Michael Mauboussin: "Best business book I've read in a long time."
Patrick O'Shaughnessy: "It’s one of the most entertaining and useful business books I’ve ever read.
The story behind Pixar is fascinating, but so are the management tactics used to keep the company edgy and creative."
Alexis Ohanian: "The founding story of Pixar was superb read."
Mark Zuckerberg: "I love reading first-hand accounts about how people build great companies like Pixar and nurture innovation and creativity.
This should be inspiring to anyone looking to do the same, and hopefully there will be lessons we can apply to connecting the world!"
One of 10 biographies Jason Calacanis recommends reading.
Michael Mauboussin: "I loved this book. Great read for anyone who communicates for a living"
Bill Gurley: "Read this book. Nice compliment to 'Sapiens'"
Vinod Khosla: "I've always thought of art as snooty as it is manifested (not as it is created) and this book proves the point.
The creation of art may have higher significance but the art world is not a good reflection of it."
Brianne Kimmel recommended 'The $12 Million Stuffed Shark' for anyone interested in the creator economy.
Included on Jeff Bezos' list of books that Amazon employees refer to as “Jeff’s Reading List.”
Patrick O'Shaughnessy: "This is my favorite book on creativity."
Brianne Kimmel: "Great book"
Tim Ferriss: "It’ll blow your mind."
Vinod Khosla: "Fascinating though older book."
Alexis Ohanian: “The internet leveled the playing field for content creators, the creatively inclined and just about anyone interested in sharing their thoughts with others.
The Creative Curve provides a learned perspective on how the structural barriers that prevent people from connecting with one another, and ultimately understanding each other, have shifted while showing how everyone has the ability to create their own creative masterpiece.”
Karlie Kloss: "This book showed me that curiosity is not only a mindset, but it’s universal. As a curious person myself, I loved reading Brian’s stories with such fascinating creators -- including directors, actors, professors and others -- and felt like a fly on the wall observing all of these amazing conversations."
Tim Ferriss: "[A tool] I found helpful."
One of Richard Branson's top books to read in a lifetime.
Kara Swisher: "I reread it every year. It’s a great book."
Seth Godin: "The Gift is a dense, extraordinarily researched book written by a brilliant writer, and it’s not about what you think it’s about.
It’s not about reciprocity. It’s not about the hustle. It’s not about giving gifts so you will get things. It’s about the muse, about being a genius. It’s about culture and it’s about society."
Raoul Pal: "It’s a great book"
Patrick O'Shaughnessy: "The most surprising book of the year on the power of improvisation."
Shane Parrish: "Parts of this book were great."
Patrick O'Shaughnessy: "I found this book refreshing and extremely helpful.
In markets, we tend to be deterministic, extrapolative thinkers. We identify (usually short term) fake patterns in what is really just noise and foolishly follow those patterns.
This book is an antidote to that sort of pattern based, vertical thinking."