Books Recommended by Vinod Khosla
What You Do Is Who You Are
How to Create Your Business Culture
Source: "Shows the value of having principles an organization and its leaders believe in and can stick with when it gets hard to do so and real tradeoffs are involved." - Vinod Khosla
Winners Take All
The Elite Charade of Changing the World
Source: "While today’s rich and powerful are fighting for equality and justice, [this book] argues that it is being done in a way that will preserve their position at the top of society." - Vinod Khosla
The Future of Capitalism
Facing the New Anxieties
Source: "Outlines ethical ways of healing the deep new rifts that are tearing apart the fabric of the United States and other Western societies." - Vinod Khosla
The Third Pillar
How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind
Source: "Provides a solid framework as to why things begin to deteriorate, and how society can successfully find their way back to a secure and stable plane." - Vinod Khosla
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark
The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art
Donald N. Thompson
Source: "A look at the economics and the marketing strategies that enable the modern art market to generate such astronomical prices." - Vinod Khosla
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
Source: "Dives into the largest act of capitalist colonisation ever attempted - the colonisation of our minds, our behaviour, our free will, our very selves." - Vinod Khosla
Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
David J. Epstein
Source: "Discovers that in most fields , generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. [...] Every high school and college student should read it." - Vinod Khosla
Negotiating the Impossible
How to Break Deadlocks and Resolve Ugly Conflicts (without Money or Muscle)
Source: "I recommend to every entrepreneur, investor, & CEO - and anyone else who deals with difficult negotiations." - Vinod Khosla
The Brand Flip
Why customers now run companies and how to profit from it
Source: "A very well done book on branding and new brand values. It will be the death of many incumbents." - Vinod Khosla
The Universal Laws of Success
Source: "This book transforms how our success-obsessed society approaches their professional careers and long-term goals." - Vinod Khosla
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