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Sriram Krishnan is an experienced product leader and investor. He previously ran various mobile ad products for Snap and Facebook. At Facebook, he created and lead Facebook Audience Network which grew into a multi-billion dollar revenue effort and scaling the mobile app advertising business.
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Endurance
Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Alfred Lansing - 2015-04-28 (first published in 1959)
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The harrowing tale of British explorer Ernest Shackleton's 1914 attempt to reach the South Pole, one of the greatest adventure stories of the modern age. In August 1914, polar explorer Ernest Shackleton boarded the Endurance and set sail for Antarctica, where he planned to cross the last uncharted continent on foot. In January 1915, after battling ...
Sriram Krishnan
2022-09-29T17:19:08.000Z
@AriannaSimpson Fantastic book      source
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I, Robot
Isaac Asimov - 2018-01-01 (first published in 1950)
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The three laws of Robotics:1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Secon...
Sriram Krishnan
2022-06-10T00:21:56.000Z
Childhood sci fi books that most influenced me - 2001 - Jurassic Park - Sphere - Rendezvous with Rama ( and several Clarke short stories) - Snowcrash - I, Robot      source
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Jurassic Park
Michael Crichton - 2012-09-25 (first published in 1990)
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An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them—for a price. Until something goes wrong. . . . In Jurassic Park, Michael Crich...
Sriram Krishnan
2022-06-10T00:21:56.000Z
Childhood sci fi books that most influenced me - 2001 - Jurassic Park - Sphere - Rendezvous with Rama ( and several Clarke short stories) - Snowcrash - I, Robot      source
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Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson - 2011-01-01 (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...
Sriram Krishnan
2022-06-10T00:21:56.000Z
Childhood sci fi books that most influenced me - 2001 - Jurassic Park - Sphere - Rendezvous with Rama ( and several Clarke short stories) - Snowcrash - I, Robot      source
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2001
a Space Odyssey (Space Odyssey Series)
Arthur C. Clarke - 2000-09-01 (first published in 1968)
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On the Moon, an enigma is uncovered.So great are the implications of this discovery that for the first time men are sent out deep into our solar system.But long before their destination is reached, things begin to go horribly, inexplicably wrong...One of the greatest-selling science fiction novels of our time, this classic book will grip you to the...
Sriram Krishnan
2022-06-10T00:21:56.000Z
Childhood sci fi books that most influenced me - 2001 - Jurassic Park - Sphere - Rendezvous with Rama ( and several Clarke short stories) - Snowcrash - I, Robot      source
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Rendezvous with Rama
Arthur C. Clarke - 1990-12-01 (first published in 1973)
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At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at an inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers an...
Sriram Krishnan
2022-06-10T00:21:56.000Z
Childhood sci fi books that most influenced me - 2001 - Jurassic Park - Sphere - Rendezvous with Rama ( and several Clarke short stories) - Snowcrash - I, Robot      source
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Red Plenty
Francis Spufford - 2012-02-14 (first published in 2007)
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Spufford cunningly maps out a literary genre of his own . . . Freewheeling and fabulous. --The Times (London)Strange as it may seem, the gray, oppressive USSR was founded on a fairy tale. It was built on the twentieth-century magic called the planned economy, which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that the lands of capitalism cou...
Sriram Krishnan
2022-05-30T08:54:29.000Z
@mattmcd @tarunchitra @ks_kulk Was just about to suggest this. Fantastic book      source
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The Devil in the White City
Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
Erik Larson - 2004-02-10 (first published in 2003)
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Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be sure that 'The Devil in the White City' is not, in fact, a highly imaginative novel. Larson tells the stories of two men: Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for...
Sriram Krishnan
2022-05-07T19:34:28.000Z
@_BillHowe @SahilBloom Fantastic book      source
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The Lincoln Highway
A Novel
Amor Towles - 2021-10-05
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The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s AmericaIn June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the work farm where he has just served a year for involuntary manslaughter. Hi...
Sriram Krishnan
2022-04-30T03:54:03.000Z
@srewats @pmarca amazing book.      source
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A Pattern Language
Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series)
Christopher Alexander - 1976-12-31 (first published in 1977)
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At the core of A Pattern Language is the philosophy that in designing their environments people always rely on certain ‘languages,’ which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a formal system which gives them coherence.This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable m...
Sriram Krishnan
2022-03-29T12:36:52.000Z
@smc90 @nabeel @jessewldn @alive_eth @Iiterature Amazing book      source
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Deficit Myth
Stephanie Kelton - 2021-03-09
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Always Day One by Alex Kantrowitz
Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener
Loonshots by Safi Bahcall
Algorithms To Live By by Brian Christian
Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows
The Company by John Micklethwait
The Global Negotiator by Trenholme J Griffin