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Mindset by Carol S. Dweck
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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 who look at everything they do in life as a learning opportunity are much more successful.

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The Anatomy of Buzz by Emanuel Rosen
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Kiss the Girls by James Patterson
Kiss the Girls (Alex Cross, #2)
by James Patterson (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2003
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The Spy Who Loved Me by Ian Fleming
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Only book that the movie had nothing to do with other than the name. A very interesting story nonetheless!
My Inventions by Nikola Tesla
My Inventions
by Nikola Tesla
recommended for: engineers, inventors, artists
read in April, 2007
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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), which is used in every house and electric motor today. He was a famous scientist of his time, and...more
Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledge by Jean-Noël Jeanneney
Google and the Myth of Universal Knowledge: A View from Europe
by Jean-Noël Jeanneney
recommended for: literary geeks
read in February, 2007
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A very interesting and very French perspective on the Google Book Search project and digitization in general. Jeanneney basically makes the point that there are certain dangers for France and Europe since Google, which is an American company, has und...more
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
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Streets of Laredo by Larry McMurtry
Streets of Laredo
by Larry McMurtry
read in August, 2004
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The sequel to Lonesome Dove. I enjoyed the first one more, but this one was also a good read.
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
Lonesome Dove
by Larry McMurtry
recommended for: cowboys & cowgirls
read in August, 2004
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Despite having a name that sounds like its a chic-book, this was a pretty sweet western novel. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days
by Jessica Livingston
recommended for: entrepreneurs
read in August, 2007
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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 twice. My biggest take was that most founders didn't necessarily know what they were doing - or even...more
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Niels Bohr
“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”
Niels Bohr

Alan Kay
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
Alan Kay

Douglas Adams
“The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

William Shakespeare
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Oscar Wilde
“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
Oscar Wilde

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