Marc Andreessen’s Favorite Books

Marc Andreessen’s Favorite Books
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Although, he has never authored one, Marc Andreessen has recommended a lot of books over the years. We were curious to find out how many in total and came up with dozens of names he shared on Twitter recently. We put together the entire list below with the source of where Andreessen recommended the title.  Anders bderon focuses on a wide variety of topics, so this is not just investment books, and some names are out of the box – issues are vast and include investing but also science, history, politics and even fiction. We also want to mention that we earn an affiliate fee if you purchase the book through these links it’s not enough to buy a new Windows PC and probably not enough to afford a copy of Margin of Safety but hopefully enough to obtain a copy of Dow 36,000.

Last updated: 04/21/2020

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Marc Andreessen’s Recommended Books

Book Name Amazon Link Author
Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet Jesse Itzler
The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies Bryan Caplan
Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign Jonathan Allen & Amie Parnes
Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency Joshua Green
The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance Steven Kotler
Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror Erik Prince
Days of Rage: America’s Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence Bryan Burrough
Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House Donna Brazile
Slugfest: Inside the Epic, 50-year Battle between Marvel and DC Reed Tucker
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos Jordan B. Peterson
Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue Ryan Holiday
A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership James Comey
The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam Douglas Murray
Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling Amy Chozick
But What If We’re Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past Chuck Klosterman
When the Wolves Bite: Two Billionaires, One Company, and an Epic Wall Street Battle Scott Wapner
All Out War: The Full Story of How Brexit Sank Britain’s Political Class Tim Shipman
The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga
A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy William B. Irvine
The Spider Network: How a Math Genius and a Gang of Scheming Bankers Pulled Off One of the Greatest Scams in History David Enrich
Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts Annie Duke
Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman
Expert Political Judgment: How Good Is It? How Can We Know? Philip Tetlock
A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin’s War with the West Luke Harding
Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 Mass Market Marcus Luttrell & Patrick Robinson
How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer Sarah Bakewell
Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, Restored Wildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary Stewart Brand
More from Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources-and What Happens Next Andrew McAfee
The Power of Productivity: Wealth, Poverty, and the Threat to Global Stability William W. Lewis
Recapturing the Spirit of Enterprise George Gilder
The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy Charles R. Morris
Edison Edmund Morris
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier Edward Glaeser
Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America Conor Dougherty
An apology for the builder, or, A discourse shewing the cause and effects of the increase of building. Nicholas Barbon

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