Steve Jurvetson

8 Steve Jurvetson Recommended Books

Steve Jurvetson is a venture capitalist and managing partner of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. He is an early investor in companies such as Hotmail, Skype, and Tesla Motors. He has also invested in SpaceX, Synthetic Genomics, and Nervana Systems. He has been honored with numerous awards, including the World Technology Award in Venture Capital and the Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment.

8 Books recommended by Steve Jurvetson

The Age of Spiritual Machines

The Age of Spiritual Machines

When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence

Author :Ray Kurzweil

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"I have been maintaining [a graph from this book] ever since I read [this book], and I show it in every presentation I give. [...] I would go further and assert that this is the most important graph ever conceived." - Steve Jurvetson [Source]

The Fabric of Reality

The Fabric of Reality

The Science of Parallel Universes--and Its Implications

Author :David Deutsch

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"Realized that a quantum computer would be fundamentally unlike anything we have in this world today." - Steve Jurvetson [Source]

Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Author :Ernest Cline

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"A gift to all of my Apple II programming buddies from high school and Dungeons & Dragons comrades." - Steve Jurvetson [Source]

Out Of Control

Out Of Control

The New Biology Of Machines, Social Systems, And The Economic World

Author :Kevin Kelly

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"The single book that’s had the most influence on me my entire life. [...] It started my life long fascination of the biological metaphors in technology." - Steve Jurvetson [Source]

The Scientist in the Crib

The Scientist in the Crib

What Early Learning Tells Us About the Mind

Author :Alison Gopnik

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"The only thing I did to prepare for being a parent was to read [this book]." - Steve Jurvetson [Source]

A New Kind of Science

A New Kind of Science

Author :Stephen Wolfram

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"A series of epiphanies from [the author] and others that the world is really interesting when you look at iterative algorithms applied millions and billions of times." - Steve Jurvetson [Source]

Abundance

Abundance

The Future Is Better Than You Think

Author :Peter Diamandis

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"Writes about [how] everything is great because physical things are so inexpensive that even the poorest of the poor could live like kings of just a few years prior." - Steve Jurvetson [Source]

Gödel, Escher, Bach

Gödel, Escher, Bach

An Eternal Golden Braid

Author :Douglas R. Hofstadter

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Steve Jurvetson mentioned this book on "The Tim Ferriss Show" podcast. [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What books does Steve Jurvetson recommend?

Steve Jurvetson highly recommends books such as “The Innovator’s Dilemma” by Clayton Christensen, “Zero to One” by Peter Thiel, “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz and “Originals” by Adam Grant.

Steve Jurvetson’s recommended books address topics such as entrepreneurship, business execution in the face of challenge, creativity, problem-solving, and innovation.

Steve Jurvetson takes away the primary lesson that with great manpower, effort, and creative thinking, any problem can be solved and great progress achieved.

Steve Jurvetson’s recommended books have heavily influenced his life by changing his perspective of problem solving, emphasizing the importance of creativity, and emphasizing the power of perseverance.

In addition to the books he recommends, Steve Jurvetson also encourages individuals interested in these topics to explore conferences, podcasts, and articles to round out one's knowledge base.