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10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades
Thomas Frank - 2015-10-19
Thomas Frank
2023-02-26T15:36:26.000Z
@saifdaula47 Ideally you pick books that interest you, and hopefully some of them teach you useful life skills or expose you to good ideas. That said, here are the books that had a huge impact on me in my late teens/early 20's:      source
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Spark
The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
John J. Ratey - 2008-01-10
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Discover how exercise can transform your brain, improve your mood, memory, intellect, and overall health. In this groundbreaking book, esteemed psychiatrist John J. Ratey, MD explores the powerful link between physical activity and peak cognitive performance. Filled with compelling research and real-life examples, SPARK is a fascinating and entertaining journey into the mind-body connection that will change the way you think about exercise and your brain.
Thomas Frank
2023-02-07T17:38:18.000Z
@heydannymiranda Highly recommend this book:      source
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The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss - 1985-01-01 (first published in 1957)
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"Experience a thrilling and chaotic adventure with a mischievous cat in the ultimate story of turning a dreary day into a fun-packed ride. Originally written in 1957 by none other than Dr. Seuss himself, this book revolutionized the way children learned to read. Don't miss out on this timeless classic!"
Thomas Frank
2023-02-01T16:44:24.000Z
The greatest productivity book of all time - Enjoy the present - Use deadlines and time pressure to get things done more quickly - Leverage automation and tools - Don't let a talking fish tell you what to do      source
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American Kingpin
The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road
Nick Bilton - 2017-05-02
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This gripping non-fiction book tells the true story of a 26-year-old programmer who built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroom. Using a clandestine website hosted on the Dark Web, the Silk Road, anyone - from teenage weed dealers to terrorists - could buy and sell contraband detection-free. When the media caught wind of the site, the federal government launched an epic two-year manhunt for the elusive Dread Pirate Roberts, the site's proprietor. Drawing on exclusive access to key players and 2 billion digital words left behind, Vanity Fair correspondent Nick Bilton presents a thrilling tale filled with twists, lucky breaks, and unbelievable close calls.
Thomas Frank
2022-12-21T19:12:04.000Z
@camillericketts It's one of my favorite books. I love stuff at the intersection of crime and computers. Other faves: - Ghost in the Wires - American Kingpin - Kingpin (Kevin Poulson)      source
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Ghost in the Wires
My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker
Kevin Mitnick - 2011-08-15
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Follow the escapades of a legendary hacker as he bypasses the security measures of big corporations like Sun Microsystems, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Nokia. In Ghost in the Wires, the author provides a first-hand account of his passion for trickery and adventure. This memoir offers a complete retelling of his exploits and is the most comprehensive book on the subject to date.
Thomas Frank
2022-12-21T19:12:04.000Z
@camillericketts It's one of my favorite books. I love stuff at the intersection of crime and computers. Other faves: - Ghost in the Wires - American Kingpin - Kingpin (Kevin Poulson)      source
Also recommended by
Mark Russinovich
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Kingpin
How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground
Kevin Poulsen - 2011-02-22
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Kingpin takes readers on a thrilling journey through the world of cybercrime. Former hacker turned investigative reporter, Kevin Poulsen, examines the rise of one of the most audacious online criminals in history and the efforts of law enforcement agencies to track him down. With unparalleled access to both sides of the story, readers are transported into the dark world of internet fraud and hacking which still affects millions of people today. Experience the international cat-and-mouse game between cybercops and elusive cybercriminals first-hand, and discover the complex workings of online fraud, credit card theft, and real-world crime rings.
Thomas Frank
2022-12-21T19:12:04.000Z
@camillericketts It's one of my favorite books. I love stuff at the intersection of crime and computers. Other faves: - Ghost in the Wires - American Kingpin - Kingpin (Kevin Poulson)      source
Also recommended by
Mark Russinovich
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The Cuckoo's Egg
Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage
Cliff Stoll - 2005-01-01 (first published in 1989)
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Uncovering a hidden network of spies before the internet became infamous for terrorist threats is the compelling theme of this captivating computer-age detective story. Cliff Stoll, an astronomer turned systems manager, embarked on a dangerous one-man mission to expose a sinister hacking scheme that jeopardized national security. With code-breaking, satellites, and missile bases, it was a thrilling one-man sting operation that finally caught the attention of the CIA and led to the capture of an international spy ring, driven by money, drugs, and a deep association with the KGB.
Thomas Frank
2022-12-21T19:12:04.000Z
@camillericketts It's one of my favorite books. I love stuff at the intersection of crime and computers. Other faves: - Ghost in the Wires - American Kingpin - Kingpin (Kevin Poulson)      source
Also recommended by
Mark RussinovichRick Klau
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The Dip
A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)
Seth Godin - 2007-05-10
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Discover how winners are really just the best quitters in this iconic bestselling business book. Learn how to identify whether a setback is a temporary Dip, or a total dead end, and how to beat the right one to earn profits, glory, and long-term security. With practical advice applicable to all careers and experience levels, this fun little book will help you figure out if you're in a Dip that's worthy of your time, effort, and talents. Winners seek out the Dip - will you?
Thomas Frank
2022-09-15T14:31:21.000Z
@Wo16SarDQ12yret Highly recommend reading @ThisIsSethsBlog's book "The Dip" (can be read in 2 hours) Also this:      source
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The Three-Body Problem
Cixin Liu - 2014-11-11 (first published in 2006)
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Experience an award-winning Chinese science fiction masterpiece from the beloved author, Cixin Liu, in English for the first time. Against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. When an alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth, different camps form on Earth, leading to a battle against corruption or a welcome for superior beings. Delve into this epic story of invasion, alliances, and survival.
Thomas Frank
2021-05-19T18:26:33.000Z
I started The Three-Body Problem on Sunday and just finished. Haven’t tore through a novel like that in quite a while. I couldn’t put it down. Highly recommended if you like sci-fi      source
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How Music Works
David Byrne - 2012-09-12 (first published in 2014)
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Explore the world of music with David Byrne's comprehensive guide, updated with a new chapter on digital curation. Drawing on his extensive career and collaborations with Talking Heads and Brian Eno, Byrne delves into the key influences that shape music, from acoustics to social and technological factors. Discover the power of music to shape our experiences and learn more about how songs, symphonies, and rhythms inspire us all. With every chapter, Byrne reveals exciting new insights into the liberating qualities of music.
Thomas Frank
2019-12-04T17:36:11.000Z
The best book I read in 2019      source
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