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Seth W. Godin is an American author and former dot com business executive.
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Deluxe Edition
Frank Herbert - 2019-10-01 (first published in 1965)
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Explore a unique and captivating world in this bestselling science fiction novel, now available in a deluxe hardcover edition. Set on the harsh desert planet Arrakis, the story follows the young Paul Atreides as he navigates a treacherous political landscape where the only valuable resource is a coveted drug called "spice." As Paul's family is betrayed and destroyed, he embarks on a journey that will lead him to a destiny beyond his wildest dreams. With a stunning blend of adventure, mysticism, and politics, Dune is a triumph of the imagination and a true masterpiece of science fiction.
Seth Godin
If you read Dune, and you don’t read it for the plot but you read it for understanding geopolitics, suddenly something clicks in your head.      source
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A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World
Scott Harrison - 2018-10-02
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"Thirst" is an inspiring memoir from the CEO of a charity that has raised over $300 million to bring clean drinking water to millions of people worldwide. Scott Harrison's personal story of redemption and transformation takes readers through his journey from a top nightclub promoter in New York City to a hospital ship in West Africa, where he discovered his true calling. In this riveting account, Harrison shares the twists and turns that built his nonprofit organization into one of the most trusted and admired charities in the world. "Thirst" is a gritty tale of how to build a better charity, a better business, a better life, and a reminder that it's never too late to make a change.
Seth Godin
The autobiography of charity: water.      source
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Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson - 2018-06-01 (first published in 1992)
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Step into the Metaverse, a cyberspace where anything goes. Snow Crash has hit the market - a cyberdrug and computer virus that infects the user behind the avatar. Follow Hiro, a freelance hacker and the Metaverse's top swordfighter, and Y.T., a mouthy teenage girl, as they navigate a reality altered by Snow Crash. With themes spanning linguistics, religion, computer science, politics, philosophy, cryptography, and even pizza delivery, this fast-paced adventure is a glimpse into the not-too-distant future.
Seth Godin
Such a good book but you can’t give it to someone now. I've tried; it doesn’t work. You have to read it before you’ve been on the internet.      source
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A Second Chance
For You, For Me, And For The Rest Of Us
Catherine Hoke - 2018-02-26
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Experience the power of new starts and forgiveness in this transformative book about second chances. Follow the journey of Catherine Hoke as she shares her personal story and the incredible work of Defy Ventures, an organization that empowers people released from prison to find their humanity and create a positive impact. Discover the methods that Defy uses to heal families, strengthen communities, and provide job opportunities. This inspiring book will show you that no matter your past, you deserve a second chance.
Seth Godin
Magnificent.      source
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Thinking in Bets
Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
Annie Duke - 2018-02-06
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"Thinking in Bets" by Annie Duke is a guide to making better decisions in an uncertain world. Using examples from business, sports, politics, and poker, Duke shows how embracing uncertainty and thinking in probabilities can lead to long-term success. Learn how to assess what you know and don't know, avoid knee-jerk reactions and biases, and become more confident and successful in decision-making.
Seth Godin
The first chapter alone will change your life.      source
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How Non-Conformists Move the World
Adam Grant - 2016-02-02
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Explore how to champion new ideas and fight groupthink in the #1 New York Times bestseller, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option B. With surprising studies and stories, discover how to speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, and manage fear and doubt. Learn from entrepreneurs, analysts, and even a TV executive who saved Seinfeld from being cut. Full of powerful ideas, this book might just change the way you live your life and inspire you to change your world.
Seth Godin
An urgent must read, a seminal work that will surprise you on every single page. Adam Grant has reset our expectations for what it means to be creative and what's required to make a difference. Share it with someone you care about.      source
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Walk in Their Shoes
Can One Person Change the World?
Jim Ziolkowski - 2013-09-17
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Walk in Their Shoes is a moving tribute to the power of compassion and education as keys to a meaningful life. Jim Ziolkowski left his successful career in corporate finance to create a non-profit that empowers at-risk youth to become community leaders. His organization has contributed over 1.2 million hours of direct service and constructed more than 550 schools in the world’s poorest countries. This book is an inspiring testament to the power of faith and teamwork, showing that giving to others can also help and heal ourselves.
Seth Godin
About how the author from a job at GE built an institution that’s in countries around the world, changing the lives of underprivileged kids.      source
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Give and Take
Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
Adam Grant - 2013-04-09
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"Unlock the Secrets of Success with Give and Take" - Dive into the world of success and discover what it takes to rise to the top. In this award-winning book, Wharton's highest-rated professor, Adam Grant, reveals the unexpected factors that determine individual success in today's rapidly changing world. Learn to interact with others in ways that can make or break your climb up the success ladder with Give and Take.
Seth Godin
A milestone! Well-researched, generous, actionable and important.      source
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Sarah Kay - 2011-11-29
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Experience the enchanting and powerful poem that has captivated audiences worldwide. Originally performed by Sarah Kay at TED in 2011, "B" is a heartfelt love letter, gratitude note, and more. With stunning illustrations by Sophia Janowitz, this whimsical book brings the magic of "B" to life.
Seth Godin
A simple poem from a mother to her daughter. And I have to confess, I get choked up every single time I read it.      source
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The First 5,000 Years
David Graeber - 2011-07-12
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Discover the fascinating history of debt and its impact on human society with this eye-opening book. Anthropologist David Graeber shows that credit systems were used for thousands of years before the invention of money, and that arguments about debt have sparked political debates and insurrections throughout history. Graeber's insights shed light on our modern economic struggles and reveal how ancient debates about debt continue to shape our ideas about right and wrong.
Seth Godin
The most fascinating book I've read all year in 2015.      source
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The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
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Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
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