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James Patrick O'Shaughnessy is an American investor and the founder, Chairman, and Chief Investment Officer of O'Shaughnessy Asset Management, LLC, an asset management firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
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The Fifth Science
Exurb1a - Feb 13, 2019
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The Galactic Human Empire was built atop four sciences: logic, physics, psychology, and sociology. Standing on those pillars, humans spent 100,000 years spreading out into the galaxy: warring, exploring, partying — the usual. Then there was the fifth science. And that killed the empire stone dead. The Fifth Science is a collection of 12 stories, be...
Patrick OShaughnessy
Jul 13, 2021
This is one of the most unique and interesting books I’ve read in a while. Mind bending and extremely creative. Thanks to @letitialatrobe for recommending it to me      source
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What Technology Wants
Kevin Kelly - Oct 13, 2010
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"Verbalizing visceral feelings about technology, whether attraction or repulsion, Kelly explores the “technium,” his term for the globalized, interconnected stage of technological development. Arguing that the processes creating the technium are akin to those of biological evolution, Kelly devotes the opening sections of his exposition to that anal...
Patrick OShaughnessy
Mar 14, 2021
Reading "What Technology Wants" by @kevin2kelly (its great) makes me realize how long its been since I read a good non-fiction book. Books have lost the non-ficiton crown forever, IMO. Great books will persist. But something other than a book is almost always better now.      source
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Social Chemistry
Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection
Marissa King - Nov 10, 2020
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Social Chemistry will utterly transform the way you think about “networking.” Understanding the contours of your social network can dramatically enhance personal relationships, work life, and even your global impact. Are you an Expansionist, a Broker, or a Convener? The answer matters more than you think. . . .  Yale professor Marissa King shows ho...
Patrick OShaughnessy
Mar 04, 2021
Had a fairly mind blowing conversation with @marissadking. Highly suggest you check out her book "Social Chemistry," which will leave your brain buzzing.      source
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Working in Public
The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software
Nadia Eghbal - Aug 04, 2020
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An inside look at modern open source software developers--and their applications to, and influence on, our online social world."Nadia is one of today's most nuanced thinkers about the depth and potential of online communities, and this book could not have come at a better time." --Devon Zuegel, director of product, communities at GitHubOpen source ...
Patrick OShaughnessy
Feb 22, 2021
@johnjnay @github Yes great book      source
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Tao Te Ching
Lao Tzu - Apr 28, 2020 (first published in 600)
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A lucid translation of the well-known Taoist classic by a leading scholar-now in a Shambhala Pocket Library edition. Written more than two thousand years ago, the Tao Teh Ching, or -The Classic of the Way and Its Virtue, - is one of the true classics of the world of spiritual literature. Traditionally attributed to the legendary -Old Master, - Lao ...
Patrick OShaughnessy
Feb 20, 2021
Meticulous reading and re-reading of key philosophy books Some: Upanishads World as Will and Representation Hero With a Thousand Faces Freedom from the Known Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying No death, No Fear Living Life Backwards Tao Te Ching Metaphysics (Aristotle)      source
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Living Life Backward
How Ecclesiastes Teaches Us to Live in Light of the End
David Gibson - Jul 31, 2017
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Only by keeping the end in mind can a person truly learn how to live in the here and now. Living in light of our death reorients us to our limitations as creatures and helps us see God’s good gifts right in front of us—enabling us to live wisely, freely, and generously. Drawing on wisdom from the book of Ecclesiastes, David Gibson teaches us to emb...
Patrick OShaughnessy
Feb 20, 2021
Meticulous reading and re-reading of key philosophy books Some: Upanishads World as Will and Representation Hero With a Thousand Faces Freedom from the Known Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying No death, No Fear Living Life Backwards Tao Te Ching Metaphysics (Aristotle)      source
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Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying
Francisco J. Varela - Oct 25, 2016 (first published in 1997)
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This is an absorbing account of a dialogue between leading Western scientists and the foremost representative of Buddhism today, the Dalai Lama of Tibet.For modern science, the transitional states of consciousness lie at the forefront of research in many fields. For a Buddhist practitioner, these same states present crucial opportunities to explore...
Patrick OShaughnessy
Feb 20, 2021
Meticulous reading and re-reading of key philosophy books Some: Upanishads World as Will and Representation Hero With a Thousand Faces Freedom from the Known Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying No death, No Fear Living Life Backwards Tao Te Ching Metaphysics (Aristotle)      source
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The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Joseph Campbell - Jul 27, 2008 (first published in 1949)
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Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbells revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In these pages, Campbell outlines the Heros Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all...
Patrick OShaughnessy
Feb 20, 2021
Meticulous reading and re-reading of key philosophy books Some: Upanishads World as Will and Representation Hero With a Thousand Faces Freedom from the Known Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying No death, No Fear Living Life Backwards Tao Te Ching Metaphysics (Aristotle)      source
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The Upanishads
Eknath Easwaran - Jan 01, 2007 (first published in 500)
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Among the oldest of India’s spiritual texts, the Upanishads are records of intensive question-and-answer sessions given by illumined sages to their students – in ashrams, at family gatherings, in a royal court, and in the kingdom of Death. The sages share flashes of insight, extraordinary visions, the results of their investigation into consciousne...
Patrick OShaughnessy
Feb 20, 2021
Meticulous reading and re-reading of key philosophy books Some: Upanishads World as Will and Representation Hero With a Thousand Faces Freedom from the Known Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying No death, No Fear Living Life Backwards Tao Te Ching Metaphysics (Aristotle)      source
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No Death, No Fear
Comforting Wisdom for Life
Thich Nhat Hanh - Aug 05, 2003 (first published in 2002)
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With hard-won wisdom and refreshing insight, Thich Nhat Hanh confronts a subject that has been contemplated by Buddhist monks and nuns for twenty-five-hundred years—and a question that has been pondered by almost anyone who has ever lived: What is death? In No Death, No Fear, the acclaimed teacher and poet examines our concepts of death, fear, and ...
Patrick OShaughnessy
Feb 20, 2021
Meticulous reading and re-reading of key philosophy books Some: Upanishads World as Will and Representation Hero With a Thousand Faces Freedom from the Known Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying No death, No Fear Living Life Backwards Tao Te Ching Metaphysics (Aristotle)      source
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Freedom from the Known
Jiddu Krishnamurti - Mar 19, 1975 (first published in 1969)
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Krishnamurti shows how people can free themselves radically and immediately from the tyranny of the expected, no matter what their age--opening the door to transforming society and their relationships....
Patrick OShaughnessy
Feb 20, 2021
Meticulous reading and re-reading of key philosophy books Some: Upanishads World as Will and Representation Hero With a Thousand Faces Freedom from the Known Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying No death, No Fear Living Life Backwards Tao Te Ching Metaphysics (Aristotle)      source
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The World as Will and Representation, Vol. 1 by Arthur Schopenhauer
Metaphysics by Aristotle
One Up by Joost van Dreunen
The Wisdom of Life by Arthur Schopenhauer
Brick by Brick by David Robertson
Setting the Table by Danny Meyer
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Don't Just Roll the Dice - A Usefully Short Guide to Software Pricing by Neil Davidson
Alchemy by Rory Sutherland
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
Creativity by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The True Believer by Eric Hoffer
Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Self-Reliance and Other Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Luxury Strategy by Jean-Noël Kapferer
The Systems Bible by John Gall