Tobias Lütke

36 Tobias Lütke Recommended Books

Tobias Lütke is a Canadian entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Shopify, an e-commerce platform. He was born in Germany before moving to Ottawa, Canada, at the age of 16. After creating an online snowboard store, he developed Shopify in 2006, with the aim of helping other small businesses to sell online.

36 Books recommended by Tobias Lütke

The Talent Code

The Talent Code

Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.

Author :Daniel Coyle

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Tobi Lütke mentioned this book on the "Invest Like the Best" podcast. [Source]

The Making of Prince of Persia

The Making of Prince of Persia

Author :Jordan Mechner

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"Loved [this book]." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

Masters of Doom

Masters of Doom

How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

Author :David Kushner

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"Wonderful." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

Grit

Grit

The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Author :Angela Duckworth

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"Great book. I think she actually talks about me in it 😂" - Tobi Lütke [Source]

A Guide to the Good Life

A Guide to the Good Life

The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy

Author :William B. Irvine

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"One of the best books I’ve ever read." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

Shoe Dog

Shoe Dog

A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Author :Phil Knight

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"An autobiographical account of one of the world’s most recognizable brands." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

Thinking in Systems

Thinking in Systems

Author :Donella H. Meadows

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Mentioned on "The Knowledge Project" podcast. [Source]

The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style

Author :William Strunk Jr.

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"[My] most frequently gifted book is [this book] because I like good writing." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

What's Our Problem?

What's Our Problem?

A Self-Help Book for Societies

Author :Tim Urban

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"This book is truly remarkable. [The author] has spent 6 years on this. You must read it." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

Permutation City

Permutation City

A Novel

Author :Greg Egan

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"The quality of the science in this book is exceptional." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

Drive

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Author :Daniel Pink

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One of Tobi Lütke's favorite books according to "The Globe and Mail." [Source]

The Precipice

The Precipice

Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity

Author :Toby Ord

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"Enjoyed [this book]. Odd time to read about end-of-world scenarios." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

Game Engine Black Book

Game Engine Black Book

DOOM: v1.1

Author :Fabien Sanglard

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"Loved it." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

Tuxedo Park

Tuxedo Park

A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II

Author :Jennet Conant

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"Really enjoyed it." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

Reamde

Reamde

A Novel

Author :Neal Stephenson

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"I did like [this book] a lot." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

The Box

The Box

How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger

Author :Marc Levinson

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"We all live in Malcolm’s world because the shipping container has been hugely influential in history." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

High Output Management

High Output Management

Author :Andrew S. Grove

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"Unapologetically almost a how to manual, but kind of deconstructs the world of business into first principles." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

Mindset

Mindset

The New Psychology of Success

Author :Carol S. Dweck

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Mentioned on "The Knowledge Project" podcast. [Source]

Antifragile

Antifragile

Incerto, Book 3

Author :Nassim Taleb

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"It's so wonderful when books create the language that you need to better reason about the world. [This book] did that as well." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

The Courage to Be Disliked

The Courage to Be Disliked

The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness

Author :Ichiro Kishimi

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"Probably the best book I’ve read in the last couple of years." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

Cryptonomicon

Cryptonomicon

Author :Neal Stephenson

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"I read [this book] 20 years ago or so." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

The Dream Machine

The Dream Machine

Author :M. Mitchell Waldrop

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"I really love tech history books like this." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

Hell Yeah or No

Hell Yeah or No

What's worth doing

Author :Derek Sivers

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"Instant buy. I’ve learned so much from [this author] in the formative Shopify years." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

Losing the Signal

Losing the Signal

The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry

Author :Jacquie McNish

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"Great book." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

Influence

Influence

The Psychology of Persuasion

Author :Robert Cialdini

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"The most mind-bending book you can imagine, because it essentially taught you always humans are flawed and influential." - Tobi Lütke [Source]

The Design of Everyday Things

The Design of Everyday Things

Author :Don Norman

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Tobi Lütke mentioned this book on the "Invest Like the Best" podcast. [Source]

FAQs

Q1: Who is Tobias Lütke?

Tobias Lütke is the co-founder and CEO of Shopify, a Canadian multinational e-commerce company that provides retail Point-of-sale systems.

Tobias Lütke is known to recommend books which cover a wide range of topics including business, entrepreneurship, psychology and culture.

Tobias Lütke views books as a way to learn about a variety of topics from people that have experienced it, as well as providing an additional way to gain perspective and insight.

Yes, Tobias Lütke has released his annual reading list which includes books such as The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande, Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari.

Tobias Lütke's recommended books can be found in print format as well as audio and electronic formats.