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Samir Arora

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Samir Arora is an Indian-American businessman and CEO of Sage Digital since April 2016, the former CEO of Mode Media from 2003 to April 2016.
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The Difficulty of Being Good book cover
The Difficulty of Being Good
On the Subtle Art of Dharma
Gurcharan Das - 2010-10-04 (first published in 2009)
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In his new book, Gurcharan Das turns to the Mahabharata in order to answer the question, "why be good'', and discovers that the epic's world of moral haziness and uncertainty is closer to our experience as ordinary human beings than the narrow and rigid positions that define most debate in this fundamentalist age of moral certainty. The Mahabharata...
Samir Arora
2022-07-16T05:35:00.000Z
@Himansh68121396 @AnilSinghvi_ These days I am re reading: "The difficulty of being good" By Gurcharan Das. Great book      source
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman - 2013-04-02
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In the highly anticipated Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Kahneman exposes the extraordinary capabilities—and also the faults and biases—of fas...
Samir Arora
2022-04-18T13:46:02.000Z
@ranvijay81 @KiritManral One of the best books      source
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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends
The Cyberweapons Arms Race
Nicole Perlroth - 2021-02-09
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From The New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth, the untold story of the cyberweapons market-the most secretive, invisible, government-backed market on earth-and a terrifying first look at a new kind of global warfare.Zero day: a software bug that allows a hacker to break into your devices and move around undetected. One of the most ...
Samir Arora
2021-05-12T14:42:58.000Z
First time recommending a book even before finishing it myself, for I don’t want u to delay reading it. Heartily recommend “This is how they tell me the world ends” by @nicoleperlroth on cyber weapons. Go read it & be very afraid of the next virus that may hit us one day.      source
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Hot Seat
What I Learned Leading a Great American Company
Jeff Immelt - 2021-02-23
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An Avid Reader Press book. Avid Reader Press has a great book for every reader....
Samir Arora
2021-04-04T03:26:35.000Z
Read 2 books giving 2 sides of the fall of GE: “Lights out” by Gryta/Mann and CEO Immelt’s “ Hot Seat” This is what makes equity investing, assessing mgmt quality etc. so interesting & unlike the all black, all white labels given out by young investors these days Recommend both      source
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Lights Out
Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric
Thomas Gryta - 2020-07-21
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How could General Electric—perhaps America’s most iconic corporation—suffer such a swift and sudden fall from grace?This is the definitive history of General Electric’s epic decline, as told by the two Wall Street Journal reporters who covered its fall.Since its founding in 1892, GE has been more than just a corporation. For generations, it was job...
Samir Arora
2021-04-04T03:26:35.000Z
Read 2 books giving 2 sides of the fall of GE: “Lights out” by Gryta/Mann and CEO Immelt’s “ Hot Seat” This is what makes equity investing, assessing mgmt quality etc. so interesting & unlike the all black, all white labels given out by young investors these days Recommend both      source
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Billion Dollar Loser
The Epic Rise and Spectacular Fall of Adam Neumann and WeWork
Reeves Wiedeman - 2020-10-20
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“Vivid, carefully reported drama that readers will gulp down as if it were a fast-paced novel” (Ken Auletta)  The inside story of WeWork and its CEO, Adam Neumann, which tells the remarkable saga of one of the most audacious, and improbable, rises and falls in American business history    In its earliest days, WeWork promised the impossible: to mak...
Samir Arora
2021-01-04T05:25:40.000Z
Finished Billion Dollar Loser- story of WeWork by @reeveswiedeman Enjoyed all the wild stories about Adam Neumann. Great reading. You will also realize how sane public markets are compared to private equity.      source
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Americana
A 400-Year History of American Capitalism
Bhu Srinivasan - 2018-12-04
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An absorbing and original narrative history of American capitalism NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 BY THE ECONOMIST From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a four-hundred-year journey of this spirit of ...
Samir Arora
2020-11-29T12:26:52.000Z
Finished a great book Americana: 400 yr history of American capitalism by @bhu_srinivasan Basically looks at US history through the eyes of business with easy to read chapters on topics like railroads, cotton,slavery, steel,auto, radio tv etc. Totally fascinating stories. Read      source
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The Future Is Faster Than You Think
How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives (Exponential Technology Series)
Peter H. Diamandis - 2020-01-28
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From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era.In their book Abundance, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy. Then, in Bold, they chronicled the use of expo...
Samir Arora
2020-10-26T09:43:12.000Z
Finished "The future is faster than you think" by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. Read the book slower than you think, due to netflix and other distractions. Good book. On the same lines as "Physics of the Future" by Mikio Kaku which was more WOW.      source
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Physics of the Future
The Inventions That Will Transform Our Lives
Michio Kaku - 2012-03-01 (first published in 2011)
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Welcome to the future, where you'll be able to take an elevator hundreds of miles into space, the internet will be in your contact lens, nanobots will scan your DNA for signs of disease and you'll be able to control computers with your brain - and even rearrange the physical world itself.It may sound like science fiction but, as physics guru Michio...
Samir Arora
2020-10-26T09:43:12.000Z
Finished "The future is faster than you think" by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler. Read the book slower than you think, due to netflix and other distractions. Good book. On the same lines as "Physics of the Future" by Mikio Kaku which was more WOW.      source
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The Halo Effect
. . . and the Eight Other Business Delusions That Deceive Managers
Phil Rosenzweig - 2014-06-17 (first published in 2007)
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With two new chapters and a new preface, the award-winning book The Halo Effect continues to unmask the delusions found in the corporate world and provides a sharp understanding of what drives business success and failure.Too many of today’s most prominent management gurus make steel-clad guarantees based on claims of irrefutable research, promisin...
Samir Arora
2020-07-09T04:03:10.000Z
@SanaSecurities It is my all time favorite book.      source
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Animal Farm
George Orwell - 2020-06-05
What It Takes by Stephen A. Schwarzman
The Spy and the Traitor by Ben MacIntyre
Summary & Analysis of Loonshots by Zip Reads
The Z Factor by Subhash Chandra
Modern Monopolies by Alex Moazed
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
The Billion Dollar Spy by David E. Hoffman