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Joe De Sena

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Joe De Sena is the CEO and founder of Spartan and the Death Race. He is also a NY Times best selling author of Spartan Up, Spartan Fit and The Spartan Way.
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Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Alfred Lansing - 1999-01-01 (first published in 1959)
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Embark on a thrilling adventure through the frozen tundras of Antarctica as British explorer Ernest Shackleton and his crew attempt to reach the South Pole. Follow the remarkable journey of these brave men as they battle extreme conditions and navigate through dangerous terrain in their quest for survival. Endurance is a gripping and inspirational tale that has become a timeless symbol of heroic perseverance.
Joe De Sena
If you've been around me long enough you know I'm a huge fan of Shackleton. Endurance is one of my favorite books of all time. Amazing to see that they found his ship after 100 yrs. In great shape no less!      source
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The Epic Novel of Japan (Asian Saga, book 1)
James Clavell - 2020-03-01 (first published in 1975)
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Enter 17th-century Japan, a land where life and death are separated by a razor-thin line. When an Englishman washes ashore and awakens in this closed society, he must navigate unfamiliar customs, language, and his own definitions of morality. As internal political strife and cultural clashes ensue, he is torn between two worlds that will each be forever changed. This critically acclaimed powerhouse of a book captures the rich pageantry and stark realities of feudal Japan with edge-of-your-seat action, intricate historical detail, and raw human emotion. It's not just something you read—you live it.
Joe De Sena
Puts everything in a proper frame of reference for me. What that guy is going through, it like puts your day in perspective.      source
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The New One Minute Manager
Ken Blanchard - 2003-01-01 (first published in 1981)
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Learn essential leadership skills for the modern workplace with the updated version of a classic bestseller. The New One Minute Manager teaches readers three practical secrets for successfully leading others in today's ever-changing work environment. Written by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, this concise and easy-to-read story is just as relevant and useful today as it was thirty years ago. Discover the power of timeless principles and techniques that continue to be effective in achieving professional and personal success.
Joe De Sena
Really helped me in business.      source
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Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand - 1999-08-01 (first published in 1957)
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Discover a powerful story of a man who stops the world's motor and the chaos that ensues. Follow along as he battles those he loves and struggles to overcome enemies he never expected. This novel covers an amazing range of characters, from industrialists to philosophers, and explores the very essence of humanity. A captivating read that will challenge your beliefs and keep you on the edge of your seat with suspense.
Joe De Sena
Loved Atlas Shrugged. Read often.      source