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Ryan Shea is a co-founder of Blockstack, a new internet for decentralized apps where users own their data. Shea studied engineering at Princeton, went through Y Combinator, and has been inducted into the Forbes 30 Under 30. He has authored several popular open source libraries on cryptography and blockchains.
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QED
The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (Princeton Science Library)
by Richard P. Feynman (Oct 26, 2014)
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Celebrated for his brilliantly quirky insights into the physical world, Nobel laureate Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining difficult concepts to the general public. Here Feynman provides a classic and definitive introduction to QED (namely, quantum electrodynamics), that part of quantum field theory describing the ...
Ryan Shea
Dec 27, 2019
@jaltma @AriannaSimpson Incredible book. Perhaps my favorite physics book.     source
Sapiens
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...
Ryan Shea
One of the books I’ve given most as a gift.     source
The Alchemist
25th Anniversary Edition
by Paulo Coelho (Sep 09, 2014)
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Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. What starts out as a journey to find...
Ryan Shea
One of the books I’ve given most as a gift.     source
The Sovereign Individual
Mastering the Transition to the Information Age
by James Dale Davidson (Aug 26, 1999)
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Two renowned investment advisors and authors of the bestseller The Great Reckoning bring to light both currents of disaster and the potential for prosperity and renewal in the face of radical changes in human history as we move into the next century. The Sovereign Individual details strategies necessary for adapting financially to the next phase of...
Ryan Shea
One of the books I’ve given most as a gift.     source
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