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Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American internet entrepreneur and philanthropist. Zuckerberg is known for co-founding and leading Facebook, Inc. and its namesake social networking website as its chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder.
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High Output Management
by Andrew S. Grove (Aug 29, 1995)
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The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. In High Output Management, Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s le...
Mark Zuckerberg
Played a big role in shaping my management style.     source
The New Jim Crow
Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander (Jan 07, 2020)
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A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller, with a new preface by the authorSeldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall ...
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A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari (May 15, 2018)
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be ens...
The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
by Ben Horowitz (Mar 04, 2014)
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A lot of people talk about how great it is to start a business, but only Ben Horowitz is brutally honest about how hard it is to run one.In The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, b...
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For anyone insterested in building, growing, or leading a great company, this book is an incredibly valuable resource.     source
The Beginning of Infinity
Explanations That Transform the World
by David Deutsch (Dec 31, 2011)
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The New York Times bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge"Dazzling." - Steven Pinker, The GuardianIn this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe--and that improving them is the basic regulating principle of all s...
The Better Angels of Our Nature
Why Violence Has Declined
by Steven Pinker (Sep 25, 2012)
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Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species' existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths abou...
The Rational Optimist
How Prosperity Evolves (P.S.)
by Matt Ridley (Jun 07, 2011)
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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, ...
The Player of Games
by Iain M. Banks (Mar 26, 2008)
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The Culture--a humanoid/machine symbiotic society--has thrown up many great Game Players. One of the best is Jernau Morat Gurgeh, Player of Games, master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel & incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game, a game so complex, so like life itself, tha...
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Ender's Game
by Orson Scott Card (Mar 04, 2014)
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The worldwide bestseller, Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card comes to the screen at last in a major motion picture event in November 2013. Starring Hugo's Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, and Ben Kingsley, the movie is sure to inspire a new audience of fans to read the book that started it all.Once again, Earth is under attack. An alien species is poi...
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Zero to One
Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
by Peter Thiel (Sep 16, 2014)
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If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise t...
Mark Zuckerberg
This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world.     source
The Idea Factory
Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
by Jon Gertner (Feb 26, 2013)
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From its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, Bell Labs-officially, the research and development wing of AT&T-was the biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world. From the transistor to the laser, from digital communications to cellular telephony, it's hard to find an aspect of modern life that hasn't bee...
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Creativity, Inc.
Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
by Ed Catmull (Apr 08, 2014)
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“What does it mean to manage well?”From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a ma...
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The Muqaddimah
An Introduction to History - Abridged Edition (Princeton Classics)
by Ibn Ibn Khaldûn (Apr 27, 2015)
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"The Muqaddimah," often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406), this monumental work established the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including the philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography...
Why Nations Fail
The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
by Daron Acemoglu (Sep 17, 2013)
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WHY ARE SOME NATIONS RICH AND OTHERS POOR, DIVIDED BY WEALTH AND POVERTY, HEALTH AND SICKNESS, FOOD AND FAMINE? Is it culture, the weather, geography that determines prosperity or poverty? As Why Nations Fail shows, none of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Drawing on fifteen years of original research, Daron Acemoglu and James Robin...
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The Autobiography Of A Species In 23 Chapters
by Matt Ridley (May 30, 2006)
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Arguably the most significant scientific discovery of the new century, the mapping of the twenty-three pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome raises almost as many questions as it answers. Questions that will profoundly impact the way we think about disease, about longevity, and about free will. Questions that will affect the rest of yo...
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The Three-Body Problem
by Cixin Liu (Jan 12, 2016)
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The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization o...
World Order
by Henry Kissinger (Sep 01, 2015)
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Librarian's note: An alternate cover edition can be found hereHenry Kissinger offers inWorld Ordera deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era—advising presidents, traveling the world, observing and shaping the central foreign policy events ...
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
50th Anniversary Edition
by Thomas S. Kuhn (Apr 29, 2012)
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A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it ...
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A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)
by Vaclav Smil (Feb 14, 2017)
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With one famous equation, E=mc2, Einstein proved all matter can be described as energy. It is everywhere and it is everything. In this newly updated and engaging introduction, renowned scientist Vaclav Smil explores energy in all its facets – from the inner workings of the human body to what we eat, the car we drive and the race for more efficient ...
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Gang Leader for a Day
A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets
by Sudhir Venkatesh (Dec 30, 2008)
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A New York Times BestsellerForeword by Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of Freakonomics When first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago’s most notorious housing projects, he hoped to find a few people willing to take a multiple-choice survey on urban poverty--and impress his professors with his bold...
"I am neither a theologian, nor a scholar learned in the history of religions, nor an anthropologist. Psychology is the only branch of learning in which I am particularly versed. To the psychologist the religious propensities of man must be at least as interesting as any other of the facts pertaining to his mental constitution. It would seem, there...
Mark Zuckerberg
When I read 'Sapiens':, I found the chapter on the evolution of the role of religion in human life most interesting and something I wanted to go deeper on.     source
The Varieties of Religious Experience
A Study in Human Nature
by William James (May 08, 2019)
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"I am neither a theologian, nor a scholar learned in the history of religions, nor an anthropologist. Psychology is the only branch of learning in which I am particularly versed. To the psychologist the religious propensities of man must be at least as interesting as any other of the facts pertaining to his mental constitution. It would seem, there...
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On Immunity
An Inoculation
by Eula Biss (Sep 15, 2015)
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The hugely acclaimed New York Times Best Seller, now available in paperback!*A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist*ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2014:The New York Times Book Review (Top 10), Entertainment Weekly (Top 10), New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune (Top 10), Publishers Weekly (Top 10), Time Out New York (Top 10), Los Angeles Times, Kirku...
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Portfolios of the Poor
How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day
by Daryl Collins (Dec 19, 2010)
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Nearly forty percent of humanity lives on an average of two dollars a day or less. If you've never had to survive on an income so small, it is hard to imagine. How would you put food on the table, afford a home, and educate your children? How would you handle emergencies and old age? Every day, more than a billion people around the world must answe...
The Republic
by Plato (Jan 02, 2018)
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Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential works. From the musings of intellectuals such as Thomas Paine in Common Sense to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a comprehensive collection of our intellectual history throu...
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The Aeneid
by Virgil (Apr 07, 2020)
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The Aeneid – thrilling, terrifying and poignant in equal measure – has inspired centuries of artists, writers and musicians.Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition...
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I enjoyed reading.     source
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Dealing with China
An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower
by Henry M. Paulson (Apr 12, 2016)
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Hank Paulson has dealt with China unlike any other foreigner. As head of Goldman Sachs, Paulson had a pivotal role in opening up China to private enterprise. Then, as Treasury secretary, he created the Strategic Economic Dialogue with what is now the world's second-largest economy. He negotiated with China on needed economic reforms, while safeguar...
The End of Power
From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn't What It Used to Be
by Moisés Naím (Mar 11, 2014)
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The provocative bestseller explaining the decline of power in the twenty-first century -- in government, business, and beyond.Power is shifting -- from large, stable armies to loose bands of insurgents, from corporate leviathans to nimble start-ups, and from presidential palaces to public squares. But power is also changing, becoming harder to use ...
Rational Ritual
Culture, Coordination, and Common Knowledge
by Michael Suk-Young Chwe (Apr 27, 2013)
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Why do Internet, financial service, and beer commercials dominate Super Bowl advertising? How do political ceremonies establish authority? Why does repetition characterize anthems and ritual speech? Why were circular forms favored for public festivals during the French Revolution? This book answers these questions using a single concept: common kno...
Orwell's Revenge
The 1984 Palimpsest
by Peter Huber (Jun 30, 2015)
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Mark Zuckerberg's ‘A Year of Books’ SelectionGeorge Orwell’s bleak visions of the future, one in which citizens are monitored through telescreens by an insidious Big Brother, has haunted our imagination long after the publication of 1984. Orwell’s dystopian image of the telescreen as a repressive instrument of state power has profoundly affected ou...