While there is no shortage of breezy books to enjoy during these summer days, we’ve compiled a list of our own captivating reads, offering insight and analysis into the dynamic and interconnected worlds of geopolitics, cybersecurity, data analytics, and venture capital. Enjoy!


Cold Start Problem: How to Start and Scale Network Effects

By Andrew Chen

Practical insights into how entrepreneurs can build, launch, and scale by better understanding and leveraging network effects.


Cyber Privacy: Who Has Your Data and Why You Should Care

By April Falcon Doss

A gripping tale about the widespread practice of personal data collection and the revealing nature of our digital footprints.


Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future

By Sebastian Mallaby

A candid look into the enduring influence of Silicon Valley’s venture capital subculture, offering rare access to some of its most prominent figures.


Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

By David Epstein

Blending both business and parenting guidance, this New York Times best-seller makes the case for developing extensive, broad-based knowledge over deep expertise within a narrow field.


Start-Up Secure: Baking Cybersecurity into Your Company from Founding to Exit

By Chris Castaldo

An informative source for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to help them identify and implement essential cybersecurity measures at their company’s earliest stages.


T-Minus AI: Humanity’s Countdown to Artificial Intelligence and the New Pursuit of Global Power

By Michael Kanaan

A compelling look into the global implications of today’s advances in modern computing, AI, and machine learning.


This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race

By Nicole Perlroth

An unprecedented account of the cyber arms trade market and a terrifying first look at a new kind of global warfare.


Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

By Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson

A handy “how-to” guide for budding VCs to help them navigate the competitive world of venture capital and the complex deal process.


Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power

By Jacob Helberg

The former news policy lead at Google offers a depictive backdrop to the technology “cold war” being waged between democratic and authoritarian regimes.