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Steven Levy is editor at large at Wired, and author of eight books, including the new Facebook: the Inside Story, the definitive history of that controversial company. His previous works include the legendary computer history Hackers, Artificial Life, the Unicorn 's Secret, In the Plex (the story of Google, chose as Amazon and Audible's best business book of 2011), and Crypto, which won the Frankfurt E-book Award for the best non-fiction book of 2001. He was previously the chief technology correspondent for Newsweek. He lives in New York City.

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In the Plex: How Google Thi...

3.83 avg rating — 28,612 ratings — published 2011 — 24 editions
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Hackers: Heroes of the Comp...

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Crypto: How the Code Rebels...

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Insanely Great: The Life an...

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Facebook: The Inside Story

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The Perfect Thing: How the ...

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Artificial Life: A Report f...

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The Unicorn's Secret

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The Best of Technology Writ...

3.61 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 2007
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All you need to do is read the disclaimer where he basically says that he'll make up stuff when he doesn't have a sufficiently dramatic scene to feed Aaron Sorkin, and it's clear that you'll never know what's fiction or nonfiction -- just that he nev ...more
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I love Thomas Perry and though this was well plotted as always and a pleasure to read, it just wasn't up to his other ones. In parts this was almost like a Carl Hiassen book instead of Perry's usual paranoid tales of trying to live under the radar. A ...more
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“All good teachers will tell you that the most important quality they bring to their teaching is their love for the children. But what does that mean? It means that before we can teach them, we need to delight in them. Someone once said that children need one thing in order to succeed in life: someone who is crazy about them. We need to find a way to delight in all our students. We may be the only one in their lives to do so. We need to look for the best, expect the best, find something in each child that we can truly treasure.... If children recognize that we have seen their genius, who they really are, they will have the confidence and resilience to take risks in learning. I am convinced that many learning and social difficulties would disappear if we learned to see the genius in each child and then created a learning environment that encourages it to develop.”
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“We designed Google to be the kind of place where the kind of people we wanted to work here would work for free.
- Urs Hölzle”
Steven Levy, In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

“Systems are organic, living creations: if people stop working on them and improving them, they die.”
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