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Reid Garrett Hoffman CBE is an American internet entrepreneur, venture capitalist and author. Hoffman was the co-founder and executive chairman of LinkedIn, a business-oriented social network used primarily for professional networking.
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The Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkien (Aug 14, 2012)
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The 50th anniversary one-volume edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic "An extraordinary work -- pure excitement." -- New York Times Book Review One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind themIn ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged t...
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The book that I’ve most often read.     source
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A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari (May 15, 2018)
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be ens...
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A grand theory of humanity.     source
The Moment of Lift
How Empowering Women Changes the World
by Melinda Gates (Apr 23, 2019)
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A debut from Forbes' third most powerful woman in the world, Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women's empowerment.For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. ...
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Jul 08, 2019
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
High Growth Handbook
by Elad Gil (Jul 17, 2018)
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Well-known technology executive and angel investor Elad Gil has worked with high growth tech companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Google, Instacart, Coinbase, Stripe, and Square as they've grown from small companies into global brands. Across all of these break-out companies, a set of common patterns has evolved into a repeatable playbook that Gil has c...
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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
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Measure What Matters
How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs
by John Doerr (Apr 24, 2018)
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Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth--and how it can help any organization thrive. ...
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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
Tools and Weapons
The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age
by Brad Smith (Sep 10, 2019)
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With a foreword by Bill Gates From Microsoft's President and one of the tech industry's wisest thinkers, a frank and thoughtful reckoning with how to balance enormous promise and existential risk as the digitization of everything accelerates.Microsoft President Brad Smith operates by a simple core belief: when your technology changes the world, you...
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Sep 12, 2019
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
Conscious Business
How to Build Value through Values
by Fred Kofman Ph.D. (Oct 01, 2013)
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Consciousness is the main source of organizational greatness. Conscious business, explains Fred Kofman, means finding your passion and expressing your essential values through your work. Conscious Business presents breakthrough techniques to help you and the people in your company create a workplace founded in unconditional responsibility and unfli...
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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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Alpha Girls
The Women Upstarts Who Took On Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime
by Julian Guthrie (Apr 30, 2019)
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An unforgettable story of four women who, through grit and ingenuity, became stars in the cutthroat, high-stakes, male dominated world of venture capital in Silicon Valley, and helped build some of the foremost companies of our time. In Alpha Girls, award-winning journalist Julian Guthrie takes readers behind the closed doors of venture capital, a...
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Apr 30, 2019
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
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The Seventh Sense
Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks
by Joshua Cooper Ramo (Apr 03, 2018)
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Endless terror. Refugee waves. An unfixable global economy. Surprising election results. New billion-dollar fortunes. Miracle medical advances. What if they were all connected? What if you could understand why? The Seventh Sense is the story of what all of today's successful figures see and feel: the forces that are invisible to most of us but expl...
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Recently I’ve been giving out The Seventh Sense.     source