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Josh Felser is a successful entrepreneur and investor with a passion for startups, music and the environment. He is a cofounder of Freestyle, an early stage venture capital firm. He also recently cofounded #Climate, a non-profit dedicated to using technology and social media to help mitigate climate change.
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Cloud Cuckoo Land
A Novel
Anthony Doerr - 2021-09-28
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Cloud Cuckoo Land is a beautifully written novel that explores the power of stories to survive against all odds. Follow an unforgettable cast of characters from past, present, and future as they weather the end of things and strive for survival. A seamstress and a cursed boy risk everything on opposite sides of a city wall, an impoverished kid seeks revenge in a crumbling world, and a tiny community looks to the oldest stories for guidance. Bound together by an ancient text, these tales interweave to form a tapestry of resilience and human connection, making this book another hopeful masterpiece from Anthony Doerr.
Josh Felser
BY FAR, my favorite fiction book of ‘22 is Cloud Cuckoo Land by @DoerrTorresal for it’s provocative imagination, epic, interwoven time span, stirring character development and overall evocative writing.      source
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I'm So Happy You're Here
A Little Book About Why You're Great
Liz Climo - 2022-10-11
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This book is a lovely reminder that we matter and are loved, featuring charming animal drawings that will make you smile. Perfect for anyone who needs a little pep talk, it encourages us to embrace joyful moments, get back up when we fall, and always love ourselves. Whether an uplifting gift for yourself or someone special, this book will accompany you through low moments and remind you that you are truly amazing, loved and appreciated.
Josh Felser
I have invested a lot of time and money in personal growth when all I really needed was just to read this children's book my mom just sent us!🤦‍♂️      source
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Book One of the Centenal Cycle (The Centenal Cycle (1))
Malka Older - 2016-06-07
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Ready for a political thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat? Infomocracy explores a world where a powerful search engine monopoly has ushered in a new era of global micro-democracy. With another election on the horizon, the Supermajority is in tight contention and everything is on the line. But as power grows, so does corruption. Join Ken, Domaine, and Mishima as they navigate the biggest political experiment of all time. Infomocracy is a stunning debut novel by Malka Older.
Josh Felser
@balajis Given your beliefs, you may enjoy this good but not great book I enjoyed. Infomocracy: Book One of the Centenal Cycle      source
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Daniel Pink
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Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation
Paul Hawken - 2021-09-21
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Regeneration by Paul Hawken is a must-read for anyone concerned about climate change. It presents a radically new practical approach to addressing the global warming crisis, offering a comprehensive explanation of regeneration and its application. Hawken reframes the conversation about climate change by focusing on current human needs rather than future threats. This means that everyone can participate in reversing planetary degeneration and creating a better world through initiatives that include everything from marine protected areas to electrifying everything. With a streaming video series, curriculum, podcasts, teaching videos, and climate action software to accompany the book, Regeneration is an inspiring and needed guide for the burgeoning climate movement.
Josh Felser
There is no fixing #climatechange without lifting all of humanity up. If you want to learn how to translate this belief into action then read @PaulHawken's latest book      source
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Stranger in a Strange Land
Robert A. Heinlein - 1991-10-01 (first published in 1961)
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Experience a thought-provoking tale of a human raised by Martians in Robert Heinlein's sci-fi classic. On Earth, Valentine Michael Smith must navigate the foreign terrain of human customs while confronting his own extraordinary abilities. As he teaches humans about the art of "grokking" and "water-sharing," his influence transforms the planet's inhabitants forever. Don't miss this Hugo Award-winning masterpiece that has captivated readers for generations.
Josh Felser
@clgood @orenjacob “Stranger in a strange land” is one of the great sci fi books.      source
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Brave New World
Aldous Huxley - 1998-01-01 (first published in 1932)
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This dystopian novel explores a futuristic World State where citizens are genetically modified and society is based on intelligence. The plot anticipates major scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning, which create a dystopian society where the protagonist challenges the norm.
Josh Felser
@RyanCTJ @aexm Loved that book      source
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A Novel
Mat Johnson - 2011-03-01
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Join an all-black crew of adventurers as they search for the remote island of Tsalal, described in Edgar Allan Poe's only novel. Led by recently canned American literature professor Chris Jaynes, armed with a crude slave narrative, a bag of bones, and Little Debbie snack cakes, they embark on an epic journey to the South Pole to uncover one of literature's great mysteries. Journey beneath the surface of American history on this daring quest for truth.
Josh Felser
@joshelman @ev Both of you must read Pym. Book of the year for me.      source
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Helen Rosner