Tyler E. Willis

Developer of Internets

I'm a web developer from the US, focusing my efforts on creating useful web apps and other web-based software.

Favorite Books

I never liked to read books. But ... when my job required that I do a fair bit of driving, I figured there was no better way to spend my time. Now ... I love listening to books, mainly business memoirs and stories about startups.

Here's my list (starting with my favorites):

1.

Shoe Dog

A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Phil Knight

Read: December 2016

2.

Winners Dream

A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office

Bill McDermott

Read: September 2017

3.

Elon Musk

Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Ashlee Vance

Read: July 2016

4.

The Power of Broke

How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage

Daymond John

Read: January 2017

5.

Alibaba

The House That Jack Ma Built

Duncan Clark

Read: August 2016

6.

When to Rob a Bank

...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants

Steven Levitt, Steven Dubner

Read: December 2017

7.

Becoming Facebook

The 10 Challenges That Defined the Company That's Disrupting the World

Mike Hoefflinger

Read: July 2017

8.

The 4-Hour Workweek

Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Timothy Ferriss

Read: December 2016

9.

A More Beautiful Question

The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas

Warren Berger

Read: May 2017

10.

The Virgin Way

Everything I Know about Leadership

Richard Branson

Read: November 2016

11.

Think and Grow Rich

Napoleon Hill

Read: January 2017

12.

Icarus Deception

How High Will You Fly?

Seth Godin

Read: November 2017

13.

Delivering Happiness

A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose

Tony Hsieh

Read: December 2016

14.

Insanely Simple

The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success

Ken Segall

Read: November 2017

15.

Hatching Twitter

A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal

Nick Bilton

Read: May 2017

16.

Originals

How Non-Conformists Move the World

Adam Grant

Read: May 2016

17.

Algorithms to Live By

The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Brian Christian - Tom Griffiths

Read: August 2016

18.

Start Something that Matters

Blake Mycoskie

Read: November 2016

19.

Platform Revolution

How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy - and How to Make Them Work for You

Geoffrey G. Parker - Marshall W. Van Alstyne - Sangeet Paul Choudary

Read: August 2016

20.

Play Bigger

How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets

Al Ramadan

Read: October 2016

21.

Disrupted

My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble

Dan Lyons

Read: June 2017

22.

Hacking Growth

How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success

Morgan Brown - Sean Ellis

Read: June 2017

23.

Startup CEO

A Field Guide to Scaling Up Your Business

Matt Blumberg

Read: March 2017

24.

The Third Wave

An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future

Steve Case

Read: December 2017

25.

Startupland

How Three Guys Risked Everything to Turn an Idea into a Global Business

Mikkel Svane - Carlye Adler

Read: June 2017

26.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

Stephen Covey

Read: May 2016

27.

The 80/20 Principle

The Science of Success

Richard Koch

Read: August 2016

28.

The Airbnb Story

How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry

Leigh Gallagher

Read: August 2017

29.

The Automatic Customer

Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry

John Warrillow

Read: August 2016

30.

The Go-Giver

A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

Bob Burg - John David Mann

Read: August 2016

31.

The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

Ben Horowitz

Read: June 2017

32.

The Intelligent Web

Search, Smart Algorithms, and Big Data

Gautam Shroff

Read: September 2016

33.

The Launch Pad

Inside Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's Most Exclusive School for Startups

Randall Stross

Read: may 2017

34.

The Lean Startup

How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

Eric Ries

Read: February 2017

35.

The Like Switch

An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Influencing, Attracting, and Winning People Over

Jack Schafer - Marvin Karlins

Read: October 2016

36.

The New New Thing

A Silicon Valley Story

Michael Lewis

Read: August 2017

37.

The Science of Growth

How Facebook Beat Friendster - and How Nine Other Startups Left the Rest in the Dust

Sean Ammirati - Richard Florida

Read: February 2017

38.

The Snowball

Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

Alice Schroeder

Read: July 2016

39.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Mark Manson

Read: May 2017

40.

From Impossible to Inevitable

How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue

Aaron Ross

Read: July 2017

41.

The Upstarts

How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silican Valley Are Changing the World

Brad Stone

Read: March 2017

42.

The Everything Store

Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Brad Stone

Read: January 2017

43.

Creativity, Inc.

Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Ed Catmull

Read: July 2017

44.

Traction

How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth

Gabriel Weinberg - Justin Mares

Read: January 2017

45.

Tubes

A Journey to the Center of the Internet

Andrew Blum

Read: September 2016

46.

Wild Ride

Inside Uber's Quest for World Domination

Adam Lashinsky

Read: September 2017

47.

Onward

How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul

Howard Schultz

Read: November 2017

48.

Zero to One

Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Peter Thiel - Blake Masters

Read: January 2017

49.

Disruptive Marketing

What Growth Hackers, Data Punks, and Other Hybrid Thinkers Can Teach Us About Navigating the New Normal

Geoffrey Colon

Read: September 2016

50.

Everybody Lies

Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Read: November 2017

51.

In the Plex

How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

Steven Levy

Read: May 2017

52.

Good to Great

Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

Jim Collins

Read: December 2016

53.

The Power of Habit

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Charles Duhigg

Read: June 2016

54.

The Magic of Thinking Big

David Schwartz

Read: July 2016

55.

Outliers

The Story of Success

Malcolm Gladwell

Read: December 2016

56.

Steal the Show

From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life

Michael Port

Read: February 2016

57.

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Dale Carnegie

Read: June 2016

58.

The Tipping Point

How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Malcolm Gladwell

Read: December 2016

59.

All About Them

Grow Your Business by Focusing on Others

Bruce Turkel

Read: December 2016

60.

Chaos Monkeys

Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silican Valley

Antonio Garcia Martinez

Read: April 2017

61.

Sprint

How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Jake Knapp - John Zeratsky

Read: September 2016

62.

Smarter Faster Better

The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business

Charles Duhigg

Read: July 2016

63.

Permission Marketing

Seth Godin

Read: January, 2016

64.

Presence

Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Amy Cuddy

Read: May 2016

65.

Grit

The Power of Passion and Perseverence

Angela Duckworth

Read: June 2016