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A Memoir of Life & Cars
"Special Deluxe" is a captivating memoir by a celebrated musician, Neil Young. He delves into his Canadian upbringing, musical influences, and passion for cars, exploring the well-crafted vintage automobile and highlighting its negative environmental impact. Young recounts the saga behind Lincvolt, his modified electric car, as he strives to demonstrate the viability of non-gas-guzzling vehicles. This memoir is an amalgam of witty, eclectic, and candid musings from one of the most genuine and enigmatic artists of our time.
Special Deluxe by @neilyoung is amazing. Especially as an audio book read by Neil Young. – source
Tech venture capitalist and early Facebook mentor, Roger McNamee, recounts his journey to stop the social media giant from destroying our democracy in Zucked. McNamee's intimate reckoning with Facebook's catastrophic failure to address the damage it was causing to society leads him to dig deeper into the issue. Along with a team of Silicon Valley technologists, he raises awareness about the existential threat of Facebook and the persuasion architecture of the attention economy. This engrossing personal narrative and masterful explication of the forces at play offers a necessary account of how a business sector unmoored from normal constraints could jeopardize our public health and political order.
Fully captures the disastrous consequences that occur when people running companies wielding enormous power don't listen deeply to their stakeholders, fail to exercise their ethical responsibilities and don't make trust their number one value. – source
Life and Work
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.
A masterpiece - It's a must-read! – source
Also recommended byBill GatesDiddyMark CubanJack DorseyRob DyrdekTony RobbinsArianna HuffingtonMichael BloombergTim Ferriss11 others
The Art of War
A timeless masterpiece on military strategy based on ancient Chinese warfare and thought, The Art of War has been adapted for use in politics, business, and everyday life. Widely read and respected for centuries, this book provides tactics and insights that help gain advantage over opponents, whether in the boardroom or on the battlefield.
Served me well. Advocates keeping one’s cool at all times. – source
Also recommended byNeil deGrasse TysonAly-Khan SatchuDaniel MiesslerVladimer BotsvadzeIbrahim SalawuVlad Tenev
The Good Heart
A Buddhist Perspective on the Teachings of Jesus
Explore the transformative power of spirituality and the "good heart" with the guidance of a beloved spiritual teacher. In this accessible read, the Dalai Lama offers his unique interpretation of passages from the four Gospels, providing valuable insight for seekers of any faith. With stunning illustrations to enhance the reading experience, this book is a must-read for anyone seeking spiritual growth and a deeper understanding of meditation.
I started to change my spiritual philosophy based on The Good Heart. I kind of rebooted my religion of origin. – source
The Mythical Man-Month
Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary Edition (2nd Edition)
A must-read for those in software project management, this influential book offers a blend of engineering facts and thought-provoking opinions from Fred Brooks, drawing from his experience on the IBM System/360 and OS/360 software system. Revisited 20 years later, the new chapters include a crisp summary of the original propositions, Brooks' current view on them, a reprint of his classic 1986 paper, and his thoughts on the assertion that "there will be no silver bullet within ten years." Discover insightful advice on managing complex projects and achieving conceptual integrity.
Had a huge impact on me. – source
Also recommended byJeff BezosPaul GrahamJeff AtwoodAlan KayPeter RexLarry EllisonAlan Cooper
Autobiography of a Yogi
Explore the fascinating life of a spiritual master in this beloved autobiography. Discover the inspiring journey of a yogi who touched millions of lives with his teachings and practices. Join millions of readers worldwide who have found wisdom and inspiration in this timeless classic.
If you haven't read it, and if you want to understand Steve Jobs, it's a goood idea to dip into Autobiography of a Yogi. – source
Also recommended byVirat KohliSteve JobsRicha ChadhaJay ShettyAnkur WarikooSahil LavingiaDan EngleTravis Brewer
Learn management principles from one of America's master managers in this 53 minute Audio CD. Former CEO of ITT, Harold Geneen, provides insights into his unique management style and priorities, giving you valuable knowledge for your own career growth.
One of the most powerful books in business I ever read. It changed my life and my whole approach to business. – source