PatMigliaccio

A software developer.

Anything read worth reading.

May 18, 2022

In no particular order, with notable favorites marked as .

Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed
James C. Scott
Slaughterhouse-Five
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Dune (Dune, #1)
Frank Herbert
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
Patrick Radden Keefe
On Human Nature
Edward O. Wilson
Cybernetics: or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine
Norbert Wiener
A Brief History of Time
Stephen Hawking
The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #2)
Liu Cixin
A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles
Wittgenstein
Anthony Kenny
Greenlights
Matthew McConaughey
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Ben Horowitz
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan & Bin Laden from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
Steve Coll
The Three-Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #1)
Liu Cixin
The Dream Machine
M. Mitchell Waldrop
Genome: the Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
Matt Ridley
Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman
James Gleick
Information, Mechanism and Meaning
Donald M. MacKay
7 Powers: The Foundations of Business Strategy
Hamilton Wright Helmer
The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size
Tor Nørretranders
The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
Jon Gertner
On Writing
Charles Bukowski
Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World
René Girard
The Lessons of History
Will Durant
Simulacra and Simulation
Jean Baudrillard
Hate Inc.: Why Today's Media Makes Us Despise One Another
Matt Taibbi
1984
George Orwell
The Bhagavad Gita
Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
At the Mountains of Madness
H.P. Lovecraft
On the Shortness of Life
Seneca
The Wisdom of Insecurity
Alan W. Watts
Zen in the Art of Archery
Eugen Herrigel
On Emotional Intelligence (HBR's 10 Must Reads)
Harvard Business Review
Siddhartha
Hermann Hesse
The Essential Alan Watts
Alan W. Watts
Freedom from the Known
Jiddu Krishnamurti
The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
James Gleick
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane
Gucci Mane
The Gene: An Intimate History
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Meditations
Marcus Aurelius
Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics By Its Most Brilliant Teacher
Richard P. Feynman
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage
Ryan Holiday
Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Prophet
Kahlil Gibran
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
As a Man Thinketh
James Allen
Company of One: Why Staying Small Is the Next Big Thing for Business
Paul Jarvis
Tao Te Ching
Lao Tzu
The End of Jobs: Money, Meaning and Freedom Without the 9-to-5
Taylor Pearson
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Peter Thiel
So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
Cal Newport
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
Carl Sagan
The Richest Man in Babylon
George S. Clason
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
Richard P. Feynman
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
Eric Ries
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer
Kai Bird
Outliers: The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Charles Duhigg
You Don't Know JS: Up & Going
Kyle Simpson
You Don't Know JS: Scope and Closures (You Don't Know JS, #2)
Kyle Simpson
Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It
Kamal Ravikant
The Rats in the Walls
H.P. Lovecraft
The Call of Cthulhu and Other Tales
H.P. Lovecraft
The Intelligent Investor
Benjamin Graham