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Seth W. Godin is an American author and former dot com business executive.
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Dune
Deluxe Edition
Frank Herbert - Oct 01, 2019 (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...
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
Thinking in Bets
Making Smarter Decisions When You Don't Have All the Facts
Annie Duke - May 07, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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Poker champion turned business consultant Annie Duke teaches you how to get comfortable with uncertainty and make better decisions as a result.In Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made one of the most controversial calls in football history: With 26 seconds remaining, and trailing by four at the Patriots' one-yard line, he called for a p...
Seth Godin
The first chapter alone will change your life.     source
Thirst
A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World
Scott Harrison - Oct 02, 2018
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An inspiring personal story of redemption, second chances, and the transformative power within us all, from the founder and CEO of the nonprofit charity: water. At 28 years old, Scott Harrison had it all. A top nightclub promoter in New York City, his life was an endless cycle of drugs, booze, models--repeat. But 10 years in, desperately unhappy an...
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The autobiography of charity: water.     source
Makers
A Novel
Cory Doctorow - May 22, 2018 (first published in 2009)
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From Cory Doctorow, the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother, the repackaged trade paperback of Makers, a novel of the booms, busts, and further booms in store for America—now with a new cover!Perry and Lester invent things—seashell robots that make toast, Boogie Woogie Elmo dolls that drive cars. They also invent entirely new econom...
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If you’re into 3D printing and stuff.     source
A Second Chance
For You, For Me, And For The Rest Of Us
Catherine Hoke - Feb 26, 2018
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What if you were only known for the worst thing you’ve ever done? A Second Chance is about new starts, forgiveness, shame and the power of possibility. Catherine Hoke founded Defy Ventures, a revolutionary organization that transforms the lives of people released from prison. It heals families, strengthens communities and creates jobs. But mostly...
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Magnificent.     source
Originals
How Non-Conformists Move the World
Adam Grant - Feb 07, 2017
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The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideasand how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take and co-author of Option BReading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully ne...
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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
B
Sarah Kay - Apr 28, 2015 (first published in 2011)
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In 2011, Sarah Kay performed her poem "B" at the TED conference in Long Beach, California to standing ovations. Now the video of that performance has been forwarded to mothers and daughters (and fathers and sons) all over the world. Originally written in 2007, "B" is a thank you note, a love letter, a wish, a promise, a confession, and a secret. Wi...
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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
Walk in Their Shoes
Can One Person Change the World?
Jim Ziolkowski - Jun 17, 2014
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Walk in Their Shoes is the powerful, personal story of Jim Ziolkowski's inspiring mission to change the world one community at a time, hailed by the Dalai Lama as “an inspiring tribute to the power of compassion and education: the keys to leading a meaningful life.”At age twenty-five, Jim Ziolkowski gave up his career in corporate finance to create...
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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
Give and Take
Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
Adam Grant - Mar 25, 2014 (first published in 2013)
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For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact with others. In Give and Take, Adam Grant, an award-winning researcher and Wharton’s highest-rated professor, examines the surprising forces...
Seth Godin
A milestone! Well-researched, generous, actionable and important.     source
Debt
The First 5, 000 Years [Paperback] [2012] (Author) David Graeber
Jan 01, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Before there was money, there was debt Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems—to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? There’s not a shred of evidence to support it.Here anthropologist David Graeber prese...
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The most fascinating book I've read all year in 2015.     source
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Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson - Jan 01, 2011 (first published in 1992)
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After the Internet, what came next?Enter the Metaverse - cyberspace home to avatars and software daemons, where anything and just about everything goes. Newly available on the Street - the Metaverse's main drag - is Snow Crash, a cyberdrug. Trouble is Snow Crash is also a computer virus - and something more. Because once taken it infects the person...
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
Just Kids by Patti Smith
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Rework by Jason Fried
The Long Tail by Chris Anderson
Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey A. Moore
Pattern Recognition by William Gibson
The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
The Pursuit of Wow! Every Person's Guide to Topsy-Turvy Times by Tom Peters
The Gift by Lewis Hyde