Books

Category Title Author Rating Description
Culture The Rise of the Creative Class Richard Florida
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A book that made me realize I am not as unusual as I thought.
Cognition On Intelligence Jeff Hawkins
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Examination of the human neocortex in the context in hopes of building a silicon equivalent.
Sci Fi Distress Greg Egan
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Egan seemlessly weaves biology, genetics, physics, and artificial intelligence to create an extremely believable...
Fantasy Paladin of Souls Lois McMaster Bujold
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A bit of spin on the typical fantasy tale.
Sci Fi Market Forces Richard K. Morgan
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A fast, hard, and raw tale set in an imaginative capitalism-gone-wrong world of corporate mayhem.
History Skeletons on the Zahara Dean King
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A real-life story of shipwreck, survival, and brutal slavery.
Sci Fi The Chronoliths Robert Charles Wilson
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At first I wasn't into it, but it developed into a clever tale of time-travel interdependency.
Current Era Fiction Choke Chuck Palahniuk
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Raw and edgy storytelling plus a take-control-of-your-life theme rings familar to Palahniuk's best-known work, Fight...
Business Blue Ocean Strategy W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
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Creating a new market (a "blue ocean") is easier and more lucrative than competing in an existing one (a "red ocean"),...
Software Dreaming in Code Scott Rosenberg
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This book tells the story of the multi-year development of one piece of software, and in doing so, touches on the...
Business The Brand Gap Marty Neumeier
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A brand is not a logo or a colorscheme; it's the gut feeling a person has about your company.
Writing On Writing Well William Zinsser
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An excellent guide to all aspects of writing.
Business Positioning Al Ries and Jack Trout
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How can your company, product, or message get mindshare in this information-overloaded age?
Business The 80/20 Principle Richard Koch
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The vast majority of effects are produced by a small minor of causes.
Science The Copernican Revolution Thomas S. Kuhn
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In 1543, Copernicus proposed a solar system in which Earth is a planet alongside others orbiting the sun.