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Zero to One: Notes on Startups, Or How to Build the Future

Peter Thiel, Blake Masters - 2014 - Business & Economics - No preview available
The billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur behind such companies as PayPal and Facebook outlines an innovative theory and formula for building the companies of the future by creating and monopolizing new markets instead of competing in old ones ...
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The Agile Mind

Wilma Koutstaal - 2012 - Medical - Limited preview
In this book, Wilma Koutstaal covers all aspects of agile thought, and how it emerges from and interacts with memory, perception, emotion, executive control, motivation, and action, as well as how it is related to creativity, mediated by learning ...
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Hacking Your Education: Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands, and ...

Dale J. Stephens - 2013 - Self-Help - Limited preview
It’s no secret that college doesn’t prepare students for the real world. Student loan debt recently eclipsed credit card debt for the first time in history and now tops one trillion dollars. And the throngs of unemployed graduates chasing the ...
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The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform ...

Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha - 2012 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
A blueprint for thriving in your job and building a career by applying the lessons of Silicon Valley’s most innovative entrepreneurs. The career escalator is jammed at every level. Unemployment rates are sky-high. Creative disruption is shaking ...
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101 Theory Drive: A Neuroscientist's Quest for Memory

Terry McDermott - 2010 - Medical - Limited preview
An obsessive scientist and his eclectic team of researchers race to discover one of the hidden treasures of neuroscience—the physical makeup of memory—and in the process pursue a pharmaceutical wonder drug. Gary Lynch is the real thing, the ...
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Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation

Tyler Cowen - 2013 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Widely acclaimed as one of the world’s most influential economists, Tyler Cowen returns with his groundbreaking follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Great Stagnation. The widening gap between rich and poor means dealing with one big ...
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The Noonday Demon: An Atlas Of Depression

Andrew Solomon - 2011 - Psychology - Limited preview
With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Andrew Solomon takes the reader on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. His contribution to our understanding not only of ...
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The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships

Temple Grandin, Sean Barron - 2005 - Family & Relationships - Limited preview
The authors share what they have learned about social relationships over the course of years struggling with the effects of autism, identifying Ten Unwritten Rules as general guidelines for handling social situations.
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Letters to a Young Scientist

Edward O. Wilson - 2013 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Weaves together more than twenty letters that illuminate the author's career and his motivations for becoming a biologist, explaining how success in the sciences depends on a passion for finding a problem and solving it.
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Gravity's Engines: How Bubble-Blowing Black Holes Rule Galaxies, Stars, and ...

Caleb Scharf - 2012 - Science - Limited preview
"Offering a sweeping tour of fantastic physics and cosmic history, Gravity's Engines provides a view of the most fearsome places in the universe, and finally asks what it will take to see the event horizon of a black hole"--
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