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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends
The Cyberweapons Arms Race
Nicole Perlroth - Feb 09, 2021
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From The New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth, the untold story of the cyberweapons market-the most secretive, invisible, government-backed market on earth-and a terrifying first look at a new kind of global warfare.Zero day: a software bug that allows a hacker to break into your devices and move around undetected. One of the most ...
Andrew Wilkinson
May 11, 2021
I'm shocked by how few tech leaders—especially at small and medium sized companies—understand the risk of cyber attack. It's like being a civil engineer in Japan who hasn't read about earthquakes. This book by @nicoleperlroth shook me:      source
The Psychology of Money
Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness
Morgan Housel - Sep 08, 2020
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Doing well with money isn't necessarily about what you know. It's about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people. Money--investing, personal finance, and business decisions--is typically taught as a math-based field, where data and formulas tell us exactly what to do. But in the real world people don't make financi...
Andrew Wilkinson
Feb 19, 2021
@BrentBeshore @morganhousel I read it last weekend and absolutely loved it. One of the best books I’ve read all year.      source
How to Get Rich
One of the World's Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets
Felix Dennis - May 26, 2009 (first published in 2008)
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Felix Dennis is an expert at proving people wrong. Starting as a college dropout with no family money, he created a publishing empire, founded Maxim magazine, made himself one of the richest people in the UK, and had a blast in the process.How to Get Rich is different from any other book on the subject because Dennis isn't selling snake oil, invest...
Andrew Wilkinson
Jan 27, 2021
There is one book I recommend more than any other, and I'm ashamed to share the name... I swear to god, this is an incredible, well-written, thoughtful book. It's called 'How To Get Rich' 🤦‍♂️ It was written by a magazine publishing magnate named Felix Dennis in 2008...      source
Lights Out
Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric
Thomas Gryta - Jul 21, 2020
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How could General Electric—perhaps America’s most iconic corporation—suffer such a swift and sudden fall from grace?This is the definitive history of General Electric’s epic decline, as told by the two Wall Street Journal reporters who covered its fall.Since its founding in 1892, GE has been more than just a corporation. For generations, it was job...
Andrew Wilkinson
Dec 09, 2020
@ShaneAParrish 3 that stand out: Maybe You Should Talk To Somebody by Lori Gottlieb Lights Out by Thomas Gryta The Man Who Solved The Market by Gregory Zuckerman      source
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The Man Who Solved the Market
How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution
Gregory Zuckerman - Nov 05, 2019
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Gregory Zuckerman, the bestselling author of The Greatest Trade Ever and The Frackers, answers the question investors have been asking for decades: How did Jim Simons do it?Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardJim Simons is the greatest money maker in modern financial history. No other investor--Warren Buffett...
Andrew Wilkinson
Dec 09, 2020
@ShaneAParrish 3 that stand out: Maybe You Should Talk To Somebody by Lori Gottlieb Lights Out by Thomas Gryta The Man Who Solved The Market by Gregory Zuckerman      source
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
Lori Gottlieb - Apr 02, 2019
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One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will ...
Andrew Wilkinson
Dec 09, 2020
@ShaneAParrish 3 that stand out: Maybe You Should Talk To Somebody by Lori Gottlieb Lights Out by Thomas Gryta The Man Who Solved The Market by Gregory Zuckerman      source
Triumphs of Experience
The Men of the Harvard Grant Study
George E. Vaillant - May 04, 2015 (first published in 2012)
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At a time when many people around the world are living into their tenth decade, the longest longitudinal study of human development ever undertaken offers some welcome news for the new old age: our lives continue to evolve in our later years, and often become more fulfilling than before.Begun in 1938, the Grant Study of Adult Development charted th...
Andrew Wilkinson
Jul 22, 2019
@jmagnuss The Triumphs of Experience (book)      source
Tao of Charlie Munger
A Compilation of Quotes from Berkshire Hathaway's Vice Chairman on Life, Business, and the Pursuit of Wealth With Commentary by David Clark
David Clark - Jan 03, 2017
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Words of wisdom from Charlie Munger—Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner and the visionary Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway—collected and interpreted with an eye towards investing by David Clark, coauthor of the bestselling Buffettology series.Born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1924 Charlie Munger studied mathematics at the University of Michigan,...
Andrew Wilkinson
Jun 11, 2019
'The Tao of Charlie Munger' by David Clark is easily the most impactful book I've read over the past 5 years. I've read it probably 20 times, just to drill all of Munger's lessons into my head. Better than any MBA.      source
In Sheep's Clothing
Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People
Dr. George K. Simon - Apr 01, 2010
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Dr. George Simon knows how people push your buttons.  Your children--especially teens--are expert at it, as is your mate.  A co-worker may quietly undermine your efforts while professing to be helpful, or your boss may prey on your weaknesses.  Manipulative people have two goals: to win and to look good doing it.  Often those they abuse are only va...
Andrew Wilkinson
Apr 14, 2019
Despite it being challenging, I'd still recommend reading these books so you know what to look out for:      source
Snakes in Suits
When Psychopaths Go to Work
May 09, 2006
Andrew Wilkinson
Apr 14, 2019
Despite it being challenging, I'd still recommend reading these books so you know what to look out for:      source
Without Conscience
The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us
Robert D. Hare - Jan 07, 1999 (first published in 1993)
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Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society's rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. ...
Andrew Wilkinson
Apr 14, 2019
Despite it being challenging, I'd still recommend reading these books so you know what to look out for:      source
The Fish That Ate the Whale by Rich Cohen
Rework by Jason Fried
Influence by Robert B. Cialdini
Getting Everything You Can Out of All You've Got by Jay Abraham
MONEY Master the Game by Tony Robbins
Made to Stick by Chip Heath
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Status Anxiety by Alain De Botton