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Naval Ravikant is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions (which went public as part of and He is an active Angel investor, and have invested in dozens of companies, including Twitter, Uber, Yammer, Stack Overflow and Wanelo.
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Lord of Light
Kathryn le Veque - 2014-01-04
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1192 A.D. - Sir Roane Garr is a member of St. John the Baptist Hospitaller sect and while visiting the supposed Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, he is hit by a freak bolt of lightning and suddenly finds himself with miraculous healing powers. The Hospitallers believe he is a heretic and must be destroyed, so he flees back to England and into seclusion ...
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@samrexford Lord of Light, Snow Crash, Borges and Ted Chiang short stories.      source
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Collected Fictions
Jorge Luis Borges - 1999-09-01
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Jorge Luis Borges has been called the greatest Spanish-language writer of our century. Now for the first time in English, all of Borges' dazzling fictions are gathered into a single volume, brilliantly translated by Andrew Hurley. From his 1935 debut with The Universal History of Iniquity, through his immensely influential collections Ficciones and...
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@samrexford Lord of Light, Snow Crash, Borges and Ted Chiang short stories.      source
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The Joy of Living Dangerously
Osho - 1999-10-27 (first published in 1977)
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Courage is not the absence of fear, says Osho. It is, rather, the total presence of fear, with the courage to face it. This book provides a bird's-eye view of the whole terrain--where fears originate, how to understand them, and how to find the courage to face them. In the process, Osho proposes that whenever we are faced with uncertainty and chang...
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@sachinbapure I liked it. But these kinds of books aren’t quick reads, they’re inspiration to self reflect.      source
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Ankur Warikoo
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The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Richard Bach - 1989-10-10 (first published in 1977)
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In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders...until he meets Donald Shimoda — former mechanic and self-described mess...
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@realKaushikN Great book!      source
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James Altucher
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Summerhill School
A New View of Childhood
A. S. Neill - 1995-09-15 (first published in 1960)
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Originally published in 1960, Summerhill became an instant bestseller and a classic volume of education for an entire generation. Now, this thoroughly expanded and revised version of the original Summerhill reinstates the revolutionary "free school" traditions begun by Summerhill's founder A.S. Neill.As American education lags behind the rest of th...
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@YagoMann SummerHill, and a philosophy called “Taking Children Seriously.”      source
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Science and Practice (5th Edition)
Robert B. Cialdini - 2008-08-07 (first published in 1984)
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Influence: Science and Practice is an examination of the psychology of compliance (i.e. uncovering which factors cause a person to say "yes" to another's request). Written in a narrative style combined with scholarly research, Cialdini combines evidence from experimental work with the techniques and strategies he gathered while working as a salespe...
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@JackDickersons @AdHocAccount_ Great book. I just can’t recommend Cialdini’s other work as strongly so I left him out.      source
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"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"
Adventures of a Curious Character
Richard P. Feynman - 2018-02-06 (first published in 1985)
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A New York Times bestseller—the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original.Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on ...
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@aashray18521 “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman.”      source
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The Sovereign Individual
Mastering the Transition to the Information Age
James Dale Davidson - 1999-08-26 (first published in 1997)
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Two renowned investment advisors and authors of the bestseller The Great Reckoning bring to light both currents of disaster and the potential for prosperity and renewal in the face of radical changes in human history as we move into the next century. The Sovereign Individual details strategies necessary for adapting financially to the next phase of...
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This is the best book I've read since Sapiens (far less mainstream, though).      source
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The Untethered Soul
The Journey Beyond Yourself
Michael A. Singer - 2007-10-03
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What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity? The Untethered Soul—now a #1 New York Times bestseller—offers simple yet profound answers to these questions.Whether this is your first exploration of inner space, or you’ve devoted your life to the...
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Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment
Book Two of The Enlightenment Trilogy
Jed McKenna - 2011-10-02 (first published in 2004)
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Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment Isn't One Kind of Enlightenment - It's the Only KindTHE MARK OF A TRUE MASTER is that he can express a subject of the utmost complexity with uncanny simplicity. Jed McKenna is such a master, and spiritual enlightenment is his subject.His first book, Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing, was an instant cla...
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Worth reading.      source
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