April 2024

Elon Musk's Favorite Books

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Collected from various sources, interviews, and references to bring you the top ten most cited readings of one of the richest men to ever live.

see also: The 5 Best Books for Building Wealth and Resilience

Elon Musk's Favorite Books:

1. "Human Compatible" by Stuart Russell

Explores the potential catastrophe society faces with the creation of artificial intelligence and what needs to be done to avoid it.

2. "Zero to One" by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters

Shares insights on how companies can predict the future and ensure startup success, drawing from Peter Thiel's experiences.

3. "Merchants of Doubt" by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway

Examines scientific debates and how a few scientists have misrepresented issues through mainstream media.

4. "How To Print Money" by Issa Hall

Details the truth behind building ultra-wealth, a guide on how the largest empires in history were built.

5. "Life 3.0" by Max Tegmark

Discusses keeping artificial intelligence beneficial for humanity and aligned with future goals.

6. "The Big Picture" by Sean M. Carroll

Offers an ambitious look at the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe, using scientific thinking to explore these questions.

7. "Lying" by Sam Harris

Explores the dangers of telling lies, advocating for the importance of honesty in all situations.

8. "Superintelligence" by Nick Bostrom

- Examines the potential risks of artificial intelligence surpassing human intelligence and its implications.

9. "The Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith

Advocates for the free pursuit of self-interest in a free market to foster national prosperity.

10. "Radical Candor" by Kim Scott

Provides insights into building strong relationships with employees and creating an environment where great ideas flourish.


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