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"Savage and enjoyable." Sep 17, 2016 10:09AM

 
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Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
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The Dictator's Handbook by Bruce Bueno De Mesquita
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Marrije
Marrije is on page 150 of 464 of The Audacity of Hope: OK, new plan: letting the US elections go entirely. It's beyond my control.
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Science, Strategy and War by Frans P.B. Osinga
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That was some climb to the top of this pyramid but in the end there was definitely a pot of gold. Essential reading for anybody interested in strategy, learning and operations.
So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport
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Mobile Design Pattern Gallery by Theresa Neil
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This book is slightly dated but it is still useful to see all of these examples side by side and many of the principles they illustrate are as valid as ever.
Mobile Design Pattern Gallery by Theresa Neil
" It's not terrible but nevertheless it's a fairly dated book. It contains a ton of screens most of which aren't used anymore but the principles still a ...more "
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Factotum by Charles Bukowski
Factotum
by Charles Bukowski
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Just as the descriptions of jobs he couldn't hold down was getting unbearably tedious, the book was over. I now do know what people who like Bukowski mean and I can infer more than a little about those people.
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Thich Nhat Hanh
“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending.”
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“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
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Carl Sagan
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
Carl Sagan, Cosmos

David Foster Wallace
“Because we’ve been lied to and lied to, and it hurts to be lied to. It’s ultimately just about that complicated: it hurts. It denies you respect for yourself, for the liar, for the world. Especially if the lies are chronic, systemic, if hard experience seems to teach that everything you’re supposed to believe in’s really a game based on lies. Young Voters have been taught well and thoroughly. You may not personally remember Vietnam or Watergate, but it’s a good bet you remember ‘No new taxes’ and ‘Out of the loop’ and ‘No direct knowledge of any impropriety at this time’ and Did not inhale’ and ‘Did not have sex with that woman’ and etc. etc. It’s depressing and painful to believe that the would-be ‘public servants’ you’re forced to choose between are all phonies whose only real concern is their own care and feeding and who will lie so outrageously with such a straight face that you just know they have to believe you’re an idiot. So who wouldn’t fall all over themselves for a top politician who actually seemed to talk to you like you were a person, an intelligent adult worthy of respect?”
David Foster Wallace, The Best American Essays 2007

Jack Kerouac
“[...]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

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