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Sam Altman is an American entrepreneur, investor, programmer, and blogger. He is the CEO of OpenAI.
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Meditations
by Marcus Aurelius (Apr 07, 2020)
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The Meditations are a set of personal reflections by Marcus Aurelius. He writes about the vicissitudes of his own life and explores how to live wisely and virtuously in an unpredictable world.Part of the Macmillan Collectors Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful b...
Sam Altman
Mar 22, 2014
great read (cc @naval)     source
A business classic endorsed by Dale Carnegie, How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling is for anyone whose job it is to sell. Whether you are selling houses or mutual funds, advertisements or ideas—or anything else—this book is for you.When Frank Bettger was twenty-nine he was a failed insurance salesman. By the time he was forty he o...
Blitzscaling
The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies
by Reid Hoffman (Oct 09, 2018)
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Foreword by Bill Gates LinkedIn cofounder, legendary investor, and host of the award-winning Masters of Scale podcast reveals the secret to starting and scaling massively valuable companies.What entrepreneur or founder doesn't aspire to build the next Amazon, Facebook, or Airbnb? Yet those who actually manage to do so are exceedingly rare. So what ...
Sam Altman
Oct 09, 2018
I got to read an early copy of this, and have been waiting for it to come out so that I can recommend it to everyone:     source
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Pandaemonium
The Coming of the Machine As Seen by Contemporary Observers, 1660-1886
by Humphrey Jennings (Nov 01, 1985)
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Documents the public reaction to the industrial revolution....
Sam Altman
Feb 23, 2018
My favourite book of the year     source
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
Stories
by Alice Munro (Oct 08, 2002)
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In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship), Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as people we know ourselves.A tough-minded housekeeper jettisons the habits of a lifetime because of a...
Sam Altman
Jul 11, 2014
weekend book recommendation: Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro. stayed up last night finishing; really good     source
Superintelligence
Paths, Dangers, Strategies
by Nick Bostrom (Apr 30, 2016)
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A New York Times bestseller Superintelligence asks the questions: What happens when machines surpass humans in general intelligence? Will artificial agents save or destroy us? Nick Bostrom lays the foundation for understanding the future of humanity and intelligent life.The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It...
Sam Altman
Aug 02, 2014
Incidentally, Nick Bostrom’s excellent book “Superintelligence” is the best thing I’ve seen on this topic. It is well worth a read.     source
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The Transit of Venus
by Shirley Hazzard (Sep 01, 1990)
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Caroline and Grace Bell, two beautiful orphan sisters eager to begin their lives in a new land, journey to England from Australia. What happens to these young women - seduction and abandonment, marriage and widowhood, love and betrayal - becomes as moving and wonderful and yet as predestined as the transits of the planets themselves.The Transit of ...
Sam Altman
Feb 01, 2017
Re-reading this book tonight. It's incredible.     source