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

Am I Being Too Subtle Sam Zell

Andrew Carnegie Joseph Frazier Wall

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

Atomic Habits James Clear

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Walter Isaacson

Beyond Entrepreneurship Jim Collins and Bill Lazier

Big Data Viktor Mayer-Schonberger

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine Michael Lewis

A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking

The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right Atul Gawande

Chip War Chris Miller

Churchill Paul Johnson

Crime and Punishment Fydor Dostoyevsky

Deep Survival Laurence Gonzales

Destined for War Graham Allison

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

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

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

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

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

The Fountainhead Ayn Rand

The Fourth Turning William Strauss and Neil Howe

Freedom at Midnight Larry Collins

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

George F. Keenan: An American Life John Lewis Gaddis

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

What You Do Is Who You Are Ben Horowitz

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

The Hero with a Thousand Faces Joseph Campbell

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Yuval Noah Harari

How to Invest David Rubenstein

How the World Really Works Vaclav Smil

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

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion Robert Cialdini

In Love and War Admiral James Stockdale

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

Into Thin Air Jon Karkauer

Leadership: In Turbulent Times Doris Kearns Goodwin

The Lessons of History Will & Ariel Durant

Life Keith Richards

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

Meditations Marcus Aurelius

Memoirs David Rockefeller

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

A Moveable Feast Ernest Hemingway

Mushashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era Eiji Yoshikawa

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

The Obstacle is the Way Ryan Holiday

On China Henry Kissenger

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

The Rational Optimist Matt Ridley

The Road to Character David Brooks

The SAIC Solution Dr. J Robert Beyster

Sam Walton: Made in America John Huey & Sam Walton

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

South: A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage Ernest Shackleton

Start with Why Simon Sinek

Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson

Tap Dancing to Work Carol Loomis

The Strong Shall Live Louis L’Amour

Switch Dan Heath, Chip Heath

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

The Time of Our Lives: Collected Writings Peggy Noonan

There’s No Such Thing as a Dragon Jack Kent

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

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

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

Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment David Swenson

War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

Washington: A Life Ron Chernow

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

WHO Geoff Smart

The Wild Wheel Garet Garett

Wireless Wars Jonathan Pelson

Wooden on Leadership John Wooden and Steve Jameson