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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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The Nolan Variations
The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan
Tom Shone - Nov 03, 2020
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An in-depth look at Christopher Nolan, considered to be the most profound, commercially successful director at work today, written with his full cooperation. A rare, revelatory portrait, as close as you're ever going to get to the Escher drawing that is Christopher Nolan's remarkable brain (Sam Mendes). In chapters structured by themes and motifs (...
Sriram Krishnan
Dec 21, 2020
Nolan’s diagrams for Tenet. From the excellent “The Nolan Variations” book. The third is his for Inception.      source
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The Making of Prince of Persia
Journals 1985-1993--Illustrated Edition
Jordan Mechner - Apr 28, 2020
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A deep dive into the origins of the epic, best-selling video game, featuring previously unreleased content, in the game creator's own words "Mechner's journey is a universal one for anyone creating something brand new... I'm excited to revisit these journals in newly illustrated form."-- Mike Krieger, co-founder of Instagram The creator of one of t...
Sriram Krishnan
Oct 18, 2020
@tobi @jmechner This book is almost a work of art      source
No Rules Rules
Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention
Reed Hastings - Sep 08, 2020
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Netflix cofounder Reed Hastings reveals for the first time the unorthodox culture behind one of the world's most innovative, imaginative, and successful companies...
Sriram Krishnan
Sep 15, 2020
Loving the new Reed Hastings-Erin Meyer book. In particular, admire @ErinMeyerINSEAD intellectual honesty. Netflix seems to practice the opposite of everything she believes in and she’s genuinely curious about what makes it so remarkably successful.      source
How Innovation Works
And Why It Flourishes in Freedom
Matt Ridley - May 19, 2020
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Innovation is the main event of the modern age, the reason we experience both dramatic improvements in our living standards and unsettling changes in our society. Forget short-term symptoms like Donald Trump and Brexit, it is innovation itself that explains them and that will itself shape the 21st century for good and ill. Yet innovation remains a ...
Sriram Krishnan
Jul 27, 2020
Loving @mattwridley’s “How innovation works”. One of the best books on “innovation” and entrepreneurship and the engine of making new things.      source
Deficit Myth
Stephanie Kelton - Mar 09, 2021 (first published in 2020)
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A New York Times BestsellerThe leading thinker and most visible public advocate of modern monetary theory -- the freshest and most important idea about economics in decades -- delivers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and prosperous society.Stephanie Kelton's brilliant exploration of modern monetary theory (MMT...
Sriram Krishnan
Jun 14, 2020
@StephanieKelton It’s a fantastic book!      source
Loonshots
How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries
Safi Bahcall - Mar 19, 2019
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What do James Bond and Lipitor have in common? What can we learn about human nature and world history from a glass of water?In Loonshots, physicist and entrepreneur Safi Bahcall reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior that challenges everything we thought we knew about nurturing radical breakthroughs.Drawing o...
Sriram Krishnan
Apr 27, 2020
@YuriyYarovoy of course. @SafiBahcall 's book is a classic      source
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Always Day One
How the Tech Titans Plan to Stay on Top Forever
Alex Kantrowitz - Apr 07, 2020
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An acclaimed tech reporter reveals the inner workings of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, and Microsoft, showing how to compete with the tech titans using their own playbook.At Amazon, "Day One" is code for inventing like a startup, with little regard for legacy. Day Two is, in Jeff Bezos's own words, "stasis, followed by irrelevance, followed by e...
Sriram Krishnan
Apr 17, 2020
As an "insider", I'm often pleasantly surprised when I learn something new from books in tech. @Kantrowitz's "Always Day One" is a really fun read. Especially learned a bunch on how Amazon's memo process/culture that I didn't know of before.      source
Uncanny Valley
Anna Wiener - Jan 01, 2020
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The prescient, page-turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley: a defining memoir of our digital ageIn her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener—stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial—left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New Yor...
Sriram Krishnan
Jan 24, 2020
I’ve been trying to process my thoughts on @annawiener’s “Uncanny Valley”. If you work in tech it’s a must read. And I would urge you to do it without reading the reviews for they don’t capture the book. 🧵 below.      source
Algorithms To Live By
Brian Christian - Apr 04, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? What balance of the new and familiar is the most fulfilling? These may seem like uniquely human quandaries, but they are not. Computers, like us, confront limited space and time, so computer scientists have been grappling with similar problems for decad...
Sriram Krishnan
Jan 21, 2020
@rabois @nealkhosla Yes! Love that book      source
The Global Negotiator
Trenholme J Griffin - Jan 01, 1990
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Book by Griffin, Trenholme,J., Daggatt, W.Russell...
Sriram Krishnan
Jan 18, 2020
@trengriffin I love that book. Still have the copy I bought during my MSFT years.      source