Below is a boiled-down reading list from The Boy Who Could Change the World.

  • Raymond Smullyan, 5000 BC
  • George Saunders, In Persuasion Nation: Stories
  • Robert Karen, Becoming Attached
  • Scott McCloud, Making Comics:
  • Joan Didion, Political Fictions
  • Poundstone, Fortune’s Formula
  • Murer, The Big Con:
  • The Power Broker by Robert Caro
  • The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces by William H. Whyte
  • The Liberal Defence of Murder by Richard Seymour
  • False Profits: by Dean Baker
  • Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman
  • Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
  • Managing to Change the World by Allison Green and Jerry Hauser
  • Robert Jackall’s Moral Mazes
  • This is your Country on Drugs by Ryan Grim
  • The Lifecycle of Software Objects by Ted Chiang
  • The Halo Effect by Phil Rosenzweig
  • Poor Economics by Abhijt Banerjee and Esther Duflo
  • The Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallwey
  • The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
  • CODE: The Hidden Language… by Charles Petzold