Book: Digital Minimalism

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I finally got around to reading his most recent book, Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World and my friends were correct. Newport is famous for being a millennial, computer scientist, and a book author who doesn’t have a social media account.

Book: Machines Like Me

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If you are looking for a great book to read this weekend, I recommend Ian McEwan’s Machines Like Me. When the hardcover ended up on top of my infinite pile of books to read, Amy said, “Wow, you’ll love Ian McEwan’s writing.” McEwan isn’t subtle about the twists, which makes the book awesome. The post Book: Machines Like Me appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books books Robots sci-fi

DonorsChoose.org Book Match Day

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Growing up, one of my favorite places in the world was the hammock in our backyard with a book. Today, DonorsChoose has a match across the entire site for any donations for books. It’s DonorsChoose Book Match Day. Philanthropy book donorschooseAmy and I love to read.

Book: Why We Sleep

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In addition to eliminating alarm clocks from my life, I stopped taking sleep aids (Advil PM, Ambien) except for helping me reset on international travel (and, after reading this book, I’m going to give Melatonin a try for this situation.) Books book sleep

Book: How to Meditate

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A week ago, while proofreading a draft of Jerry Colonna’s upcoming book, I noticed a few sections where he mentioned Ani Pema Chödrön. When he referenced her book How to Meditate , I went on Amazon and bought a physical copy to read. With Brooks the Wonder Dog at my feet, I relaxed into what was a wonderfully written book on Meditation. The book reinforced a lot of what I’ve experienced with meditation while giving me some new thoughts about it.

Book: Catch and Kill

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Lasica’s new book Catch and Kill: A high-tech conspiracy thriller. I finally crawled into bed at about 3am after reading about half of the book. Instead of a marathon weekend, this has turned into a book weekend. There were lots of twists and turns along the way and Lasica keeps the pace up throughout the entire book. The post Book: Catch and Kill appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books book catch and kill lasica mental floss

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Book: Do Better Work

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He handed out copies of his recent book Do Better Work: Finding Clarity, Camaraderie, and Progress in Work and Life. His talk discussed his journey around writing the book, motivation for doing it, how it is integrated into the mission of Lessonly, and why he decided to self-publish it. I read the book on the plane home. The post Book: Do Better Work appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books book high alpha lessonly max yoder

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Book: Uncensored

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Every quarter, a box with two books in it shows up. These books were chosen by Adam Grant, Susan Cain, Malcolm Gladwell, and Daniel Pink – several of my favorite contemporary writers and thinkers. On Saturday, I read one of the books in the box – Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America by Zachary Wood. The post Book: Uncensored appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books book memoir zachary wood

Book: Waking Up White

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My dad, brother, and I are now doing a monthly book club together. One of us chooses a book, we all read it, and then we do an hour-long video conference and talk about it. It was a powerful book that started off strong. Books book privilege racism

Book: Cumulus

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If you are a looking for an awesome sci-fi book to read, download Cumulus by Eliot Peper right now. He was the first author that FG Press published and I wrote about getting to know Eliot in my post about his first book Uncommon Stock 1.0 Books cumulus eliot peper sci-fic

Book: Armada

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Ernst Cline’s second book, Armada , is almost as wonderful as his first book, Ready Player One. Both books are scifi. Both books are heavily gamer influenced. The post Book: Armada appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

The joys of book reviews

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Industry Commentary SAP Nation, the bookI saw an article aimed at authors and publishers on how to handle critical reviews. And I chuckled to myself "I could have written that myself" I took most heat for the first volume of SAP Nation - mostly from.

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Book: The Fixer

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I enjoyed Bradley Tusk’s new book, The Fixer: My Adventures Saving Startups from Death by Politics. It also was in the pile of books I get sent regularly by publishers hoping I’ll read and review them (as in “Dear Brad Feld, here is a form letter about my book, I hope you like it.”). Overall, it’s a winner of a book. The post Book: The Fixer appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books book bradley tusk memoir Politics

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Book: The More You Hustle, The Luckier You Get

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has written a fun book that is part memoir, part advice, for what he calls Parentpreneurs (entrepreneurs who are trying to raise kids.) He’s got a website with a bunch of history about him, his journey, and the book. Books entrepreneurship parentsJames Oliver, Jr.

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Book: The Hard Break

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Aaron Edelheit recently came out with a great book titled The Hard Break: The Case for a 24/6 Lifestyle. . I read hard copy books or on my Kindle, but try to stay completely off the web. Aaron weaves his own personal story into the book, which, rather than reading like a memoir, supports the points he’s making and reinforces the stories and examples of others. In addition to being a provocative book, it’s a personal book.

Book: A Gentleman in Moscow

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“How did your book end?” While there’s still a chance I’ll read something better in 2018, for now, I’m declaring it the best book I’ve read this year. Several people had recommended it to me (including, I think Maureen, so this may count as a women’s book club recommendation). After the first few pages, we spent almost the entirety of the book in the Hotel Metropol. Books book book club moscow

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Book: What Made Maddy Run

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Kate Fagan has written a must-read book for every parent of a high school or college athlete. Maddy’s family gave the author, Kate Fagan, incredible access, which allowed Fagan to write a powerful book. It’s not an easy book since you know the ending when you start it.

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Book: Principles by Ray Dalio

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Several people recommended Ray Dalio’s book Principles to me. The TED Talk below is a good summary, but the book is worth reading in total. As part of that, it’s a treat to soak in books like Dalio’s, as it stimulates a lot of thoughts around this.

Book: How We Make Stuff Now

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If you are an entrepreneur working on a physical product, Jules Pieri’s new book How We Make Stuff Now: Turn Ideas into Products That Build Successful Businesses is a must read. The book has two particularly compelling characteristics. The book also starts off with a section (and five chapters) on starting your business, so it is extra helpful to the aspiring entrepreneur. The post Book: How We Make Stuff Now appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books books

SAP Nation 3.0: Early Book Reviews

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I got very nice feedback from tech executives I respect who had seen early copies of the book "Don't be fooled by the title - the book is not just about SAP. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) SAP Nation, the bookIt is about drama in enterprise computing.

Book: Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe

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I read Roger McNamee’s book Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe the day it came out. His experience has more emotion in it than mine (both good and bad), but his journey that led to this book started just before the 2016 US Presidential Election as McNamee was concerned that “bad actors” could be using Facebook to manipulate the election. The book is riveting. I think this book is merely a preamble for what is coming in the next twenty years.

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My Goodreads Year In Books

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When I write a blog post reviewing a book, I usually (but not consistently …) repost it on Goodreads and occasionally remember to post it on Amazon. Last year Goodreads started doing a fun compilation of all that a user read in the past year with their Year in Books summary.

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Done Right - a book review

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I was in Shanghai, China recently. As I have told my friends, I ended paying a “tourist tax” everywhere. Moneychangers, gypsy taxi drivers, tour guides who took me to pearl and silk stores where I am sure they got a

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Book: The Alliance

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Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, and Chris Yeh have written an outstanding and important book called The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age. Reid and Ben previously wrote a book called The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career.

Here comes the sun.and the book

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Then I got an email from Amazon "Congratulations, the paperback edition of your book. SAP Nation, the bookIt is a glorious Spring day and I heard the Beatles this morning - this song cheers me up no matter what time of the year.

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Book: Crazy is a Compliment

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Dan Caruso, the CEO / co-founder of Zayo is hosting an event tonight at eTown Hall interviewing Linda about her new book Crazy is a Compliment. I read the book last night. Before I get into the book, there are still a few seats available for the event tonight.

Book: The Martian

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The Martian by Andy Weir is the best book I’ve read in a while. And while Mars is a lot more desolate than Homer, Alaska, I disconnected from the human race several times right in the middle of a work week because of the amazingness of this book. What a wonderful book.

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Book: Option B

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I read Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant’s book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy a few weeks ago. His book Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success is a key inspiration for the #GiveFirst moment, my own personal philosophy, and my upcoming book #GiveFirst: A New Philosophy for Business which should be out in 2018. I just added Sheryl and Adam’s book to this league. Books adam grant book Sheryl Sandberg

New Book: The Startup Playbook

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My longtime friends Rajat Bhargava and Will Herman are launching their new book today. They both are incredibly experienced founders and entrepreneurs, so I was delighted to be involved in their book. The book is called The Startup Playbook and it’s their personal how-to guide for building your startup from the ground up. Not only do I think that this book is an important read for all founders, but I think founders should hand copies to their startup team.

Book: The Business Blockchain

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If you are interested in understanding the business implications of blockchain technology, William Mougayar ‘s new book – The Business Blockchain: Promise, Practice, and Application of the Next Internet Technology – is a must read. In January 2016 he launched his new book effort around the Blockchain on Kickstarter and I quickly backed him at the GENEROUS Supporter level. The post Book: The Business Blockchain appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Book: The Innovation Blind Spot

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Recently, my friend Ross Baird came out with a new book, The Innovation Blind Spot. In the book, Ross outlines and diagnoses a problem that I’ve been exploring for over a decade: our innovation economy neglects many people and ideas. Ross’ book is important because he focuses on solving this problem through HOW we invest, not just WHAT we invest in. Ross’s book also explores ways to build a stronger pipeline of different types people.

Book: Innovating Women

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I was very excited to get a chance to read the book Innovating Women by Vivek Wadhwa and Farai Chideya. I enjoyed the book a lot, heard some new stories, and got a few new ideas. The post Book: Innovating Women appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books NCWIT women Suddenly, there’s a lot of constructive conversation about women in technology and entrepreneurship.

Book Thela: Booklover’s Heaven, Buy Second- Hand Books Online

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Riticka Srivastav, a 24-year old entrepreneur started to sell second- hand books online at her website ‘Book Thela’ at throwaway prices in early 2017. Startups Book Thela Booklover Buy Second- Hand Books Online Riticka Srivastav Second- Hand Books

Book: Startup Rising

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On my vacation a few weeks ago, I read Chris Schroeder ‘s book Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East. Our meeting, dinner, and long conversation inspired me to move it to the top of my infinite pile of books. His travels through the region are extensive and his story telling, interviews, and examples are as well done as any that I’ve read in a book about entrepreneurship. But the book isn’t just storytelling.

Book: The Messy Middle

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This summer I read the page proof version of Scott Belsky’s new book T he Messy Middle. The letter I sent out to the CEOs in our portfolio (with the book) follows: Since you are a member of the Foundry Group Book of the Almost Every Month Club (bet you didn’t know that was part of the deal when we invested), enclosed is a copy of The Messy Middle by Scott Belsky. But, start with the ones that call out to you as a way to get into the book more deeply.

Book: North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail

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He is a great writer and I thoroughly enjoyed his previous book Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness. If you are a runner, endurance athlete, or just love great human adventure stories, you’ll love this book.

Book: Odes

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Yesterday, as I was listening to Jerry Colonna read a poem as part of something I did with him and a bunch of other Boulder entrepreneurs and I thought of a poetry book I read recently that I loved. I think I noticed this book in the New York Times Book Review when I talked about all the dirty, sexy, human body part, and object odes she had written. Who can resist a book that starts with an Ode to the Hymen. The post Book: Odes appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Some of My Favorite Books in 2016

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If you want to see some of my favorite books from 2016 that I read on my Kindle, take a look at my Feld Thoughts 2016 Books. I log all the books I read (Kindle or physical) on my Goodreads page. The post Some of My Favorite Books in 2016 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books amazon goodreads kindleAmazon is setting up Kindle bookshelves for some people, including me.

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Book: The Intel Trinity

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As of today The Intel Trinity,The: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important Company wins my award for best business book of 2015. Malone has written another excellent book (he’s one of my favorite tech history writers) that does more than document the history of Intel and its impact on the universe. ” The post Book: The Intel Trinity appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books grove intel moore noyce

Book: Am I Being Too Subtle?

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I was sent a copy by an editor at Penguin Group who sends me books, presumably that he thinks I’ll like. While this was in my infinite pile of books, I grabbed it randomly last night and polished it off tonight. The post Book: Am I Being Too Subtle?

Book: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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Someone – maybe the publisher – sent it in the mail to me and I got it the same weekend that I read a review of it in the New York Times Book Review. The post Book: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books shafer whiskey tango foxtrot WTF

Reading List: 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read In 2019

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Every year I revisit the classics and add a few noteworthy books to my list. Here's a look at five books I'll be reading this year. Lead audiobooks business books entrepreneurship books personal development

Book: Sabbath

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Last weekend a read a book by Wayne Muller called Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives. I was a little apprehensive about the book, but it was recommended by a few people including Amy. I found as I read the book that I was able to abstract away all the religious references, especially since Muller provides a nice mix of jewish, christian, and buddhist quotes and thoughts. The post Book: Sabbath appeared first on Feld Thoughts.