Recommendations

  • The Courage to Be Disliked
    Stewart Butterfield

    Right off the bat: great title, and definitely something I need.

    Jul 15, 2018 — Source

  • Death Rattle

    Death Rattle

    Death Rattle

    Alex Gilly
    Fiction
    0

    Alex Gilly's Death Rattle is a riveting thriller for fans of Don Winslow's The Border. A death in a migrant detention center leads officer Nick Finn and his wife, human-rights lawyer Mona Jimenez, to invesitgate the prison's account of what happened. Trouble is, the company that runs the prison is on the verge of signing a billion-dollar procurement contract with Homeland Security. And there are people in this world for whom a billion dollars is worth a whole lot more than one human life. Or even three. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

    Stewart Butterfield

    I got drawn deep.

    Sep 8, 2020 — Source

  • Team of Rivals

    Team of Rivals

    Team of Rivals

    Doris Kearns Goodwin
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.23 (178,128)

    Acclaimed historian doris kearns goodwin illuminates lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.on may 18, 1860, william h. seward, salmon p. chase, edward bates, and abraham lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the republican national convention in chicago. when lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry.throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery

    Stewart Butterfield

    Among the best historical books I've ever read.

    May 20, 2013 — Source

  • Devil's Harbor

    Devil's Harbor

    Devil's Harbor

    Alex Gilly
    Fiction
    3.75 (103)

    Discovering a dead body in the wake of a phantom boat off the coast of Los Angeles, two border-protection agents are challenged by red tape and false accusations before one is set up for the other's murder.

    Stewart Butterfield

    One of my oldest & best friend's first novel was just released. Perfect vacation thriller.

    Jun 29, 2015 — 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.

    Stewart Butterfield

    Was 5 star. Human, perceptive, loving, well-told.

    Aug 14, 2016 — Source

  • How to Change Your Mind

    How to Change Your Mind

    How to Change Your Mind

    Michael Pollan
    Body
    Mind & Spirit
    4.19 (60,738)

    When lsd was first discovered in the 1940s, it seemed to researchers, scientists and doctors as if the world might be on the cusp of psychological revolution. it promised to shed light on the deep mysteries of consciousness, as well as offer relief to addicts and the mentally ill. but in the 1960s, with the vicious backlash against the counter-culture, all further research was banned. in recent years, however, work has quietly begun again on the amazing potential of lsd, psilocybin and dmt. could these drugs in fact improve the

    Stewart Butterfield

    A great overview of research into the therapeutic uses of psychedelics.

    Jul 15, 2018 — Source

  • Leadership and Self-Deception

    Leadership and Self-Deception

    Leadership and Self-Deception

    The Arbinger Institute
    Business & Economics
    4.11 (27,429)

    NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Since its original publication in 2000, Leadership and Self-Deception has become a word-of-mouth phenomenon. Its sales continue to increase year after year, and the book’s popularity has gone global, with editions now available in over twenty languages. Through a story everyone can relate to about a man facing challenges on the job and in his family, the authors expose the fascinating ways that we can blind ourselves to our true motivations and unwittingly sabotage the effectiveness of our own efforts to achieve success and increase happiness. This new edition has been revised throughout to make the story even more compelling. And drawing on the extensive correspondence the authors have received over the years, they have added a section that outlines the many ways that readers have been using Leadership and Self-Deception to improve their lives and workplaces—areas such as team building, conflict resolution, and personal growth and development, to name a few. Read this extraordinary book and discover what millions already have learned—how to consistently tap into an innate ability that dramatically improves both your results and your relationships.

    Stewart Butterfield

    Most useful books I've ever read on either leadership or management.

    May 10, 2018 — Source

  • Crucial Conversations
    Stewart Butterfield

    Most useful books I've ever read on either leadership or management.

    May 10, 2018 — Source

  • The Rise and Fall of American Growth

    The Rise and Fall of American Growth

    The Rise and Fall of American Growth

    Robert J. Gordon
    Business & Economics
    4.19 (1,621)

    In the century after the civil war, an economic revolution improved the american standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. but has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, the rise and fall of american growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. gordon contends that the

    Stewart Butterfield

    I'm reading this book and I can already tell I am going to be so annoying about it afterwards.

    Apr 9, 2018 — Source

  • Charged

    Charged

    Charged

    Emily Bazelon
    Law
    4.32 (1,395)

    "The American criminal justice system is supposed to be a contest between two equal adversaries, the prosecution and the defense, with judges ensuring a fair fight. But in fact, it is prosecutors who have the upper hand, in a contest that is far from equal. More than anyone else, prosecutors decide who goes free and who goes to prison, and even who lives and who dies. The system wasn't designed for this kind of unchecked power, and in Charged, Emily Bazelon shows that it is an underreported cause of enormous injustice -- and the missing piece in the mass incarceration puzzle. But that's only half the story. Prosecution in America is at a crossroads. The power of prosecutors makes them the actors in the system -- the only actors -- who can fix what's broken without changing a single law. They can end mass incarceration, protect against coercive plea bargains and convicting the innocent, and tackle racial bias. And because in almost every state we, the people, elect prosecutors, it is within our power to reshape the choices they make. In the last few years, for the first time in American history, a wave of reform-minded prosecutors has taken office in major cities throughout the country. Bazelon follows them, showing the difference they make for people caught in the system and how they are coming together as a new kind of lobby for justice and mercy. In Charged, Emily Bazelon mounts a major critique of the American criminal justice system -- and charts the movement for change"--

    Stewart Butterfield

    Well-written, persuasive & thoughtful, but illustrating a profoundly disheartening story.

    Oct 29, 2019 — Source