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Eric Emerson Schmidt is a businessman and software engineer. He is currently chairman of the US Department of Defense's Defense Innovation Advisory Board
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What It Takes
Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence
Stephen A. Schwarzman - 2019-09-17
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Blackstone chairman, CEO, and co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, a long-awaited book that uses impactful episodes from Schwarzman's life to show readers how to build, transform, and lead thriving organizations. Whether you are a student, entrepreneur, philanthropist, executive, or simply someone looking for ways to max...
Eric Schmidt
There’s much to learn from Steve Schwarzman’s contributions to finance, US-China relations, and computing, including AI research. His new book reveals how he has achieved the rarest kind of leverage in multiple fields. #WhatItTakes      source
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From Simi Valley to Silicon Valley
A Story of Hard Work, Serendipity, and Questing
Stephen Gillett - 2019-09-20
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To succeed in business and in life, you must be focused and committed. But it also takes serendipity and a certain amount of alchemy.Stephen Gillett went from part-time technology specialist at an Office Depot to one of the youngest CIOs of a Fortune 500 company by keeping himself fully present and open to all possibilities. In From Simi Valley to ...
Eric Schmidt
Stephen Gillett is a superstar, well worth reading.      source
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Accidental Presidents
Eight Men Who Changed America
Jared Cohen - 2019-04-08
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The strength and prestige of the American presidency has waxed and waned since George Washington. Accidental Presidents looks at eight men who came to the office without being elected to it. It demonstrates how the character of the man in that powerful seat affects the nation and world.Eight men have succeeded to the presi...
Eric Schmidt
A timely book that is highly relevant to today's politics.      source
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The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society
Nicholas A. Christakis - 2019-03-26
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For too long, scientists have focused on the dark side of our biological heritage: our capacity for aggression, cruelty, prejudice, and self-interest. But natural selection has given us a suite of beneficial social features, including our capacity for love, friendship, cooperation, and learning. Beneath all of our inventions -- our tools, farms, ma...
Eric Schmidt
BLUEPRINT by @NAChristakis is a terrific book that is optimistic about the human condition and that explores the evolutionary origins of a good society. It's a joy to read and it highlights ways to make our society better. via @littlebrown      source
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Secrets of Sand Hill Road
Venture Capital and How to Get It
Scott Kupor - 2019-06-04
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A Wall Street Journal Bestseller! What are venture capitalists saying about your startup behind closed doors? And what can you do to influence that conversation?If Silicon Valley is the greatest wealth-generating machine in the world, Sand Hill Road is its humming engine. That's where you'll find the biggest names in venture capital, including fame...
Eric Schmidt
As someone who’s helped a small company become a huge, valuable company, I know firsthand the power of the startup ecosystem and entrepreneurship. This book is the definitive book on navigating VC as part of that.      source
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The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies
Reid Hoffman - 2018-10-09
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Foreword by Bill Gates LinkedIn cofounder, legendary investor, and host of the award-winning Masters of Scale podcast reveals the secret to starting and scaling massively valuable companies.What entrepreneur or founder doesn't aspire to build the next Amazon, Facebook, or Airbnb? Yet those who actually manage to do so are exceedingly rare. So what ...
Eric Schmidt
Paints the picture, with key case studies, of what it really takes to build a market-leading company.      source
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Power Up
How Smart Women Win in the New Economy
Magdalena Yesil - 2017-10-31
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Pioneering Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Magdalena Yesil came to the United States in 1976 with two suitcases and $43, blind to the challenges she would face as a woman and immigrant in Silicon Valley. Today, she is best known as the first investor and a founding board member of Salesforce, the now-multibillion dollar company that ushere...
Eric Schmidt
The author is a fearless entrepreneur who worked hard to help early online merchants get off the ground. Some of them went on to become giants, like Amazon.      source
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The Better Angels of Our Nature
Why Violence Has Declined
Steven Pinker - 2012-09-25 (first published in 2010)
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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...
Eric Schmidt
When you finish The Better Angels of Our Nature, which takes a long time, you conclude that the world is in a much, much better place than it has been in the past.      source
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Behind the Cloud
The Untold Story of How Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company-and Revolutionized an Industry
Marc Benioff - 2009-10-19
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How did grow from a start up in a rented apartment into the world's fastest growing software company in less than a decade? For the first time, Marc Benioff, the visionary founder, chairman and CEO of, tells how he and his team created and used new business, technology, and philanthropic models tailored to this time of...
Eric Schmidt and Google share a vision for how the cloud will revolutionize computing. Behind the Cloud gives us a rare glimpse at the development of one of the most important trends in business today.      source
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