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Bryan Callen is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and podcaster. He studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Callen initiated his career as one of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv.
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The Strange Order of Things
Life, Feeling, and the Making of Cultures
Antonio Damasio - 2019-02-19
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From one of our preeminent neuroscientists: a landmark reflection that spans the biological and social sciences, offering a new way of understanding the origins of life, feeling, and culture.The Strange Order of Things is a pathbreaking investigation into homeostasis, the condition of that regulates human physiology within the range that makes poss...
Bryan Callen
2018-02-26T00:00:00.000Z
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Outsmart Your Instincts
How the Behavioral Innovation Approach Drives Your Company Forward
Adam Hansen - 2017-01-10
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Evolution is killing innovation! “Just trust your gut” is great advice when your instincts tell you to run from a lion in the jungle. But when it comes to thinking innovatively about your business, those same instincts can be your own worst enemy. Cognitive biases—the instinctual mental shortcuts we all have in our brains that shape how we see and ...
Bryan Callen
2018-02-26T00:00:00.000Z
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Love in the Time of Cholera
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - 2007-10-05 (first published in 1985)
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In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino...
Bryan Callen
2018-02-26T00:00:00.000Z
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Jonathan Safran Foer - 2006-04-04 (first published in 2005)
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Nine-year-old Oskar Schell is an inventor, amateur entomologist, Francophile, letter writer, pacifist, natural historian, percussionist, romantic, Great Explorer, jeweller, detective, vegan, and collector of butterflies. When his father is killed in the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre, Oskar sets out to solve the mystery of a key h...
Bryan Callen
2018-02-26T00:00:00.000Z
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The Fortress of Solitude
Jonathan Lethem - 2004-08-24 (first published in 2003)
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The Fortress of Solitude is the story of Dylan Ebdus growing up white and motherless in downtown Brooklyn in the 1970s. It's a neighborhood where the entertainments include muggings along with games of stoopball. In that world, Dylan has one friend, a black teenager, also motherless, named Mingus Rude. As Lethem follows the knitting and unraveling ...
Bryan Callen
2018-02-26T00:00:00.000Z
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Cold Mountain
Charles Frazier - 1997-05-16
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Cold Mountain is a novel about a soldier’s perilous journey back to his beloved near the Civil War's end. At once a love story & a harrowing account of one man’s long walk home, Cold Mountain introduces a new talent in American literature.Based on local history & family stories passed down by Frazier’s great-great-grandfather, Cold Mountain is the ...
Bryan Callen
2018-02-26T00:00:00.000Z
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Snow Falling on Cedars
David Guterson - 1995-09-26 (first published in 1994)
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Gripping, tragic, and densely atmospheric—a masterpiece of suspense San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing...
Bryan Callen
2018-02-26T00:00:00.000Z
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Blood Meridian
Or the Evening Redness in the West
Cormac McCarthy - 1992-05-05 (first published in 1985)
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Blood Meridian is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West. Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennessee...
Bryan Callen
2018-02-26T00:00:00.000Z
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Lolita
Vladimir Nabokov - 1989-03-13 (first published in 1955)
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Awe and exhilaration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postw...
Bryan Callen
2018-02-26T00:00:00.000Z
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The Culture Code
The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups [By DC]-[Paperback]
Dc - 2018-01-01
Bryan Callen
2018-02-02T14:40:46.000Z
THE CULTURE CODE is a great book! An inside look at highly successful groups like GOOGLE, SEAL TEAM 6 & THE SPURS etc. @mixedmentalarts listen to my talk with the author here.      source
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Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari - 2018-05-15
Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth
Handbook for Mortals by Lani Sarem
Road Dog by Dov Davidoff
Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
The Straight-A Conspiracy by Hunter Maats
The 4-Hour Chef by Timothy Ferriss
4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss
Bad Science by Ben Goldacre
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin
The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright
Fiasco by Thomas E. Ricks
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
The Symposium by Plato
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell
On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo by Friedrich Nietzsche