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American Kingpin

The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind behind the Silk Road Drugs Empire

By Nick Bilton (2017)

Nonfiction

From New York Times-bestselling author Nick Bilton comes a true-life thriller about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, the founder of the online black market Silk Road. In 2011, Ulbricht, a 26-year-old libertarian idealist and former Boy Scout, launched "a website where people could buy anything anonymously, with no trail whatsoever that...

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Shoe Dog

By Phil Knight (2016)

Biography

Fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In this age of start-ups,...

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High Growth Handbook

By Elad Gil (2018)

Business

Global technology executive, serial entrepreneur, and angel investor Elad Gil has worked with high-growth, tech companies like Airbnb, Twitter, Google, Stripe, and Square as they've grown from small companies to global enterprises. Across all of these breakout companies, a set of common patterns has evolved into a repeatable playbook that Gil has now codified in High...

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Enchanted Objects

Innovation, Design, and the Future of Technology

By David Rose (2015)

Science

In the tradition of Who Owns the Future, an MIT Media Lab scientist imagines how everyday objects can intuit our needs, improve our lives, and form “an ethereal interconnection of gadgets and human desires that...will pervade our lives in the very near future” (The Wall Street Journal). We are now standing at the precipice of the next transformative development, a...

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Leading

Learning from Life and My Years at Manchester United

By Alex Ferguson (2015)

Leadership

After an astonishing career-first in Scotland, and then over 27 years with Manchester United Football Club- Sir Alex Ferguson delivers Leading, in which the greatest soccer coach of all time will analyze the pivotal leadership decisions of his 38 years as a manager and, with his friend and collaborator Sir Michael Moritz, draw out lessons anyone can use in business...

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A People's History of the United States

By Howard Zinn (2015)

History

With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this edition of the classic national bestseller chronicles American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official narrative taught in schools—with its emphasis on great men in high places—to focus on the street, the home and the workplace. Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's...

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Vite !

By Jonathan CURIEL (2020)

Sociology

Ras le bol du vite ; apprenons à le dénoncer et gérer Vite. Tout va trop vite dans cette société qui célèbre l'instant aussi intensément qu'elle l'oublie. Il faut aller vite, gagner du temps, ne pas en perdre, chasser les temps morts, ne plus attendre. La vitesse impose une accélération de nos modes de vie de plus en plus déstabilisante. Politique, économie...

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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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No Filter

The Inside Story of Instagram

By Sarah Frier (2020)

Leadership

Award-winning reporter Sarah Frier reveals the never-before-told story of how Instagram became the most culturally defining app of the decade. In 2010, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger released a photo-sharing app called Instagram, with one simple but irresistible feature: it would make anything you captured through your phone look more beautiful. The cofounders started...

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Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good

The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0

By Sarah Lacy (2009)

Business

The captivating story of the mavericks who emerged from the dot-com rubble to found the multibillion-dollar companies taking the Web into the twenty-first century. Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good is the story of the entrepreneurs who learned their lesson from the Internet bust of 2000 and in recent years have created groundbreaking new Web companies. The second...

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