Marc Andreessen's Library

It started with Peter Sims's profile of Andreessen Horowitz on Medium. What really caught my eye was the second sentence in which Sims describes entering the A16Z office: "...you enter a lobby that doubles as a library featuring some of the favorite books of Marc Andreessen."

So I tweeted:

And Marc Andreessen kindly obliged:

In more detail:

Creating a full list of these books will take some time. For now, I'll note what I've read, and what I'd like to read in the near future.

What I've read

  • The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
  • Seeing What's Next by Clayton Christensen
  • The Information by James Gleick
  • Exit, Voice, and Loyalty by Albert Hirschman
  • Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

If those books are any indication of the quality of the entire collection, I'm very excited to read the books from his collection that I owned but hadn't yet read:

  • The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee
  • Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital by Carlota Perez
  • The Box by Marc Levinson