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Raymond Thomas Dalio is an American billionaire hedge fund manager and philanthropist who has served as co-chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates since 1985. He founded Bridgewater in 1975 in New York.
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No Rules Rules
Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention
Reed Hastings - Sep 08, 2020
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Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings reveals for the first time the unorthodox culture behind one of the world's most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies...
Ray Dalio
Sep 09, 2020
Reed, his people, and his culture are all of star quality. I recommend his book. (3/3)      source
Accidental Presidents
Eight Men Who Changed America
Jared Cohen - Apr 08, 2019
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The strength and prestige of the American presidency has waxed and waned since George Washington. Accidental Presidents looks at eight men who came to the office without being elected to it. It demonstrates how the character of the man in that powerful seat affects the nation and world.Eight men have succeeded to the presi...
Ray Dalio
Jan 28, 2020
I found “Accidental Presidents” by @JaredCohen timely and informative. As I am thinking about the next president and the challenges he or she will face, that book provides me a valuable and entertaining view of past presidents during analogous difficult times.      source
The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change
Marc Benioff - Oct 15, 2019
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The founder and CEO of Salesforce reveals the secrets to building a world-class culture and offers a model for leadership that will define the most successful companies of the future.Trailblazer is Marc Benioff's answer to the one question he's most often asked: what is the secret to driving continuous growth and innovation. His answer: building a ...
Ray Dalio
Oct 15, 2019
...Two such people - @Benioff and Stephen Schwarzman - have luckily for you put out two books that let you tap into their thinking, so I suggest that you check out Marc’s book, Trailblazer, at and Stephen’s book, What It Takes, at      source
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What It Takes
Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence
Stephen A. Schwarzman - Sep 17, 2019
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Blackstone chairman, CEO, and co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, a long-awaited book that uses impactful episodes from Schwarzman's life to show readers how to build, transform, and lead thriving organizations. Whether you are a student, entrepreneur, philanthropist, executive, or simply someone looking for ways to max...
Ray Dalio
Oct 15, 2019
...Two such people - @Benioff and Stephen Schwarzman - have luckily for you put out two books that let you tap into their thinking, so I suggest that you check out Marc’s book, Trailblazer, at and Stephen’s book, What It Takes, at      source
Strength in Stillness
The Power of Transcendental Meditation
Bob Roth - Feb 06, 2018
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Instant New York Times BestsellerA simple, straightforward exploration of Transcendental Meditation and its benefits from world authority Bob Roth.Oprah Winfrey and Jerry Seinfeld. Ray Dalio and Ellen DeGeneres. Gwyneth Paltrow and Howard Stern. Tom Hanks and Gisele Bündchen. What do they have in common? The answer is a Transcendental Meditation te...
Ray Dalio
May 02, 2018
@meditationbob @katyperry PS - I suggest his book “Strength in Stillness”.      source
Tribe of Mentors
Short Life Advice from the Best in the World
Tim Ferriss - Nov 21, 2017
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Tim Ferriss, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, shares the ultimate choose-your-own-adventure booka compilation of tools, tactics, and habits from 130+ of the world's top performers. From iconic entrepreneurs to elite athletes, from artists to billionaire investors, their short profiles can help you answer life's most...
Ray Dalio
Jan 17, 2018
@DrBryanStewart @tferriss @TimFerrissBlog @jockowillink @steveaoki @RickRubin @tonyhawk @aishatyler @garyvee @joelmchale @naval I love Tim’s book because it’s essentially a collection of great principles from people who have accomplished great things.      source
Learn or Die
Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization (Columbia Business School Publishing)
Edward Hess - Jan 28, 2020 (first published in 2014)
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To compete with today's increasing globalization and rapidly evolving technologies, individuals and organizations must take their ability to learn--the foundation for continuous improvement, operational excellence, and innovation--to a much higher level. In Learn or Die, Edward D. Hess combines recent advances in neuroscience, psychology, behaviora...
Destined for War
Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?
Graham Allison - Aug 07, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR | SHORT-LISTED FOR THE 2018 LIONEL GELBER PRIZE | NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: FINANCIAL TIMES * THE TIMES (LONDON) * AMAZON  “Allison is one of the keenest observers of international affairs around.”— JOE BIDEN, former vice president of the United States   China and the United States are heading towar...
Ray Dalio
Reminds us that over the last 500 years there have been 16 times in which there has been an empire challenging another. In 12 of those cases there have been wars.      source
How Non-Conformists Move the World
Adam Grant - Feb 07, 2017
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The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideasand how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option BReading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully ne...
An Everyone Culture
Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization
Robert Kegan - Mar 22, 2016
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The Meaning of Human Existence
Edward O. Wilson - Sep 06, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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In The Meaning of Human Existence, his most philosophical work to date, Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson grapples with these and other existential questions, examining what makes human beings supremely different from all other species. Searching for meaning in what Nietzsche once called "the rainbow colors" around the outer edges o...
Ray Dalio
Surmises that between one million and two million years ago, the brain evolved in ways supporting cooperation so man could hunt and do other activities.      source
The Gift of Adversity by Norman E Rosenthal
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Subliminal by Leonard Mlodinow
Beyond Religion by Dalai Lama
Who's in Charge? by Michael S. Gazzaniga
Incognito by David Eagleman
Why We Believe in God by J. Anderson Thomson
The Lessons of History by Will Durant
Einstein's Mistake by Hans C. Ohanian
My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor
Welcome to Your Brain by Sandra Aamodt
The Spiritual Brain by Mario Beauregard
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
Einstein by Walter Isaacson
Leadership the Outward Bound Way by Rob Chatfield
Creativity and the Brain by Mario Tokoro
Changing Minds by Howard Gardner
A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink
You by Michael M. Lombardo
Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson
Discovering Your Personality Type by Don Richard Riso
Who Am I? The 16 Basic Desires That Motivate Our Actions and Define Our Personalities by Steven Reiss
In Over Our Heads by Robert Kegan
River Out of Eden by Richard Dawkins
The Evolving Self by Robert Kegan