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Auren Hoffman is the CEO of LiveRamp. Previously, he founded and sold three Internet companies before age 30: BridgePath, Kyber Systems, and GetRelevant. He's an active angel investor or advisor in over 70 companies.
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The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069
Neil Howe - 1992-09-30 (first published in 1991)
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Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading.William Strauss and Neil Howe posit the history of America as a succession of generational biographies,...
Auren Hoffman
@dereksfoster99 @waitbutwhy @antoniogm this is one of my favorite books      source
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The Outsiders
Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
William N. Thorndike - 2012-10-23
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”It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something different.” — John TempletonWhat makes a successful CEO? Most people call to mind a familiar definition: a seasoned manager with deep industry expertise. Others might point to the qualities of today’s so-called celebrity CEOs—charisma, virtuoso communication skills, and a con...
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@VTocks Outsiders in one of my favorite books!      source
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The Elephant in the Brain
Hidden Motives in Everyday Life
Kevin Simler - 2020-11-01 (first published in 2017)
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Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather, but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self-deception. But while we may be self-interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise. The less we know about our own ugly motives, the better - an...
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just finished "The Elephant in the Brain" by @robinhanson -- such a fantastic book -- highly recommend      source
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Hillbilly Elegy
A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
J. D. Vance - 2016-06-28
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From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of Americas white working classHillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisisthat of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic o...
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@AlecMacGillis can't wait to see this. book was fantastic      source
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The Address Book
What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power
Deirdre Mask - 2020-04-14
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An exuberant and insightful work of popular history of how streets got their names, houses their numbers, and what it reveals about class, race, power, and identity.When most people think about street addresses, if they think of them at all, it is in their capacity to ensure that the postman can deliver mail or a traveler won’t get lost. But street...
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@grahamrhind @Deirdre_Mask agreed - this was a terrific book!      source
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Difficult Conversations
How to Discuss What Matters Most
Douglas Stone - 2000-04-01 (first published in 1999)
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Whether you're dealing with an under performing employee, disagreeing with your spouse about money or child-rearing, negotiating with a difficult client, or simply saying "no," or "I'm sorry," or "I love you," we attempt or avoid difficult conversation every day. Based on fifteen years of research at the Harvard Negotiation Project, Difficult Conve...
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@insta_eich i love the book!      source
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How To Raise An Adult
Julie Lythcott-Haims - 2016-08-02 (first published in 2015)
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A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthoodIn How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and ...
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read "How to Raise an Adult". highly recommend the book to all parents and educators.      source