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Yearbook
Seth Rogen - May 11, 2021
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Hi! I’m Seth! I was asked to describe my book, Yearbook, for the inside flap (which is a gross phrase) and for websites and shit like that, so… here it goes!!! Yearbook is a collection of true stories that I desperately hope are just funny at worst, and life-changingly amazing at best. (I understand that it’s likely the former, which is a fancy “bo...
Micah Baldwin
May 27, 2021
Just listened to @Sethrogen’s book on my drive. It’s wonderfully funny and full of heart in the best ways. Oh, and lots of drugs.      source
Give and Take
Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
Adam Grant - Mar 25, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In Give and Take, Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton’s highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces...
Micah Baldwin
May 04, 2021
@gideon_wainaina Thank you. Mostly a whole lot of punches to the face. :) My favorite book that really helped me formulate a lot of my approach is Give and Take by @AdamMGrant.      source
Venture Deals
Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist
Brad Feld - Aug 27, 2019 (first published in 2011)
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Help take your startup to the next step with the new and revised edition of the popular book on the VC deal process--from the co-founders of the Foundry GroupHow do venture capital deals come together? This is one of the most frequent questions asked by each generation of new entrepreneurs. Surprisingly, there is little reliable information on the ...
Micah Baldwin
Feb 26, 2021
@maliksta Hi! It was good to see you! The book is called Venture Deals: totally worth it.      source
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas - Feb 28, 2017
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A three-time winner of Goodreads Choice AwardsSixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer....
Micah Baldwin
May 10, 2019
@ambelamps I loved it. The emotions were real and across the spectrum. I listened to 1/2 of it on audio book and it brought it to life ... weird to be crying in the car. Her follow up book was great too.      source
The Happiness Project
Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
Gretchen Rubin - Oct 30, 2018 (first published in 2009)
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Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project.In this lively and compelling account, Rubin...
Micah Baldwin
Jun 11, 2018
@abatalion The Happiness Project. Gretchen Rubin Upside of Stress. Kelly McGonigal Grit. Angela Duckworth Something to Food About. Questlove cc/@rabois      source
Grit
The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Angela Duckworth - Aug 21, 2018 (first published in 2016)
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In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People).The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckw...
Micah Baldwin
Jun 11, 2018
@abatalion The Happiness Project. Gretchen Rubin Upside of Stress. Kelly McGonigal Grit. Angela Duckworth Something to Food About. Questlove cc/@rabois      source
The Upside of Stress
Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It
Kelly McGonigal - May 10, 2016 (first published in 2012)
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Drawing from groundbreaking research, psychologist and award-winning teacher Kelly McGonigal, PhD, offers a surprising new view of stress—one that reveals the upside of stress, and shows us exactly how to capitalize on its benefits.You hear it all the time: stress causes heart disease; stress causes insomnia; stress is bad for you! But what if chan...
Micah Baldwin
Jun 11, 2018
@abatalion The Happiness Project. Gretchen Rubin Upside of Stress. Kelly McGonigal Grit. Angela Duckworth Something to Food About. Questlove cc/@rabois      source
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something to food about
Exploring Creativity with Innovative Chefs
Questlove - Apr 12, 2016
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Questlove is a drummer, producer, musical director, culinary entrepreneur, and New York Times best-selling author. What unites all of his work is a profound interest in creativity. In somethingtofoodabout, Questlove applies his boundless curiosity to the world of food. In conversations with ten innovative chefs in America, he explores what makes th...
Micah Baldwin
Jun 11, 2018
@abatalion The Happiness Project. Gretchen Rubin Upside of Stress. Kelly McGonigal Grit. Angela Duckworth Something to Food About. Questlove cc/@rabois      source
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