Books

This is a list of books that I’ve read. Not necessarily a list of recommendations but you can always ask; and don’t forget to tell me your favorites!

2k20 Q3

  • Life on the edge: the coming of age of quantum biology, Jim Al-Khalili & Johnjoe McFadden
  • Cornelis Lely: ingenieur van het nieuwe Nederland, Cees Banning
  • A gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
  • The richest man in Babylon, George Samuel Clason
  • Wegens vakantie gesloten: Italië in augustus, Jarl van der Ploeg
  • The secret lives of planets: a user’s guide to the solar system, Paul Murdin

2k20 Q2

  • Il principe, Niccolò Machiavelli
  • De graanrepubliek, Frank Westerman
  • Principles: life & work, Ray Dalio
  • SPQR: a history of ancient Rome, Mary Beard
  • Difficult conversations: how to discuss what matters most, Bruce Patton, Douglas Stone, et al.

2k20 Q1

  • Skin in the game, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • It doesn’t have to be crazy at work, Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson
  • Shoe dog, Phil Knight
  • De meeste mensen deugen, Rutger Bregman
  • Guns, germs and steel, Jared Diamond
  • Einstein, Walter Isaacson
  • Influence: the psychology of persuasion, Robert B. Cialdini Phd

2k19 Q4

  • Economics - the user’s guide, Ha-Joon Chang
  • De schaduw van de wind, Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • Designing data-intensive applications, Martin Kleppmann

2k19 Q3

  • Geschiedenis van de westerse filosofie, Bertrand Russell
  • Germania: a personal history of germans ancient and modern, Simon Winder
  • Zero to one, Pieter Thiel

2k19 Q2

  • Why we sleep, Matthew Walker
  • 21 lessons for the 21st century, Yuval Noah Harari
  • De onzichtbare hand, Bas van Bavel
  • Spark: the definitive guide, Bill Chambers & Matei Zaharia

2k19 Q1

  • Factfulness, Hans Rosling
  • Superintelligence, Nick Bostrom
  • Blitzed - drugs in nazi Germany, Norman Ohler
  • Leonardo da Vinci, Walter Isaacson