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Chris Messina is the inventor of the hashtag as it is currently used on social media platforms. Chris is a product consultant and digital nomad, travels the world speaking about social technology, product design, founder culture and mental fitness.
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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 Packed with insider information and previously unpublished documents, Super Pumped examines the toxic internal culture and bare-knuckle tactics of Uber, and how blind worship of startup founders can go horribly wrong.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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Elegy New Edition
Greg Rucka - 2010-07-06 (first published in 2011)
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"Experience the riveting battle between Batwoman and the madwoman Alice in this graphic novel. Inspired by 'Alice in Wonderland', Alice sees Gotham City as her fairy-tale playground, and it's up to Batwoman to stop her from unleashing a deadly poison cloud. This thrilling tale is collected from issues of Detective Comics and will take you on an unforgettable ride through the dark streets of Gotham."
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The State of Affairs
Rethinking Infidelity
Esther Perel - 2017-10-10
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Explore the complex and taboo topic of infidelity through the eyes of couples' therapist Esther Perel in this compelling book. Perel delves into the psychology and cultural analysis of affairs, using real-life case studies to offer insights and understanding. She challenges our expectations of marriage and examines the lessons we can learn from betrayal. The State of Affairs offers a daring framework for examining love and desire, making it a must-read for anyone interested in modern relationships.
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Lauren Greenfield
Generation Wealth
Lauren Greenfield - 2017-05-15
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"Generation Wealth" is a stunning monograph by acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield. With 25 years of experience, Greenfield's work takes us on a journey around the world, capturing the global obsession with wealth from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China. The book is a retrospective, an investigation, and a serious reflection on the complex consequences of the desire for wealth at any cost. Discover the boom-and-bust economy through Greenfield's lens and uncover the true meaning of "generation wealth."
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Saga Book Two
Brian K Vaughan - 2017-05-02
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Get ready for an action-packed galactic adventure with Saga Book Two! Follow Hazel, a child born to parents on opposite sides of a never-ending war, as she navigates her way through danger and intrigue. This massive collection features 18 issues of the bestselling series and includes exclusive and never-before-seen artwork. Don't miss out on this epic addition to the Saga universe!
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State of Denial
Bush at War, Part III
Bob Woodward - 2006-09-30
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"State of Denial" by Bob Woodward is a revealing inside story of the Bush administration's handling of the Iraq War. Through detailed accounts and secret reports, Woodward uncovers how the White House misled the public, Congress, and themselves about the truth of the war. The book delves into the decision-making process, the struggle for political survival in the second term, and the search for an achievable plan for victory. Woodward's extensive reporting provides a sweeping narrative of the first days of Bush's presidency, the war in Afghanistan, the invasion and occupation of Iraq, and the many challenges faced by the administration.
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
An Inquiry into Values
Robert M Pirsig - 2006-04-25 (first published in 1974)
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Explore the art of living through Robert M. Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Follow the story of a father and his young son on a transformative journey across America's Northwest. This meditative examination of our daily lives offers insightful guidance on improving the way we live.
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The World Is Flat 3.0
A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Thomas L. Friedman - 2006-04-18 (first published in 2005)
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This book explores the flattening of the world and how it impacts globalization. With fresh insights and stories, the author weaves new information into his thesis, delving into the opportunities and drawbacks of globalization. The new edition includes two new chapters on becoming a social entrepreneur and managing privacy in a world where we all have a public image. This is a must-read update on the effects of globalization, written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
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Longitudes and Attitudes
The World in the Age of Terrorism
Thomas L. Friedman - 2003-08-12 (first published in 2002)
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"Longitudes and Attitudes" is a bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Thomas L. Friedman. The book delves into America's complex role in the current new world and the impact of the terrorist threat on a global scale. With extensive reporting and personal experiences, Friedman offers an insightful and informed look at the most momentous news story of our time. This updated paperback edition includes over two years' worth of columns and an expanded diary, making it an essential read for anyone interested in understanding the international scene.
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How to Be an Adult in Relationships
The Five Keys to Mindful Loving
David Richo - 2002-06-18
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Learn how to have mature and fulfilling relationships with the help of the Buddhist concept of mindfulness. In this insightful book, the author presents a fresh perspective on love and relationships, focusing on becoming a more loving and realistic person rather than finding an ideal mate. Explore the five hallmarks of mindful loving - attention, acceptance, appreciation, affection, and allowing -to deepen your relationships and personal transformation.
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
The Truth by Neil Strauss
The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual by Sean Muldoon
Saga, Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan
Dreamland by Sam Quinones
Saga, Vol. 4 by Brian K. Vaughan
Spineless by Susan Middleton
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Saga, Vol. 3 by Brian K Vaughan
THE SECRET SOCIETY by Christian Alexander
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
Attached by Amir Levine
Daemon by Daniel Suarez
Hubris by Michael Isikoff
Neutra. Complete Works by Barbara Lamprecht
The Importance Of Living by Lin Yutang
Psychotherapy East & West by Alan W Watts