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Daniel H. Pink is an American author. Four of his books have been featured on the New York Times bestsellers' list. He was host and co-executive producer of the 2014 National Geographic Channel social science TV series Crowd Control.
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Leif and the Fall
Allison Sweet Grant - Sep 08, 2020
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Persistence and creativity can lead to amazing things, as Leif the leaf discovers in this lovely storybook from Allison Sweet Grant and Adam Grant, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Originals.Leif is a leaf. A worried leaf. It is autumn, and Leif is afraid to fall. "All leaves fall in the fall," say the other leaves. But Leif is determine...
Daniel Pink
Sep 17, 2020
That pile of discarded ideas? They’re not failures. They might save your life. Just ask Leif, the botanical protagonist of the latest children's book from Allison Sweet Grant & @AdamMGrant. It's a great parable about creativity and courage.     source
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald - Dec 31, 2020
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One of the books that 'everybody should read', this was named the '2nd greatest novel of the 20th century' by the Modern Library and it has now been filmed six times, including the latest version directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio....
Daniel Pink
I’ve read The Great Gatsby at different points in my life.     source
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Animal Farm
George Orwell - Jun 05, 2020 (first published in 1945)
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This remarkable book has been described in many ways—as a masterpiece...a fairy story...a brilliant satire...a frightening view of the future.A devastating attack on the pig-headed, gluttonous and avaricious rulers in an imaginary totalitarian state, it illuminates the range of human experience from love to hate, from comedy to tragedy.With an Intr...
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I think that Animal Farm should be in every organizational behavior class in an MBA program.     source
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The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World
Vivek H Murthy M.D. - Apr 21, 2020
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Made me rethink much of what I believe about physical health, public policy, and the human condition. By revealing America’s epidemic of loneliness—and then offering an array of remedies for the condition—The author has done a great service, and made Together the most important book you’ll read this year.     source
Hit Makers
How to Succeed in an Age of Distraction
Derek Thompson - Feb 06, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Nothing "goes viral." If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today's crowded media environment, you're missing the real story. Each blockbuster has a secret history--of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate cults that turn some new products into cultural phenomena. Even the ...
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Offers a fresh and compelling take on how the media function and how ideas spread.     source
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Book One of the Centenal Cycle (The Centenal Cycle (1))
Malka Older - Aug 08, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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It's been twenty years and two election cycles since Information, a powerful search engine monopoly, pioneered the switch from warring nation-states to global micro-democracy. The corporate coalition party Heritage has won the last two elections. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention, and everything's on the...
Tools of Titans
The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers
Timothy Ferriss - Dec 06, 2016
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The latest groundbreaking book from Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek.  From the author:   For the last two years, Ive interviewed nearly two hundred world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icon...
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I have a dog-eared copy of this book.     source
Eliot Peper - Apr 26, 2016
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In the not-so-distant future, economic inequality and persistent surveillance push Oakland to the brink of civil war. Lilly Miyamoto is a passionate analog photographer striving to pursue an ever more distant dream. Huian Li is preeminent among the Silicon Valley elite as the founder and CEO of the pervasive tech giant Cumulus. Graham Chandler is a...
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The War of Art
Steven Pressfield - Jun 16, 2015 (first published in 2002)
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Internationally bestselling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire, and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it....
Daniel Pink
I have a little sign on my desk here that says, 'Beat the resistance.' So, I’ve given The War of Art out a lot too.     source
Levels of the Game
John McPhee - Aug 15, 2014 (first published in 1969)
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Described by Robert Lipsyte as 'the high point of American sports journalism', John McPhee's Levels of the Game, nominally about a tennis match between two of the greats of tennis history, redefined what it meant to be a sports writer. Written by four-times finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, Levels of the Game is the best tennis book ...
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One of the best books by John McPhee I’ve read.     source
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Give and Take
Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
Adam Grant - Mar 25, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In Give and Take, Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton’s highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces...
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A truly exhilarating book—the rare work that will shatter your assumptions about how the world works and keep your brain firing for weeks after you’ve turned the last page.     source
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
A Sense of Where You Are by John McPhee
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller