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Currently Reading:

  1. The Messy Marketplace: Selling Your Business in a World of Imperfect Buyers
  2. The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492
  3. Made in the USA: The Rise and Retreat of American Manufacturing
  4. Vote Buying in Indonesia: The Mechanics of Electoral Bribery
  5. Run for Something: A Real-Talk Guide to Fixing the System Yourself
  6. Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison
  7. The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare
  8. The Three-Body Problem
  9. Slavery and Islam
  10. The Logic of Political Survival
  11. Mughal Warfare: Indian Frontiers and Highroads to Empire 1500–1700
  12. The Grand Strategy of the Habsburg Empire
  13. Bangkit dan Runtuhnya Khilafah Bani Umayyah
  14. The Real Estate Game: The Intelligent Guide To Decisionmaking And Investment

Wish List:

  1. Voting Behavior in Indonesia since Democratization: Critical Democrats
  2. Piety and Public Opinion: Understanding Indonesian Islam
  3. The Great American Drug Deal: A New Prescription for Innovative and Affordable Medicines
  4. Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco
  5. Fisher Investments on Consumer Discretionary
  6. Fisher Investments on Health Care
  7. The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
  8. Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road to Bankruptcy and Bailout-and Beyond
  9. Hadith: Muhammad’s Legacy in the Medieval and Modern World (The Foundations of Islam)
  10. Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenge and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet’s Legacy (Islam in the Twenty-First Century)
  11. Oil 101
  12. The Mining Valuation Handbook: Mining and Energy Valuation for Investors and Management
  13. The New Rules of Retail: Competing in the World’s Toughest Marketplace
  14. The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs
  15. A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics, Second Edition: What Managers, Executives, and Students Need to Know
  16. Macroeconomics for Professionals: A Guide for Analysts and Those Who Need to Understand Them
  17. Law’s Order: What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters

Parking Lot:

This is for books that I have in library but didn’t finish yet (if at all) because they are too difficult, too long, not urgent yet, not relevant, not worth my time, or I’m just too lazy

  1. Critical Assembly (Technical History of Los Alamos During the Oppenheimer Years)
  2. The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress
  3. Debt – Updated and Expanded: The First 5,000 Years
  4. Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs
  5. Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America
  6. The Futures: The Rise of the Speculator and the Origins of the World’s Biggest Markets
  7. Legal Evolution and Political Authority in Indonesia
  8. From the American System to Mass Production, 1800-1932: The Development of Manufacturing Technology in the United States
  9. The Black Swan
  10. Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
  11. More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite
  12. Restaurant Success by the Numbers, Second Edition: A Money-Guy’s Guide to Opening the Next New Hot Spot
  13. The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
  14. King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone
  15. A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market
  16. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
  17. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
  18. What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture
  19. Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It
  20. Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor

Finished Books by Year of Completion

  1. The Fashion Business Manual: An Illustrated Guide to Building a Fashion Brand
  2. Corporate Turnaround Artistry: Fix Any Business in 100 Days
  3. Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective
  4. An Economic History of Indonesia: 1800-2012
  5. China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know


  1. I forgot what did I read this particular year (if any). Thanks 60-80+ hours workweek.


  1. The Intelligent Investor
  2. The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths That Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By
  3. Ultrasociety: How 10,000 Years of War Made Humans the Greatest Cooperators on Earth
  4. The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
  5. Bangkit Dan Runtuhnya Khilafah Utsmaniyah
  6. The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: The Life and Times of Jacob Fugger
  7. The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything
  8. Never Eat Alone (And Other Secrets to Success One Relationship at a Time)
  9. Narrative and Numbers: The Value of Stories in Business
  10. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  11. Heaven’s Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance
  12. A Handbook of Primary Commodities in the Global Economy
  13. High Output Management
  14. High Growth Handbook


  1. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
  2. Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs


  1. Power: Why Some People Have It and Others Don’t
  2. The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business
  3. The Dictator’s Handbook: Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics
  4. Oligarchy
  5. Coup d’État: A Practical Handbook


  1. Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses
  2. How to Lie with Statistics
  3. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
  4. Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics
  5. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  6. So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
  7. The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – and How to Make the Most of Them Now


  1. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
  2. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
  3. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
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