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Jason McCabe Calacanis is an American Internet entrepreneur, angel investor, author and podcaster. His first company was part of the dot-com era in New York, and his second venture, Weblogs, Inc., a publishing company that he co-founded together with Brian Alvey, capitalized on the growth of blogs before being sold to AOL.
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William Gibson - 2003-01-07 (first published in 1996)
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Get ready for a mind-bending tale set in futuristic Tokyo with this new novel from a bestselling author. Meet Rei Toei, the beloved media superstar in Japan, who may or may not be a physical being. Immerse yourself in this innovative story told with trademark Gibsonian style.
Jason Calacanis
I love Idoru.      source
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The Threat
How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
Andrew G. McCabe - 2019-02-19
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The Threat is a #1 New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal bestseller by Andrew G. McCabe. The book provides a dramatic and candid account of McCabe's career in the FBI, and an impassioned defense of the FBI's agents and their integrity. The Threat recounts the time between Donald Trump's election and McCabe's firing, set against a page-turning narrative spanning two decades when the FBI's mission shifted to a new goal: preventing terrorist attacks on Americans. McCabe argues that the greatest threat to the United States comes from within, as President Trump and his administration ignore the law, attack democratic institutions, degrade human rights, and undermine the U.S. Constitution that protects every citizen.
Jason Calacanis
if you haven't read Andrew McCabe's book about a life in the @fbi, it's exceptional. Would be a great character for a series @briankoppelman Audiobook is the way to go      source
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Who Is Michael Ovitz?
Michael Ovitz - 2018-09-25
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This fascinating book delves into the life and career of Michael Ovitz, co-founder of Creative Artists Agency. He revolutionized the role of the agent, shaped the careers of countless A-list stars and directors, and became the most powerful person in Hollywood. But this personal history is more than just bare-knuckled deal-making - it's an underdog's story of how Ovitz worked his way up from the William Morris mailroom to become a powerhouse in producing, advertising, mergers & acquisitions, and modern art. This blistering, unforgettable memoir tells his whole story.
Jason Calacanis
I was blown away.      source
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Red Notice
A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice
Bill Browder - 2015-02-03
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This gripping book is part financial biography, part political crusade, and part crime thriller - perfect for anyone looking to understand the corruption and murder engulfing Putin's Russia. The author, accidentally turned activist, Bill Browder became Putin's number one enemy after exposing corruption and was almost killed for it. Red Notice details the plight of Browder's lawyer who wasn't so lucky, and the campaign of one man to expose Putin's regime. Discover how Browder succeeded in having a law passed in the United States - The Magnitsky Act - and the lengths Putin went to in retaliation. A captivating read that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Jason Calacanis
One of my favorite books.      source
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Creativity, Inc.
Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Ed Catmull - 2014-04-08
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Learn the secrets to building a thriving creative culture in business with this insightful book by Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios. Creativity, Inc. takes readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the meetings, postmortems, and "Braintrust" sessions that have led to some of the most successful films in history. Through a series of philosophies that prioritize protecting the creative process and defying convention, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar both widely admired and wildly profitable. Managers looking to lead their team to new heights and anyone striving for originality will find this book an invaluable resource.
Jason Calacanis
Pixar has made some of the greatest stories of our time, but the author’s personal story, is perhaps the greatest story that has come out of Pixar.      source
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On Writing
A Memoir of the Craft
Stephen King - 2002-07-01 (first published in 2000)
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Learn from one of the bestselling authors of all time in this revealing and practical master class. Part memoir, part guide, On Writing shares Stephen King’s experiences, habits, and convictions that shaped his work. With advice grounded in vivid memories from childhood to near-fatal accident, this book is perfect for any aspiring writer or fan of a great story.
Jason Calacanis
Got me jazzed up about writing and reading more.      source
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Good To Great
Why Some Companies Make The Leap and Others Don't
Jim Collins - 2001-10-16
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Discover the secrets to taking your company from good to great through the groundbreaking research conducted by Jim Collins and his team. Delve into the distinguishing characteristics of elite companies that achieved long-term sustained performance and beat the general stock market by seven times. Uncover surprising findings on leadership, simplicity in strategy, discipline, technology, and more. This book will challenge your beliefs about what it takes to transform a company and leave you with a newfound perspective on management strategy and practice.
Jason Calacanis
The great management book.      source