Ok, the subject matter is dry, but this book is so important that it should be required reading for every citizen. If you can't bring yourself to read it, then at least watch the documentary film I.O.U.S.A., which prominently features the author and at least reveals the basic financial problems facing all of us. The book gives some possible solutions. He tackles every sacred cow in government.
Part of the "lean startup" methodology, this gives quick lessons on various topics for new businesses. Useful things to keep in mind during your launch phases.
If your startup is worth billions, then I guess it's a startup book. Otherwise, it's interesting insider's tales surviving inside during a bumpy, really high value Silicon Valley startup.
This is an inspirational book for startups. He tackles the future with big thinking and encourages more of the same. I found myself cheering in parts, wishing we all pursued big dreams to MAKE the future, rather than just stumble forward.
Everyone should know what happens to the stuff they buy and discard, and this is an excellent place to find out more. This whirlwind world tour of what happens to the stuff you throw out. The bottom line? REDUCE, REUSE, and don't rely so much on recycling. There are some surprises in there about recycling; he makes you feel like you've been along for the ride.
Probably worthwhile to refresh your mind on things to think about, but it's basically a restatement of common sense, backed up by great statistics. Here's the entire book in a nutshell: 1) founders' motivations fall on a spectrum between control (being king) and cash (making money). Decide where you are on the spectrum and act and make busienss decisions consistently with that. Inconsistency in implementation of that can damage you. 2) mixing business and personal relationships is fraught with danger. Work with people who you've worked with, not your family or friends.
a must-read review of the history of financial crises. for all of our hopes that we've reached the end of history, we never do. this is essential reading for everyone in the West who ever wonders where the economy (whatever country you live in) is going next. straight-forward, easy to digest history that's interesting. ...then you won't be surprised when the news plays out now in this crisis the same way it's done in the past...
I've recommended this to everyone. Read by the author, it condenses the current state of brain development into "rules" for dealing with children. By far the best of the bunch of recent books on raising children.
once you get past the self-congratulation and the sales pitches (which increase in the second half of the book), the predictions about the coming hyper-inflation and popping debt bubbles is well worth consideration. not all doomsday predictions.
fun and interesting. deals with things you think you know, like the home field advantage
i really wanted to like it, but i grew bored and dropped it. (and i generally love science books)
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