Bill Gurley
Book Recommendations

  • How Innovation Works

    How Innovation Works

    How Innovation Works

    Matt Ridley
    Business & Economics
    4.15 (1,814)

    Innovation is the main event of the modern age, the reason we experience both dramatic improvements in our living standards and unsettling changes in our society. forget short-term symptoms like donald trump and brexit, it is innovation itself that explains them and that will itself shape the 21st century for good and ill. yet innovation remains a mysterious process, poorly understood by policy makers and businessmen, hard to summon into existence to order, yet inevitable and inexorable when it does happen.matt ridley argues in this book that we need to

    Bill Gurley

    I really, really loved "How Innovation Works"

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  • The Rational Optimist

    The Rational Optimist

    The Rational Optimist

    Matt Ridley
    Business & Economics
    3.98 (9,993)

    Life is getting better—and at an accelerating rate. food availability, income, and life span are up; disease, child mortality, and violence are down — all across the globe. though the world is far from perfect, necessities and luxuries alike are getting cheaper; population growth is slowing; africa is following asia out of poverty; the internet, the mobile phone, and container shipping are enriching people’s lives as never before. the pessimists who dominate public discourse insist that we will soon reach a turning point and things will start to get worse.

    Bill Gurley

    Recommended on twitter

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  • Complexity

    Complexity

    Complexity

    Roger Lewin
    Science
    3.83 (293)

    "put together one of the world's best science writers with one of the universe's most fascinating subjects and you are bound to produce a wonderful book. . . . the subject of complexity is vital and controversial. this book is important and beautifully done."—stephen jay gould"[complexity] is that curious mix of complication and organization that we find throughout the natural and human worlds: the workings of a cell, the structure of the brain, the behavior of the stock market, the shifts of political power. . . . it is time

    Bill Gurley

    Read this book, it changes everything

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