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Seth W. Godin is an American author and former dot com business executive.
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How Non-Conformists Move the World
by Adam Grant (Feb 06, 2017)
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Tags: self-helpbusinessmotivationalmanagementleadershippsychology
The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideasand how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option BReading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully ne...
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An urgent must read, a seminal work that will surprise you on every single page. Adam Grant has reset our expectations for what it means to be creative and what's required to make a difference. Share it with someone you care about.     source
B
by Sarah Kay (Apr 27, 2015)
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In 2011, Sarah Kay performed her poem "B" at the TED conference in Long Beach, California to standing ovations. Now the video of that performance has been forwarded to mothers and daughters (and fathers and sons) all over the world. Originally written in 2007, "B" is a thank you note, a love letter, a wish, a promise, a confession, and a secret. Wi...
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A simple poem from a mother to her daughter. And I have to confess, I get choked up every single time I read it.     source
Debt - Updated and Expanded
The First 5,000 Years
by David Graeber (Oct 27, 2014)
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Tags: historyeconomicsfinance
Before there was money, there was debtEvery economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systemsto relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? Theres not a shred of evidence to support it.Here anthropologist David Graeber presents...
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The most fascinating book I've read all year in 2015.     source
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Snow Crash
by Neal Stephenson (Apr 14, 2014)
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Tags: fictionscience-fictionadventure
Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original, he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the...
Seth Godin
Such a good book but you can’t give it to someone now. I've tried; it doesn’t work. You have to read it before you’ve been on the internet.     source
Give and Take
Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
by Adam Grant (Mar 24, 2014)
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A milestone! Well-researched, generous, actionable and important.     source
Just Kids
by Patti Smith (Nov 01, 2010)
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"Patti Smith has graced us with a poetic masterpiece, a rare and privileged invitation to unlatch a treasure chest never before breached." - Johnny DeppIt was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation. Patti Smith would e...
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It is not going to change the way you do business but it might change the way you live.     source
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Little Brother
by Cory Doctorow (Apr 12, 2010)
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If you’re into security and privacy.     source
Rework
Change The Way You Work Forever
by Jason Fried (Feb 28, 2010)
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Tags: businessmanagemententrepreneurshipeconomics
From the founders of the trailblazing software company 37signals, here is a different kind of business book - one that explores a new reality. Today, anyone can be in business. Tools that used to be out of reach are now easily accessible. Technology that cost thousands is now just a few pounds or even free. Stuff that was impossible just a few year...
Seth Godin
I can't imagine what possible excuse you can dream up for not buying this book for every single person you work with, right now.     source
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Crossing the Chasm
Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers
by Geoffrey A. Moore (Jul 31, 2006)
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Here is the bestselling guide that created a new game plan for marketing in high-tech industries. Crossing the Chasm has become the bible for bringing cutting-edge products to progressively larger markets. This edition provides new insights into the realities of high-tech marketing, with special emphasis on the Internet. It's essential reading for ...
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Helps us understand that it is a myth — an incorrect myth, a false myth — to believe that we can start with an idea for a few people and ride it from early adopter to early majority to late majority to laggard.     source
Understanding Comics
The Invisible Art
by Scott McCloud (Apr 26, 1994)
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I have given away many, many copies.     source