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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 and also served as chief technology officer of OKCoin.
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The Changing World Order
Why Nations Succeed and Fail
Ray Dalio - 2021-11-30
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"Discover the forces that have shaped the world's major countries in The Changing World Order by a legendary investor and bestselling author. Ray Dalio delves into history's most turbulent economic and political periods to offer insights on why the times ahead will be radically different than what we've experienced before. With practical principles for business leaders, investors, and policymakers, this book provides perspective on the cycles and dynamics that have impacted global markets and the world order throughout history."
Changpeng Zhao
Two books you should read now.      source
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Currency Wars
The Making of the Next Global Crisis
James Rickards - 2011-11-10
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This book explores the dangerous consequences of currency wars, which can lead to bouts of inflation, recession, retaliation, and even violence. With a focus on the United States and its national security, James Rickards argues that the collapse of the dollar is a very real threat. He reveals how economists and policymakers have failed to prevent catastrophe and how current solutions only exacerbate the problem. This urgent read offers insights into a potential crisis worse than the panic of 2008 and provides a roadmap for informed and effective action.
Changpeng Zhao
Two books you should read now.      source
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Undressing Bitcoin
A Revealing Guide To The World's Most Revolutionary Asset
Layah Heilpern - 2021-09-06
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Explore the fascinating world of Bitcoin with Layah Heilpern's Undressing Bitcoin. This unique book provides an in-depth understanding of the technicalities and philosophy behind Bitcoin, covering everything from the traditional financial system to the challenges and myths of Bitcoin. With personal stories and a humanitarian angle, Layah brings to life the story of this magical internet currency. Discover Bitcoin's elegance, sophistication, and its potential to provide financial freedom from tyranny and genocide. A must-read for those who want to go beyond the basics and undress the true potential of Bitcoin.
Changpeng Zhao
.⁦@LayahHeilpern⁩ did a great job explaining bitcoin in simple to understand terms in her book. Keep up the good work. 👏      source
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Good To Great
Why Some Companies Make The Leap and Others Don't
Jim Collins - 2001-10-16
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Discover the secrets to taking your company from good to great through the groundbreaking research conducted by Jim Collins and his team. Delve into the distinguishing characteristics of elite companies that achieved long-term sustained performance and beat the general stock market by seven times. Uncover surprising findings on leadership, simplicity in strategy, discipline, technology, and more. This book will challenge your beliefs about what it takes to transform a company and leave you with a newfound perspective on management strategy and practice.
Changpeng Zhao
@cryptokingkitty Have it in my collection, and read it a few times. Good book.      source
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The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Ben Horowitz - 2014-03-04
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Learn the unfiltered truth about the challenges of running a business from Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Ben Horowitz. Drawing from his own experiences founding, managing, and investing in technology companies, Horowitz offers essential advice for navigating the toughest problems business schools don't cover. Using anecdotes from his own rise to success, he covers everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, and managing your own psychology while leading a company. With humor and candidness, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is a must-read for both veteran entrepreneurs and those aspiring to start their own ventures.
Changpeng Zhao
@UniHodler Yup, great book.      source
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The Starfish and the Spider
The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations
Ori Brafman - 2006-10-05
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Discover the power of starfish organizations in the groundbreaking read The Starfish and the Spider. Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom reveal how unconventional companies like Craigslist and Skype have disrupted traditional top-down organizations. This eye-opening book delves into the unexpected connections between seemingly diverse companies and institutions like General Electric and the women's rights movement. Learn how to incorporate starfish principles into your own strategies for success.
Changpeng Zhao
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
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Super Pumped
The Battle for Uber
Mike Isaac - 2019-09-03
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A cautionary tale of ambition, deception, and the perils of startup culture in Silicon Valley. This page-turning account follows the rise and fall of Uber, the transportation giant that promised to revolutionize the way we move people and goods through the world, only to become a symbol of everything wrong with the tech industry. Packed with insider information and previously unpublished documents, Super Pumped examines the toxic internal culture and bare-knuckle tactics of Uber, and how blind worship of startup founders can go horribly wrong. A vivid example of how massive wealth, rapid upheaval, and unchecked power can lead to catastrophic consequences in American corporate history.
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The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell - 2008-11-18
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This book explores the world of high-achievers and what makes them different. Gladwell argues that we focus too much on successful people themselves and not enough on the unique culture, family, and experiences that set them apart. From software billionaires to great soccer players, Gladwell explores what factors contribute to exceptional success. The book is both entertaining and thought-provoking, making it a must-read for anyone interested in achieving greatness.
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A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - 2015-01-01 (first published in 2011)
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Discover the story of human history, from the first humans to walk the earth to today's modern society. Explore how we came to believe in gods, nations, and human rights, and how our societies were shaped by the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Sapiens covers it all, using insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics to challenge our beliefs about what it means to be human. Are we happier now than we were before? Can we change our behavior and influence the future? Dr. Yuval Noah Harari's provocative and wide-ranging book will challenge the way you think about our species and our place in the world.
Changpeng Zhao
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
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The Law
Frédéric Bastiat - 2011-06-30 (first published in 1849)
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Explore the age-old question of why the law enforcer is exempt from the law in this passionate essay by Frederic Bastiat. The author's insights from 1850 still apply today, as he delves into the issues that arise when the state expects citizens to abide by different laws than itself. With new insight from a revival of a translation that has been out of print for a century, The Law offers shocking and eye-opening ideas that have shaken millions from their acceptance of a despotic state.
Changpeng Zhao
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
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