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Matt Mullenweg is an American entrepreneur and web developer living in Houston. He is known for developing the free and open-source web software WordPress, now managed by The WordPress Foundation.
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The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, and Death in Organisms, Cities, and Companies
Geoffrey West - 2018-05-14 (first published in 2017)
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The former head of the Sante Fe Institute, visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term “complexity” can be misleading, however, because what makes West’s discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an underlying simplicity that unites the seemingly compl...
Matt Mullenweg
@dhh I think you would really enjoy this book:      source
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The Year Without Pants and the Future of Work
Scott Berkun - 2013-09-10
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A behind-the-scenes look at the firm behind and the unique work culture that contributes to its phenomenal success50 million websites, or twenty percent of the entire web, use WordPress software. The force behind is a convention-defying company called Automattic, Inc., whose 120 employees work from anywhere in the world ...
Matt Mullenweg
This is the book about the early days of @automattic, in case it's helpful for anyone working distributed or remote.      source
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Eric Stoller
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The Effective Executive
The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials)
Peter F. Drucker - 2006-01-03 (first published in 1966)
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What makes an effective executive?The measure of the executive, Peter F. Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done." This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits...
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Words That Work
It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear
Frank I. Luntz - 2008-08-05 (first published in 2006)
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The nation's premier communications expert shares his wisdom on how the words we choose can change the course of business, of politics, and of life in this country In Words That Work, Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the tactical use of words and phrases affects what we buy, who we vote for, and even what we believe in. With chapters li...
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How Proust Can Change Your Life
Alain de Botton - 1998-04-28 (first published in 1997)
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Alain de Botton combines two unlikely genres--literary biography and self-help manual--in the hilarious and unexpectedly practical How Proust Can Change Your Life.Who would have thought that Marcel Proust, one of the most important writers of our century, could provide us with such a rich source of insight into how best to live life? Proust underst...
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Women, Fire and Dangerous Things
What Categories Reveal About the Mind
George Lakoff - 1989-12-31 (first published in 1987)
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"Its publication should be a major event for cognitive linguistics and should pose a major challenge for cognitive science. In addition, it should have repercussions in a variety of disciplines, ranging from anthropology and psychology to epistemology and the philosophy of science. . . . Lakoff asks: What do categories of language and thought revea...
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A Fable of Love, Forgiveness, and Following Your Heart
Kamal Ravikant - 2018-01-02 (first published in 2017)
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From the author of the bestsellers Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It and Live Your Truth comes Rebirth, an inspiring novel about the magic that happens when you learn to follow your heart. After the death of his estranged father, Amit takes his parent's ashes to the Ganges to fulfill a deathbed promise. Instead of returning home, he wander...
Matt Mullenweg
Really beautiful book.      source
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Becoming Wise
An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living
Krista Tippett - 2017-02-28 (first published in 2016)
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InBecoming Wise, Krista Tippett has created a master class in living for a fractured world. Fracture, she says, is not the whole story of our time. The enduring question of what it means to be human has become inextricable from the challenge of who we are to each other. She insists on the possibility of personal depth and common life for this centu...
Matt Mullenweg
Great book.      source
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Daring Greatly
How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Brené Brown - 2015-04-07 (first published in 2012)
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The #1 New York Times bestseller, now in paperback. From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done the...
Matt Mullenweg
Be willing to show your own weaknesses and emotions and be vulnerable. I think Daring Greatly talks about this really well.      source
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The Art of the Start 2.0
The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything
Guy Kawasaki - 2015-03-03 (first published in 2004)
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A new product, a new service, a new company, a new division, a new organization, a new anything—where there’s a will, here’s the way. It begins with a dream that just won’t quit, the once-in-a-lifetime thunderbolt of pure inspiration, the obsession, the world-beater, the killer app, the next big thing. Everyone who wants to make the world a better ...
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Zero to One
Peter Thiel - 2014-09-16
Search Inside Yourself by Chade-meng Tan
The Everything Store by Brad Stone
The Halo Effect by Phil Rosenzweig
The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
On Writing Well by William Zinsser
Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter F. Drucker
Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides