• Metazoa

    Peter Godfrey-Smith

    The books in order of my reading: "Metazoa", "Journey of the Ming", "Being You" written by an Australian, Americans and a Brit. All the books revolve around the explanation of minds of living beings. I recommend reading them all because surprisingly the stories are not the same.

  • Being You

    Megan Madison

    A picture book edition of the bestselling board book about gender, offering adults the opportunity to begin important conversations with young children in an informed, safe, and supported way. A board book bestseller - now in picture book! Developed by experts in the fields of early childhood development and activism against injustice, this topic-driven book offers clear, concrete language and imagery to introduce the concept of gender. This book serves to normalize and celebrate the range of gender identities, preferences, and pronouns, and recognize the institutionalized ideas about gender that feminists are working to correct. While young children are avid observers and questioners of their world, adults often shut down or postpone conversations on complicated topics because it's hard to know where to begin. Research shows that talking about issues like race, gender, and our bodies from the age of two not only helps children understand what they see, but also increases self-awareness, self-esteem, and allows them to recognize and confront things that are unfair, like discrimination and prejudice. These books offer a supportive approach that considers both the child and the adult. Illustrative art accompanies the simple and interactive text, and the backmatter offers additional resources and ideas for extending this discussion.

    The books in order of my reading: "Metazoa", "Journey of the Ming", "Being You" written by an Australian, Americans and a Brit. All the books revolve around the explanation of minds of living beings. I recommend reading them all because surprisingly the stories are not the same.

  • The Master Algorithm

    Pedro Domingos

    A spell-binding quest for the one algorithm capable of deriving all knowledge from data, including a cure for cancer Society is changing, one learning algorithm at a time, from search engines to online dating, personalized medicine to predicting the stock market. But learning algorithms are not just about Big Data - these algorithms take raw data and make it useful by creating more algorithms. This is something new under the sun: a technology that builds itself. In The Master Algorithm, Pedro Domingos reveals how machine learning is remaking business, politics, science and war. And he takes us on an awe-inspiring quest to find 'The Master Algorithm' - a universal learner capable of deriving all knowledge from data.

    @seanmcbride Chapter 3 of "The Master Algorithm".

  • An all-new collection of honest, hilarious, and enlightening conversations with some of the most exciting names in comedy—from New York Times bestselling author and lifelong comedy nerd Judd Apatow. “When I need to read an interview with a comedian while in the bathroom, I always turn to Judd Apatow for deeply personal insights into the comedic mind. Place one on your toilet today.”—Amy Schumer No one knows comedy like Judd Apatow. From interviewing the biggest comics of the day for his high school radio show to performing stand-up in L.A. dive bars with his roommate Adam Sandler, to writing and directing Knocked Up and producing Freaks and Geeks, Apatow has always lived, breathed, and dreamed comedy. In this all-new collection of interviews, the follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Sick in the Head, Apatow sits down with comedy legends such as David Letterman, Whoopi Goldberg, and Will Ferrell, as well as the writers and performers who are pushing comedy to the limits, and defining a new era of laughter: John Mulaney, Hannah Gadsby, Bowen Yang, Amber Ruffin, Pete Davidson, and others. In intimate and hilariously honest conversations, they discuss what got them into comedy, and what—despite personal and national traumas—keeps them going. Together, they talk about staying up too late to watch late-night comedy, what kind of nerds they were high school, and the right amount of delusional self-confidence one needs to “make it” in the industry. Like eavesdropping on lifelong friends, these pages expose the existential questions that plague even the funniest and most talented among us: Why make people laugh while the world is in crisis? What ugly, uncomfortable truths about our society—and ourselves—can comedy reveal? Along the way, these comics reminisce about those who helped them on their journey—from early success through failure and rejection, and back again—even as they look ahead to the future of comedy and Hollywood in a hyper-connected, overstimulated world. With his trademark insight, curiosity, and irrepressible sense of humor, Apatow explores the nature of creativity, professional ambition, and vulnerability in an ever-evolving cultural landscape, and how our favorite comics are able to keep us laughing along the way.

    This from Hannah Gadsby in Judd Apatow’s new book Sicker in the Head is 🔥 https://t.co/VmKW8p62pg

  • Quit

    Annie Duke

    The Audible version of #Quit is now available for pre-order. And I just approved the hardcover jacket. It is getting real! https://t.co/QmQUbHIgqz

  • Being You

    Anil Seth

    A book about consciousness that exceeded my original expectations! @anilkseth https://t.co/cY7kcxf6I3

  • Big Magic

    Elizabeth Gilbert

    The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller "A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of. Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

    @itsurboyevan Also this book helped me a ton https://t.co/NawE0zGFJW

  • Head First Java

    Kathy Sierra

    What will you learn from this book? Ready to learn Java? This book combines puzzles, strong visuals, mysteries, and soul-searching interviews with famous Java objects to engage you in many different ways. It's fast, it's fun, and it's effective. And despite its playful appearance, Head First Java is serious stuff: a complete introduction to object-oriented programming and Java. You'll learn everything from the fundamentals to advanced topics. The new third edition brings the book up-to-date for Java 8-17, including major recent updates to the Java language and development platform. Java has seen some deep code-level changes and more modern approaches, requiring even more careful study and implementation. So learning the Head First way is more important than ever. What's so special about this book? If you've read a Head First book, you know what to expect--a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. If you haven't, you're in for a treat. With this book, you'll learn Java through a multi-sensory experience that engages your mind rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep.

    This is one of the most important book for any #Java developer. Ordered my copy months ago. When will you order yours?! #mustread https://t.co/m3g5YeKgly

  • Presents a synthesis of four areas of modern scientific theory--parallel universes, epistemology, evolution, and universal computation--showing how they are linked by the idea of multiple universes

    Book 12 Lesson: The whole game is life/consciousness vs heat death/Big Crunch. https://t.co/31PFqleway

  • As I've emphasized in my book, automated cognitive systems should compensate for our intrinsic human cognitive biases. They should not take over our entire thought process. They should be bicycles of the mind. https://t.co/Nmzbf8EeMN

  • Open Circuits

    Windell Oskay

    Open Circuits is a photographic exploration of the beautiful design inside everyday electronics. Its stunning cross-section photography unlocks a hidden world full of elegance, subtle complexity, and wonder. Our phones, computers, and appliances are made of hundreds of internal components, each precisely engineered to perform a certain function, but none intended to actually be seen. Through painstakingly executed, vividly detailed cross-section photography, Open Circuits reveals the surprising—and often accidental—beauty hiding inside the electronic components that drive our everyday devices. From resistors to LEDs, USB cables to headphone jacks, stepper motors to nixie tubes, the book’s arresting imagery transforms more than 130 components into delightful works of art. As you visually dissect the components’ insides, you’ll learn about how they work and how they were made. Open Circuits has something for everyone to appreciate, whether you’re a seasoned electrical engineer, an amateur tinkerer, or simply a lover of art and photography.

    Just place my pre-order! @TubeTimeUS https://t.co/upyS9E0m8W

  • Why is life the way it is? Bacteria evolved into complex life just once in four billion years of life on earth-and all complex life shares many strange properties, from sex to ageing and death. If life evolved on other planets, would it be the same or completely different?In The Vital Question, Nick Lane radically reframes evolutionary history, putting forward a cogent solution to conundrums that have troubled scientists for decades. The answer, he argues, lies in energy: how all life on Earth lives off a voltage with the strength of a bolt of lightning. In unravelling these scientific enigmas, making sense of life's quirks, Lane's explanation provides a solution to life's vital questions: why are we as we are, and why are we here at all?This is ground-breaking science in an accessible form, in the tradition of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene, and Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel.

    However, the book that really dropped my jaw is Nick Lane's The Vital Question. Reading this book will forever change how you look at biology. https://t.co/T5UzB7xOz0

  • Also released last year, @dpwaters is a must-read. Waters provides a solid explanation that differentiates physics and biology. https://t.co/1vNKJpmpX4

  • Metazoa

    Peter Godfrey-Smith

    Metazoa is also a very good book, much better than Godfrey-Smith's previous book. I do recommend reading 'Journey of the Mind' and then reading Metazoa after. The former starts with a stronger foundation. https://t.co/CWOO9rSNpV

  • Two neuroscientists trace a sweeping new vision of consciousness across eighteen increasingly intelligent minds, from microbes to humankind and beyond.

    It's such a delight when you accidentally stumble on a book and discover that it exceeds your original expectations. This is an excellent book that recently came out. https://t.co/0s0NLrJO2q

  • Out of the Crisis

    W. Edwards Deming

    @J_rob1018 My biz book canon: The Origin of Wealth, Certain to Win, Maverick, Out of the Crisis, Alchemy, Zero To One, 7 Powers, The Intelligent Investor

  • Certain to Win

    Chet Richards

    @J_rob1018 My biz book canon: The Origin of Wealth, Certain to Win, Maverick, Out of the Crisis, Alchemy, Zero To One, 7 Powers, The Intelligent Investor

  • Alchemy

    Rory Sutherland

    We think we are rational creatures. Economics and business rely on the assumption that we make logical decisions based on evidence. But we arent, and we dont. In many crucial areas of our lives, reason plays a vanishingly small part. Instead we are driven by unconscious desires, which is why placebos are so powerful. We are drawn to the beautiful, the extravagant and the absurd from lavish wedding invitations to tiny bottles of the latest fragrance. So if you want to influence peoples choices you have to bypass reason. The best ideas dont make rational sense: they make you feel more than they make you think. Rory Sutherland is the Ogilvy advertising legend whose TED Talks have been viewed nearly 7 million times. In his first book he blends cutting-edge behavioural science, jaw-dropping stories and a touch of branding magic, on his mission to turn us all into idea alchemists. The big problems we face every day, whether as an individual or in society, could very well be solved by letting go of logic and embracing the irrational.

    @J_rob1018 My biz book canon: The Origin of Wealth, Certain to Win, Maverick, Out of the Crisis, Alchemy, Zero To One, 7 Powers, The Intelligent Investor

  • Zero to One

    Blake Masters

    WHAT VALUABLE COMPANY IS NOBODY BUILDING? The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them. It’s easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. Every new creation goes from 0 to 1. This book is about how to get there. ‘Peter Thiel has built multiple breakthrough companies, and Zero to One shows how.’ ELON MUSK, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla ‘This book delivers completely new and refreshing ideas on how to create value in the world.’ MARK ZUCKERBERG, CEO of Facebook ‘When a risk taker writes a book, read it. In the case of Peter Thiel, read it twice. Or, to be safe, three times. This is a classic.’ NASSIM NICHOLAS TALEB, author of The Black Swan

    @J_rob1018 My biz book canon: The Origin of Wealth, Certain to Win, Maverick, Out of the Crisis, Alchemy, Zero To One, 7 Powers, The Intelligent Investor

  • The Origin of Wealth

    Eric D. Beinhocker

    What is wealth?How is it created? And how can we create more of it for the benefit of individuals, businesses, and societies?In The Origin of Wealth,Eric Beinhocker provides provocative new answers to these fundamental questions. Beinhocker surveys the cutting-edge ideas of economists and scientists and brings their work alive for a broad audience. These researchers, he explains, are revolutionizing economics by showing how the economy is an evolutionary system, much like a biological system. It is economic evolution that creates wealth and has taken us from the Stone Age to the $36.5 trillion global economy of today. By better understanding economic evolution, Beinhocker writes, we can better understand how to create more wealth. The author shows how “complexity economics” is turning conventional wisdom on its head in areas ranging from business strategy and organizational design to investment strategy and public policy. As sweeping in scope as its title,The Origin of Wealthwill rewire our thinking about the workings of the global economy and where it is going.

    @J_rob1018 My biz book canon: The Origin of Wealth, Certain to Win, Maverick, Out of the Crisis, Alchemy, Zero To One, 7 Powers, The Intelligent Investor

  • @J_rob1018 My biz book canon: The Origin of Wealth, Certain to Win, Maverick, Out of the Crisis, Alchemy, Zero To One, 7 Powers, The Intelligent Investor

  • A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home. After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI’s lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss’s head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles—counterintuitive tactics and strategies—you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life. Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.

    @gkrinker Not sure about books specifically for working with execs, but Never Split the Difference and Thinking in Bets come to mind more generally.

  • One of the nations' foremost financial consultants shares 78 proven ways to cut costs dramatically, send productivity through the roof, and, in just six months, double profits.

    Required reading for startup execs in this market. https://t.co/sThONSOEGs

  • The Billionaire Raj

    James Crabtree

    @Appyg99 There’s a Tamil Nadu chapter in there!

  • Valley of Genius

    Adam Fisher

    A candid, colorful, and comprehensive oral history that reveals the secrets of Silicon Valley -- from the origins of Apple and Atari to the present day clashes of Google and Facebook, and all the start-ups and disruptions that happened along the way. Rarely has one economy asserted itself as swiftly--and as aggressively--as the entity we now know as Silicon Valley. Built with a seemingly permanent culture of reinvention, Silicon Valley does not fight change; it embraces it, and now powers the American economy and global innovation. So how did this omnipotent and ever-morphing place come to be? It was not by planning. It was, like many an empire before it, part luck, part timing, and part ambition. And part pure, unbridled genius... Drawing on over two hundred in-depth interviews, VALLEY OF GENIUS takes readers from the dawn of the personal computer and the internet, through the heyday of the web, up to the very moment when our current technological reality was invented. The book interweaves stories of invention and betrayal, overnight success and underground exploits, to tell the story of Silicon Valley like it has never been told before. These are the stories that Valley insiders tell each other: the tall tales that are all, improbably, true.

    @InnocenceCapit1 @nachkari In the book "Valley of Genius," my friend Mike Slade tells a story about the last meeting between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs in that house. Bill flew down to see Steve when his illness was very advanced.

  • A dissertation in the tradition of logical positivism includes a discussion of the functions and methods of philosophy and a critique of ethics and theology

    Language, Truth and Logic https://t.co/0zOhXTaLa0

  • Modern Air Combat

    Bill Gunston

    Covers the technology of air warfare, aircraft and their weapons, and air combat tactics

    @philvenables VTOL FTW. Reminds me of this book I loved as a kid: Modern Air Combat: The Aircraft, Tactics and Weapons Employed in Aerial Warfare Today https://t.co/PkHd83iG3V

  • I, Robot

    Isaac Asimov

    The classic collection of Robot Stories from the master of the genre. Earth is ruled by master-machines but the Three Laws of Robotics have been designed to ensure humans maintain the upper hand: 1) A robot may not injure a human being or allow a human being to come to harm. 2) A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict withe the First or Second Law. But what happens when a robot's idea of what is good for society contravenes the Three Laws?

    Childhood sci fi books that most influenced me - 2001 - Jurassic Park - Sphere - Rendezvous with Rama ( and several Clarke short stories) - Snowcrash - I, Robot

  • Snow Crash

    Neal Stephenson

    The “brilliantly realized” (The New York Times Book Review) modern classic that coined the term “metaverse”—one of Time’s 100 best English-language novels and “a foundational text of the cyberpunk movement” (Wired) In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous . . . you’ll recognize it immediately.

    Childhood sci fi books that most influenced me - 2001 - Jurassic Park - Sphere - Rendezvous with Rama ( and several Clarke short stories) - Snowcrash - I, Robot

  • Jurassic Park

    Michael Crichton

    An American bioengineering research firm erects a theme park on a Caribbean island, complete with living dinosaurs, and invites a group of scientists to be its first terrified guests.

    Childhood sci fi books that most influenced me - 2001 - Jurassic Park - Sphere - Rendezvous with Rama ( and several Clarke short stories) - Snowcrash - I, Robot