7 books on this list
From the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Second Machine Age, a compelling argumentmasterfully researched and brilliantly articulatedthat we have at last learned how to increase human prosperity while treading more lightly on our planet. Throughout history, the only way for humanity to grow was by degrading the Earth: chopping down for...
Something important happened around 1980 to break the energy dependence trend of the economy. Digitization = dematerialization From @amcafee's fascinating new book – source
Chris AndersonNov 16, 2019
From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind the high-stakes quest to dominate the skies Skunk Works is the true story of America's most secret & successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed's legendary Skunk W...
@elidourado @pmarcas_likes What broke was our risk tolerance. The "Skunkworks" book is a great insider story of that. The day that the financial auditors outnumbered the engineers was the day the innovation died: – source
Chris AndersonSep 19, 2018
For introverts who panic at the idea of networking, Wickres book is a deep, calming breath. Sophia Dembling, author of The Introverts Way Former Google executive, editorial director of Twitter, self-described introvert, and the best-connected Silicon Valley figure youve never heard of (Walt Mossberg, Wall Street Journal), offers networking advice f...
So many of us dislike or even fear the transactional nature of traditional networking. The author has done a great service by showing how it’s possible to make genuine connections that last, that we can nurture across the world for all kinds of purposes. – source
Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species' existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths abou...
I recommend anything by this author. He’s one of the clearest thinkers and communicators of our time. – source
This book is also recommended byBill GatesMark ZuckerbergEric SchmidtLex FridmanJack KornfieldStewart BrandJohn ArnoldBen Silbermann
The New York Times bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge"Dazzling." - Steven Pinker, The GuardianIn this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe--and that improving them is the basic regulating principle of all s...
A remarkable argument for the power of knowledge—as not just a human capability but as a force that shapes the universe. – source
This book is also recommended byMark ZuckerbergSam HarrisNaval RavikantSteven PinkerPatrick CollisonBrett Gurewitz
The hardcover boxed set of C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia, with cover art by three-time Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator David Wiesner and the full black-and-white original interior art by Pauline Baynes.Journeys into magical realms, battles between good and evil, talking creatures, and more, await readers of all a...
As a child, they exploded my imagination. – source
For David Deutsch, a young physicist of unusual originality, quantum theory contains our most fundamental knowledge of the physical world. Taken literally, it implies that there are many universes “parallel” to the one we see around us. This multiplicity of universes, according to Deutsch, turns out to be the key to achieving a new worldview, one w...
I honestly think it was reading The Fabric of Reality that finally gave me the courage, 18 years ago, to leave my company and take over leadership of TED. – source
This book is also recommended bySteve Jurvetson