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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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The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, and Death in Organisms, Cities, and Companies
Geoffrey West - May 14, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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The former head of the Sante Fe Institute, visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term “complexity” can be misleading, however, because what makes West’s discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an underlying simplicity that unites the seemingly compl...
Tobi Lutke
Mar 22, 2021
@photomatt @dhh Excellent book.      source
Finite and Infinite Games
James P. Carse - Jan 05, 2013 (first published in 1986)
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There are at least two kinds of games, states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. One could be called finite; the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, wh...
Tobi Lutke
Nov 17, 2020
Really love this book It came up in twice today in different meetings.      source
Permutation City
A Novel
Greg Egan - Sep 16, 2014 (first published in 1994)
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What happens when your digital self overpowers your physical self?A life in Permutation City is unlike any life to which you’re accustomed. You have Eternal Life, the power to live forever. Immortality is a real thing, just not the thing you’d expect.Life is just electronic code. You have been digitized, scanned, and downloaded into a virtual reali...
Tobi Lutke
Jul 02, 2020
Loved Permutation City by @gregeganSF . Hard science fiction. The quality of the science in this book is exceptional. Thank you for the recommendation @tobyordoxford      source
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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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
Losing the Signal
The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry
Jacquie McNish - May 03, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market. Today that number is one percent. What went so wrong?Losing the Signal is a riveting story of a company that toppled global giants before succumbing to the ruthlessly competitive forces of Silicon Valley. This is not a conventional tale of modern business failure by fraud and greed. The ...
Tobi Lutke
May 26, 2020
Great book      source
Open
An Autobiography
Andre Agassi - Aug 10, 2010 (first published in 2009)
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERFar more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life.Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight...
Tobi Lutke
May 24, 2020
@Jeanne_Shih Incredible book      source
Three Body Problem The
Liu Cixin - Dec 03, 2015 (first published in 2006)
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1967: Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beat her father to death during China's Cultural Revolution. This singular event will shape not only the rest of her life but also the future of mankind. Four decades later, Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of scientists after a spate of inexplicable suicides. Wang's...
Tobi Lutke
May 08, 2020
@monsika @tobyordoxford Yea wonderful books. You end up learning a lot about Chinese civic consciousness      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
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Influence by Robert B. Cialdini
Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
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Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
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