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Tobi Lutke

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Tobi Lütke is a German-born Canadian billionaire entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Shopify, a company based in Ottawa, Canada. He has been part of the core team of the Ruby on Rails framework and has created open source libraries such as Active Merchant.
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Way of the Warrior Kid 3
Where there's a Will... Kids Fitness, Martial Arts and Empowerment
Jocko Willink - May 28, 2019
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A new summer brings new challenges.Marc shouldn’t have a single complaint as he finishes seventh grade. He’s done really well in his classes, his friends Kenny and Nathan have joined him at jiu-jitsu, and most important, he’s been staying on the Warrior Kid path. There’s just one problem and that problem is named Danny Rhinehart. It seems like ever...
Tobi Lutke
Jun 21, 2020
I finished reading the three books of the Warrior Kid series by @jockowillink to my kids. They absolutely loved them. Highly recommended. Simple story construction but excellent philosophy.     source
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Jake Ellenberger
Marc's Mission
Way of the Warrior Kid (A Novel) (Way of the Warrior Kid (2))
Jocko Willink - Apr 24, 2018
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There’s more to life than pull-ups.Marc’s life has changed since last summer, when his for-real, super-cool Navy SEAL Uncle Jake came to visit. He’s eating healthy, practicing jiu-jitsu, and working hard in school. Marc’s had a great year…until the very last day of school, when he gets into trouble because of Nathan James. Nathan is mean and annoyi...
Tobi Lutke
Jun 21, 2020
I finished reading the three books of the Warrior Kid series by @jockowillink to my kids. They absolutely loved them. Highly recommended. Simple story construction but excellent philosophy.     source
Way of the Warrior Kid
From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way
Jocko Willink - May 02, 2017
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National Bestseller Fifth grade was the worst year of Marc's life. He stunk at gym class, math was too hard for him, the school lunch was horrible, and his class field trip was ruined because he couldn't swim. But what was most awful thing about fifth grade? Kenny Williamson, the class bully, who calls himself the King of the Jungle.When Marc's mot...
Tobi Lutke
Jun 21, 2020
I finished reading the three books of the Warrior Kid series by @jockowillink to my kids. They absolutely loved them. Highly recommended. Simple story construction but excellent philosophy.     source
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...
Tobi Lutke
May 08, 2020
@jamaljomaa @tobyordoxford Loved it. I’ve read every book by him!     source
Meditations
Marcus Aurelius - Apr 07, 2020 (first published in 180)
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The Meditations are a set of personal reflections by Marcus Aurelius. He writes about the vicissitudes of his own life and explores how to live wisely and virtuously in an unpredictable world.Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful ...
Tobi Lutke
May 08, 2020
@superdealloc @tobyordoxford My most read book.     source
The Precipice
Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity
Toby Ord - Mar 24, 2020
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This urgent and eye-opening book makes the case that protecting humanity's future is the central challenge of our time. If all goes well, human history is just beginning. Our species could survive for billions of years - enough time to end disease, poverty, and injustice, and to flourish in ways unimaginable today. But this vast future is at risk...
Tobi Lutke
May 08, 2020
Enjoyed @tobyordoxford’s The Precipice. Odd time to read about end-of-world scenarios. Need a new book. Maybe science fiction?     source
High Output Management
Andrew S. Grove - Aug 29, 1995 (first published in 1983)
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The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. In High Output Management, Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO (and employee number three) of Intel, shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s le...
Tobi Lutke
Feb 11, 2020
So Andy’s book is unapologetically almost a how to manual, but kind of deconstructs the world of business into first principles. It’s like, ‘Here’s what matters. Here’s how to think about it. No one needs a degree. There’s a little bit of circumstantial contextual understanding that you just have to have.’ But basically, at the end of the day, making business is an engineering exercise, which is brilliant for me because that actually made the whole thing about becoming CEO significantly less scary to me because engineering I understand.     source
Tuxedo Park
A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II
Jennet Conant - May 06, 2003 (first published in 2002)
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The untold story of an eccentric Wall Street tycoon and the circle of scientific geniuses he assembled before World War II to develop the science for radar and the atomic bomb. Together they changed the course of history.Legendary financier, philanthropist, and society figure Alfred Lee Loomis gathered the most visionary scientific minds of the twe...
Tobi Lutke
Sep 17, 2019
@patrickc really enjoyed it too     source
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Patrick Collison
Influence
Science and Practice (5th Edition)
Robert B. Cialdini - Aug 07, 2008 (first published in 1984)
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Influence: Science and Practice is an examination of the psychology of compliance (i.e. uncovering which factors cause a person to say "yes" to another's request). Written in a narrative style combined with scholarly research, Cialdini combines evidence from experimental work with the techniques and strategies he gathered while working as a sales...
Tobi Lutke
Feb 11, 2019
Influence was just the most mind-bending book you can imagine, because it essentially taught you always humans are flawed and influential and how, yes, computers are predictable. And you can deal with it.     source
Mindset
The New Psychology of Success
Carol S. Dweck - Dec 26, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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Now updated with new research — the book that has changed millions of lives.After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of hum...
Tobi Lutke
Feb 11, 2019
I’m a big fan of the book. It talks you through the theory. And what I’ve observed is even with a very, very high super successful executives who come to Shopify and have worked at Shopify for a very long time, they end up reading the book. And they say, 'You know what? I was actually fixed mindset on all of these three things.     source
The Elements of Style
William Strunk Jr. - Aug 01, 1999 (first published in 1918)
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'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementa...
Tobi Lutke
Feb 11, 2019
The most frequently gifted book is The Elements of Style because I like good writing.     source
The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi
Drive by Daniel H. Pink
The Box by Marc Levinson
A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine