11 books on the list
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Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America
Discover the heroic story of women lawyers who fought and won against the racism, sexism, and xenophobia of Donald Trump's presidency in Lady Justice. Dahlia Lithwick, Slate Senior Editor, tells thrilling tales of women like Sally Yates, Becca Heller, Roberta Kaplan, and Stacy Abrams who marched, ran for office, sued neo-Nazis, protected voting rights, and opposed the Muslim travel ban. With unparalleled access to her subjects, Lithwick writes a luminous book about the heroes of the Trump years, a celebration of tireless efforts, legal ingenuity, and indefatigable spirit. Lady Justice is a must-read for all optimistic and hopeful Americans.
This is a moving, inspiring book. I’ve bought copies of Lady Justice and sent them to friends and colleagues—and recommend the book to everyone: – source
Also recommended byCecile RichardsPiper PeraboJonathan Cohn
Stories of Historic Struggles, New Ideas, and Inspiration in Immigrant Education
Discover the inspiring journey of immigrant students as they become Americans with Making Americans. Author Jessica Lander takes readers on a powerful and urgent voyage to understand what it truly takes for immigrant students to excel in America's education system. Lander brings to life captivating stories from the past and present, shedding light on key historical moments and experiments to improve immigrant education. Making Americans is a compelling and remarkable book that will reshape the way educators and policymakers across the country approach immigrant education.
This is a powerful, remarkable book that charts a course for educators and policymakers—and for everyone who cares about America’s future. #MakingAmericans comes out in a week, and is now available for preorder: – source
Also recommended byAnne-Marie Slaughter
Tools and Weapons
The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age
Explore the future of technology with Microsoft's President as he delves into the challenges and responsibilities that come with digitization. From privacy to cybercrime and artificial intelligence, Brad Smith offers a thought-provoking analysis of the world's most crucial emerging issues. Hear firsthand how one of the world's largest tech companies is striving to balance innovation and responsibility in an ever-changing landscape. This engaging read is a must for anyone interested in the role of technology in shaping our world.
In the new book "Tools and Weapons," Microsoft president @BradSmi and @CarolAnnBrowne bring some of tech's current key issues to life through interesting stories from inside Microsoft and from history. An important and enjoyable read: – source
Also recommended byBill GatesRam MadhavBørge BrendeWalter IsaacsonReed Hastings
The Moment of Lift
How Empowering Women Changes the World
This inspiring debut from a powerful woman in the global community is a necessary call to action for women's empowerment. Melinda Gates shows that investing in women is the key to lifting up societies and offers simple and effective ways for each of us to make a difference. Through startling data, moving conversations, and personal convictions, Gates advocates for family planning, equal job opportunities, shared household burdens, paid family leave, and eliminating gender bias. Her journey towards gender equity will inspire readers to get involved and become advocates for change.
In her instructive and inspiring book #TheMomentOfLift, @melindagates explains why effective "delivery systems" are key to achieving massive impact, and what the secret is to creating them. – source
The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime
Alpha Girls is an inspiring and insightful book into the world of venture capital in Silicon Valley. Julian Guthrie takes readers behind the scenes of an industry that shapes economies and our lives. The book follows the lives and careers of four powerhouse women who helped build some of today's most notable companies, including Salesforce, Facebook, and McAfee. Despite facing sexism, unequal pay, and personal crises, these women reshaped the rules of an industry they love. Their stories are a testament to grit and ingenuity, and their contributions largely went untold - until now.
Julian Guthrie, in her new book ALPHA GIRLS, tells the stories of how four extraordinary women navigated the tech industry and, in doing so, shaped the world we live in today. A must-read: – source
Also recommended byKerri Walsh Jennings
High Growth Handbook
Learn how to turn your startup into a unicorn from well-known technology executive and angel investor Elad Gil. In his book, High Growth Handbook, Gil has codified a repeatable playbook that covers key topics such as managing your board, recruiting an executive team, and late stage funding rounds. The book also includes interviews with some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley, like Reid Hoffman and Marc Andreessen. This guide offers crystal clear guidance for navigating complex challenges and has been called a "trenchant guide" by Reid Hoffman. If you want to learn from an experienced operator in the Valley, pick up a copy of High Growth Handbook.
If you want the chance to turn your startup into the next Google or Twitter, then read this trenchant guide from someone who played key roles in the growth of these companies. – source
Also recommended byBrian ArmstrongMax LevchinKeith RaboisLinda XieJoe MartinLeo PolovetsAndreas Klinger
Measure What Matters
How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs
Discover a proven approach to goal-setting that has helped tech giants like Google achieve explosive growth in "Measure What Matters". Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr shares the system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) and demonstrates how it can benefit any organization at any level. With behind-the-scenes case studies narrated by Bono and Bill Gates, readers will learn how OKRs can increase workplace satisfaction and boost retention by focusing effort, fostering coordination, and unifying the entire company. Capture the same magic as the most successful organizations with "Measure What Matters".
Whether you're a seasoned CEO or a first-time entrepreneur, you'll find valuable lessons, tools, and inspiration in the pages of Measure What Matters. I'm glad the author invested the time to share these ideas with the world. – source
Also recommended byBill GatesLarry PagePatrick Bet-DavidWalter IsaacsonDustin MoskovitzAlok KejriwalJim Collins
The Seventh Sense
Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks
Discover the invisible forces that shape the world we live in - from endless terror to miracle medical advances. The Seventh Sense delves into the webs of trade, finance, and even DNA that explain explosive technological change and uneasy political ripples. Based on years of advising world leaders, this book unlocks the secret to power in our new age of networks, and shows us what we're missing - and what the successful already know.
Recently I’ve been giving out The Seventh Sense. – source
A Brief History of Humankind
Discover the story of human history, from the first humans to walk the earth to today's modern society. Explore how we came to believe in gods, nations, and human rights, and how our societies were shaped by the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Sapiens covers it all, using insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics to challenge our beliefs about what it means to be human. Are we happier now than we were before? Can we change our behavior and influence the future? Dr. Yuval Noah Harari's provocative and wide-ranging book will challenge the way you think about our species and our place in the world.
A grand theory of humanity. – source
Also recommended byBill GatesHrithik RoshanAshton KutcherChris EvansRichard BransonMark ZuckerbergPewDiePieJessica AlbaJoe RoganKarlie Kloss39 others
How to Build Value through Values
"Conscious Business" by Fred Kofman explores the power of conscious leadership and values-based work. Gain insights into creating a workplace with authentic communication, accountability, and ethical principles. This book offers valuable techniques to help individuals and businesses live up to their highest potential. Discover how finding your passion and expressing your essential values can lead to success and personal fulfillment in all areas of life. Maximize your potential in the workplace and beyond with this definitive resource.
The author's whole kind of thread is to say actually in fact, how you can express business and capitalism as a spiritual practice of compassion. – source
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