Jimmy Wales is an American-British Internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit web hosting company Wikia. Wales was born in Huntsville, Alabama, where he attended Randolph School, a university-preparatory school.
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For more than twenty-five years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money. Hundreds of thousands of people have followed this nine-step program, learning to live more deliberately and meaningfully with Vicki Robin’s guidance. This fully revised and updated edition ...
I highly recommend it, it's a fantastic book. – source
Jimmy WalesApr 13, 2016
This book is also recommended byPeter Adeney
The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim.This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark p...
I think for me one of the core things that is very applicable to my life today is the virtue of independence - is the vision, you know, if you know the idea of Howard Roark who is the architect in The Fountainhead, who has a vision for what he wants to accomplish and, there's some time in the book when he is frustrated in his career because people don't want to build the type of buildings he wants to build. And he's given a choice, a difficult choice, to compromise his integrity or to essentially go out of business. And he has to go and take a job working in a quarry. And for me that model has a lot of resonance. When I think about what I'm doing and the way I'm doing it is more important to me than any amount of money or anything like that because it's my artistic work. – source
Jimmy WalesSep 12, 2005
This book is also recommended byEmma WatsonMark CubanJesse WilliamsBryan CallenTim UrbanTravis KalanickLarry EllisonKevin KellyNoah KaganVince Vaughn