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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Really good book. It read like a bestseller (quick read), but had a lot of substance to stop and make you think.

three Rules of the tipping point: the
Oct 2006
Oct 17, 2006
The 4-Hour Workweek
I found this book on a recommendation from a good friend, and if it wasn't for that I might have put it down right away, because the tone is very mark ...more
Jan 2008
Oct 24, 2007
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Wow. Amazing story, and well told - kept me up late at night! Louie Zamperini truly went through hell and came back - and it's inspiring to read a sto ...more
May 16, 2012
Nov 20, 2011
Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
This book was a pure delight. The subtitle "Adventures of a Curious Character" is spot-on. Feynman gave an amazingly human and honest view into his ph ...more
May 13, 2008
Dec 17, 2006
Think and Grow Rich: The Andrew Carnegie formula for fortune making
This is the best self help book any entrepreneur could ever read. Perhaps the only one they need to. Truly transformative. I have it on audio too and ...more
Jul 25, 2012
Jul 14, 2007
The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That is Connecting the World
This is a book that every entrepreneur definitely needs to read, and everyone who works even remotely with Facebook needs to read. It does a simply am ...more
Dec 12, 2010
May 14, 2010
Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products
Extremely valuable book for anyone building products designed to engage people frequently. Given that I think daily about how to make Goodreads better ...more
Dec 18, 2014
Jan 07, 2014
Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way
I learned two major things from this book: the power of branding, and the fact that Richard Branson has balls of solid steel.

Branson is one of the gr
Jul 22, 2012
Oct 04, 2010
Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success
Recommended in Stanford Magazine and by Guy Kawasaki.

A very useful book about the growth mindset. Essentially, the book makes a case that those people
Dec 2012
Mar 19, 2007
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Recommend this highly for anyone who works in a technology or creative field. Pixars track records is unparalleled - 14 movies and all of them have be ...more
Nov 07, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency
I think there is one big idea to Slack that makes it worth reading for anyone dealing with leadership or leading at scale. A lot of the rest of the bo ...more
Apr 12, 2014
Nov 08, 2013
The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More
Interesting Tidbits
- Three forces need to create the long tail:
1. democratize production: give average people the ability to create quality content
Sep 2007
Oct 17, 2006
The Goal
Great explanation of the theory of constraints and operations management. It's a business classic- first published in 1984 - but still relevant as it ...more
May 18, 2014
May 05, 2014
Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
A must read - really interesting stories about how people process things unconsciously.
- for instance, you can't hide your feeling about race from y
Oct 2006
Oct 16, 2006
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
I read this on a recommendation from a friend who gave it to me on a list of business books to read. But it was so much more. It gives you a great fra ...more
Aug 2005
Aug 08, 2007
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days
Loved every second of this book. Each chapter is a different story of a startup founder. I read it slowly so it wouldn't end, and read many chapters t ...more
Aug 2007
Feb 13, 2007
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
This is a fascinating glimpse into American history, of which I was largely ignorant - well worth a read. I had no idea prohibition lasted 14 years! M ...more
Jan 02, 2012
Nov 23, 2011
Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior
Great book. Quick read, and you learn about about psychology that you can apply to life or business.

A few notes:
- All about first impressions. First i
Aug 29, 2008
May 27, 2008
Idea Man
Great story about the founding of Microsoft from it's cofounder Paul Allen. I've read a few books about Microsofts history before (such as Gates), but ...more
Apr 13, 2011
Mar 22, 2011
It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
I read this right after my dad passed away from cancer. Lance was a hero of my dad's for some time, but I'd never seen his autobiography until I found ...more
Jun 2002
Oct 15, 2006
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Highly recommended if you are curious about Manic-depressive disease. A fascinating and even very well written insight from a woman who is both a Psyc ...more
Feb 13, 2008
Feb 07, 2008
Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive Through the Dangers of Leading
One of the best books on leadership I've read. Many people struggle to articulate what leadership really is. This book put a more fine point on it, su ...more
Jun 30, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
Free: The Future of a Radical Price
A business classic that everyone should read. Explains 20th century and 21st century economics from a big picture perspective. The basic thesis is tha ...more
Jul 17, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
My Inventions
Read this on Graham's recommendation, and it was *fascinating* to hear it from the man himself. Tesla was famous for inventing alternating current (AC ...more
Apr 2007
Feb 27, 2007
Emotional Intelligence 2.0
Good article by this author:
not set
Feb 27, 2013
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
I loved the abortion cured crime theory.
Jun 2006
Nov 13, 2006
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone
"Dr Livingstone, I presume!"

That phrase was buried in my mind somewhere. It was familiar, yet I knew not how nor who this Livingstone person was. This
Jul 2008
Apr 24, 2008
Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones
I learned a lot about an area of the world I knew very little. The book was a journalistic nonfiction account of Sierra Leone, as opposed to the ficti ...more
Aug 10, 2008
Jun 16, 2008
A Short History of Nearly Everything
A fascinating history of science. Ever curious how everything we know about the world came to be - read this! I loved reading about what old greats li ...more
not set
Aug 19, 2006
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
A thought-provoking book about what makes people succeed. I thought it would be useful as a parent, but it wasn't really focused on children at all - ...more
Jul 26, 2013
May 14, 2013
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