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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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Rockhaven Sanitarium
The Legacy of Agnes Richards (Landmarks)
Elisa Jordan - 2018-10-22
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For decades, the mild climate of the Crescenta Valley served as a haven for those seeking mental health rest and relief from lung ailments. In 1923, registered nurse Agnes Richards decided it was the perfect place to open a sanitarium, one that would set itself apart from the rest. Rockhaven Sanitarium catered to female residents only and, with few...
Jimmy Wales
@RoseHorowitz31 @KirstenAlana @Wikipedia @SpinItSocial @sree @GenderAvenger @WikiWomenInRed @cindygallop @schemaly @riotta @meifongwriter @AmyVernon @arg_create @MyGlendale @RockhavenFriend @RobinCogan @TheresaBrown Ok Team Agnes... I had been concerned we couldn't find enough sourced info for a proper biography... but wow this book is a treasure!      source
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Your Money or Your Life
9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
Vicki Robin - 1999-09-01 (first published in 1992)
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Transform your relationship with money with this go-to guide that has helped hundreds of thousands of people change their lives. The nine-step program taught by a renowned expert covers a range of modern financial topics, from investing in index funds to managing revenue streams and having tough money conversations. Learn how to get out of debt, develop savings, declutter your life, invest wisely, save the planet and much more.
Jimmy Wales
I highly recommend it, it's a fantastic book.      source
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The Martian
Andy Weir - 2014-02-11 (first published in 2011)
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Survival on Mars becomes a matter of wit and resourcefulness for astronaut Mark Watney, as he battles against a hostile environment and dwindling supplies. Abandoned by his crew and with no way to contact Earth, Watney must rely on his engineering skills and sense of humor to outwit the odds stacked against him. Will he make it back home alive?
Jimmy Wales
@rgvinoth Geeky, not "worthy": The Martian - great book      source
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The Fountainhead
Ayn Rand - 1996-09-01 (first published in 1943)
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This modern classic explores the idea that man's ego is the source of human progress. Follow the story of young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity is unyielding, as he navigates love and societal condemnation. With a philosophy that continues to challenge readers today, this groundbreaking novel is a must-read for anyone seeking thought-provoking literature.
Jimmy Wales
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