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kleinbl00  ·  1240 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: August 24th: What are you reading this week?

I gave up on Ben Horowitz's "Hard thing about hard things" halfway through because he's just such a douchebag and because I really don't need to know how to be a CEO of a company. I was told the lessons were translatable to other endeavors but they're not.

So I picked up Jon Ronson's The Men Who Stare At Goats and it's f'n awesome, as Ronson books tend to be.




user-inactivated  ·  1240 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I really don't need to know how to be a CEO of a company. I was told the lessons were translatable to other endeavors but they're not.

"Everything you love sucks and I know because trust me I'm a 30-something guy that runs a company."

e: I still need to read Publicly Shamed, pretty sure that's him.

veen  ·  1240 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I second kb for starting with Them. Great book.

The audiobook has the additional benefit of the author mimicking the awkward haha's of some of the extremists.

kleinbl00  ·  1240 days ago  ·  link  ·  

40-something and Andreesen Horowitz, but yeah.

The entitlement from the "I had a dotcom and it made me rich" crowd is pretty nauseating.

e: start with "Them: Adventures with extremists" or if you prefer your information in audiovisual format, "Them" was the outcome of an awesome BBC series called "the secret rulers of the world."