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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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Against Empathy
The Case for Rational Compassion
Paul Bloom - Jan 09, 2018 (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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May 29, 2018
@paulbloomatyale @JohnNosta Great book. Highly recommended.     source
Elegant Defense, An
The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System
Matt Richtel - Mar 24, 2020 (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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Ben Greenfield
The Uninhabitable Earth
Life After Warming
David Wallace-Wells - Mar 17, 2020 (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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Gerald Butts
The Inflamed Mind
Edward Bullmore - Dec 31, 2019
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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
What You Do Is Who You Are
How to Create Your Business Culture
Ben Horowitz - Oct 29, 2019
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Ben Horowitz, a leading venture capitalist, modern management expert, and New York Times bestselling author, combines lessons both from history and from modern organizational practice with practical and often surprising advice to help executives build cultures that can weather both good and bad times. Ben Horowitz has long been fascinated by histor...
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Shows the value of having principles an organization and its leaders believe in and can stick with when it gets hard to do so and real tradeoffs are involved.     source
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Jessie Frazelle
Winners Take All
The Elite Charade of Changing the World
Anand Giridharadas - Oct 01, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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The New York Times bestselling, groundbreaking investigation of how the global elite's efforts to "change the world" preserve the status quo and obscure their role in causing the problems they later seek to solve. An essential read for understanding some of the egregious abuses of power that dominate today's news.Anand Giridharadas takes us into th...
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While today’s rich and powerful are fighting for equality and justice, Winners Take All argues that it is being done in a way that will preserve their position at the top of society.     source
Why We Age―and Why We Don't Have To
David A. Sinclair - Sep 10, 2019
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It’s a seemingly undeniable truth that aging is inevitable. But what if everything we’ve been taught to believe about aging is wrong? What if we could choose our lifespan? In this groundbreaking book, Dr. David Sinclair, leading world authority on genetics and longevity, reveals a bold new theory for why we age. As he writes: “Aging is a disease, a...
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Reveals incredible scientific breakthroughs about aging and ways we can slow down, or even reverse, the process.     source
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari - Aug 20, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today's most pressing issues."Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century."--Bill Gates...
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An important examination into today’s most pressing political, technological, social, and existential issues as we move into the unchartered territory of the future.     source
The Coddling of the American Mind
How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
Greg Lukianoff - Aug 20, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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A finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction A New York Times Notable BookBloomberg Best Book of 2018The New York Times bestseller!Something has been going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and are afraid to speak hon...
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Dives into the new problem on college campuses, Safetyism.     source
Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
David Epstein - May 28, 2019
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What's the most effective path to success in any domain? It's not what you think. ...
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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
How to Change Your Mind
What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
Michael Pollan - May 14, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 A New York Times Notable BookThe #1 New York Times bestseller.A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiencesWhen Michael Pollan set out to research how L...
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A fun exploration of psychedelic drugs, especially for someone who has never tried them.     source
Loonshots by Safi Bahcall
The Third Pillar by Raghuram Rajan
The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantú
The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff
The Future of Capitalism by Paul Collier
Troublemakers by Leslie Berlin
The Breakthrough by Charles Graeber
The Formula by Albert-László Barabási
Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Atomic Habits by James Clear
Blitzscaling by Reid Hoffman
The Jungle Grows Back by Robert Kagan
Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Scale by Geoffrey West
Behave by Robert M. Sapolsky
From Bacteria to Bach and Back by Daniel C. Dennett
The Master Algorithm by Pedro Domingos
The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
Deep Learning by Ian Goodfellow
Life on the Edge by Johnjoe McFadden
Other People's Money by Charles V. Bagli
Drunk Tank Pink by Adam Alter
Lying by Sam Harris
Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark by Don Thompson
McMafia by Misha Glenny
Eating the Big Fish by Adam Morgan
The Brand Flip by Marty Neumeier
This Is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin