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Alexis Kerry Ohanian, also known by the username kn0thing, is an American Internet entrepreneur and investor. He is best known as the co-founder and executive chairman of the social news website
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Influence
Science and Practice (5th Edition)
by Robert B. Cialdini (Aug 07, 2008)
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Tags: self-helpmotivationalbusinessleadershipmanagementpsychologymedical
Influence: Science and Practice is an examination of the psychology of compliance (i.e. uncovering which factors cause a person to say "yes" to another's request). Written in a narrative style combined with scholarly research, Cialdini combines evidence from experimental work with the techniques and strategies he gathered while working as a sales...
Indistractable
How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
by Nir Eyal (Sep 09, 2019)
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Tags: self-helpbusinessleadershippersonal-financemanagement
You sit down at your desk to work on an important project, but a notification on your phone interrupts your morning. Later, as you're about to get back to work, a colleague taps you on the shoulder to chat. At home, screens get in the way of quality time with your family. Another day goes by, and once again, your most important personal and profess...
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Little Leaders
Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison)
by Vashti Harrison (Dec 04, 2017)
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Tags: history
Featuring forty trailblazing black women in American history, Little Leaders educates and inspires as it relates true stories of breaking boundaries and achieving beyond expectations. Illuminating text paired with irresistible illustrations bring to life both iconic and lesser-known female figures of Black history such as abolitionist Sojourner Tru...
The Great CEO Within
The Tactical Guide to Company Building
by Matt Mochary (Dec 04, 2019)
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Matt Mochary coaches the CEOs of many of the fastest-scaling technology companies in Silicon Valley. With The Great CEO Within, he shares his highly effective leadership and business-operating tools with any CEO or manager in the world. Learn how to efficiently scale your business from startup to corporation by implementing a system of accountabili...
Permanent Record
by Edward Snowden (Sep 16, 2019)
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Tags: biographymemoirpolitics
Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intellig...
Alexis Ohanian
Oct 30, 2019
Nice surprise this week from #EdSnowden. Reading with gusto over the holiday and especially reflecting on this note--true friendship is the best investment one can make.     source
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Super Pumped
The Battle for Uber
by Mike Isaac (Sep 02, 2019)
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Tags: businesshistoryengineeringtechnology
In June 2017, Travis Kalanick, the hard-charging CEO of Uber, was ousted in a boardroom coup that capped a brutal year for the transportation giant. Uber had catapulted to the top of the tech world, yet for many came to symbolize everything wrong with Silicon Valley.Award-winning New York Times technology correspondent Mike Isaac’s Super Pumped pre...
Why We Sleep
Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams
by Matthew Walker PhD (Jun 18, 2018)
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“Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book…Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill Gates A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and po...
Daemon
by Daniel Suarez (Dec 28, 2009)
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Tags: programmingthrillerfictionscience-fiction
A high-tech thriller for the wireless age that explores the unthinkable consequences of a computer program running without human control—a daemon—designed to dismantle society and bring about a new world orderTechnology controls almost everything in our modern-day world, from remote entry on our cars to access to our homes, from the flight controls...
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Frenemies
The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else)
by Ken Auletta (Jun 03, 2019)
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Tags: business
An intimate and profound reckoning with the changes buffeting the $2 trillion global advertising and marketing business from the perspective of its most powerful players, by the bestselling author of GoogledAdvertising and marketing touches on every corner of our lives, and the industry is the invisible fuel powering almost all media. Complain abou...
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Billion Dollar Whale
The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World
by Bradley Hope (Oct 21, 2019)
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Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Financial Times and Fortune, this "thrilling" (Bill Gates) New York Times bestseller exposes how a "modern Gatsby" swindled over $5 billion with the aid of Goldman Sachs in "the heist of the century" (Axios).Now a #1 international bestseller, BILLION DOLLAR WHALE is "an epic tale of white-collar crime on a global sc...
Alexis Ohanian
An incredible story... If you need some billionaires to despise--look no further than these charlatans.     source
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Shoe Dog
A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
by Phil Knight (Apr 30, 2018)
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In this instant and tenacious New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), opening up about his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing,...
Lagom
The Swedish Art of Balanced Living
by Linnea Dunne (Oct 16, 2017)
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Tags: self-helpspiritual
Discover the Swedish ethos of balanced living with this little book of Lagom. The Swedish concept of Lagom (pronounced "lah-gom") roughly translates to "not too little, not too much, just right." This charming book introduces readers to a new way of balanced living that promises happiness and sustainability in work and in life. Lagom provides simpl...
Founders at Work
Stories of Startups' Early Days
by Jessica Livingston (Jan 25, 2007)
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Tags: technologyentrepreneurshipeconomicsbusinessengineeringdesign
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lo...
Alexis Ohanian
A bunch of really great interviews Jessica did with a bunch of just OGs of entrepreneurship.     source
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Masters of Doom
How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
by David Kushner (May 10, 2004)
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Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, they lived a unique and rollicking American Dream, escaping the broken homes of their youth to produce ...
Alexis Ohanian
Made my co-founder and me think, 'Well, if these guys could do it, why can’t we?'     source
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