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Kevin Systrom is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. He co‑founded Instagram, the world's largest photo sharing website, along with Mike Krieger. Systrom was included on the list of America's Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 2016.
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Life and Work
Ray Dalio - 2017-09-19
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Discover the unconventional principles of one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs and investors, and how they can be applied to achieve unique results in both life and business. Learn about Bridgewater Associates, the fifth most important private company in the US, and the idea meritocracy culture that has led to their success. In Principles, author Ray Dalio outlines hundreds of practical lessons built around "radical truth" and "radical transparency," which can be applied to decision-making in any setting. Gain access to proven advice unlike anything found in conventional business press.
Kevin Systrom
I was blown away. It’s both a guide to life, a guide to business, and also I think an insight into [the author] and someone who’s built an amazing business.      source
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The Lean Startup
How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
Eric Ries - 2011-01-01
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Discover a new approach to building successful startups and launching new products in the face of extreme uncertainty. The Lean Startup helps companies of all sizes to be more capital efficient and leverage human creativity more effectively. Author Eric Ries offers a scientific approach to creating and managing startups that utilizes rapid experimentation and validated learning, rather than traditional business plans. Learn how to adapt and adjust your vision before it's too late and stay ahead of the competition in today's constantly evolving market.
Kevin Systrom
The principles from The Lean Startup, I still apply today.      source
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The Goal
A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Eliyahu M. Goldratt - 2004-01-01 (first published in 1984)
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"Unleash your inner manager with this enthralling read that explores the Theory of Constraints. Written in a fast-paced thriller style, this book packs a serious punch for professionals in the industry. Get ready to embark on a journey towards mastering the art of effective management."
Kevin Systrom
About basically manufacturing and supply chain management. It sounds really boring, but I promise you it’s really good.      source
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The Lessons of History
Will Durant - 1997-01-01 (first published in 1968)
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Discover the towering themes of history with this accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress. The Lessons of History is a concise survey of culture and civilization, taking readers on a journey through the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Will and Ariel Durant juxtapose great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, revealing the essence of our own existence.
Kevin Systrom
A great book.      source