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Daniel Stewart Butterfield is a Canadian billionaire businessman, best known for co-founding the photo-sharing website Flickr and the team-messaging application Slack.
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Play Anything
The Pleasure of Limits, the Uses of Boredom, and the Secret of Games
by Ian Bogost (Sep 13, 2016)
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How filling life with play-whether soccer or lawn mowing, counting sheep or tossing Angry Birds-forges a new path for creativity and joy in our impatient ageLife is boring: filled with meetings and traffic, errands and emails. Nothing we'd ever call fun. But what if we've gotten fun wrong? In Play Anything, visionary game designer and philosopher I...
Stewart Butterfield
Feb 11, 2020
@kalvepuri Whoa! That’s a great book. I actually blurbed it. Cool to see you reading it — I was hoping it would get an audience. How did you find out about it? (CC @ibogost)     source
How to Change Your Mind
What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
by Michael Pollan (May 14, 2019)
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New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 A New York Times Notable BookThe #1 New York Times bestseller.A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiencesWhen Michael Pollan set out to research how L...
Stewart Butterfield
Jul 14, 2018
Two recent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ books from the last couple of weeks: 'How to Change Your Mind' by Michael Pollan (audiobook with him narrating was great) and 'The Courage to Be Disliked' by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga (also listened vs read; recommended).     source
The Courage to Be Disliked
The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness
by Ichiro Kishimi (May 08, 2018)
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up for the mind, The Courage to Be Disliked is the Japanese phenomenon that shows you how to free yourself from the shackles of past experiences and others’ expectations to achieve real happiness.The Courage to Be Disliked, already an enormous bestseller in Asia with more than 3.5 million copies sold, demonstrates...
Stewart Butterfield
Jul 14, 2018
Two recent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ books from the last couple of weeks: 'How to Change Your Mind' by Michael Pollan (audiobook with him narrating was great) and 'The Courage to Be Disliked' by Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga (also listened vs read; recommended).     source
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Leadership and Self-Deception
Getting Out of the Box
by The Arbinger Institute (Sep 04, 2018)
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Since its original publication in 2000, Leadership and Self-Deception has become a word-of-mouth phenomenon. Its sales continue to increase year after year, and the book's popularity has gone global, with editions now available in over twenty languages.Leadership and Self-Deception shows how the problems that typically prevent superior performance ...
Stewart Butterfield
May 09, 2018
Two most useful books I've ever read on either leadership or management were both in the last six months: Crucial Conversations ( and Leadership & Self-Deception ( the former for technique and the latter for principles. ★★★★★     source
The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate"[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time."--from the Fore...
Stewart Butterfield
May 09, 2018
Two most useful books I've ever read on either leadership or management were both in the last six months: Crucial Conversations ( and Leadership & Self-Deception ( the former for technique and the latter for principles. ★★★★★     source
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Hillbilly Elegy
A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
by J. D. Vance (Jun 28, 2016)
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From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of Americas white working classHillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisisthat of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic o...
Stewart Butterfield
Aug 13, 2016
Audio version of Hillbilly Elegy, read by author @JDVance1, was ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Human, perceptive, loving, well-told.     source
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