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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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Black Buck
Mateo Askaripour - 2021-01-05
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"For fans of Sorry to Bother You and Wolf of Wall Street: a crackling, satirical debut novel about a young black man who accidentally impresses a CEO while serving his Starbucks order, catapulting him into the opportunity of a lifetime-a shot at stardom as the lone black salesman at an eccentric, mysterious, and wildly successful startup where, he ...
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This is one of my favorite novels of the last few years. It’s rollicking fun satire of startup culture and racial politics that — no joke — doubles as a sales guide. #DanielPink #BlackBuck #MateoAskaripour #BookRecommendation      source
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Rule Makers, Rule Breakers
Tight and Loose Cultures and the Secret Signals That Direct Our Lives
Michele Gelfand - 2019-08-20 (first published in 2018)
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"A theory explaining cultural differences between countries and individuals based on the rigidity with which they adhere--or don't--to 'social norms'"--...
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Once you read this book — which describes the differences between “tight” cultures and “loose” cultures — you’ll never see the world the same way again. #DanielPink #RuleMakersRuleBreakers #MicheleGelfand #BookRecommendation      source
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The Nickel Boys
A Novel
Colson Whitehead - 2020-06-30 (first published in 2019)
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARTime, Esquire, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Slate, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, Vox, Variety, Christian Science Monitor, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, Literary Hub, BuzzFeed, The New York Public LibraryNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWA...
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Halfway through this novel, I thought to myself, “My grandchildren will be reading this book. That’s how good it is and at least how long it will endure." #DanielPink #ColsonWhitehead #TheNickelBoys #BookRecommendation @colsonwhitehead      source
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How Not to Be Wrong
The Power of Mathematical Thinking
Jordan Ellenberg - 2015-05-26 (first published in 2014)
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The Freakonomics of math—a math-world superstar unveils the hidden beauty and logic of the world and puts its power in our handsThe math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined t...
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I’m way late to this book, which came out in 2014. But it’s a gem – highly recommended summer reading, especially for anyone in high school or college. @JSEllenberg is a mathematician who can write. #DanielPink #JordanEllenberg #HowNotToBeWrong #Mathematician      source
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A Novel
Dan Chaon - 2022-05-24
"[Chaon] does madcap well and likes his characters, even the killers -- especially the killers." --The New York Times Book ReviewA New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceAn Indie Next pick for June 2022Named a Best Book of Spring by EsquireNamed a Best Book of Summer by The Chicago Tribune Named a Best Book of May by The Philadelphia InquirerAn ...
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This week’s book recommendation is a propulsive and dystopian thriller from the one and only @Danchaon. A compelling summer read #DanielPink #DanChaon #BookRecommendation      source
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Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
Jennifer L. Eberhardt - 2019-03-26
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From one of the world's leading experts on unconscious racial bias, a personal examination of one of the central controversies and culturally powerful issues of our time, and its influence on contemporary race relations and criminal justice.We do not have to be racist to be biased. With a perspective that is both scientific, investigative, and also...
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Today’s recommendation is a staggering book that examines the science of “us and them” — particularly when it comes to race. Implicit bias is pernicious, but it’s not inevitable. Eberhardt shows what everyone can do to reduce bias, to widen the circle of who constitutes “us.”      source
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Sendhil Mullainathan - 2014-11-04 (first published in 2013)
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A surprising and intriguing examination of how scarcity--and our flawed responses to it--shapes our lives, our society, and our cultureWhy do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does poverty persist? Why do organizations get stuck firefighting? Why do the lonely find it hard to make friends? These questions seem unconnected, y...
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This is one of the most underrated books of the last 10 years. It profoundly changed my thinking about thinking. #DanielPInk #Scarcity #EldarShafir #BookRecommendation      source
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The Stoic Challenge
A Philosopher's Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient
William B. Irvine - 2019-09-03
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Ancient Stoic insights combined with modern psychological research help us overcome—and even benefit from—everyday obstacles.Some people bounce back in response to setbacks; others break. We often think that these responses are hardwired, but fortunately this is not the case. Philosopher William B. Irvine combines key lessons from the ancient Stoic...
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Life is full of frustration. (That might be its default setting.) This book helped me contend with that reality. Now, I always try to reframe frustration not as a problem, but as a test of my resilience and creativity. Just like the Stoics. #DanielPink #TheStoicChallenge      source
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The No Asshole Rule Building a Civilised Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't. Robert Sutton
Robert I. Sutton - 2010-12-01 (first published in 2000)
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In a landmark article published in the esteemed Harvard Business Review, Stanford University professor Robert I. Sutton addressed a taboo topic that affects every workplace: employees who are insensitive to their colleagues, corporate bullies, bosses who just don't get it, the kind of people who make you exclaim in exasperation, "What an asshole!"N...
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As we head back to the office, this book by @work_matters is essential reading. It’ll explain why you should never tolerate a-holes at work & help you find out if you might be one yourself. (It’s also my wife’s favorite business book, including those written by her husband.)      source
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Getting Things Done
David Allen - 2015-03-17 (first published in 2001)
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Since it was first published in David Allen's Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business titles of its era, and the book on personal organisation. 'GTD' has become shorthand for an entire way of approaching the professional and personal tasks everyone faces in life, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organisatio...
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This book had a bigger effect on my day-to-day practices and productivity than any book I've ever read. (It's also why I, like every GTD aficionado, treasure my label-making machine.) #DanielPink #DavidAllen #GettingThingsDone      source
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The Sum of Us
Heather McGhee - 2021-02-16
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