The top three books ever:

Book Author
Antifragile Nassim Taleb
Seeking Wisdom Peter Bevellin
Guns, Germs & Steel Jared Diamond

The top four books for entrepreneurs:

The Hard Thing About Hard Things Ben Horowitz
What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Mark McCormack
Selling the Invisible Harry Beckwith
The Obstacle is the Way Ryan Holliday

Top 7 books about war:

God does not forget Deneys Reitz
33 Strategies of War Robert Greene
Cyrus the Great Larry Hedrick
Ghengis Khan and the making of the modern world Jack Weatherford
Alexander the Great Phillip Freeman
Stalingrad Antony Beevor
Napoleon: A life Paul Johnson

The next 49  books:


Book Author
Uncertainty Jonathan Fields
Thinking fast and slow Daniel Kahnemann
Subliminal Leonard Mlodinow
The righteous mind Jonathan Haidt
The art of possibility Rosamund & Ben Zander
Thank you for arguing Jay Heinrichs
Adapt Tim Harford

South Africa history

Book Author
God does not forget Deneys Reitz
Long walk to freedom Nelson Mandela
Robert Sobukwe: How can man die better Benjamin Pogrund
Frontiers: The Epic of South Africa’s Creation Noel Mostert
Midlands: A Very South African Murder Jonny Steinberg
The last Afrikaner leaders Hermann Giliomee
Bang Bang Club Marinovich & Silva

Africa history

Book Author
The Shadow of the Sun Ryszard Kapuscinski
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
Africa: A biography of the continent John Reader
The Crocodile ate the Sun Peter Godwin
Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles Richard Dowden
In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz Michela Wrong
Shackled Continent Richard Guest

General history

Book Author
Guns, Germs & Steel Jared Diamond
Confessions of an Economic Hitman John Perkins
The Devils Cup Stewart Lee Allen
Mao Jung Chang & Jon Halliday
The Prize Daniel Yergin
What Next Chris Patten
Stalingrad Antony Beevor


Book Author
Anton Rupert Ebbe Dommisse
Team of Rivals Doris Kearns Goodwin
Baruch – My Own Story Bernard Baruch
Black Like You Herman Mashaba
McDonalds John Love
Scar Tissue Anthony Kiedis
The Outsiders William Thorndike


Book Author
The 2nd bounce of the ball Ronald Cohen
The Medici Effect Frans Johansson
Cyrus the Great Larry Hedrick
33 Strategies of War Robert Greene
Zero to One Peter Thiel
Confessions of an Advertising Man David Ogilvy
Business Brilliant Lewis Schiff


Book Author
Hackers & Painters Paul Graham
The perfect store – Ebay Adam Cohen
The Google story David Vise
The filter bubble Eli Pariser
Hackers Steven Levy
Accidental Empires Robert Cringeley
Reality is Broken Jane McConigal