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A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - 2018-05-15T00:00:00.000Z (first published in 2011)
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be ens...
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Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl - 2006-06-01T00:00:00.000Z (first published in 1946)
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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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Atomic Habits
An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear - 2018-10-16T00:00:00.000Z
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The instant New York Times bestseller. Over 1 million copies sold! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad on...
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - 2013-04-02T00:00:00.000Z
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In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fas...
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Zero to One
Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Peter Thiel - 2014-09-16T00:00:00.000Z
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If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise t...
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The Alchemist
25th Anniversary Edition
Paulo Coelho - 2014-09-09T00:00:00.000Z (first published in 1988)
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Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. What starts out as a journey to find...
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Life and Work
Ray Dalio - 2017-09-19T00:00:00.000Z (first published in 2011)
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Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.In 1975, Ray Dalio founded an investment firm, ...
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The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Ben Horowitz - 2014-03-04T00:00:00.000Z
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A lot of people talk about how great it is to start a business, but only Ben Horowitz is brutally honest about how hard it is to run one.In The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, b...
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The Innovator's Dilemma
When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
Clayton M. Christensen - 2016-01-05T00:00:00.000Z (first published in 1997)
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The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding com...
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Marcus Aurelius - 2020-04-07T00:00:00.000Z (first published in 180)
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The Meditations are a set of personal reflections by Marcus Aurelius. He writes about the vicissitudes of his own life and explores how to live wisely and virtuously in an unpredictable world.Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful ...
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High Output Management
Andrew S. Grove - 1995-08-29T00:00:00.000Z
Factfulness by Hans Rosling
Influence by Robert B. Cialdini
Dune by Frank Herbert
Give and Take by Adam Grant
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
Range by David Epstein
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
Quiet by Susan Cain
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Martian by Andy Weir
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T Kiyosaki
How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
On Writing by Stephen King
She Said by Jodi Kantor
Life 3.0 by Max Tegmark
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
Think Again by Adam Grant
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
Poor Charlie's Almanack by Peter D. Kaufman
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Grit by Angela Duckworth
The Overstory by Richard Powers
The Man Who Solved the Market by Gregory Zuckerman
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker
Originals by Adam Grant
The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger
Good To Great by Jim Collins
Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
Super Pumped by Mike Isaac
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker
Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter
The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley
Mastery by Robert Greene
The Great Influenza by John M. Barry
The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond
The Score Takes Care of Itself by Bill Walsh
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Foundation by Isaac-Asimov
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Spy and the Traitor by Ben MacIntyre
The Lessons of History by Will Durant
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M Pirsig
Open by Andre Agassi
Rework by Jason Fried
The WEIRDest People in the World by Joseph Henrich
Essentialism by Greg McKeown
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari