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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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This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends
The Cyberweapons Arms Race
Nicole Perlroth - Feb 09, 2021
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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
May 12, 2021
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
Hot Seat
What I Learned Leading a Great American Company
Jeff Immelt - Feb 23, 2021
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An Avid Reader Press book. Avid Reader Press has a great book for every reader....
Samir Arora
Apr 04, 2021
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
Lights Out
Pride, Delusion, and the Fall of General Electric
Thomas Gryta - Jul 21, 2020
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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
Apr 04, 2021
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 - Oct 20, 2020
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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
Jan 04, 2021
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
Americana
A 400-Year History of American Capitalism
Bhu Srinivasan - Dec 04, 2018
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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
Nov 29, 2020
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
The Future Is Faster Than You Think
How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives (Exponential Technology Series)
Peter H. Diamandis - Jan 28, 2020
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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
Oct 26, 2020
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 - Mar 01, 2012 (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
Oct 26, 2020
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 - Jun 17, 2014 (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
Jul 09, 2020
@SanaSecurities It is my all time favorite book.      source
What It Takes
Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence
Stephen A. Schwarzman - Sep 17, 2019
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Blackstone chairman, CEO, and co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, a long-awaited book that uses impactful episodes from Schwarzman's life to show readers how to build, transform, and lead thriving organizations. Whether you are a student, entrepreneur, philanthropist, executive, or simply someone looking for ways to max...
Samir Arora
May 06, 2020
Finished Stephen Schwarzman's book "What it takes". Steve's success is amazing in its scope and scale. How comfortably govt and business interacts openly in US and China etc.- stories in the last few chapters- is very interesting to read.      source
The Spy and the Traitor
The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
Ben MacIntyre - Aug 06, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War. "The best true spy story I have ever read."--JOHN LE CARR� If anyone could be considered a Russian counter...
Samir Arora
Mar 10, 2020
Finished the book "The Billion dollar spy". Fascinating details about how the craft really works. This and ' The spy and the traitor" are 2 of the good books i hv read recently. Read both if u like such stuff.      source
The Billion Dollar Spy
A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal
David E. Hoffman - May 10, 2016
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From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning history The Dead Hand comes the riveting story of a spy who cracked open the Soviet military research establishment and a penetrating portrait of the CIA’s Moscow station, an outpost of daring espionage in the last years of the Cold WarWhile driving out of the American embassy in Moscow on the evening o...
Samir Arora
Mar 10, 2020
Finished the book "The Billion dollar spy". Fascinating details about how the craft really works. This and ' The spy and the traitor" are 2 of the good books i hv read recently. Read both if u like such stuff.      source
Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
Summary & Analysis of Loonshots by Zip Reads
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Modern Monopolies by Alex Moazed
The Z Factor by Subhash Chandra