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YC's 2017 Summer Reading List

by Y Combinator8/3/2017

The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan “I thought Greenspan was bad but this book paints a positive image. Seb Mallabyis an awesome author so makes for an easy read.

YC's Winter Reading List

by Y Combinator12/6/2016

The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation “It’s amazing how prolific Bell Labs was — the transistor, information theory,Unix, amongst other creations — but it’s fascinating to understand it as anorganization.

YC's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

by Amy Buechler11/28/2016

We’re excited to share the Y Combinator 2016 Holiday Gift Guide. Our gift guide is a lighthearted view into what100+ of our portfolio companies are building. Take a peek and easily tick peopleoff your shopping list with original, creative, impactful gifts.

YC's Summer Reading

by Y Combinator7/27/2016

Ready Player One: A Novel “Beautiful and terrifying visions of our possible futures. Think Pokémon Go onsteroids, for better and worse :)” –Luke IsemanHow Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built “Stewart Brand lovingly describes how and why buildings can get better withtime.

YC's 2015 Reading List

by Y Combinator12/18/2015

The end of the year is a great time to catch up on reading.Here is a roundup of some of the best books we at Y Combinator read in 2015 —some of them happened to be published this year, but many of them were not. Abig hat-tip to Bill Gates, whose legendary reading lists inspired us to make one of our own.