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Daniel H. Pink is an American author. Four of his books have been featured on the New York Times bestsellers' list. He was host and co-executive producer of the 2014 National Geographic Channel social science TV series Crowd Control.
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The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Dec 31, 2020)
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I’ve read The Great Gatsby at different points in my life.     source
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Bill Gates
The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World
by Vivek H Murthy M.D. (Apr 20, 2020)
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Instant New York Times Bestseller!
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Made me rethink much of what I believe about physical health, public policy, and the human condition. By revealing America’s epidemic of loneliness—and then offering an array of remedies for the condition—The author has done a great service, and made Together the most important book you’ll read this year.     source
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Hit Makers
How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction
by Derek Thompson (Feb 05, 2018)
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Nothing "goes viral." If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today's crowded media environment, you're missing the real story. Each blockbuster has a secret history--of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate cults that turn some new products into cultural phenomena. Even the ...
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Offers a fresh and compelling take on how the media function and how ideas spread.     source
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Book One of the Centenal Cycle (The Centenal Cycle (1))
by Malka Older (Aug 07, 2017)
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It's been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global micro-democracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything's on the...
Tools of Titans
The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
by Timothy Ferriss (Dec 05, 2016)
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The latest groundbreaking book from Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek.  From the author:   For the last two years, Ive interviewed nearly two hundred world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icon...
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I have a dog-eared copy of this book.     source
by Eliot Peper (Apr 25, 2016)
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In the not-so-distant future, economic inequality and persistent surveillance push Oakland to the brink of civil war. Lilly Miyamoto is a passionate analog photographer striving to pursue an ever more distant dream. Huian Li is preeminent among the Silicon Valley elite as the founder and CEO of the pervasive tech giant Cumulus. Graham Chandler is a...
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Ev Williams
War of Art, The
by Steven Pressfield (Jun 15, 2015)
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I have a little sign on my desk here that says, 'Beat the resistance.' So, I’ve given The War of Art out a lot too.     source
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Give and Take
Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
by Adam Grant (Mar 24, 2014)
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A truly exhilarating book—the rare work that will shatter your assumptions about how the world works and keep your brain firing for weeks after you’ve turned the last page.     source
It Can't Happen Here
by Sinclair Lewis (Jan 06, 2014)
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It Can’t Happen Here is the only one of Sinclair Lewis’s later novels to match the power of Main Street, Babbitt, and Arrowsmith. A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America. Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler...
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey (Nov 18, 2013)
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Millions of copies sold. New York Times Bestseller. Named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century. Every so often a book comes along that not only alters the lives of readers but leaves an imprint on the culture itself. The 7 Habits is one of those books. Daniel Pink, New York Times bestselling author of When and DriveOne o...
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The 4-Hour Workweek
Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
by Timothy Ferriss (Dec 14, 2009)
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More than 100 pages of new, cutting-edge content. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero ma...
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
by Mark Twain (Oct 27, 2006)
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In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the great American humorist Mark Twain follows the escapades of Tom Saywer's best friend on a raft trip down the swirling waters of the Mississippi River. Join Huck and Jim, a runaway slave, on their remarkable adventure, where they meet con artists and slave traders, while learning the power of friendship. Th...
Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl (May 31, 2006)
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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with re...
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A hugely important book for me.     source
The Plot Against America
by Philip Roth (Sep 26, 2005)
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In an astonishing feat of narrative invention, our most ambitious novelist imagines an alternate version of American history. In 1940 Charles A. Lindbergh, heroic aviator and rabid isolationist, is elected President. Shortly thereafter, he negotiates a cordial "understanding" with Adolf Hitler, while the new government embarks on a program of folks...
A Sense of Where You Are
by John McPhee (Jun 29, 1999)
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When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhee's first book, is about Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen. McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is ...
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A remarkable book.     source
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Paul Graham
Animal Farm
by George Orwell (Dec 31, 1995)
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Librarian's note: There is an Alternate Cover Edition for this edition of this book here.A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned –a razor-e...
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I think that Animal Farm should be in every organizational behavior class in an MBA program.     source
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Bird by Bird
Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott (Aug 31, 1995)
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"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. [It] was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized...
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One of the greatest things ever.     source
Levels of the Game
by John McPhee (Oct 31, 1979)
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One of the best books by John McPhee I’ve read.     source
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Stephen Dubner
Death of a Salesman
by Arthur Miller (Dec 31, 1975)
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning tragedy of a salesman’s deferred American dream Ever since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic her...
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I had a completely different view of Death of a Salesman once I became a father versus before I became a father.     source