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Vinod Khosla is an Indian American billionaire businessman and venture capitalist. He is a co-founder of Sun Microsystems and the founder of Khosla Ventures. In 2014, Forbes named him amongst the 400 richest people in the United States.
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Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Richard Bach - 1970-09-01
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People who make their own rules when they know they're right...people who get a special pleasure out of doing something well (even if only for themselves)...people who know there's more to this whole living thing than meets the eye: they'll be with Jonathan Seagull all the way. Others may simply escape into a delightful adventure about freedom and ...
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One of my favorite books when I was a teenager! I still keep it around the house and periodically look at it.      source
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Willful Blindness
Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril
Margaret Heffernan - 2012-07-03 (first published in 2011)
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Why, after every major accident and blunder, do we look back and say, How could we have been so blind? Why do some people see what others don't? And how can we change? Drawing on studies by psychologists and neuroscientists, and from interviews with business leaders, whistleblowers, and white collar criminals, distinguished businesswoman and writer...
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Highly recommended reading if you value the need speak up and as I say "brutal honesty (polite) over hypocritical politeness". Politeness can do a lot of harm: Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril      source
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Against Empathy
The Case for Rational Compassion
Paul Bloom - 2018-01-09 (first published in 2016)
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New York Post Best Book of 2016We often think of our capacity to experience the suffering of others as the ultimate source of goodness. Many of our wisest policy-makers, activists, scientists, and philosophers agree that the only problem with empathy is that we dont have enough of it.Nothing could be farther from the truth, argues Yale researcher P...
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@paulbloomatyale @JohnNosta Great book. Highly recommended.      source
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The Score Takes Care of Itself
My Philosophy of Leadership
Bill Walsh - 2010-06-29 (first published in 2009)
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The last lecture on leadership by the NFL's greatest coach: Bill Walsh Bill Walsh is a towering figure in the history of the NFL. His advanced leadership transformed the San Francisco 49ers from the worst franchise in sports to a legendary dynasty. In the process, he changed the way football is played.Prior to his death, Walsh granted a series of e...
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MY 2012 BOOKS: The Score Takes acre of itself : Walsh 5 STARS- among the best books! A way of living, working & commitment to excellence      source
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A Mathematician's Lament
How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form
Paul Lockhart - 2009-04-01
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“One of the best critiques of current mathematics education I have ever seen.”—Keith Devlin, math columnist on NPR’s Morning EditionA brilliant research mathematician who has devoted his career to teaching kids reveals math to be creative and beautiful and rejects standard anxiety-producing teaching methods. Witty and accessible, Paul Lockhart’s co...
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2011Books Mathematician's Lament: better way to teach math. Wish he had ideas to fit state curriculums. Important book      source
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Cognitive Surplus
How Technology Makes Consumers into Collaborators
Clay Shirky - 2011-05-31 (first published in 2010)
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The author of the breakout hit Here Comes Everybody reveals how new technology is changing us for the better. In his bestselling Here Comes Everybody, Internet guru Clay Shirky provided readers with a much-needed primer for the digital age. Now, with Cognitive Surplus, he reveals how new digital technology is unleashing a torrent of creative produc...
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Really good book if you want to understand social media & people as an app: Cognitive Surplus      source
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Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
David Epstein - 2021-04-27 (first published in 2019)
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The #1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more."The most important business--and parenting--book of the year." --Forbes"Urgent and important. . . an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares...
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Discovers that in most fields , generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Every high school and college student should read it.      source
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Elegant Defense, An
The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System
Matt Richtel - 2020-03-24 (first published in 2019)
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National BestsellerA grand tour of the human immune system and the secrets of health, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times journalistA terminal cancer patient rises from the grave. A medical marvel defies HIV. Two women with autoimmunity discover their own bodies have turned against them. Matt Richtel's An Elegant Defense uniquely entwines ...
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Explains for the lay reader the intricate biology of our immune system.      source
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The Uninhabitable Earth
Life After Warming
David Wallace-Wells - 2020-03-17 (first published in 2019)
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER With a new afterwordIt is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible--food shortages, refugee emergencies, climate wars and economic devastation.The Uninhabitable Earth is both a trave...
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A look into the future and how global warming will impact everything.      source
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The Inflamed Mind
Edward Bullmore - 2019-12-31
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As seen on "CBS This Morning" Worldwide, depression will be the single biggest cause of disability in the next twenty years. But treatment for it has not changed much in the last three decades. In the world of psychiatry, time has apparently stood still...until now with Edward Bullmore's The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression.A Sun...
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Reveals the new breakthrough on the link between depression and inflammation of the body and brain.      source
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