Jason Calacanis
Book Recommendations

  • The Lean Startup

    The Lean Startup

    The Lean Startup

    Eric Ries
    Business & Economics
    4.11 (269,111)

    Eric ries defines a startup as . this is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a fortune 500 boardroom. what they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business.the lean startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively. inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on "validated learning," rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of

    Jason Calacanis

    you need to read the Lean Startup

    May 27, 2020 — Source

  • Who Is Michael Ovitz?

    Who Is Michael Ovitz?

    Who Is Michael Ovitz?

    Michael Ovitz
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.18 (1,526)

    As the co-founder of creative artists agency, michael ovitz earned a reputation for ruthless negotiation, brilliant strategy, and fierce loyalty to his clients. he reinvented the role of the agent and helped shape the careers of hundreds of a-list entertainers, directors, and writers, including steven spielberg, martin scorsese, meryl streep, sean connery, bill murray, robin williams, and david letterman. but this personal history is much more than a fascinating account of celebrity friendships and bare-knuckled dealmaking. it's also an underdog's story: how did a middle-class kid from encino work his

    Jason Calacanis

    I was blown away. I’m actually listening to it a second time

    Jan 7, 2019 — Source

  • Shoe Dog

    Shoe Dog

    Shoe Dog

    Phil Knight
    Autobiographies
    4.46 (208,007)

    In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, nike founder and ceo phil knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.in 1962, fresh out of business school, phil knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from japan. selling the shoes from the trunk of his lime green plymouth valiant, knight grossed $8,000 his first year.

    Jason Calacanis

    Great inspirational one

    May 27, 2020 — Source

  • Hillbilly Elegy

    Hillbilly Elegy

    Hillbilly Elegy

    J. D. Vance
    Social Science
    3.9 (366,757)

    Hillbilly elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class americans. the disintegration of this group, a process that has been slowly occurring now for more than forty years, has been reported with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. j. d. vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.the vance family story begins hopefully in postwar america.

    Jason Calacanis

    biographies I recommend

    Jan 7, 2019 — Source

  • Born Standing Up

    Born Standing Up

    Born Standing Up

    Steve Martin
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.85 (95,364)

    In the midseventies, steve martin exploded onto the comedy scene. by 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. in 1981 he quit forever. this book is, in his own words, the story of "why i did stand-up and why i walked away." emmy and grammy award winner, author of the acclaimed new york times bestsellers shopgirl and the pleasure of my company, and a regular contributor to the new yorker, martin has always been a writer. his memoir of his years in stand-up is candid,

    Jason Calacanis

    biographies I recommend

    Jan 7, 2019 — Source

  • All Over But the Shoutin'

    All Over But the Shoutin'

    All Over But the Shoutin'

    Rick Bragg
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.12 (26,475)

    The extraordinary gifts for evocation and insight and the stunning talent for storytelling that earned rick bragg a pulitzer prize for feature writing in 1996 are here brought to bear on the wrenching story of his own family's life. it is the story of a violent, war-haunted, alcoholic father and a strong-willed, loving mother who struggled to protect her three sons from the effects of poverty and ignorance that had tainted her own life. it is the story of the life bragg was able to carve out for himself on

    Jason Calacanis

    biographies I recommend

    Jan 7, 2019 — Source