Recommendations

  • The Immortalist

    The Immortalist

    The Immortalist

    Alan Harrington
    Death

    "'Death is an imposition on the human race, and no longer acceptable.' reads the first sentence of this extraordiary..." -- Front cover.

    Jason Silva

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  • Where Good Ideas Come from

    Where Good Ideas Come from

    Where Good Ideas Come from

    Steven Johnson
    History
    3.99 (13,913)

    The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery--these are all great ideas. but where do they come from? what kind of environment breeds them? what sparks the flash of brilliance? how do we generate the breakthrough technologies that push forward our lives, our society, our culture? steven johnson's answers are revelatory as he identifies the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation, and traces them across time and disciplines. from darwin and freud to the halls of google and apple, johnson investigates the innovation hubs throughout modern time and

    Jason Silva

    A List of my favorite books!

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  • The Denial of Death

    The Denial of Death

    The Denial of Death

    Daniel Goleman,Ernest Becker,Sam Keen
    Philosophy
    4.13 (9,983)

    Winner of the pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, the denial of death is ernest becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. in bold contrast to the predominant freudian school of thought, becker tackles the problem of the vital lie -- man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. in doing so, he sheds new light on the nature of humanity and issues a call to life and its living that still resonates more than twenty years after its writing.

    Jason Silva

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  • The Singularity is Near

    The Singularity is Near

    The Singularity is Near

    Ray Kurzweil
    Social Science
    3.93 (10,521)

    For over three decades, ray kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. in his classic the age of spiritual machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our creations.

    Jason Silva

    A List of my favorite books!

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  • What Technology Wants

    What Technology Wants

    What Technology Wants

    Kevin Kelly
    Technology & Engineering
    3.72 (6,981)

    Profiles technology as an evolving international system with predictable trends, counseling readers on how to prepare themselves and future generations by anticipating and steering their choices toward developing needs.

    Jason Silva

    A List of my favorite books!

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  • The 4-Hour Workweek

    The 4-Hour Workweek

    The 4-Hour Workweek

    Tim Ferriss
    3.91 (222,820)

    The 4-Hour Workweek In 20 Minutes Summary Tim Ferriss The 4-Hour Work Week teaches techniques to increase your time and financial freedom giving you more lifestyle options. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (2007) is a self-help book by Timothy Ferriss, an American writer, educational activist, and entrepreneur. The book has spent more than four years on The New York Times Best Seller List, has been translated into 35 languages and has sold more than 1,350,000 copies worldwide. It deals with what Ferriss refers to as "lifestyle design" and repudiates the traditional "deferred" life plan in which people work grueling hours and take few vacations for decades and save money in order to relax after retirement.

    Jason Silva

    I remember reading it and feeling like you have hacked it, you have figured it out

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  • The Rise of Superman

    The Rise of Superman

    The Rise of Superman

    Steven Kotler
    Business & Economics
    3.91 (4,240)

    Using years of research and interviews with adventure sports athletes, the New York Times best-selling author of Abundance and A Small, Fury Prayer attempts to unlock the secrets to ultimate human performance and the state of consciousness called “flow." 25,000 first printing.

    Jason Silva

    Recommended on Tom Ferriss' podcast

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