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The Hard Thing About Hard Things

Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

By Ben Horowitz (2014)

Management

Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog.While many people talk about how great it is to start a business...

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Zero to One

Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future

By Blake Masters & Peter Thiel (2014)

Business

The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them. It’s easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. Every new creation goes...

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The Lean Startup

How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses

By Eric Ries (2011)

Leadership

Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true...

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Hooked

How to Build Habit-Forming Products

By Nir Eyal (2014)

Business

In Hooked, Nir Eyal reveals how successful companies create products people can't put down - and how you can too'A must-read for everyone who cares about driving customer engagement' Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup'The most high bandwidth, high octane, and valuable presentation I have ever seen on this subject' Rory Sutherland, vice chairman,...

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Outliers

The Story of Success

By Malcolm Gladwell (2009)

Leadership

Learn what sets high achievers apart -- from Bill Gates to the Beatles -- in this #1 bestseller from "a singular talent" (New York Times Book Review). In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes..

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The Talent Code

Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.

By Daniel Coyle (2009)

Leadership

What is the secret of talent? How do we unlock it? This groundbreaking work provides readers with tools they can use to maximize potential in themselves and others. Whether you’re coaching soccer or teaching a child to play the piano, writing a novel or trying to improve your golf swing, this revolutionary book shows you how to grow...

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Give and Take

A Revolutionary Approach to Success

By Adam Grant (2013)

Leadership

A groundbreaking look at why our interactions with others hold the key to success, from the bestselling author of Think Again and Originals. For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But in today’s dramatically reconfigured world, success is increasingly dependent on how we interact...

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Quiet

The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

By Susan Cain (2013)

Psychology

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain...

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Changer d'altitude

By Bertrand Piccard (2014)

Self-Help

Pris dans les turbulences de la vie, nous cherchons tous notre chemin vers la réussite, l’équilibre, le bonheur, la sagesse. Mais développons-nous les bons outils pour y parvenir ? Bertrand Piccard combine son expérience d’explorateur et de médecinpsychiatre, spécialisé en hypnose, pour nous proposer des solutions originales, déconcertantes parfois, à mettre...

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Measure What Matters

How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

By John Doerr (2018)

Management

Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth—and how it can help any organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he'd just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career...

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Ethics and Data Science

By Mike Loukides, Hilary Mason & D.J Patil (2019)

Technology

As the impact of data science continues to grow on society there is an increased need to discuss how data is appropriately used and how to address misuse. Yet, ethical principles for working with data have been available for decades. The real issue today is how to put those principles into action. With this report, authors Mike Loukides, Hilary Mason, and..

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Checklist Manifesto

By Atul Gawande (2011)

Self-Help

In latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it. The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry--in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason...

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Blink

The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

By Malcolm Gladwell (2005)

Leadership

The landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making -- from #1 bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant--in the blink of an eye--that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while...

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Atomic Habits

An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

By James Clear (2018)

Self-Help

Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results. No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results...

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Blitzscaling

The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

By Reid Hoffman (2018)

Business

LinkedIn cofounder, reveals the secret to starting and scaling massively valuable companies. What entrepreneur or founder doesn’t aspire to build the next Amazon, Facebook, or Airbnb? Yet those who actually manage to do so are exceedingly rare. So what separates the startups that get disrupted and disappear from the ones who grow to become global giants? The secret...

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Secrets of Sand Hill Road

Venture Capital and How to Get It

By Scott Kupor (2019)

Business

What are venture capitalists saying about your startup behind closed doors? And what can you do to influence that conversation? If Silicon Valley is the greatest wealth-generating machine in the world, Sand Hill Road is its humming engine. That's where you'll find the biggest names in venture capital, including famed VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, where...

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