The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
Reading Stone’s book – as fine a profile of a secretive, fast-growing company as you are likely to encounter – you quickly understand that Amazon is Bezosland from shore to shore. Like other great U.S. technology leaders of the past half century, Bezos combines natural intelligence, an unquenchable drive, a propensity to attack the impossible, impatience with creatures of convention and fearlessness. These characteristics have allowed Bezos to turn Amazon from a low-margin bookseller into the cash generating, technology machine it is today
Founders at Work
We bought this for most of our employees. It’s about the early days of a startup--the first year of large companies that you know like PayPal or Adobe. We’re very entrepreneurial. Our initial employees are a little less so. They’re taking our word for it that it’s like this, this is how it goes. It’s crazy. But having a book like this that shows it was like this at companies you’ve heard of helps assuage their fears.
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
A series of small hacks to optimize your life for accomplishing things. A phenomenal book and massively life changing. I’ve read it four times.