Brian Armstrong

43 Brian Armstrong Recommended Books

Brian Armstrong is the CEO and Co-founder of Coinbase, the world's largest Cryptocurrency exchange. He is a software engineer with a passion for creating products and services that make financial freedom accessible to everyone. He has been lauded for his leadership and has been named one of the Fortune 40 Under 40 and Forbes World's Most Powerful People. He is an advocate for open source technology and decentralized networks.

43 Books recommended by Brian Armstrong

High Output Management

High Output Management

Author :Andrew S. Grove

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"Surprisingly, I found I was already using many of the management ideas in this book (1:1, OKRs, etc) which is a testament to just how influential this book is." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The Inmates Are Running the Asylum

The Inmates Are Running the Asylum

Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity

Author :Alan Cooper

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"Products fail by trying to be all things to all people." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The Alliance

The Alliance

Managing Talent in the Networked Age

Author :Reid Hoffman

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"I found the central concept to be pretty helpful, and it changed how we approach a few things at Coinbase." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Strengths Based Leadership

Strengths Based Leadership

Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow

Author :Tom Rath

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"Find what you’re good at, and focus there. I didn’t find this book particularly helpful." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Author :Ernest Cline

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"A compelling picture of how VR might play out." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Turn the Ship Around!

Turn the Ship Around!

A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders

Author :L. David Marquet

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"About enabling leaders in your organization written by the former U.S. Navy Captain of a nuclear submarine." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The Network State

The Network State

How To Start a New Country

Author :Balaji Srinivasan

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"[The author] is a visionary, and one of the most original thinkers of our time." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The Economics of Microfinance

The Economics of Microfinance

Author :Beatriz Armendáriz

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"Much of this book was too dense, but it describes what works (and doesn’t work) when giving small loans to people in developing countries." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The Wright Brothers

The Wright Brothers

Author :David McCullough

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"A worthwhile read for all builders." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success

Author :William N. Thorndike

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"Stories about eight CEOs and how they mastered capital allocation." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Don't Make Me Think

Don't Make Me Think

A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

Author :Steve Krug

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"A framework to simulate how customers experience your product, especially the moments of confusion." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Learning To Love Yourself

Learning To Love Yourself

Author :Gay Hendricks

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"Was a bit out there." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Author :Adele Faber

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"Really about how to communicate with all people. I found this book quite helpful and it changed how I communicate." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Humans Need Not Apply

Humans Need Not Apply

A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Author :Jerry Kaplan

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"About how AI will take people’s jobs. I don’t think it argued that successfully." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Hackers & Painters

Hackers & Painters

Big Ideas from the Computer Age

Author :Paul Graham

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"A printed version of some of his essays." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive

A Leadership Fable

Author :Patrick Lencioni

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"About building teams, creating clarity in organizations, etc." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Eisenhower in War and Peace

Eisenhower in War and Peace

Author :Jean Edward Smith

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"Biography about the general who led the European allied forces in World War II (arguably, saving the free world) who later became president of the United States." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing

Violate Them at Your Own Risk

Author :Al Ries

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"Most brands try to do and be too much, but the customer can only remember you for one thing." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Flash Boys

Flash Boys

A Wall Street Revolt

Author :Michael Lewis

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"An interesting book." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Lying

Lying

Author :Sam Harris

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"How [to live] life with radical honesty." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Loonshots

Loonshots

How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries

Author :Safi Bahcall

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"Enjoyed reading [this book]." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

Author :Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/Aviation Supplies & Academics (ASA)

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"I’m reading this is as part of getting my private pilot’s license." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

When I Say No, I Feel Guilty

When I Say No, I Feel Guilty

Author :Manuel J. Smith

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"Life is better when you only agree do the things you really want to do." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership

The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership

A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success

Author :Jim Dethmer

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"Discusses a way of approaching work where you are curious, eager to learn, and open, instead of focusing on blame, criticism, and commitment to being right." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

High Growth Handbook

High Growth Handbook

Author :Elad Gil

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"[The author]'s advice has been key for Coinbase as we go through hypergrowth, from hiring executives to improving M&A." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman

Author :Richard P. Feynman

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"A collection of stories from physicist Richard Feynman." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Made to Stick

Made to Stick

Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Author :Chip Heath

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"How to make your message memorable so it will spread." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Good to Great

Good to Great

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

Author :Jim Collins

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"The scientific method can be applied to business. This book draws powerful lessons from data." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene

Author :Richard Dawkins

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"Famous book about how our bodies are vehicles to replicate our genes (even though we occasionally defy them)." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Sperm Wars

Sperm Wars

Infidelity, Sexual Conflict, and Other Bedroom Battles

Author :Robin Baker

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"Many human behaviors and feelings can be explained by evolutionary psychology." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

Adventures of a Curious Character

Author :Richard P. Feynman

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"A way to have a happy life. Remain curious and enjoy the journey." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The Dip

The Dip

A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)

Author :Seth Godin

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"Made me move to Silicon Valley and double down on being a tech entrepreneur." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Becoming Steve Jobs

Becoming Steve Jobs

The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

Author :Brent Schlender

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"A biography of the famous Apple CEO. I read the Walter Isaacson biography last year, but found this one slightly better." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The Psychology of Achievement

The Psychology of Achievement

Author :Brian Tracy

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"You can create any life you want, and are not at the effect of your circumstances." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

Startups

Startups

Notes on Tech Startups and Venture Capital

Author :Chris Dixon

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"A collection of insights about startups strategies." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The Female Brain

The Female Brain

Author :Louann Brizendine

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"Was recommended to me by a female executive who suggested all male CEOs read it. It was quite good." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The God Delusion

The God Delusion

Author :Richard Dawkins

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"Many people believe simply based on how they grew up, without ever questioning." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The New One Minute Manager

The New One Minute Manager

Author :Ken Blanchard

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"It was entertaining and easy to read, but I’m struggling to recall many of the lessons from it, which says something." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The Sovereign Individual

The Sovereign Individual

Mastering the Transition to the Information Age

Author :James Dale Davidson

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"Was really ahead of it's time, a lot of original thinking (some really out there stuff too)." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The Changing World Order

The Changing World Order

Why Nations Succeed and Fail

Author :Ray Dalio

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"A really well researched book." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

The Singularity Is Near

The Singularity Is Near

When Humans Transcend Biology

Author :Ray Kurzweil

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"Many major problems, like education and disease, will be totally transformed by this in our lifetimes." - Brian Armstrong [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What are the books recommended by Brian Armstrong?

Brian Armstrong has recommended the books: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, High Output Management by Andrew Grove, Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie, and A Mind For Numbers by Barbara Oakley.

Yes, Brian Armstrong has additional resources to help improve reading and literacy skills. He has written several blog posts, such as "Seven Tips for Reading More Books" and "Reading as a Way of Increasing Knowledge."

Brian Armstrong recommends books from a variety of genres, including self-help, business, biographies and memoirs, and psychology. He also recommends books on topics such as leadership, philosophy, and economics.

Brian Armstrong updates his recommended books list frequently. He offers several new book recommendations each month, so it is recommended that readers check in regularly to see what he's reading and recommending.

Yes, Brian Armstrong provides additional materials and resources to accompany his book recommendations. This includes an extensive library of reviews for each book he recommends and videos discussing related topics.