Seth Godin

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Seth Godin

Seth Godin is an American author and former dot com business executive. Godin is the author of 23 books, and his blog was named by Time among its 25 best blogs of 2009.
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Rework

Jason Fried

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Andrew Wilkinson: "One of my most recommended business books"

Seth Godin: "This book will make you uncomfortable. Depending on what you do all day, it might make you extremely uncomfortable. That's a very good thing, because you deserve it. We all do.

Jason and David have broken all the rules and won. Again and again they've demonstrated that the regular way isn't necessarily the right way. They just don't say it, they do it. And they do it better than just about anyone has any right to expect.

This book is short, fast, sharp and ready to make a difference. It takes no prisoners, spares no quarter, and gives you no place to hide, all at the same time.

There, my review is almost as long as the first chapter of the book. I can't imagine what possible excuse you can dream up for not buying this book for every single person you work with, right now."

Mark Cuban: “If given a choice between investing in someone who has read REWORK or has an MBA, I’m investing in REWORK every time.

A must read for every entrepreneur.”

Shane Parrish: "This book showed me that I wasn’t alone or crazy. Other people think about the workplace like I do too."

Tony Hsieh: “The wisdom in these pages is edgy yet simple, straightforward, and proven. Read this book multiple times to help give you the courage you need to get out there and make something great.”

Jeff Bezos: “Unperturbed by conventional wisdom, Jason and David start fresh and rewrite the rules of business. Their approach turns out to be as successful as it is counter-intuitive.”

Tim Ferriss: "I encourage people to think of [Rework] as an Elements of Style for building profitable businesses in a web-savvy world.

Each chapter is 2-5 pages long and delivers their tactics and principles fat-free, without fluff. Just like their business models."


Understanding Comics
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Understanding Comics

Scott McCloud

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Debt: The First 5000 YearsGet this book on Amazon

Debt: The First 5000 Years

David Graeber

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A Second Chance: For You, For Me, And For The Rest Of UsGet this book on Amazon

A Second Chance: For You, For Me, And For The Rest Of Us

Catherine Hoke

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Seth Godin: "Magnificent."


Meaningful Work
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Meaningful Work

Shawn Askinosie

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Makers
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Makers

Cory Doctorow

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Little Brother
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Little Brother

Cory Doctorow

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Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing UpGet this book on Amazon

Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up

Jerry Colonna

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LinchpinGet this book on Amazon

Linchpin

Seth Godin

Few authors have had the kind of lasting impact and global reach that Seth Godin has had. In a series of now-classic books that have been translated into 36 languages and reached millions of readers around the world, he has taught generations of readers how to make remarkable products and spread powerful ideas. In Linchpin, he turns his attention to the individual, and explains how anyone can make a significant impact within their organization.

There used to be two teams in every workplace: management and labor. Now there's a third team, the linchpins. These people figure out what to do when there's no rule book. They delight and challenge their customers and peers. They love their work, pour their best selves into it, and turn each day into a kind of art.

Have you ever found a shortcut that others missed? Seen a new way to resolve a conflict? Made a connection with someone others couldn't reach? Even once? Then you have what it takes to become indispensable, by overcoming the resistance that holds people back. Linchpin will show you how to join the likes of...

  • Keith Johnson, who scours flea markets across the country to fill Anthropologie stores with unique pieces.
  • Jason Zimdars, a graphic designer who got his dream job at 37signals without a résumé.
  • David, who works at Dean and Deluca coffee shop in New York. He sees every customer interaction as a chance to give a gift and is cherished in return.

As Godin writes, "Every day I meet people who have so much to give but have been bullied enough or frightened enough to hold it back. It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map. You have brilliance in you, your contribution is essential, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do it, and you must."

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The Dip

Seth Godin

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