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Dan Stemkoski

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Daniel Ray Stemkoski, better known by his nickname Artosis, is an American professional Esports commentator. Together with Nick "Tasteless" Plott, he provides commentary for AfreecaTV Global StarCraft II League games.
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Red Rising
Red Rising Saga Series
Pierce Brown - Jan 01, 2014
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"I live for the dream that my children will be born free," she says. "That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.""I live for you," I say sadly.Eo kisses my cheek. "Then you must live for more."Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he w...
Dan Stemkoski
Apr 04, 2021
Just finished book 5 of @Pierce_Brown ‘s Red Rising series. Fastest I’ve ever gone through a series. Strongly suggested. Can’t wait for book 6!      source
Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel - Jun 02, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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A National Book Award FinalistA PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty...
Dan Stemkoski
Jun 28, 2020
Finished "Station Eleven" by @EmilyMandel last night. I couldn't put it down. Just an amazing book. So ridiculously well done. Definitely recommend.      source
The Secret Race
Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France
Tyler Hamilton - May 07, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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“The holy grail for disillusioned cycling fans . . . The book’s power is in the collective details, all strung together in a story that is told with such clear-eyed conviction that you never doubt its veracity. . . . The Secret Race isn’t just a game changer for the Lance Armstrong myth. It’s the game ender.”—Outside  NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WI...
Dan Stemkoski
Jan 14, 2020
Just finished “The Secret Race” by @Ty_Hamilton + Daniel Coyle, knowing only the bare minimum about professional bike racing and the scandals of the past. Just an awesome and amazing book. Couldn’t put it down.      source
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Noah Kagan
The 4-Hour Chef
The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life
Timothy Ferriss - Nov 20, 2012
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WHAT IF YOU COULD BECOME WORLD-CLASS IN ANYTHING IN 6 MONTHS OR LESS?The 4-Hour Chef isn’t just a cookbook. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure guide to the world of rapid learning.#1 New York Times bestselling author (and lifelong non-cook) Tim Ferriss takes you from Manhattan to Okinawa, and from Silicon Valley to Calcutta, unearthing the secrets of...
Dan Stemkoski
Aug 03, 2019
@ValidLogic That’s one of the best for sure. “The Art of Learning” by Josh Waitzkin is required reading. All of @tferriss ‘s books are quite good. “4-Hour Chef” most hits this area. For mindset “The Inner Game of Tennis” by Timothy Gallwey and “Mind Gym”by Gary Mack are both excellent.      source
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Bryan Callen
The Art of Learning
An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
Josh Waitzkin - May 27, 2008 (first published in 2007)
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In his riveting new book, The Art of Learning, Waitzkin tells his remarkable story of personal achievement and shares the principles of learning and performance that have propelled him to the top—twice.Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of ni...
Dan Stemkoski
Aug 03, 2019
@ValidLogic That’s one of the best for sure. “The Art of Learning” by Josh Waitzkin is required reading. All of @tferriss ‘s books are quite good. “4-Hour Chef” most hits this area. For mindset “The Inner Game of Tennis” by Timothy Gallwey and “Mind Gym”by Gary Mack are both excellent.      source
Mind Gym
An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence
Gary Mack - Jun 24, 2002 (first published in 2001)
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Praise for Mind Gym"Believing in yourself is paramount to success for any athlete. Gary's lessons and David's writing provide examples of the importance of the mental game."--Ben Crenshaw, two-time Masters champion and former Ryder Cup captain"Mind Gym hits a home run. If you want to build mental muscle for the major leagues, read this book."--Ken ...
Dan Stemkoski
Aug 03, 2019
@ValidLogic That’s one of the best for sure. “The Art of Learning” by Josh Waitzkin is required reading. All of @tferriss ‘s books are quite good. “4-Hour Chef” most hits this area. For mindset “The Inner Game of Tennis” by Timothy Gallwey and “Mind Gym”by Gary Mack are both excellent.      source
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Michael Gervais
The Inner Game of Tennis
The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
W. Timothy Gallwey - May 27, 1997 (first published in 1974)
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The Inner Game of Tennis is a revolutionary program for overcoming the self-doubt, nervousness, and lapses of concentration that can keep a player from winning. Now available in a revised paperback edition, this classic bestseller can change the way the game of tennis is played....
Dan Stemkoski
Aug 03, 2019
@ValidLogic That’s one of the best for sure. “The Art of Learning” by Josh Waitzkin is required reading. All of @tferriss ‘s books are quite good. “4-Hour Chef” most hits this area. For mindset “The Inner Game of Tennis” by Timothy Gallwey and “Mind Gym”by Gary Mack are both excellent.      source
The Billion Dollar Spy
A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal
David E. Hoffman - May 10, 2016
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From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning history The Dead Hand comes the riveting story of a spy who cracked open the Soviet military research establishment and a penetrating portrait of the CIA’s Moscow station, an outpost of daring espionage in the last years of the Cold WarWhile driving out of the American embassy in Moscow on the evening o...
Dan Stemkoski
Apr 25, 2017
Just finished The Billion Dollar Spy by David Hoffman. Absolutely one of the best books I've ever read. @thedeadhandbook      source