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"Kind of old world American so far. I enjoy the buddy comedy relationship between the native American and the westerner. Ahab's just been introduced and the crew seem to have changed the tempo. It's written in very short chapters which makes it a bit harder to read in one sitting but easier to read in chunks." Jan 26, 2023 03:53AM

 
Dubliners
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"Such rewarding moments from within a time and town in which I've never lived but with which I feel completely familiar." Jan 09, 2023 05:51AM

 
The Demolished Man
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Kevin McDonagh Kevin McDonagh said: " Discoveries are relative to expectations. Starving; too far from metropolis to expect fine dining and too late at night for anything other than a truckers cafe, you discover a delicious medium rare, juicy burger place and inhale it greedily.

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"Racey pulp fiction, reminiscent of the 'space merchants'. What I like is that the story seems like a who dunnit or chase, but all the final conclusions seem to constantly be given away, then aha! There's more action. Quite rewarding." Jan 02, 2023 03:05PM

 
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more artists now come through art programs in the United States each year than were produced by the city-states of Florence and Venice during the entire fifteenth century.
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Ash Maurya
“If you can’t convert a warm prospect in a 20-minute face-to-face interview, it will be much harder to convert a visitor in less than eight seconds on your landing page.”
Ash Maurya, Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works (Lean

Henry Ford
“It is easier to make money from money than it is to make money from business. Don't take the acumen of bankers as any guide for business, all they know is money.”
Henry Ford, My Life And Work

Henry Ford
“Without scientific study, an employer does not know why he is paying a wage and the employee does not know why he is getting it.”
Henry Ford, My Life And Work

“Ben Horowitz uses the difference between a vitamin and an aspirin to articulate this point. Vitamins are nice to have; they offer some potential health benefits, but you probably don’t interrupt your commute when you are halfway to the office to return home for the vitamin you neglected to take before you left the house. It also takes a very, very long time to know if your vitamins are even working for you. If you have a headache, though, you’ll do just about anything to get an aspirin! They solve your problem and they are fast acting. Similarly, products that often have massive advantages over the status quo are aspirins; VCs want to fund aspirins.”
Scott Kupor, Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It

“If someone says maybe, write it down as no.”
Cindy Alvarez, Lean Customer Development: Building Products Your Customers Will Buy

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