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  • Poor Charlie's Almanack

    Poor Charlie's Almanack

    Poor Charlie's Almanack

    Charles T. Munger,Peter E. Kaufman
    Investments
    4.4 (8,049)

    Expanded third edition includes charlie's 2007 usc law school commencement address. edited by peter d. kaufman. brand new.

    Drew Houston

    A favorite book. This book is really interesting.

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  • Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional Intelligence

    Emotional Intelligence

    Daniel Goleman
    Self-Help
    4.01 (94,842)

    #1 BESTSELLER • The groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be smart, with a new introduction by the author “A thoughtfully written, persuasive account explaining emotional intelligence and why it can be crucial.”—USA Today Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny. Drawing on groundbreaking brain and behavioral research, Goleman shows the factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do surprisingly well. These factors, which include self-awareness, self-discipline, and empathy, add up to a different way of being smart—and they aren’t fixed at birth. Although shaped by childhood experiences, emotional intelligence can be nurtured and strengthened throughout our adulthood—with immediate benefits to our health, our relationships, and our work. The twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of Emotional Intelligence could not come at a better time—we spend so much of our time online, more and more jobs are becoming automated and digitized, and our children are picking up new technology faster than we ever imagined. With a new introduction from the author, the twenty-fifth-anniversary edition prepares readers, now more than ever, to reach their fullest potential and stand out from the pack with the help of EI.

    Drew Houston

    It got me on a path to developing what we’d now call a growth mindset and realizing that it’s possible to learn about these things where you have no experience

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  • High Output Management

    High Output Management

    High Output Management

    Andrew S. Grove
    Business & Economics
    4.31 (13,802)

    In this legendary business book and Silicon Valley staple, the former chairman and CEO of Intel shares his perspective on how to build and run a company. A practical handbook for navigating real-life business scenarios and a powerful management manifesto with the ability to revolutionize the way we work. The essential skill of creating and maintaining new businesses—the art of the entrepreneur—can be summed up in a single word: managing. Born of Grove’s experiences at one of America’s leading technology companies (as CEO and employee number three at Intel), High Output Management is equally appropriate for sales managers, accountants, consultants, and teachers, as well as CEOs and startup founders. Grove covers techniques for creating highly productive teams, demonstrating methods of motivation that lead to peak performance. "Generous enough with advice and observations to be required reading." —The Wall Street Journal

    Drew Houston

    One of my favorite books

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  • The Effective Executive

    The Effective Executive

    The Effective Executive

    Peter F. Drucker
    Business & Economics
    4.05 (32,613)

    What makes an effective executive?the measure of the executive, peter f. drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done." this usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results.drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can, and must, be learned: managing time choosing what to contribute to the organization knowing where and how to mobilize

    Drew Houston

    The Effective Executive covers a lot of that ground. Those two I think of as kind of like textbooks. Like, you want to study them. You want to take notes. You want to really chew on the material.

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  • The Innovator's Dilemma

    The Innovator's Dilemma

    The Innovator's Dilemma

    Clayton M. Christensen,L.J. Ganser
    Business & Economics
    4.03 (47,127)

    Harvard professor clayton m. christensen says outstanding companies can do everything right and still lose their market leadership -- or worse, disappear completely. and he not only proves what he says, he tells others how to avoid a similar fate.focusing on "disruptive technology" -- the honda super cub, intel's 8088 processor, or the hydraulic excavator, for example -- christensen shows why most companies miss "the next great wave." whether in electronics or retailing, a successful company with established products will get pushed aside unless managers know when to abandon traditional

    Drew Houston

    a good book

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  • Crossing the Chasm

    Crossing the Chasm

    Crossing the Chasm

    Geoffrey A. Moore
    Business & Economics
    4 (24,865)

    The bible for bringing cutting-edge products to larger markets—now revised and updated with new insights into the realities of high-tech marketing In Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey A. Moore shows that in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle—which begins with innovators and moves to early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards—there is a vast chasm between the early adopters and the early majority. While early adopters are willing to sacrifice for the advantage of being first, the early majority waits until they know that the technology actually offers improvements in productivity. The challenge for innovators and marketers is to narrow this chasm and ultimately accelerate adoption across every segment. This third edition brings Moore's classic work up to date with dozens of new examples of successes and failures, new strategies for marketing in the digital world, and Moore's most current insights and findings. He also includes two new appendices, the first connecting the ideas in Crossing the Chasm to work subsequently published in his Inside the Tornado, and the second presenting his recent groundbreaking work for technology adoption models for high-tech consumer markets.

    Drew Houston

    Another classic

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  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things

    The Hard Thing About Hard Things

    The Hard Thing About Hard Things

    Ben Horowitz
    Business & Economics
    4.24 (67,473)

    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, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies. A lifelong rap fanatic, he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs, telling it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in. Filled with his trademark humor and straight talk, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences.

    Drew Houston

    it's a great book

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  • Guerilla Marketing
    Drew Houston

    Recommended on Tim Ferriss' podcast

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  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

    Robert M. Pirsig
    Essence (Philosophy)
    3.77 (219,476)

    Robert m. pirsig's zen & the art of motorcycle maintenance is an examination of how we live, a meditation on how to live better set around the narration of a summer motorcycle trip across america's northwest, undertaken by a father & his young son.

    Drew Houston

    Recommended on Tim Ferriss' podcast

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  • Getting to Yes

    Getting to Yes

    Getting to Yes

    Bruce Patton,Roger Fisher,William L. Ury
    Business & Economics
    3.94 (66,073)

    The key text on problem-solving negotiation-updated and revised Getting to Yes has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution. Getting to Yes offers a proven, step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict. Thoroughly updated and revised, it offers readers a straight- forward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting angry-or getting taken.

    Drew Houston

    Recommended on Tim Ferriss' podcast

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  • Principles

    Principles

    Principles

    Jeremy Bobb,Ray Dalio
    Business & Economics
    4.08 (45,960)

    In 1975, ray dalio founded an investment firm, bridgewater associates, out of his two-bedroom apartment in new york city. forty years later, bridgewater has made more money for its clients than any other hedge fund in history and grown into the fifth most important private company in the united states, according to fortune magazine. dalio himself has been named to time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. along the way, dalio discovered a set of unique principles that have led to bridgewater’s exceptionally effective culture,

    Drew Houston

    Recommended on Tim Ferriss' podcast

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