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Sheryl Sandberg is an American technology executive, author, and billionaire. She is the chief operating officer of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org. In June 2012, she was elected to Facebook's board of directors by existing board members, becoming the first woman to serve on its board
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Harry Potter Box Set
The Complete Collection
by J. K. Rowling (Nov 14, 2014)
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Sheryl Sandberg
Mar 14, 2013
I would love to meet J. K. Rowling and tell her how much I admire her writing and am amazed by her imagination. I read every Harry Potter book as it came out and looked forward to each new one. I am rereading them now with my kids and enjoying them every bit as much. She made me look at jelly beans in a whole new way.     source
Conscious Business
How to Build Value through Values
by Fred Kofman Ph.D. (Sep 30, 2013)
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Tags: businessleadershipnonfictionpersonal-development
Consciousness is the main source of organizational greatness. Conscious business, explains Fred Kofman, means finding your passion and expressing your essential values through your work. Conscious Business presents breakthrough techniques to help you and the people in your company create a workplace founded in unconditional responsibility and unfli...
Sheryl Sandberg
Mar 14, 2013
It had a profound effect on my career and life. I think about his lessons almost every day — the importance of authentic communication, impeccable commitments, being a player not a victim, and taking responsibility. I have given this book to so many team members at work, and I’ve seen it inspire people overnight to be more aware of their actions and impact on others.     source
Bossypants
by Tina Fey (Jan 02, 2012)
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Tags: nonfictionbiography-and-memoirhumor-and-comedy
Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.She has seen both these dreams come true.At last, Tina Fey's story ...
Sheryl Sandberg
Mar 14, 2013
I absolutely loved Tina Fey’s Bossypants and didn’t want it to end. It’s hilarious as well as important. Not only did I laugh on every page, but I was nodding along, highlighting and dog-earing like crazy. On Page 3, she offers amazing advice to women in the workplace: No pigtails, no tube tops. Cry sparingly. (Some people say, Never let them see you cry. I say, if you’re so mad you could just cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.) It is so, so good. As a young girl, I was labeled bossy, too, so as a former — O.K., current — bossypants, I am grateful to Tina for being outspoken, unapologetic and hysterically funny.     source
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The Lean Startup
How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
by Eric Ries (Sep 12, 2011)
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Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for on...
Sheryl Sandberg
Mar 14, 2013
The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries, provides a great inside look at how the tech industry approaches building products and businesses.     source
The Big Short
Inside the Doomsday Machine
by Michael Lewis (Jan 31, 2011)
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Tags: nonfictionbusinessmoney-and-financehistory
The #1 New York Times bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter, Vanity FairThe real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets whe...
Sheryl Sandberg
Mar 14, 2013
Michael Lewis’s ability to boil down the most complicated subjects is like a magic trick. You can’t believe your eyes. He takes on important issues — from the 2008 Wall Street crash in The Big Short to parenting in Home Game - and breaks them down to their deepest truths. His combination of an extraordinary analytical mind and a deep understanding of human nature allows him to weave together data and events to offer a fresh and insightful narrative. Whatever the topic, the result is always compelling and even thrilling. I am in awe of him.     source
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Home Game
An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood
by Michael Lewis (Jun 06, 2010)
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Tags: nonfictionparentingbiography-and-memoirhumor-and-comedy
When Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is that record. But it is also something else: maybe the funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded, from the point of view of the man inside. The...
Sheryl Sandberg
Mar 14, 2013
Michael Lewis’s ability to boil down the most complicated subjects is like a magic trick. You can’t believe your eyes. He takes on important issues — from the 2008 Wall Street crash in The Big Short to parenting in Home Game - and breaks them down to their deepest truths. His combination of an extraordinary analytical mind and a deep understanding of human nature allows him to weave together data and events to offer a fresh and insightful narrative. Whatever the topic, the result is always compelling and even thrilling. I am in awe of him.     source
Queen of Fashion
What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
by Caroline Weber (Oct 01, 2007)
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A Washington Post Book World Best Book of the YearWhen her carriage first crossed over from her native Austria into France, fourteen-year-old Marie Antoinette was taken out, stripped naked before an entourage, and dressed in French attire to please the court of her new king. For a short while, the young girl played the part.But by the time she took...
Sheryl Sandberg
Mar 14, 2013
I can’t list my favorite authors without including my college roommate Caroline Weber. I love her books because I hear about them from start to finish — with the many ups and downs that go into publishing. Much of what she writes is for the comp lit crowd — not tech execs — but she is always willing to explain passages to me. In 2007, she published the brilliant and fun Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution. There are few books that I have enjoyed as much. And while I admit I’m biased, it’s not just me — The Washington Post Book World named it one of the best books of the year.     source
Now, Discover Your Strengths
by Marcus Buckingham (Dec 31, 2000)
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Unfortunately, most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths, much less the ability to build our lives around them. Instead, guided by our parents, by our teachers, by our managers, and by psychology's fascination with pathology, we become experts in our weaknesses and spend our lives trying to repair these flaws, while our strengths li...
Sheryl Sandberg
Mar 14, 2013
Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton. This book has been instrumental in how we think about developing talent at Facebook     source
A Short Guide to a Happy Life
by Anna Quindlen (Oct 30, 2000)
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Tags: nonfictionpersonal-developmentbiography-and-memoirphilosophy
From the author of Blessings and Still Life with Bread Crumbs, Anna Quindlen’s classic reflection on a meaningful life is the perfect gift for graduation, or any occasion.“Life is made of moments, small pieces of silver amidst long stretches of tedium. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the one...
Sheryl Sandberg
Mar 14, 2013
Somewhere in that pile of books on my night stand sits a well-worn copy of Anna Quindlen’s A Short Guide to a Happy Life. I’ve read it before — and I will read it again — and just knowing it’s at my bedside gives me comfort. Her wisdom resonates for me on the deepest level     source
The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 1
by Arthur Schopenhauer (May 31, 1966)
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Arthur Schopenhauer's Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung is one of the most important philosophical works of the nineteenth century, the basic statement of one important stream of post-Kantian thought. It is without question Schopenhauer's greatest work. Conceived and published before the philosopher was 30 and expanded 25 years later, it is the su...
Sheryl Sandberg
Mar 14, 2013
I am a pack rat. I’ve even hung on to all my textbooks from college — you know, just in case I have the sudden urge to read Schopenhauer’s The World as Will and Representation.     source
A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L'Engle (Dec 31, 1961)
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Tags: fantasyfictionteen-and-young-adultclassicsscience-fictionchildrens
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger."Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a m...
Sheryl Sandberg
Mar 14, 2013
I wanted to be Meg Murry, the admittedly geeky heroine of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I loved how she worked with others to fight against an unjust system and how she fought to save her family against very long odds. I was also captivated by the concept of time travel. I keep asking Facebook’s engineers to build me a tesseract so I, too, could fold the fabric of time and space. But so far no one has even tried.     source