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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck book cover
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
Mark Manson - 2016-09-13
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New York Times BestsellerIn this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let...
Victor Asemota
@taofeek_ob One of the best books I have ever read.      source
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The Quest
Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
Daniel Yergin - 2012-09-26 (first published in 2011)
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A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new e...
Victor Asemota
Reading this book and Trump coming to power backed by Russia became clear. Obama breaking the back of Russia with shale oil shattered Russian calculations. Biden coming with ”clean energy” is an Obama era continuation. Why Trump chose Tillerson as Secretary of State. I am amazed!      source
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The Design of Everyday Things
Revised and Expanded Edition
Don Norman - 2013-11-05 (first published in 1988)
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Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious—even liberating—book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range...
Victor Asemota
@TosinOyinloye_ Better to read wide bro. ”The Design of Everyday Things” is one book I still love as it takes one deeper into the field and breaks many assumptions.      source
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What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us
Tim O'Reilly - 2017-10-10
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WTF? can be an expression of amazement or an expression of dismay. In today’s economy, we have far too much dismay along with our amazement, and technology bears some of the blame. In this combination of memoir, business strategy guide, and call to action, Tim O'Reilly, Silicon Valley’s leading intellectual and the founder of O’Reilly Media, explor...
Victor Asemota
@imasuen_design Amazon when dey even design how dem dey take work with each other. No be every opata dem dey answer. Recommend the book ”WTF” by @timoreilly to understand Amazon.      source
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The Origins of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson - 2020-08-04
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to ...
Victor Asemota
The book "Caste" is one of the best books that I've read. I have read each chapter so far more than once to let it sink in. I think of the way we use language to describe each other in Nigeria and understand why the civil war happened. Genocide doesn't happen at once. It is slow.      source
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The Craft
How the Freemasons Made the Modern World
John Dickie - 2020-08-18
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Insiders call it the Craft. Discover the fascinating true story of one of the most influential and misunderstood secret brotherhoods in modern society. Founded in London in 1717 as a way of binding men in fellowship, Freemasonry proved so addictive that within two decades it had spread across the globe. Masonic influence became pervasive. Under Geo...
Victor Asemota
Interesting how Freemasons are directly and indirectly linked to the revolutions in France and America. There was an equality the fraternal society taught to men that became above aristocracy and religion. Reading the book "The Craft" made me understand a bit of history and myth.      source
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Only the Paranoid Survive
How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company
Andrew S. Grove - 1999-03-16 (first published in 1988)
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Under Andy Grove's leadership, Intel has become the world's largest chip maker and one of the most admired companies in the world. In Only the Paranoid Survive, Grove reveals his strategy of focusing on a new way of measuring the nightmare moment every leader dreads--when massive change occurs and a company must, virtually overnight, adapt or fall ...
Victor Asemota
@victor_mapunga Yes, my best business book still is ”Only the Paranoid Survive” by Andy Grove the late Chairman of Intel. Paranoia still fails as all empires must die.      source
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The Black Swan
Second Edition
Nassim Nicholas Taleb - 2010-05-11 (first published in 2007)
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A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay,...
Victor Asemota
My life at this point has been about looking for human behavior patterns. Black Swan as a book, jarred me into consciousness. I realized that the real patterns to look for are those rare ones with outsize impact. I started looking back at Black Swans in my life.      source
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The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Malcolm Gladwell - 2007-04-03 (first published in 2005)
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Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology and displaying all of the brilliance that made The Tipping Point a classic, Blink changes the way you'll understand every decision you make. Never again will you think about thinking the same way.Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the...
Victor Asemota
Of all Gladwell's books, "Blink" was my favorite. I struggled with "Outliers" but realized something later about the message he was trying to pass on. It wasn't a template for success. Many people admire the outliers in society and want to be like them without outlier behavior.      source
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Diffusion of Innovations, 5th Edition
Everett M. Rogers - 2003-08-16 (first published in 1982)
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Now in its fifth edition, Diffusion of Innovations is a classic work on the spread of new ideas. It has sold 30,000 copies in each edition and will continue to reach a huge academic audience.In this renowned book, Everett M. Rogers, professor and chair of the Department of Communication & Journalism at the University of New Mexico, explains how new...
Victor Asemota
I read this in the book ”Difussion of Innovations” and it changed the way I started seeing Africa profoundly. It is NOT an innovation if you don't have users it creates value for. Without them, there is no value to you.      source
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The Prosperity Paradox
Clayton M Christensen - 2019-01-15
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