Kevin Rose
Book Recommendations

  • The Tipping Point

    The Tipping Point

    The Tipping Point

    Malcolm Gladwell
    Social Science
    3.99 (752,890)

    An alternate cover edition exists here.the tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. this widely acclaimed bestseller, in which malcolm gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the

    Kevin Rose

    A bunch of really good information here and how it makes go viral. One of my favorites.

    Jun 1, 2009 — Source

  • The Miracle of Mindfulness

    The Miracle of Mindfulness

    The Miracle of Mindfulness

    Thich Nhat Hanh
    Buddhist meditations
    4.16 (29,415)

    In this beautiful and lucid guide, zen master thich nhat hanh offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercise as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness--being awake and fully aware. from washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness.

    Kevin Rose

    Number one book gifted to other people

    Jul 3, 2016 — Source

  • 8 Weeks to Optimum Health

    8 Weeks to Optimum Health

    8 Weeks to Optimum Health

    Andrew Weil
    3.88 (2,199)

    The #1 ny times bestselling book in which one of america's most brilliant doctors shares his program for improving & protecting health. eight weeks to optimum health lays out weil's week-by-week, step-by-step plan that will keep the body's natural healing system in peak working order. it covers diet, exercise, lifestyle, stress & environmental aspects of daily living that affect health & well-being. it includes up-to-date findings on such subjects as cholesterol, antioxidants, transfats, toxic residues, soy products, vitamins & supplements, together with a source list of information & supplies. you'll

    Kevin Rose

    I reread this every couple of years, definetely recommended.

    Jun 1, 2009 — Source

  • Envisioning Information

    Envisioning Information

    Envisioning Information

    Edward R. Tufte
    Cartography
    4.23 (7,646)

    The celebrated design professor here tackles the question of how best to communicate real-life experience in a two-degree format, whether on the printed page or the computer screen. the whole earth review called envisioning information a "passionate, elegant revelation."

    Kevin Rose

    Very colorful, great to have in your bookcase and read from time to time. You'll learn alot from Tufte.

    Jun 1, 2009 — Source

  • The Wisdom of Crowds

    The Wisdom of Crowds

    The Wisdom of Crowds

    James Surowiecki
    3.8 (23,630)

    In this fascinating book, new yorker business columnist james surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant–better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future. with boundless erudition and in delightfully clear prose, surowiecki ranges across fields as diverse as popular culture, psychology, ant biology, behavioral economics, artificial intelligence, military history, and politics to show how this simple idea offers important lessons for how we live our lives, select our leaders, run our

    Kevin Rose

    Was a big one for me. That meant a lot to me and there are still some great little tidbits in there.

    Jul 3, 2016 — Source

  • Delivering Happiness

    Delivering Happiness

    Delivering Happiness

    Tony Hsieh
    Business & Economics
    4.02 (69,306)

    You want to learn about the path that we took at zappos to get to over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales in less than ten years. you want to learn about the path i took that eventually led me to zappos, and the lessons i learned along the way. you want to learn from all the mistakes we made at zappos over the years so that your business can avoid making some of the same ones. you want to figure out the right balance of profits, passion, and purpose

    Kevin Rose

    Easy read, highly recommended

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  • Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

    Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

    Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

    Shunryu Suzuki,Trudy Dixon
    4.18 (41,718)

    “in the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” so begins this most beloved of all american zen books. seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening line. in a single stroke, the simple sentence cuts through the pervasive tendency students have of getting so close to zen as to completely miss what it’s all about. an instant teaching on the first page. and that’s just the beginning.in the forty years since its original

    Kevin Rose

    Really cool book, very short read only 150 but one that can read over time and time again.

    Jun 1, 2009 — Source

  • The Intelligent Investor

    The Intelligent Investor

    The Intelligent Investor

    Benjamin Graham,Jason Zweig
    4.22 (105,707)

    More than one million hardcovers soldnow available for the first time in paperback!the classic text annotated to update graham's timeless wisdom for today's market conditionsthe greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, benjamin graham taught and inspired people worldwide. graham's philosophy of "value investing" -- which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies -- has made the intelligent investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of graham's strategies. while preserving the integrity

    Kevin Rose

    Highly recommend book for those who want to start investing companies.

    Jun 1, 2009 — Source

  • Essentialism

    Essentialism

    Essentialism

    Greg McKeown
    Business & Economics
    4.03 (79,209)

    Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin?do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized?are you often busy but not productive? do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas?if you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the way of the essentialistthe way of the essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. it’s about getting only the right things done. it is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. it is a systematic discipline for discerning what is

    Kevin Rose

    This book really resonated with me, and I will certainly incorporate many of these principles into my work and personal life.

    May 30, 2017 — Source

  • The Longevity Diet

    The Longevity Diet

    The Longevity Diet

    Valter Longo
    3.93 (2,833)

    Can what you eat determine how long, and how well, you live? the clinically proven answer is yes, and the longevity diet is easier to follow than you'd think. the culmination of 25 years of research on aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe, this unique program lays out a simple solution to living to a healthy old age through nutrition. the key is combining the healthy everyday eating plan the book outlines, with the scientifically engineered fasting-mimicking diet, or fmd; the fmd, done just 3-4 times a year, does

    Kevin Rose

    I was reading through it and he said that he was seeing people that did the 5-day fast, they were improving their cholesterol numbers and they were getting more good cholesterol and less bad cholesterol. I was like, oh, that sounds interesting, I might as well give this a shot.

    Aug 17, 2018 — Source

  • Forest Bathing

    Forest Bathing

    Forest Bathing

    Qing Dr. Li
    3.99 (3,136)

    Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is the japanese secret to health and happiness, and it's right in your own backyard. as a society we suffer from nature deficit disorder. but studies have shown that backing away from your computer screen and stepping outside to spend mindful, intentional time in nature can reduce your stress levels and blood pressure, strengthen your immune and cardiovascular systems, and boost your energy, mood, creativity, and concentration. it can even help you live longer: the phytoncides, or chemical compounds, produced by trees can help your body

    Kevin Rose

    That was one of the researchers that was doing all of this out in Tokyo.

    Oct 17, 2019 — Source