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Casey Neistat is an American YouTube personality, filmmaker, vlogger and co-founder of the multimedia company Beme, which was later acquired by CNN. In 2018, he founded 368, a creative space for creators to collaborate and influence each other.
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Chasing Dreams, Befriending Pain, and Other Big Ideas
Alexi Pappas - Jan 12, 2021
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"Renaissance runner" (New York Times) Alexi Pappas--Olympic athlete, actress, filmmaker and writer--shares what she's learned about confidence, self-reliance, mental health, embracing pain, and achieving your dreams in this revealing and inspiring like a braveysleep like a babydream like a crazyreplace can't with maybe When Ale...
Casey Neistat
Jan 26, 2021
MAJOR RECOMMEND. this book by @AlexiPappas - she's an olympic runner and filmmaker (a combo you can imagine im in awe of) and shares a very intimate telling of her lifes experiences. truly can't recommend enough --      source
No Filter
The Inside Story of Instagram
Sarah Frier - Apr 14, 2020
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Award-winning reporter Sarah Frier reveals an inside, never-before-told, behind-the-scenes look at how Instagram defied the odds to become one of the most culturally defining apps of the decade. Since its creation in 2010, Instagram’s fun and simple interface has captured our collective imagination, swiftly becoming a way of life. In No Filter: The...
Casey Neistat
Apr 21, 2020
Awesome story about how IG came to be and its impact broadly on human interaction.      source
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The Spy and the Traitor
The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
Ben MacIntyre - Aug 06, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War. "The best true spy story I have ever read."--JOHN LE CARR� If anyone could be considered a Russian counter...
Casey Neistat
Jun 05, 2019
just finished this yesterday. absolutely fantastic book. super recommend if you're into spycraft and espionage. bravo @BenMacintyre1      source
Midnight in Chernobyl
The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
Adam Higginbotham - Feb 04, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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A New York Times Best Book of the Year A Time Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Winner From journalist Adam Higginbotham, the New York Times bestselling account that reads almost like the script for a movie (The Wall Street Journal)a powerful investigation into Chernob...
Casey Neistat
May 31, 2019
@Lisa96744 i read this, it was fantastic --      source
Ready Player One
A Novel
Ernest Cline - Jun 05, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that...
Casey Neistat
Mar 30, 2018
@NicolasCatard book was incredible. officially book will go down as one of the greats and the movie will just be another good cgi movie.      source
American Kingpin
The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
Nick Bilton - May 29, 2018
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The unbelievable true story of the man who built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroom--and almost got away with it In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything--drugs,...
Casey Neistat
May 17, 2017
Everything here is factual, but it reads like the Da Vinci Code. It is unbelievably riveting. It does that thing, where in the end of every chapter it leaves you with just enough for "ah" and you have to read the first paragraph of the next chapter, and then before you know it, it is a downward spiral and you end up finishing this book.      source
The Second World War
John Keegan - May 03, 2005 (first published in 1989)
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Praised as “the best military historian of our generation” by Tom Clancy, John Keegan here reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new foreword. Keegan examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In ...
Casey Neistat
Oct 27, 2015
Probably my favorite, or at least my second-favorite book in the world: it’s a textbook, and it’s called The Second World War, by John Keegan. And it’s literally just 1200 pages at size 6 font about the Second World War. And I remember getting in trouble showing up to work tired because I would be up all night long reading this textbook about World War II; it was so riveting to me. I read it cover to cover probably three times.      source
It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be
The world's best selling book
Paul Arden - Jun 01, 2003
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It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be is a handbook of how to succeed in the world: a pocket bible for the talented and timid alike to help make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible.The world’s top advertising guru, Paul Arden, offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, co...
Casey Neistat
Oct 27, 2015
The book I’ve gifted the most is a book called "It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be". The reason why I gift that book is because you can read it in 40 minutes. Each page has like 20 words on it, and each one of them captures these really big, lofty ideas. I just think it’s a magnificent book that you can sit down and will shake anybody up who reads it.      source
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Malcolm X - Sep 29, 1992 (first published in 1965)
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With its first great victory in the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the civil rights movement gained the powerful momentum it needed to sweep forward into its crucial decade, the 1960s. As voices of protest and change rose above the din of history and false promises, one voice sounded more urgently, more passion...
Casey Neistat
Oct 27, 2015
That book is written in such a brilliant way that’s so relatable, even today, that I can’t think of another piece of writing that’s impacted me the way that book has.      source
Extreme Ownership
Jocko Willink - Jan 01, 2018 (first published in 2015)
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An updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.Combat, the most intense and dynamic envir...
Casey Neistat
My favorite Jocko book.      source
Hatching Twitter
A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal
Nick Bilton - Sep 30, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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Ev told Jack he had to “chill out” with the deluge of media he was doing. “It’s bad for the company,” Ev said. “It’s sending the wrong message.” Biz sat between them, watching like a spectator at a tennis match. “But I invented Twitter,” Jack said. “No, you didn’t invent Twitter,” Ev replied. “I didn’t invent Twitter either. Neither did Biz. People...
Casey Neistat
It was reading Hatching Twitter that literally motivated me, inspired me, and gave me the confidence to start my own technology company.      source