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Top Books To Boost Your Web3 Career and Help You Land a Better Crypto Job

Web3 is one of the fastest fields out there and building a successful career in Web3 requires a commitment to consistent learning and upskilling.

Whether you are in a technical job role such as a Smart Contract Developer or a non technical one such as a Web3 Community Manager, you will need to spend dedicated time to learn more about the field.

We've compiled a list of the 10 books that we believe can help you out in your crypto career irrespective of what kind of job role you are in.

1. "Mastering Bitcoin" by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

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Bitcoin marked the start of the Web3 world as we know it today so it’s only fair that we start our reading journey with a comprehensive understanding of Bitcoin, the bedrock of blockchain technology.

Antonopoulos breaks down complex concepts into concise explanations, making the book a great read for beginners and experienced people alike.

2. "Blue Ocean Strategy" by W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne

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Web3 is all about innovation. The tech is relatively new, the user behaviour is quite different compared to Web2 and that means people who are building in Web3 need to explore the unexplored.

Blue Ocean Strategy, which is also a concept taught in MBA curriculums focuses on creating opportunities where there is no competition and your ability to create a useful product is maximum.

This way of thinking is a great help for everyone and anyone building a career in Web3.

3. "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" by Yuval Noah Harari

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It is the first time in human history that we are seeing digital financial systems being built that do not depend on centralised controlling parties. We are in uncharted territories here.

This means that the importance of understanding the societal context and evolution of technology is even more crucial for people who are working in this industry.

Harari's exploration of human history offers insights into how we arrived at the current tech era, which sheds light on how Web3 might impact the world in the long term.

4. "Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises" by Ray Dalio

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One of the biggest things about Bitcoin is that the supply is capped at 21 Million. Constant money printing by the governments results in high inflation and debt crises.

We have seen many such crises over the past few decades and Ray Dalio takes a deeper dive into how these crises work including but not limited to economic cycles.

For anyone working in crypto this book is a must read IMHO as it allows us to see what is wrong with the traditional systems and how decentralisation, especially in the financial sector can be of help.

PS. This book is available as a free e-book right on Dalio’s website.

5. "The Fourth Industrial Revolution" by Klaus Schwab

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This book highlights the convergence of all forms of tech and covers ideas that could lead the next big industrial revolution.

Although people leading traditional financial ecosystems aren’t as friendly to crypto as they should be, this book still provides a roadmap for navigating the shifts brought by new tech such as crypto in the broader scope of an industrial revolution.

6. "Captivate" by Vanessa Van Edwards

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For people working in crypto and web3, where networking, collaboration, and community engagement are crucial, this book can equip you with practical strategies to effectively communicate complex ideas, establish trust, and create meaningful relationships.

Great communication is one of the biggest differences between a successful career in Web3 and a mediocre one and this is one of those books that we believe can really help you connect better with others.

7. "The Innovator's Dilemma" by Clayton Christensen

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This book focuses on why keeping up pace with innovative trends is important for businesses to survive in the modern world.

Even though this book was written a decade ago, the principles and ideas touched upon in this book are extremely relevant to people working in Web3.

9. "Outliers: The Story of Success" by Malcolm Gladwell

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Malcolm looks at people who did exceptionally well and what it takes to be extraordinarily successful.

It might not be about Web3 but is definitely a great read to understand a perspective on how success works for other people which can definitely help you out to take your Web3 career to the next level.

10. "Blockchain Revolution" by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott

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Last but not the least this is a book that allows all us Web3 fanatics to see the changes blockchain & Bitcoin is bringing to the world.

This piece will leave you motivated & inspired to do something great with your career in crypto as well!

Wrap Up

Navigating a Web3 career requires a well-rounded perspective & knowledge that extends beyond just technical skills.

As you continue on your journey in Web3, remember that success takes a foundation of diverse insights and continuous learning.

As always, happy reading and best of luck with your Web3 job search!

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