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Sahil is the founder and CEO of Gumroad
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How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie - 2020-01-03 (first published in 1936)
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You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!Since its release in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 15 million copies. Dale Carnegie's first book is a timeless bestseller, packed with rock-solid advice th...
Sahil Lavingia
2020-03-15T18:47:50.000Z
@taylorotwell Same! Loved that book. At the top of my list, literally.      source
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Future Shock
Alvin Toffler - 1984-06-01 (first published in 1970)
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"The best study of our times that I know. . . . Of all the books that I have read in the last 20 years, it is by far the one that has taught me the most."--Le Figaro Future Shock is about the present. Future Shock is about what is happening today to people and groups who are overwhelmed by change. Change affects our products, communities, organizat...
Sahil Lavingia
2020-03-13T16:39:02.000Z
Another book worth reading (or listening to) right now: Future Shock. Written in 1970, it predicted many things about today and has great tips on how to combat "information overload" (a term the author coined).      source
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Foundation
Isaac-Asimov - 2016-10-06 (first published in 1951)
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For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Seldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future -- to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in th...
Sahil Lavingia
2020-02-20T00:53:44.000Z
@elonmusk My #1 book recommendation.      source
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Animal Farm
George Orwell - 2020-06-05 (first published in 1945)
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This remarkable book has been described in many ways—as a masterpiece...a fairy story...a brilliant satire...a frightening view of the future.A devastating attack on the pig-headed, gluttonous and avaricious rulers in an imaginary totalitarian state, it illuminates the range of human experience from love to hate, from comedy to tragedy.With an Intr...
Sahil Lavingia
2020-02-11T14:15:11.000Z
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Dune
Deluxe Edition
Frank Herbert - 2019-10-01 (first published in 1965)
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A deluxe hardcover edition of Frank Herbert's epic masterpiece--a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time. This deluxe hardcover edition of Dune includes: - An iconic new cover- Stained edges and fully illustrated endpapers- A beautifully designed poster on the interior of the jacket- A redesigned wo...
Sahil Lavingia
2020-02-11T14:15:11.000Z
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Stranger in a Strange Land
Robert A. Heinlein - 2018-07-31 (first published in 1961)
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Robert Heinlein's Hugo Award-winning all-time masterpiece, the brilliant novel that grew from a cult favorite to a bestseller to a science fiction classic.Raised by Martians on Mars, Valentine Michael Smith is a human who has never seen another member of his species. Sent to Earth, he is a stranger who must learn what it is to be a man. But his own...
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2020-02-11T14:15:11.000Z
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"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"
Adventures of a Curious Character
Richard P. Feynman - 2018-02-06 (first published in 1985)
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A New York Times bestseller—the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original.Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on ...
Sahil Lavingia
2020-02-11T14:15:11.000Z
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I, Robot
Isaac Asimov - 2018-01-01 (first published in 1950)
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The three laws of Robotics:1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Secon...
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2020-02-11T14:15:11.000Z
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Hyperion
Dan Simmons - 2017-08-15 (first published in 1989)
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A stunning tour de force filled with transcendent awe and wonder, Hyperion is a masterwork of science fiction that resonates with excitement and invention, the first volume in a remarkable epic by the multiple-award-winning author of The Hollow Man.On the world called Hyperion, beyond the reach of galactic law, waits a creature called the Shrike. T...
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2020-02-11T14:15:11.000Z
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On Trails
An Exploration
Robert Moor - 2017-07-04 (first published in 2016)
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New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award • Winner of the Saroyan International Prize for Writing • Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award • “The best outdoors book of the year.” —Sierra Club From a talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond, On Trails is a wondrous ex...
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2020-02-11T14:15:11.000Z
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Skin in the Game
Nassim Nicholas Taleb - 2018-02-27
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
Anything You Want by Derek Sivers
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
This Explains Everything by John Brockman
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda
The PayPal Wars by Eric M. Jackson
Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
The Social Animal by David Brooks
Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe
Decoded by Jay-z
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Tribal Leadership by Dave Logan
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
Made to Stick by Chip Heath
The Sovereign Individual by James Dale Davidson
Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
Ringworld by Larry Niven