David Friedberg

16 David Friedberg Recommended Books

David Friedberg is an American entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He is the co-founder and CEO of the Climate Corporation, a company that uses data and analytics to help farmers manage risk. Friedberg has also served as the managing director of the venture capital firm The Founders Fund. He is a graduate of Stanford University and a member of the National Advisory Board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

16 Books recommended by David Friedberg

The Grid

The Grid

The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future

Author :Gretchen Bakke

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"An interesting book about how the grid operates." - David Friedberg [Source]

The Alchemy of Air

The Alchemy of Air

A Jewish Genius, a Doomed Tycoon, and the Scientific Discovery That Fed the World but Fueled the Rise of Hitler

Author :Thomas Hager

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"Great book." - David Friedberg [Source]

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

Author :Bill Gates

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"[Shows] what we should do. [And] he's putting his money where his mouth is." - David Friedberg [Source]

The Wizard of Menlo Park

The Wizard of Menlo Park

How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World

Author :Randall E. Stross

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"A good biography of Edison." - David Friedberg [Source]

Lifespan

Lifespan

Why We Age—and Why We Don't Have To

Author :David Sinclair

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"Highlights a lot of [the author's] research and findings." - David Friedberg [Source]

Parasite Rex

Parasite Rex

Inside the Bizarre World of Nature's Most Dangerous Creatures

Author :Carl Zimmer

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"A fascinating read." - David Friedberg [Source]

The Light of Other Days

The Light of Other Days

A Novel of the Transformation of Humanity

Author :Arthur C. Clarke

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"One of my favorite sci-fi books." - David Friedberg [Source]

Every Life Is on Fire

Every Life Is on Fire

How Thermodynamics Explains the Origins of Living Things

Author :Jeremy England

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"So esoteric and difficult." - David Friedberg [Source]

The Godfather

The Godfather

The Godfather, Book 1

Author :Mario Puzo

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"Very graphic and interesting. But if you've seen the movie, I don't think you get much more from [this book]." - David Friedberg [Source]

Titan

Titan

The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

Author :Ron Chernow

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"Just hearing the story of the railroads and standard oil and what took place in this country, it's incredible." - David Friedberg [Source]

The Vital Question

The Vital Question

Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life

Author :Nick Lane

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"A really good read." - David Friedberg [Source]

Out of Many, One

Out of Many, One

Portraits of America's Immigrants

Author :George W. Bush

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"A great book. I highly recommend it." - David Friedberg [Source]

Enlightenment Now

Enlightenment Now

The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Author :Steven Pinker

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"A great book." - David Friedberg [Source]

When Genius Failed

When Genius Failed

The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

Author :Roger Lowenstein

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"A great story." - David Friedberg [Source]

American Prison

American Prison

A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment

Author :Shane Bauer

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"[The author] goes undercover and works in a penitentiary in Louisiana." - David Friedberg [Source]

The Changing World Order

The Changing World Order

Why Nations Succeed and Fail

Author :Ray Dalio

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"It is my #1, #2, and #3 book recommendations of 2021." - David Friedberg [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What are the books recommended by David Friedberg?

David Friedberg recommends 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind' by Yuval Noah Harari, 'The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible' by Ken Schoolland, 'Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator' by Ryan Holiday, 'Competing Against Luck' by Clayton Christensen, and 'Data and Goliath' by Bruce Schneier.

By reading these books, you can gain knowledge about human history, gain insight into various economic and political topics, explore media manipulation, learn about business innovation, and understand the impact of digital privacy.

By reading these books, you can gain a better understanding of various issues that affect your day-to-day life, such as how the media influences your decisions, how businesses use innovation to their advantage, and how to protect your digital privacy.

Most of the books recommended by David Friedberg are suitable for adults and teenagers who are interested in learning about more complex topics. 'The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible' is more suitable for children.