Fred Wilson

25 Fred Wilson Recommended Books

Fred Wilson is an American venture capitalist and co-founder of Union Square Ventures. He is considered a thought leader in the New York City startup scene, and he has made investments in companies such as Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, and Kickstarter. He is also an active blogger, and he shares his thoughts on the technology and venture capital industries on his popular blog, AVC. com.

25 Books recommended by Fred Wilson

Whiplash

Whiplash

How to Survive Our Faster Future

Author :Joi Ito

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"A nine step program to help us survive this world we have unleashed on ourselves." - Fred Wilson [Source]

The Oxford Shakespeare

The Oxford Shakespeare

The Complete Works

Author :William Shakespeare

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Fred Wilson recommended this book on his blog. [Source]

The Soul of A New Machine

The Soul of A New Machine

Author :Tracy Kidder

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"I love [this book]. First it is a story. Second it captures the passion of engineers who are driven to ship a revolutionary product." - Fred Wilson [Source]

The Prince

The Prince

Author :Niccolò Machiavelli

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Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

Author :Maurice Sendak

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"I loved [this book]." - Fred Wilson [Source]

The Business Blockchain

The Business Blockchain

Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology

Author :William Mougayar

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"Makes a complex subject, blockchain technology, accessible for the non-technical." - Fred Wilson [Source]

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces

Author :John Kennedy Toole

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"Good choice." - Fred Wilson [Source]

Snow Crash

Snow Crash

A Novel

Author :Neal Stephenson

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"A lot of what we [at USV] invest in and how we look at the future comes from [this book]." - Fred Wilson [Source]

Setting the Table

Setting the Table

The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business

Author :Danny Meyer

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"If you are an entrepreneur, you should read this book." - Fred Wilson [Source]

The World According to Garp

The World According to Garp

A Novel

Author :John Irving

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"One of my favorite books." - Fred Wilson [Source]

Catch-22

Catch-22

Author :Joseph Heller

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"A good one!" - Fred Wilson [Source]

The Aspirational Investor

The Aspirational Investor

Taming the Markets to Achieve Your Life's Goals

Author :Ashvin B. Chhabra

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"If you think about investing differently or want to, you might enjoy it." - Fred Wilson [Source]

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Author :Michael Chabon

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Fred Wilson recommended this book on his blog. [Source]

One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author :Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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"Another amazing book that made me see things differently." - Fred Wilson [Source]

Talking to Humans

Talking to Humans

Success starts with understanding your customers

Author :Giff Constable

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"Explains how to do the customer development interviews in a way that will get you the most accurate and actionable feedback." - Fred Wilson [Source]

Product Design for the Web

Product Design for the Web

Principles of Designing and Releasing Web Products

Author :Randy J. Hunt

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"It might be most useful to someone who is just getting into designing interactive applications." - Fred Wilson [Source]

The Little Prince

The Little Prince

Author :Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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"I loved [this book]." - Fred Wilson [Source]

Endurance

Endurance

Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Author :Alfred Lansing

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"An insipring story!" - Fred Wilson [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What types of books does Fred Wilson recommend?

Fred Wilson typically recommends books related to technology, venture capital, business strategy, and other business-related subjects. He also recommends books from the classics and other general interest topics.

Fred Wilson publishes a new book recommendation approximately once a month, though they frequency can vary.

Fred Wilson publishes his book recommendations on his blog (AVC.com), as well as on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Fred Wilson maintains an extensive list of books he has read and provides highlights from each book on his blog. He also runs an online book club through his blog and LinkedIn.