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Marc Andreessen is an American entrepreneur, investor, and software engineer. He is the co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used web browser; co-founder of Netscape; and co-founder and general partner of Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
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EARLY HISTORY OF INDUSTRY & SCIENCE. Imagine holding history in your hands. Now you can. Digitally preserved and previously accessible only through libraries as Early English Books Online, this rare material is now available in single print editions. Thousands of books written between 1475 and 1700 can be delivered to your doorstep in individual vo...
Marc Andreessen
Apr 18, 2020
Written in 1685. Some things never change!     source
Golden Gates
Fighting for Housing in America
Conor Dougherty - Feb 18, 2020
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A stunning, deeply reported investigation into the housing crisis Spacious and affordable homes used to be the hallmark of American prosperity. Today, however, punishing rents and the increasingly prohibitive cost of ownership have turned housing into the foremost symbol of inequality and an economy gone wrong. Nowhere is this more visible than in...
Marc Andreessen
Apr 18, 2020
On why we can't build in great American cities like San Francisco today and what we need to do about it.     source
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Edison
Edmund Morris - Oct 22, 2019
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From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history.Although Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time, and remains an international name today, he is mostly remembered only for the gift of universal electric light. His invention of t...
Marc Andreessen
Apr 18, 2020
On perhaps the greatest American builder of all, the builder who brought electricity to us all, Thomas Edison.     source
Tycoons
Charles R. Morris - Oct 03, 2006 (first published in 2005)
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“Makes a reader feel like a time traveler plopped down among men who were by turns vicious and visionary.”—The Christian Science Monitor...
Marc Andreessen
Apr 18, 2020
On how four great builders of the 19th century built the world we live in today.     source
Recapturing the Spirit of Enterprise
George Gilder - Oct 01, 1992
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The wellspring of capital will not be found on Wall Street or in the stuffy halls of corporate America, but instead in the hopes and dreams of people who want to create new products and new approaches to problem solving. It is this wellspring that will ultimately cleanse the soul of corporate America corrupted by power and age. George Gilder's 1984...
Marc Andreessen
Apr 18, 2020
On how economic systems that encourage aggressive entrepreneurship build the most for the benefit of the most.     source
The Power of Productivity
Wealth, Poverty, and the Threat to Global Stability
William W. Lewis - Oct 01, 2005 (first published in 2004)
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The disparity between rich and poor countries is the most serious, intractable problem facing the world today. Chronic poverty affects more than the citizens and economies of these nations; it threatens global stability as the pressures of immigration become unsustainable and rogue nations seek power and influence through extreme political and terr...
Marc Andreessen
Apr 18, 2020
On how technology-driven productivity growth improves human welfare and creates more jobs and higher wages.     source
Whole Earth Discipline
Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, Restored Wildlands, and Geoengineering Are Necessary
Stewart Brand - Sep 28, 2010 (first published in 2009)
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"Incredible book . . . Best I've read this year." --Jack Dorsey, via Twitter...
Marc Andreessen
Apr 18, 2020
On why even environmentalists should be pro building, pro cities, pro nuclear, and pro genetic engineering.     source
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Born Standing Up
A Comic's Life
Steve Martin - Sep 02, 2008 (first published in 2007)
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The riveting, mega-bestselling, beloved and highly acclaimed memoir of a man, a vocation, and an era named one of the ten best nonfiction titles of the year by Time and Entertainment Weekly.In the mid-seventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. ...
Marc Andreessen
Feb 11, 2020
So the number one piece of advice that I have ever read and that I tell people on these kind of topics is always from the comedian Steve Martin, who I think is an absolute genius, wrote a great book on the start of his career, which obviously was very successful. The book is called “Born standing up”, it's a short little book and it describes how he became Steve Martin. And the part of the book is, he says what is the key to success? The key to success is be so good they can't ignore you.     source
Triumph of the City
How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier
Edward Glaeser - Jan 30, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities.America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, ...
Marc Andreessen
Jul 06, 2018
Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier by Edward Glaeser -- How cities drive the development of civilization, by putting people together. Highly relevant to the future of the Internet!     source
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The Rational Optimist
How Prosperity Evolves (P.S.)
Matt Ridley - Jun 07, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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“Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader.” — Los Angeles TimesIn a bold and provocative interpretation of economic history, Matt Ridley, the New York Times-bestselling author of Genome and The Red Queen, makes the case for an economics of hope, ...
Marc Andreessen
Jul 06, 2018
The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by @mattwridley -- Sparkling explanation of how the economy evolves, producing the glorious cornucopia of goods and services available all around us. How to feel good about the future even in dark times.     source
A Spy Among Friends
Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
Ben Macintyre - May 12, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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Master storyteller Ben Macintyre’s most ambitious work to date brings to life thetwentieth century’s greatest spy story.Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War—while he was secretly working for the enemy. And no...
Marc Andreessen
Jul 06, 2018
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by @BenMacintyre1 -- True, chilling saga of straight up, profoundly deep treason and betrayal. Sociopaths in high positions of power and influence. Hair curling.     source
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How to Live by Sarah Bakewell
Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
A Very Expensive Poison by Luke Harding
The Myth of the Rational Voter by Bryan Caplan
Living with a SEAL by Jesse Itzler
Shattered by Jonathan Allen
Devil's Bargain by Joshua Green
The Rise of Superman by Steven Kotler
Civilian Warriors by Erik Prince
Days of Rage by Bryan Burrough
Hacks by Donna Brazile
Slugfest by Reed Tucker
12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson
Skin in the Game by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Conspiracy by Ryan Holiday
A Higher Loyalty by James Comey
The Strange Death of Europe by Douglas Murray
Chasing Hillary by Amy Chozick
But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman
When the Wolves Bite by Scott Wapner
All Out War by Tim Shipman
The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi
A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine
The Spider Network by David Enrich
Thinking in Bets by Annie Duke
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Expert Political Judgment by Philip E. Tetlock
More from Less by Andrew McAfee
Who Is Michael Ovitz? by Michael Ovitz
Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins
Behave by Robert M. Sapolsky
Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender
Zero to One by Peter Thiel
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
Kill Decision by Daniel Suarez
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
The Wizard of Menlo Park by Randall E. Stross
Schulz and Peanuts by David Michaelis
Walt Disney by Neal Gabler
Poor Charlie's Almanack by Peter D. Kaufman
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High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove
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