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Changpeng Zhao is a Chinese-Canadian business executive, who is the founder and CEO of Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, as of April 2018. Zhao was previously a member of the team that developed Blockchain.info and also served as chief technology officer of OKCoin.
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Why Some Companies Make The Leap and Others Don't
Jim Collins - Oct 17, 2001
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To find the keys to greatness, Collins's 21-person research team read and coded 6,000 articles, generated more than 2,000 pages of interview transcripts and created 384 megabytes of computer data in a five-year project. The findings will surprise many readers and, quite frankly, upset others.The ChallengeBuilt to Last, the defining management study...
Changpeng Zhao
Apr 04, 2021
@cryptokingkitty Have it in my collection, and read it a few times. Good book.      source
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Ben Horowitz - Mar 04, 2014
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A lot of people talk about how great it is to start a business, but only Ben Horowitz is brutally honest about how hard it is to run one.In The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, b...
Changpeng Zhao
Mar 27, 2021
@UniHodler Yup, great book.      source
The Starfish and the Spider
The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations
Ori Brafman - Jul 29, 2008 (first published in 2006)
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If you cut off a spider?s head, it dies; if you cut off a starfish?s leg it grows a new one, and that leg can grow into an entirely new starfish. Traditional top-down organizations are like spiders, but now starfish organizations are changing the face of business and the world. What?s the hidden power behind the success of Wikipedia, craigslist, an...
Changpeng Zhao
Feb 05, 2021
There have been many "bitcoin is banned" rumors / news / variations in the past. Recommend anyone interested to read the "Starfish and the Spider" book. It explains the effects of "banning" in decentralized world well. I can't repeat it.      source
Super Pumped
The Battle for Uber
Mike Isaac - Sep 03, 2019
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In June 2017, Travis Kalanick, the hard-charging CEO of Uber, was ousted in a boardroom coup that capped a brutal year for the transportation giant. Uber had catapulted to the top of the tech world, yet for many came to symbolize everything wrong with Silicon Valley.Award-winning New York Times technology correspondent Mike Isaac’s Super Pumped pre...
Outliers
The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell - Jun 07, 2011 (first published in 2008)
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In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to w...
Sapiens
A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - May 15, 2018 (first published in 2011)
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be ens...
Changpeng Zhao
Feb 19, 2019
3 books I recommended on Pomp's podcast. These books help you understand how our world works (or doesn’t work). This understanding is essential for success.      source
The Law
Frédéric Bastiat - Dec 08, 2012 (first published in 1849)
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How is it that the law enforcer itself does not have to keep the law? How is it that the law permits the state to lawfully engage in actions which, if undertaken by individuals, would land them in jail? These are among the most intriguing issues in political and economic philosophy. More specifically, the problem of law that itself violates law is ...
Changpeng Zhao
Feb 19, 2019
3 books I recommended on Pomp's podcast. These books help you understand how our world works (or doesn’t work). This understanding is essential for success.      source
Economics in One Lesson
The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics
Henry Hazlitt - Dec 14, 1988 (first published in 1946)
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A million copy seller, Henry Hazlitts Economics in One Lesson is a classic economic primer. But it is also much more, having become a fundamental influence on modern libertarian economics of the type espoused by Ron Paul and others.Considered among the leading economic thinkers of the Austrian School, which includes Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, F...
Changpeng Zhao
Feb 19, 2019
3 books I recommended on Pomp's podcast. These books help you understand how our world works (or doesn’t work). This understanding is essential for success.      source