Lee (Founder, Aesthetics of Joy & Designer)

Tips and tricks to introduce more joy into your life.

 

Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up
by Jerry Colonna (Founder of Reboot & Co-Founder, Flatiron Partners)

Radical self-inquiry.

 

HOW WE BEHAVE:

Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter
by Dan Ariely (Behavioral Economist & NYTimes best-selling author)

The psychology around how we think about money and how to spend smarter.

 

Thinking In Bets
by Annie Duke (Former World Series of Poker Winner & Author)

Make the uncertain, more certain.

 

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
by Daniel Pink (NYTimes best-selling author)

From building your ideal schedule to preparing for life’s milestones, learn more about how to use time to your benefit.

 

 

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