Ryan Petersen

Ryan Petersen

CEO of Flexport

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20+ Book Recommendations by Ryan Petersen

  • When a big ship blocked the Suez Canal in March 2021, it brought global trade to a halt. Who could free her and get the world moving again? Far more than a history lesson, The Big Ship and the Little Digger teaches children (and adults) the power of optimism, teamwork, and knowing you can do something big even if you're small.

    My book finally hit Amazon. You all you know *someone* whose kids love ships and diggers! https://t.co/vzVrt2Pics

  • The Origin of Wealth

    Eric D. Beinhocker

    What is wealth?How is it created? And how can we create more of it for the benefit of individuals, businesses, and societies?In The Origin of Wealth,Eric Beinhocker provides provocative new answers to these fundamental questions. Beinhocker surveys the cutting-edge ideas of economists and scientists and brings their work alive for a broad audience. These researchers, he explains, are revolutionizing economics by showing how the economy is an evolutionary system, much like a biological system. It is economic evolution that creates wealth and has taken us from the Stone Age to the $36.5 trillion global economy of today. By better understanding economic evolution, Beinhocker writes, we can better understand how to create more wealth. The author shows how “complexity economics” is turning conventional wisdom on its head in areas ranging from business strategy and organizational design to investment strategy and public policy. As sweeping in scope as its title,The Origin of Wealthwill rewire our thinking about the workings of the global economy and where it is going.

    @hillsteps I forgot one of the most important ones, the Origin of Wealth.

  • @elonmusk That’s only one chapter in 11 book series! Highly recommend the entire series. Book one taught me how our ancestors caught ducks with their bare hands, so I am ready for anything.

  • Includes twenty lessons featuring bilingual dialogs, a pronunciation guide, vocabulary and basic grammar, and practice exercises.

    @CoyneLloyd @starsandrobots Berlitz Essential Spanish (Handbooks) https://t.co/oNHl4hlsub

  • @paulbohm Best book ever right. I’m only on book two so far and already learned how to kill a duck with my bare hands when civilization totally collapses

  • Matt Mochary coaches the CEOs of many of the fastest-scaling technology companies in Silicon Valley. With The Great CEO Within, he shares his highly effective leadership and business-operating tools with any CEO or manager in the world. Learn how to efficiently scale your business from startup to corporation by implementing a system of accountability, effective problem-solving, and transparent feedback. Becoming a great CEO requires training. For a founding CEO, there is precious little time to complete that training, especially at the helm of a rapidly growing company. Now you have the guidance you need in one book.

    @sonjabl They just need a fully baked system to implement. @mattmochary outlines the system in his book, The Great CEO Within: The Tactical Guide to Company Building https://t.co/6w10er7cTr

  • Written 2,500 years ago by Chinese general Sun Tzu, The Art of War is a masterpiece of military strategy still in use in war colleges around the world. Yet its principles transcend warfare and have practical applications to all the conflicts and crises we face in our lives?in our workplaces, our families, even within ourselves. Thomas Huynh guides you through Sun Tzu?s masterwork, highlighting principles that encourage a perceptive and spiritual approach to conflict, enabling you to:Prevent conflicts before they arisePeacefully resolve conflicts when they do ariseAct with courage, intelligence and benevolence in adversarial situationsConvert potential enemies into friendsControl your emotions before they control you

    @kane This week I read “A sense of where you are” and “the art of war” in a combined 6 hours. You got this dawg!

  • Conquerors

    Roger Crowley

    @TaylorPearsonMe This was cool. https://t.co/Gu2YkSItFW

  • Certain to Win

    Chet Richards

    @commandodev @chris_herd @MitchWaldrop @EricBeinhocker A very important book. Assume you’ve also read Certain to Win for how to harness those forces. It’s all Boyd in the end ;)

  • The Origin of Wealth

    Eric D. Beinhocker

    What is wealth?How is it created? And how can we create more of it for the benefit of individuals, businesses, and societies?In The Origin of Wealth,Eric Beinhocker provides provocative new answers to these fundamental questions. Beinhocker surveys the cutting-edge ideas of economists and scientists and brings their work alive for a broad audience. These researchers, he explains, are revolutionizing economics by showing how the economy is an evolutionary system, much like a biological system. It is economic evolution that creates wealth and has taken us from the Stone Age to the $36.5 trillion global economy of today. By better understanding economic evolution, Beinhocker writes, we can better understand how to create more wealth. The author shows how “complexity economics” is turning conventional wisdom on its head in areas ranging from business strategy and organizational design to investment strategy and public policy. As sweeping in scope as its title,The Origin of Wealthwill rewire our thinking about the workings of the global economy and where it is going.

    @commandodev @chris_herd @MitchWaldrop @EricBeinhocker A very important book. Assume you’ve also read Certain to Win for how to harness those forces. It’s all Boyd in the end ;)

  • Matt Mochary coaches the CEOs of many of the fastest-scaling technology companies in Silicon Valley. With The Great CEO Within, he shares his highly effective leadership and business-operating tools with any CEO or manager in the world. Learn how to efficiently scale your business from startup to corporation by implementing a system of accountability, effective problem-solving, and transparent feedback. Becoming a great CEO requires training. For a founding CEO, there is precious little time to complete that training, especially at the helm of a rapidly growing company. Now you have the guidance you need in one book.

    One of the best business books I’ve read in many years is a Google Doc. https://t.co/Gun8uxTmps

  • The Southwest Airlines Way

    Jody Hoffer Gittell

    Through extensive research, the author gets to the bottom of what has sustained Southwest Airlines' positive employee relations and high performance through good and bad times.

    @Austen Southwest https://t.co/nC8uAlNM45

  • With over a million copies sold, Economics in One Lesson is an essential guide to the basics of economic theory. A fundamental influence on modern libertarianism, Hazlitt defends capitalism and the free market from economic myths that persist to this day. Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the “Austrian School,” which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich (F.A.) Hayek, and others, Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993), was a libertarian philosopher, an economist, and a journalist. He was the founding vice-president of the Foundation for Economic Education and an early editor of The Freeman magazine, an influential libertarian publication. Hazlitt wrote Economics in One Lesson, his seminal work, in 1946. Concise and instructive, it is also deceptively prescient and far-reaching in its efforts to dissemble economic fallacies that are so prevalent they have almost become a new orthodoxy. Economic commentators across the political spectrum have credited Hazlitt with foreseeing the collapse of the global economy which occurred more than 50 years after the initial publication of Economics in One Lesson. Hazlitt’s focus on non-governmental solutions, strong — and strongly reasoned — anti-deficit position, and general emphasis on free markets, economic liberty of individuals, and the dangers of government intervention make Economics in One Lesson every bit as relevant and valuable today as it has been since publication.

    @grantguske Read “Economics in one lesson” and write about how a country’s imports must equal exports, or else the exporting country has to lend money to the importing country. It’s an accounting identify that few understand https://t.co/8SyBTlafZ5

  • "Bibliography found online at tonyrobbins.com/masterthegame"--Page [643].

    @AustenAllred Tony Robbins new book “Money” is a great starting point.

  • Featuring a foreword by the father of Big History, David Christian, and produced in association with the Big History Institute, Big History provides a comprehensive understanding of the major events that have changed the nature and course of life on the planet we call home. This first fully integrated visual reference on Big History for general readers places humans in the context of our universe, from the Big Bang to virtual reality. Why does the universe work the way it does? Why are stars so big? Why are humans so small? What does it mean to be human? Big History blends geology, biology, physics, anthropology, sociology, and so much more to tell one coherent story, taking us right back to our origins and exploring how a unique series of events led to and then impacted human existence: how everything came to be, where we fit in, and even where we are going. Graphics, artworks, timelines, and at-a-glance overviews make the causes and effects of pivotal events and major thresholds in Big History instantly accessible, and evidence features explain how we know what we know. An additional 64-page reference section provides a more conventional account of events in human history. Placing humans in the context of our universe and revealing how and why we got to where we are today, Big History covers 13.8 billion years of history, from the formation of the universe and the dawn of time to the present day.

    @Humphreylol If you like origin of wealth you'll love Big History and Complexity

  • Well known technology executive and angel investor Elad Gil has worked with high growth tech companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Google, Instacart, Coinbase, Stripe, and Square as they've grown from small companies into global brands. Across all of these break-out companies, a set of common patterns has evolved into a repeatable playbook that Gil has codified in High Growth Handbook. Covering key topics including the role of the CEO, managing your board, recruiting and managing an executive team, M&A, IPOs and late stage funding rounds, and interspersed with over a dozen interviews with some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley including Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Marc Andreessen (Andreessen Horowitz), and Aaron Levie (Box), High Growth Handbook presents crystal clear guidance for navigating the most complex challenges that confront leaders and operators in high-growth startups. In what Reid Hoffman, cofounder of LinkedIn and co-author of the #1 NYT bestsellers The Alliance and The Startup of You calls "a trenchant guide," High Growth Handbook is the playbook for turning a startup into a unicorn.

    Thanks ⁦@eladgil⁩ for the book! Excited to get our growth rate back to the 16x days of yore. https://t.co/xXF5fpsJI9

  • The Third Edition includes substantial revisions and new material throughout the book that will secure its standing as the most useful history available of preindustrial Europe.

    @TaylorPearsonMe “Before the Industrial Revolution” is awesome for this (recommended to me by @paulg). Several wonderful Great Courses on the era too...go on audible and check great courses > history

  • "Bibliography found online at tonyrobbins.com/masterthegame"--Page [643].

    @sama Tony Robbins just wrote a good book for this exact use case. He is the man. https://t.co/jUlJbQt3K0

  • The Origin of Wealth

    Eric D. Beinhocker

    What is wealth?How is it created? And how can we create more of it for the benefit of individuals, businesses, and societies?In The Origin of Wealth,Eric Beinhocker provides provocative new answers to these fundamental questions. Beinhocker surveys the cutting-edge ideas of economists and scientists and brings their work alive for a broad audience. These researchers, he explains, are revolutionizing economics by showing how the economy is an evolutionary system, much like a biological system. It is economic evolution that creates wealth and has taken us from the Stone Age to the $36.5 trillion global economy of today. By better understanding economic evolution, Beinhocker writes, we can better understand how to create more wealth. The author shows how “complexity economics” is turning conventional wisdom on its head in areas ranging from business strategy and organizational design to investment strategy and public policy. As sweeping in scope as its title,The Origin of Wealthwill rewire our thinking about the workings of the global economy and where it is going.

    @JakeCahan @zackkanter I read about half of these. Good choices, thx for sharing. My favorite book is The Origin of Wealth by Eric Beinhocker. Not on audible tho:(

  • The Great Wave

    David Hackett Fischer

    Who is seriously concerned about the state of the world today.

    @noahmp The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History