Philipp’s Books of 2016

Our C.E.O. picks his favourite books of the past year
BY Sundrop Farms
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Welcome to Sundrop’s first blog post!

As many of us here are avid readers, we thought that we would kick-off our blog by asking our C.E.O, Philipp, for his favourite books of 2016.

In no particular order, here are his choices:


Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future by Ashlee Vance


A fascinating biography of the Tesla and Space-X entrepreneur, chronicling his life from tough early beginnings in South Africa through to his plans to change the future.


The Hard Things about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz


Indispensable advice for anyone involved in the world of start-ups. It is written by a co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and is at once funny and erudite.


The Big Pivot by Andrew S Wilson


Tackling the huge problems of climate change and scarcity head on, Andrew Winston’s book emphasises that the ‘business as usual’ approach is no longer an option.


Gut:  The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders


A wonderfully off-beat tome containing everything you could ever wish to know about one of the body’s most mis-undertood organs.


Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation

by Michael Pollan


Now made into an equally brilliant TV series, ‘Cooked’ charts human history through various cooking processes. Michael Pollan is a big favourite in the Sundrop office, and we would highly recommend that you also check out ‘In Defense of Food’ and ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma’.


What do you think of Philipp’s list? Have you got any recommendations for him or any other member of the Sundrop team? If so, get in contact on any of our social media channels.




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