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Mistakes Were Made
Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
Carol Tavris - 2007-05-07
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Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell? Renowned social psychologists Carol Tavris and El...
Andrew Wilkinson
There's a great book on it that I highly recommend called Mistakes Were Made (But Not By Me)      source
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The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life
Luke Burgis - 2021-06-01
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A groundbreaking exploration of why we want what we want, and a toolkit for freeing ourselves from chasing unfulfilling desiresAs an undergraduate studying philosophy at Stanford, Peter Thiel met French polymath René Girard and was introduced to his theory of “mimetic desire”—the idea that most human wanting comes from imitating what other people d...
Andrew Wilkinson
No, I didn't read Dianetics ;-) The book is called ‘Wanting’, by an guy named Luke Burgis. It’s about mimetic desire. An academic theory popularized by Peter Thiel. At face value, it barely sounds worth mentioning: When the people around you want something, we want it too…      source
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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends
The Cyberweapons Arms Race
Nicole Perlroth - 2021-02-09
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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
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
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The Psychology of Money
Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness
Morgan Housel - 2020-09-08
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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
@BrentBeshore @morganhousel I read it last weekend and absolutely loved it. One of the best books I’ve read all year.      source
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How to Get Rich
One of the World's Greatest Entrepreneurs Shares His Secrets
Felix Dennis - 2009-05-26 (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
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
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Lights Out
Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric
Thomas Gryta - 2020-07-21
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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
@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 - 2019-11-05
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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
@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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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
Lori Gottlieb - 2019-04-02
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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
@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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Triumphs of Experience
The Men of the Harvard Grant Study
George E. Vaillant - 2015-05-04 (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
@jmagnuss The Triumphs of Experience (book)      source
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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 - 2017-01-03
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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
'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
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