Influential Books

“You’re always to some degree, wrong. Your goal is to be less wrong.” “Solicit critical feedback, even from friends. Tell them you really do want to know.”
– Elon Musk

Here are a few Influential books I’ve read. All of them are available online and all are worth your time. Several of them are available as PDFs or free websites.

Future Shock – Alvin Toffler

From Bauhaus to Our House – Tom Wolfe

The Bell Curve – Charles A. Murray and Richard Herrnstein

Language in Thought and Action – S.I Hayakawa

How Buildings Learn – Stewart Brand

The Notebooks of Lazarous Long – Robert Heinlein

The Third Industrial Revolution – Jeremy Rifkin

Robotic Nation – Marshall Brain

Spacecast 2020 – future study conducted 1993-1994 for the Air Force Chief of Staff

“The only important elements in any society are the artistic and the criminal, because they alone, by questioning the society’s values, can force it to change.”
– Samuel R. Delany

Now it’s your turn. What books have you read that have had a profound influence?

One thought on “Influential Books

  1. I would probably add “Dune” by Frank Herbert, “2150AD” by Thea Alexander, and “Why People Believe Weird Things” by Michael Shermer. I also now have more books to read. Thanks!

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