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Tobias van Schneider (also known as House of van Schneider) is an award-winning designer born in Germany, raised in Austria and currently living in Stockholm New York.
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The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Ron Chernow - 2004-03-30 (first published in 1998)
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Explore the life of history's first billionaire and America's most famous dynasty patriarch in this captivating biography. Ron Chernow, the award-winning biographer, breaks down the true nature of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. with uncommon objectivity and literary grace while offering startling revelations. From his humble beginnings to the creation of America's most powerful monopoly, Standard Oil, Rockefeller was a controversial figure surrounded by scandals and investigations. Chernow presents a nuanced and human portrait of the icon while also documenting a pivotal moment in American history. With appearances by notable figures such as Mark Twain and J. Pierpont Morgan, Titan weaves together a vivid tapestry of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that is as insightful as it is dramatic.
Tobias Van Schneider
This was a good book. Finished it the other week. Titan.      source
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Matthew McConaughey - 2020-10-20
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An Academy Award®–winning actor shares raucous stories and outlaw wisdom in this unconventional memoir. Filled with lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction, this book covers how to get relative with inevitable challenges, hurt people less, get hurt less, and have more fun. With fifty years of sights and seens, felts and figured-outs, graces, truths, and beauties of brutality, this is a guide to catching more greenlights and realizing that yellows and reds eventually turn green too.
Tobias Van Schneider
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey is one of those books you just can’t put down.      source
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How to Create a Mind
The Secret of Human Thought Revealed
Ray Kurzweil - 2012-11-13
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Discover the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain with How to Create a Mind by a bold futurist and bestselling author. Kurzweil explores the brain’s functions, how the mind is formed, and the implications of increasing our intelligence to solve world problems. He thoughtfully examines the origins of consciousness and envisions the possibilities of merging with intelligent technology. This provocative book is sure to spark debates and discussions about the future of human-machine civilization.
Tobias Van Schneider
While working on @mymind I’ve been eating up a couple books on neuroscience including one of my favorites “How to create a mind” by Ray Kurzweil. Any books on neuroscience (and potential artificial enhancements) that I should add to my reading list?      source
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Fortune's Children
The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt
Arthur T Vanderbilt II - 1991-02-20 (first published in 1989)
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Discover the captivating rise and fall of the legendary Vanderbilt family in Fortune's Children. Follow the incredible journey of the family patriarch, known as "the Commodore," who became the world's richest man by 1877. Written by a descendant and filled with drama and wealth, this enthralling true story brings the Gilded Age to life through the eyes of one of America's most notable families.
Tobias Van Schneider
@marshal Never give your kids the money you earned. They’ll blow it. Read the book “The children of Vanderbilt” who somehow managed to go from one of the richest families to zero. Great book.      source
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Robert Greene - 2012-11-13
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Discover the power of mastery with this New York Times bestselling book. Drawing on research from previous international bestsellers, the author looks at past and contemporary masters to debunk myths about genius and reveal the secret to greatness. With tools and wisdom gained from the ages, readers will unlock their passions and become masters themselves.
Tobias Van Schneider
@Oliver_Rankin @Ashthorp Great book, read it twice!      source
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The Circle
Dave Eggers - 2013-10-08
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Experience the exhilarating new novel from a bestselling author that explores themes of ambition, idealism, and the limits of human knowledge. When Mae Holland joins the world's most powerful internet company, she feels like she's hit the jackpot. The Circle links every aspect of users' lives into one online identity, creating a new age of civility and transparency. Mae is thrilled with the company's modernity and can't believe her luck to work for the most influential company in the world. But as she becomes increasingly public in her role, her life beyond the campus grows distant, and a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken. This heart-racing novel raises questions about memory, privacy, democracy, and the history of our personal lives.
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Edward Bernays - 2004-09-01 (first published in 1928)
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"Propaganda" by Edward Bernays is a seminal guide to manipulating public opinion, which he famously dubbed "engineering of consent." A controversial figure in the history of political thought and public relations, Bernays implemented his techniques during World War I and became an advocate for propaganda as a tool for democratic and corporate manipulation of the population. This reprint of "Propaganda" includes an introduction by Mark Crispin Miller, shedding light on the relevance of Bernays' ideas in contemporary institutions of government and business.
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