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About tech books to read (or not to read)

Becoming Steve Jobs

Two things made me want to read Brent Schlender’s Becoming Steve Jobs after its release last week: 1) all the media talk from Apple insiders that this was the “real Steve Jobs”, and 2) its simple and compelling premise:

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But What About the Hole?

I've been reading Brent Schlender's Becoming Steve Jobs this weekend, which is being promoted as the "real story" of the Apple CEO. There is no doubt Walter Isaacson didn't make too many Apple friends with his Steve Jobs biography, which

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Top Heresies of Zero to One

A former colleague recently sent me a couple copies of Peter Thiel’s Zero to One with the instructions: “Read and pass on.” As a voracious reader of startup non-fiction, I would’ve eventually read the book by the former

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Quote: Playing the Odds

This quote from Ben Horowitz's The Hard Thing About Hard Things really struck me: Startup CEOs should not play the odds. When you are building a company, you must believe there is an answer, and you cannot pay attention to

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What’s In My Bookbag

I tend to read books in themes. The topic of the last few weeks has been tech company history. Here is what is in my Kindle / Audible library. Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal Hatching

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Recommended Reading For Entrepreneurs

Last spring when I first starting seriously thinking about launching a company, I went on a reading binge. I read everything from how-tos to case studies to business fiction. While a lot of books in this genre are without value,

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