Stewart Butterfield
Book Recommendations

  • 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

  • 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

  • Leadership and Self-Deception

    Leadership and Self-Deception

    Leadership and Self-Deception

    The Arbinger Institute
    Business & Economics
    4.09 (28,929)

    The "disease" of self-deception (acting in ways contrary to what one knows is right) underlies all leadership problems in today's organizations, according to the premise of this work. however well intentioned they may be, leaders who deceive themselves always end up undermining their own performance.this straightforward book explains how leaders can discover their own self-deceptions and learn how to escape destructive patterns. the authors demonstrate that breaking out of these patterns leads to improved teamwork, commitment, trust, communication, motivation, and leadership.

    Stewart Butterfield

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

    May 10, 2018 — Source

  • Crucial Conversations

    Crucial Conversations

    Crucial Conversations

    Al Switzler,Joseph Grenny,Kerry Patterson,Ron McMillan,Stephen R. Covey
    4.03 (58,517)

    Learn how to keep your cool and get the results you want when emotions flare.when stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong, you have three choices: avoid a crucial conversation and suffer the consequences; handle the conversation badly and suffer the consequences; or read crucial conversations and discover how to communicate best when it matters most. crucial conversations gives you the tools you need to step up to life's most difficult and important conversations, say what's on your mind, and achieve the positive resolutions you want. you'll learn

    Stewart Butterfield

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

    May 10, 2018 — Source

  • Devil's Harbor

    Devil's Harbor

    Devil's Harbor

    Alex Gilly
    Fiction
    3.74 (104)

    With heart-stopping thrills, a walter white–esque villain, and a fascinating hero, alex gilly's devil's harbor is a thriller unlike any you have read beforenick finn and his partner and brother-in-law, diego jimenez, are used to rough water. as marine interdiction agents for customs and border protection, the two hunt drug smugglers, human traffickers, and other criminals who hide in the vastness of the waters surrounding southern california.one night, finn and diego track a phantom boat off the los angeles coast, but it disappears before they can intercept it. they find

    Stewart Butterfield

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

    Jun 29, 2015 — Source

  • How to Change Your Mind

    How to Change Your Mind

    How to Change Your Mind

    POLLAN MICHAEL
    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

  • The Courage to Be Disliked

    The Courage to Be Disliked

    The Courage to Be Disliked

    Ichiro Kishimi
    4.06 (34,505)

    The japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness.the courage to be disliked shows you how to unlock the power within yourself to become your best and truest self, change your future and find lasting happiness. using the theories of alfred adler, one of the three giants of 19th century psychology alongside freud and jung, the authors explain how we are all free to determine our own future free of the shackles of past experiences, doubts and the

    Stewart Butterfield

    Right off the bat: great title, and definitely something I need. Will cause keen self-reflection!

    Jul 15, 2018 — Source

  • Death Rattle

    Death Rattle

    Death Rattle

    Alex Gilly
    Fiction
    4 (52)

    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.

    Stewart Butterfield

    I got drawn deep.

    Sep 8, 2020 — 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
    4.31 (1,487)

    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 practice, 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

    Stewart Butterfield

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

    Oct 29, 2019 — Source