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Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
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Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
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This is a book I might understand the full genius of in a decade or so, but is that what literary novels like this are for? To understand the genius of?

I don't know — part of me simply doesn't derive joy or insight anymore from the stuff literary pro...more
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Jony Ive by Leander Kahney
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It's hagiography, as the subtitle indicates, but the glimpses into Ive's design philosophy (find the product's story, design for human interaction, etc.) were useful. I admire the constant drive for quality over quantity.
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Essentialism by Greg McKeown
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The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
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In the Plex by Steven Levy
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
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The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
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One key takeaway, of many:

It's important to develop a habit of belief.

Duhigg talks about how scholars are puzzled by the success of Alcoholics Anonymous despite the fact that it doesn't seem to be grounded in any sort of physiological science. Duhig...more
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The Challenger Sale by Matthew Dixon
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I used to dismiss sales guys almost entirely, thinking of them as nothing but bros, dudes, and dude-bros. But working with a sales team and reading The Challenger Sale has shifted my thinking. The premise here is that the best sales people are expert...more
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