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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: 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 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.

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: 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.

Ben Mezrich’s New Book – Q

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If you don’t know Ben, his books including Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions (the book the movie 21 was based on) and Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History.

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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: Where The Jobs Are

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As John and I were talking, he slid his book, Where The Jobs Are: Entrepreneurship and the Soul of the American Economy , across the table to me. It’s a great book that every policy maker in government at any level should read. It’s the first book I’ve seen that lays out an effective set of policy recommendations, with substantiation, for the startup society that we are living in. The post Book: Where The Jobs Are appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

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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.


Book: No Better Time

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On an almost daily basis, someone out in the world sends me a physical book, which I love. While I have something like 500 unread books on my Kindle, I still love laying on the couch reading a physical book. So the stacks of books that show up keep me company and I chomp through them whenever I need a break from everything else. If you don’t recognize the name Danny Lewin there are two big things to know before you dive into this book.

Three Startup Books To Buy Today

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As a huge reader, I love the recent plethora of startup / entrepreneurship books. The second is Bend The Curve: Accelerate Your Startup’s Success , written by Andrew Razeghi and part of the Techstars series of books. I’ve got a section in the book on board of directors and you’ll recognize many other contributors to this book. The post Three Startup Books To Buy Today appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Book: A Truck Full of Money

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To this day, it’s still one of my favorite books, although I haven’t read it in many years. I just kindled it (and several other Tracy Kidder books I’ve decided to re-read) and expect it’ll be in my near term reading list. About a month ago Paul English sent me an email asking me if I wanted to read an ARC of Tracy Kidder’s new book A Truck Full of Money. I read the book the day after it arrived at my office.

Books About US Presidents

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I asked him to send me the book list, which he did, and then I promptly forgot about. The post Books About US Presidents appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books biographies presidents I was sitting at a Return Path board dinner around a year ago. We were at Frasca having a wonderful dinner when the discussion turned to American history. I sat and mostly listened as Matt Blumberg , Jeff Epstein , and Greg Sands had a vigorous discussion about several US presidents.

Book: On Writing

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King’s book is part memoir, part instructional manual, and part motivational tool. While I read a lot, I rarely read books by writers about writing. Last week was much too intense for my tastes so I decided to lose myself in a book. I’ve read a number of King’s books over the years. The bulk of the book is filled with tools, examples, and stories, which nicely reinforce King’s message, especially to get rid of adverbs.

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Book Review: The Intel Trinity

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Those of us too young to have lived through the rise of Intel are an especially relevant audience for this book, as is anyone who does not understand the historical meaning or importance of Moore’s Law. Books

Book: Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

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As I start my march through reading books about American presidents , I figured I’d start with a famous American who was never a president but was deeply involved in creating the situation where there could be American presidents. Isaacson is great at making a biography flow easily so it reads like a cross between a novel and a non-fiction book. The post Book: Benjamin Franklin: An American Life appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Books On Entrepreneurship

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I love books. I realize I’ve had a dry spell – I’ve hardly been reading books at all this fall. That hasn’t stopped them from piling up as my infinite pile of books to read remains – well – infinite. I gobbled down some entrepreneurship books in the last week. If you love biography, are intrigued by complex heroic figures, love your Apple products, or are anyone else, I put this book in your must read pile. Buy some books!

Book: The Curve

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That didn’t help much so I took a nap and laid down on the couch and read the book at the top of my pile of infinite books. Jeremy Blachman, the co-author, wrote a book a decade ago called Anonymous Lawyer which I loved. It almost inspired me and my partner Jason to write a book titled Anonymous VC, but Jason decided to make the video I’m a VC instead. The post Book: The Curve appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books fiction Law law school

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.

Book: Get Some Headspace

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Since then, I’ve been practicing every day, read a few books on meditation, talked to a lot of people about it, and explored several iPhone / web apps. I noticed that Andy Puddicombe, the founder of Headspace, had written a book called Get Some Headspace: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day. Overall, the book is a nice addition to the Headspace program. The post Book: Get Some Headspace appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Book – A Guide To Marketplaces

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The post Book – A Guide To Marketplaces appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books boris wertz marketplaceWhile listening to Harry Stebbings interview Boris Wertz on the 20 Minute VC , I heard Boris refer to his free ebook A Guide To Marketplaces. So I read it. It was a quick read, but very useful for anyone who is interested in marketplaces.

Book: Things A Little Bird Told Me

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There will be a lot of books written about the story of Twitter. Biz Stone’s new book, Things a Little Bird Told Me: Confessions of the Creative Mind is outstanding. Ben Horowitz’s book The Hard Thing About Hard Things is the other.

Book: The Hard Thing About Hard Things

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If you haven’t yet bought Ben Horowitz’s book The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers , go get it right now. It’s one of the best books you’ll ever read on entrepreneurship and being a CEO. If you are a CEO, read this book. If you aspire to be a CEO read this book. If you are on a management team and want to understand what a CEO goes through, read this book.

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers

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The much buzzed about conference generated a gargantuan list of intriguing book recommendations. Business Books


Book: Kill Decision

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His previous two books – Daemon and Freedom(TM) were superb, but Kill Decision really nails it and takes you to a much more real, and completely terrifying place. As my first book of summer, this was a great place to start.

10 Amazing Books On Blogging You Must Read


If you’re wondering where to start, this post enables you to find books on blogging you must read to take your efforts up several notches. To inspire you this week, here are a few books that you can read to complete your blogging education. This is another book on engagement.

Startup Opportunities Book Tour, Presented by Intuit QuickBooks

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Sean Wise, my co-author for my next book, Startup Opportunities , is a professor at Ryerson University in Toronto. When we first started writing this book in late 2013, we knew that we were going to do both a United States tour and a Canadian book tour.

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Book: The Inner Game of Tennis

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As I read the book on our couch in Boulder yesterday, I smiled. And then, I poked around the web and saw that this book, and Gallwey in general, is often referred to as the founder of the business coaching movement. If you play tennis, do yourself a favor and read this book.

Startup Life Book Trailer

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Simplifilm created a one minute book trailer for Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationship with an Entrepreneur. The post Startup Life Book Trailer appeared first on Feld Thoughts

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

Books I Read On My Q214 Vacation

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As with most of my vacations, I read about a book a day. Red Bang : I wanted to love this book. Dynamite book – I’m glad I put the time in. He did an amazing job with this book, both explaining what happened while explaining himself. Books vacation

Book: Mens et Mania: The MIT Nobody Knows

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I read Samuel Jay Keyser’s amazing book Mens et Mania: The MIT Nobody Knows the past two nights. As I was scrolling through the infinite list of unread books I stumbled upon it and consumed it. I loved this book. Books IHTFP Keyser mit MIT is a special place.

Hot Seat by Dan Shapiro: A Book Every Startup CEO Should Read

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I started it last weekend at the tail end of my Weekend Reading on Startup Communities but four books weren’t in me so I didn’t finish it. My recommended book list for startup CEOs is very long, but there are only three books on the must read list.

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Book Cover Blurbs Should Die

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As we gear up to release Uncommon Stock , our first FG Press book, we just had an internal discussion about book blurbs. American humorist Gelett Burgess’s short 1906 book Are You a Bromide? Our internal back and forth on whether to include blurbs on our FG Press books resulted in the following rant from me. I’m literally getting asked daily (5 times / week – sometimes more) to endorse books. FG Press amazon Books goodreads publishing

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Book Short: The Checklist Manifesto

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Atul Gawande’s book The Checklist Manifesto is a wonderfully engaging summation of how the world has become so complex, and how to use checklists — yes, a simple to-do checklist — to manage the complexity that underlies modern professions. Books

Book: Sailing an Alien Sea

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I love reading books written by friends. Knowing how incredibly hard it is to write a book, I enjoy fiction even more, since it’s something I’ve never tried to write. Ok – that paragraph should put you in the mood for this book. Much of the book is through the eyes of Sylvie, who is expect is channeling some of Cindy’s wit, style, and personality, which is sharp and deliciously direct. Books cindy gold fiction sailing an alien sea

The Last Page In The Book Problem

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We had an awesome dinner discussing what over the last 25 years we have regularly referred to as “the last page in the book problem.” The post The Last Page In The Book Problem appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

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Book: Shoe Dog

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The post Book: Shoe Dog appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Books blue ribbon sports nike+ origin stories phil knightI think Shoe Dog by Phil Knight is the best memoir I’ve ever read by a business person. I consumed it in a day last week. It’s about the origin story of Nike, which started out as Blue Ribbon Sports. Unlike so many memoirs, it’s not an equally balanced arc through Knight’s life.

5 Classic Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read

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Business BooksThe best lessons in leadership come from some of the most brilliant writers in history.

High Technology Tell All Books

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Tell All Books are nothing new and some of the most explosive ones of all time have already come from California (in and around Hollywood). The first was Dan Lyons book Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble which is about his time at Hubspot. Because, ahem, Hubspot is in Boston, where the majority of Lyons’ book was based. This book actually takes place in Silicon Valley and we get to spend a lot of time at Y Combinator, Twitter, and Facebook.