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Ben Brode is an American video game designer. He was the game director and public face of Hearthstone until 2018 when he left to found his own game studio, Second Dinner, where he is now Chief Creative Officer.
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White Fragility
Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
by Robin DiAngelo (Jun 26, 2018)
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Categories: Nonfiction
The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and ...
Ben Brode
Jul 28, 2020
“White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism” This book is radical. I thought I knew my shit, but I didn’t. One of the most important books I’ve ever read. Can’t recommend enough.     source
The Library at Mount Char
A Novel
by Scott Hawkins (Mar 15, 2016)
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A missing God.A library with the secrets to the universe. A woman too busy to notice her heart slipping away.Carolyn's not so different from the other people around her. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. Clothes are a bit tricky, but everyone says nice things about her outfit with the Christmas sweater over...
Ben Brode
Jul 28, 2020
“The Library at Mount Char” by Scott Hawkins - a very very fucked up story, featuring dark magic and with a cameo from a sentient iceberg. I really loved this weird ass book. I actually said “oh my god that is so fucked up” several times while reading.     source
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The Black Prism
by Brent Weeks (Jul 23, 2013)
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Categories: FantasyFiction
Guile is the Prism, the most powerful man in the world. He is high priest and emperor, a man whose power, wit, and charm are all that preserves a tenuous peace. Yet Prisms never last, and Guile knows exactly how long he has left to live.When Guile discovers he has a son, born in a far kingdom after the war that put him in power, he must decide how ...
Ben Brode
Jul 28, 2020
The Lightbringer series that begins with “The Black Prism” by Brent Weeks. I don’t know if I’ve ever read a series with more shocking twists. Really cool magic system. I really loved the whole series. Some cool TCG stuff starting in book 2.     source
BLINDSIGHT
by Peter Watts (Mar 04, 2008)
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Two months since the stars fell.Two months since sixty-five thousand alien objects clenched around Earth like a luminous fist, screaming to the heavens as the atmosphere burned them to ash. Two months since that moment of brief, bright surveillance by agents unknown.Two months of silence while a world holds its breath.Now some half-derelict space p...
Ben Brode
May 28, 2019
People on Twitter care a lot about books, apparently! I just finished Blindsight by Peter Watts - was totally insane. If you love super dense hard sci fi, there’s a lot of crazy concepts to chew on. Also, space vampires. (This should not be your first sci fi book!!)     source
The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership
A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success
by Jim Dethmer (Jan 09, 2015)
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You’ll never see leadership the same way again after reading this book. These fifteen commitments are a distillation of decades of work with CEOs and other leaders. They are radical or provocative for many. They have been game changers for us and for our clients. We trust that they will be for you too. Our experience is that unconscious leadershi...
Ben Brode
Apr 08, 2019
My pleasure! I’m so happy to hear you liked it - I LOVE recommending that book!     source
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