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Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is a business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist. He founded the Virgin Group in the 1970s, which controls more than 400 companies in various fields. Branson expressed his desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age
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Barbarian Days
A Surfing Life
William Finnegan - 2016-04-26 (first published in 2015)
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“Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard.” —Sports IllustratedBarbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing ...
Richard Branson
The perfect summer read – Barbarian Days by William Finnegan. What’s your favourite holiday book? @literati      source
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Hey Grandude!
Paul McCartney - 2019-09-05
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From Paul McCartney—an action-packed picture-book adventure celebrating the fun that grandparents and grandkids can get up to.See the compass needle spin, let the magic fun begin!Meet Grandude—a super-cool grandfather who is an intrepid explorer with some amazing tricks up his sleeve. Grandude is a one-of-a-kind adventurer! With his magic compass, ...
Richard Branson
Can’t wait to read @PaulMcCartney’s new children’s book #HeyGrandude with my own grandkids. Hey Paul, mine call me Grandude too!      source
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Wise Guy
Lessons from a Life
Guy Kawasaki - 2019-02-26
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Silicon Valley icon and bestselling author Guy Kawasaki shares the unlikely stories of his life and the lessons we can draw from them.Guy Kawasaki has been a fixture in the tech world since he was part of Apple's original Macintosh team in the 1980s. He's widely respected as a source of wisdom about entrepreneurship, venture capital, marketing, and...
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Interesting read from @GuyKawasaki as he shares some surprising entrepreneurial stories from his life in his new book:      source
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GQ How to Win at Life
The Expert Guide to Excelling at Everything You Do
Charlie Burton - 2018-09-14
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Essential skills from the best-selling men's magazine on looking sharp and living smart.Based on personal expertise, interviews with foremost authorities and wisdom from GQ's editors, Charlie Burton shows men how to win at fashion, sport, food and drink, work, romance, travel -- well, everything.Eight chapters comprising 75 entries cover life's mus...
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New book @gqwinatlife features some business tips from yours truly, so thought I would share an extract with you all:      source
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The Sun Does Shine
How I Found Life, Freedom, and Justice
Anthony Hinton - 2019-06-04 (first published in 2018)
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A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit."An amazing and heartwarming story, it restores our faith in the inherent goodness of humanity.”- Archbishop Desmond TutuIn 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capita...
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Ray Hinton touching book “The Sun Does Shine” is a fantastic selection for Oprah’s Book Club - a must read for all of humanity      source
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If I Could Tell You Just One Thing...
Encounters with Remarkable People and Their Most Valuable Advice
Richard Reed - 2018-04-03 (first published in 2016)
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If I Could Tell You Just One Thing . . . curates invaluable wisdom from 50 of today's most remarkable, diverse, and influential voices in an engaging collection of profiles. Paired with a specially commissioned pen-and-ink portrait, each essay and its illuminating nugget of life advice is gathered together in a handsome package (featuring an emboss...
Richard Branson
I found so many wonderful pearls of wisdom from remarkable game-changers.... If you're looking for inspiration or useful life lessons, I recommend you pick up a copy.      source
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You Can Find Meaning, Make A Living, and Change the World
Craig Kielburger - 2018-03-07
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Change the world and drive profit with smart, sustainable strategyWEconomy introduces the modern evolution of business: profit for purpose and purpose for profit. Purpose is the business world's biggest advancement since the assembly line, and both top talent and quality consumers are making their preferences known. This book fuses social purpose w...
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You can achieve great career success and change the world at the same time – Holly’s book #WEconomy shares how      source
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Travels with Charley in Search of America
John Steinbeck - 1980-01-31 (first published in 1962)
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A quest across America, from the northernmost tip of Maine to Californias Monterey PeninsulaTo hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the colors and the lightthese were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years.With Ch...
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With his inimitable charm, it opens your eyes to the small pleasures of life, and the great wonders of humanity in the little moments that matter. Less a direction on how to lead, you could see it as a subtle guide on how to live.      source
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The Owl and the Pussycat
Edward Lear - 1996-05-07 (first published in 1871)
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Edward Lear's nonsense poem about two unlikely sweethearts--an elegant owl and a beautiful cat--has found a perfect match in artist Jan Brett. She traveled to the Caribbean (the land where the Bong-tree grows, perhaps?) to research her illustrations as well as the settings, costume details, plants, and fish native to the area. Readers can follow an...
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What’s my favourite book to read to my grandkids? The Owl and the Pussycat. Here’s why:      source
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A Time for New Dreams
Ben Okri - 2019-05-02 (first published in 2011)
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Booker-winning novelist and one of Britain's foremost poets, Ben Okri is a passionate advocate of the written word. In A Time for New Dreams he breaks new ground in an unusual collection of linked essays, which address such diverse themes as childhood, self-censorship, the role of beauty, the importance of education and the real significance of the...
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One of 70 must-read books.      source
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Homo Deus
Yuval Noah Harari - 2018-09-04
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Mandela's Way by Richard Stengel
In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
Little Wins by Paul Lindley
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
1984 by George Orwell
Obama by Mark Greenberg
Originals by Adam Grant
A Full Life by Jimmy Carter
Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed
Ending the War on Drugs by Richard Branson
Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford
Limitless by Ajaz Ahmed
Big World, Small Planet by Johan Rockström
Arctica by Sebastian Copeland
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Dear Stranger by Penguin Uk
The Overview Effect by Frank White
Abundance by Peter H. Diamandis
Great Expectations SparkNotes Literature Guide by Sparknotes
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
Remote by Jason Fried
Self Belief by Jamal Edwards
Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
In-N-Out Burger by Stacy Perman
In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
Longitude by Dava Sobel
George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
Happiness by Matthieu Ricard
Mao by Jung Chang
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
The Outermost House by Henry Beston
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery
No Future Without Forgiveness by Desmond Tutu
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Stalingrad by Antony Beevor
The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Wild Swans by Jung Chang
Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl
Oh, the Places You'll Go!   by Dr. Seuss
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Winners by Alastair Campbell