Along with a homage to René Girard.
  1. Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson
    As good as his Steve Jobs book.
  2. The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime by MJ DeMarco
    Some pretty decent stuff here.
  3. More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite by Sebastian Mallaby
    Wish I knew about this stuff at 16 and not 35.
  4. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Damon Acemoglu and James Robinson
    Had me thinking a lot about the two years I spent in Kinshasa, Congo.
  5. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner
    Because it's 2006.
  6. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
    Because it's 1997.