Below is a list of books and papers we found to be thought provoking.

12 Rules for Life Jordan Peterson

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order Kai-Fu Lee

Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow

An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back Elisabeth Rosenthal

American Diplomacy George Kennan

Andrew Carnegie Joseph Frazier Wall

Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy

The Art of Thinking Clearly Rolf Dubelli

Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield Gayle Lemmon

Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific Robert Kaplan

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin

The Awakening Kate Chopin

The Battle for New York Barnet Schecter

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Walter Isaacson

Big Data Viktor Mayer-Schonberger

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Michael Lewis

The Brain That Changes Itself Norman Doidge, MD

A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking

The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist Roger Lowenstein

Casino Royale Ian Fleming

A Charge to Keep George W. Bush

The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right Atul Gawande

Churchill Paul Johnson

Civilization: The West and The Rest Niall Ferguson

Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee Michael Korda

Comeback Dave Dravecky

Crime and Punishment Fydor Dostoyevsky

The Crisis of Global Capitalism George Soros

The DaVinci Code Dan Brown

88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary Robert L. Grenier

Dear Chairman: Boardroom Battles and the Rise of Shareholder Activism Jeff Gramm

The Decline of Bismarck’s European Order George Kennan

Democracy In America Alexis De Tocqueville

Destined for War Graham Allison

The Dhandho Investor: The Low-Risk Value Method to High Returns Mohnish Pabrai

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Duty Robert Gates

The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment Guy Spier

Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done Peter Drucker

Ego is the Enemy Ryan Holiday

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

Emotions Revealed Paul Ekman

The Emperor of All Maladies Siddhartha Mukherjee

Empire Falls Richard Russo

Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power Niall Ferguson

Every War Must End Fred Charles Ikle

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon Brad Stone

The Evolution of Cooperation Robert Axelrod

Faith of My Fathers John McCain

Fiasco: The Inside Story of a Wall Street Trader Frank Partnoy

Finnegan’s Wake James Joyce

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression Amity Shlaes

The Fountainhead Ayn Rand

The Fourth Turning William Strauss and Neil Howe

Freakonomics Steven D. Levitt

Freedom at Midnight Larry Collins

From Third World to First: The Singapore Story Lee Kuan Yew

A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring John Wooden

Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters Matt Ridley

George F. Keenan: An American Life John Lewis Gaddis

George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps Barnet Schecter

Gone With The Wind Margaret Mitchell

Grant Ron Chernow

The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge David McCullough

Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad

Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia Michael Korda

The Hero with a Thousand Faces Joseph Campbell

The Hidden Messages in Water Masaru Emoto

High Performance Habits Brendon Burchard

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Yuval Noah Harari

The House of the Dead Fyodor Dostoyevsky

How the Other Half Banks Mehrsa Baradaran

Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know that Brilliant Machines Never Will Geoff Colvin

Ice Age: The Theory That Came In From The Cold! John and Mary Gribbin

In an Uncertain World Robert E. Rubin and Jacob Weisberg

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion Robert Cialdini

In Love and War Admiral James Stockdale

In Their Time: The Greatest Business Leaders of The Twentieth Century Anthony Mayo and Nitin Nohria

The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing Benjamin Graham

Into Thin Air Jon Karkauer

Leadership: In Turbulent Times Doris Kearns Goodwin

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Sheryl Sandberg

Lenin: A Biography Robert Service

Leonardo Da Vinci Walter Isaacson

The Lesson of History Will & Ariel Durant

Lessons of the Lotus: Practical Spiritual Teachings of a Travelling Buddhist Monk Bhante Wimala

Life Keith Richards

Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Re-Made American Garry Willis

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 Marcus Lattrell

Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way Richard Branson

A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market Edward O. Thorp

Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor E. Frankl

Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor Seth Klarman

Marlon Brando Patricia Bosworth

Meditations Marcus Aurelius

Memoirs David Rockefeller

Models of My Life Herbert Simon

The Mountain Shadow Gregory David Roberts

The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor Howard Marks

A Moveable Feast Ernest Hemingway

Mushashi: An Epic Movel of the Samurai Era Eiji Yoshikawa

My Share of the Task General Stanley McChrystal

The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else Hernando De Soto

A National Party No More: The Conscience of a Conservative Democrat Zell Miller

The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations Daniel Yergin

Night Elie Wiesel

No Lost Causes Alvaro Uribe Velez

The Obstacle is the Way Ryan Holiday

On China Henry Kissenger

On Kindness Adam Phillips and Barbara Taylor

On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines – and Future Karen Elliot House

On The Road Jack Kerouac

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Only the Paranoid Survive Andy Grove

Outsiders: 8 Unconventional CEO’s and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success William Thorndike Jr.

Personal History Katherine Graham

Personal Transformation: An Executive’s Story of Struggle and Spiritual Awakening Kiril Sokoloff

Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger Peter D. Kaufman

The Power of Positive Thinking Norman Vincent Peale

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power Daniel Yergin

Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife Eben Alexander

The Rational Optimist Matt Ridley

The Revenge of Geography Robert Kaplan

Richer, Wiser, Happier: How the Worlds’ Greatest investors Win in Markets and Life William Green

The Road to Character David Brooks

The SAIC Solution Dr. J Robert Beyster

Sam Walton: Made in America John Huey & Sam Walton

The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins

The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks Joshua Cooper Ramo

Shantaram Gregory David Roberts

The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology Ray Kurweil

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 Christopher Clark

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life Alice Schroeder

The Sound and the Fury William Faulkner

South: A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage Ernest Shackleton

Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting Robert McKee

The Story of My Life Helen Keller

The Strong Shall Live Louis L’Amour

A Study of History Arnold Toynbee

Teams of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World General Stanley McChrystal

Three Scientists and Their Gods: Looking for Meaning in the Age of Information Robert Wright

A Time is Born Garet Garrett

The Time of Our Lives: Collected Writings Peggy Noonan

Thinking Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman

There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon Jack Kent

To Tame a Land Louis L’Amour

The Trouble With Prosperity: A Contrarian’s Tale of Moon, Bust, and Speculation James Grant

True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership Bill George

Truman David McCullough

The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds Michael Lewis

Ulysses James Joyce

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Laura Hillenbrand

Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment David Swenson

The Violent Bear it Away Flannery O’Connor

War and Peace Leo Tolsey

Washington: A Life Ron Chernow

The Washingtons: George and Martha Flora Fraser

The Watchman’s Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction Rebecca Costa

W. E. B. Du Bois 1919-1963: The Fight For Equality and the American Century David Levering Lewis

When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management Roger Lowenstein

When Men Were Boys: An Informal Portrait of Dean William Tate John W. English and Rob Williams

Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn: A Saga of Race and Family Gary Pomerantz

WHO Geoff Smart

What Makes and Effective Executive (Harvard Business Review Article) Peter Drucker

The Wild Wheel Garet Garett

Wooden on Leadership John Wooden and Steve Jameson