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Edward Snowden’s memoir coming in September: ‘Permanent Record’

Edward Snowden wrote a book... and we can't wait to get our hands (and eyes) on it! 'Permanent Record' is the name of his memoir, where he shares the story of his life, including his role in building a system designed for mass surveillance, and what led to his crisis of conscience, motivating him to bring it down. [...]

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New book from Basecamp: Shape Up

Basecamp is one of my favorite companies in the whole wide world in terms of work culture and what they stand up for. It started in 1999, as a web design firm that was called 37signals back then. Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the co-founders , were looking for a simple project management tool for their c [...]

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Non-Fiction & Business Books Dropping in August 2019

At the beginning of every month, we put together a list of interesting books that will be released during that month and are on our radar. The purpose of this list is to make it easier for you to discover new, interesting non-fiction or business books that might help you with certain skills. But, just to be clear, w [...]

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Interesting Non-Fiction Books Coming Out in July 2019

At the beginning of every month, I put together a list of interesting books that will be released during that month and are on our radar. I want to make it easier for you to discover new, interesting non-fiction or business books but, just to be clear, I (or any other member of The CEO Library team) haven't read or [...]

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Oussama Ammar, The Family co-founder, will soon release 1st book: ‘Anyone Can Become an Entrepreneur’

Anyone can be an entrepreneur... but that doesn't mean everyone can be, or that everyone should want to be! This is one of the touchstones at The Family, a European community and startup accelerator that I discovered last year and been following their work since. It was started 5 years ago, in Paris, and they're foc [...]

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What to read next? 8 interesting non-fiction books dropping in June 2019

You know you can count on us for a neverending source of interesting books to add to your to-read list, yup, yup! And this month it's raining with plenty of interesting non-fiction titles hitting the shelves. You can see below a list of books that are highly recommended by leaders and personally caught my attention. [...]

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A few resources to deal with social media addiction & information overwhelm

The resources below were first sent to our email subscribers, as part of our weekly newsletter. If you want more, join here. 1. GQ: "Cal Newport on Why We'll Look Back at Our Smartphones Like Cigarettes" (2019) Cal Newport is a computer science professor who writes about the intersection of society and technology [...]

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8 books to read about the Chernobyl disaster – recommended by Craig Mazin, creator of the TV series

You probably heard about Chernobyl, the popular five-part TV miniseries from HBO and Sky Television about the nuclear disaster with the same name, that occurred on April 26, 1986, at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant, Ukraine. The final episode aired (err. streamed?) this week and, right afterwards, its creator Craig Mazi [...]

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Cristina Chipurici & The CEO Library – featured @ Indie Hackers!

How I became more mindful about how I spend ( * waste) my time on social media and how that time was put to better use, by building The CEO Library, is a subject that Indie Hackers recently wrote about. Yesss, part of The CEO Library story was featured by Indie Hackers! A small part of it, for now. The complete inte [...]

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How to grow a community through a newsletter – resources

If you discovered The CEO Library thanks to my recent public talks on how to grow a community through a newsletter (SO Meetups or PR Beta), you can find here a list of email marketing resources (articles, podcasts, books and so on) - the ones from the last slide of my presentation: Ryan Holiday: ‘From Zero to 50 [...]

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Bill Gates – summer recommended reading

Bill Gates is one of the world's most famous business leaders, co-founder of Microsoft, a philanthropist, and... an avid reader. He considers reading to be one of the habits that contributed most to his success, he's known for regularly taking vacations with the explicit purpose of reading and learning, and he's als [...]

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Cristina Chipurici @ ‘How do You Know?’ podcast by Andra Zaharia

A few weeks ago, Andra Zaharia interviewed me for "How Do You Know?", her podcast about how to make better decisions. This was probably one of the hardest conversations I ever had, since I've known Andra for 10+ years and she's one of my closest friends. We talk every day, we're taking vacations together, and we can [...]

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4 non-fiction books coming out in May 2019 that are on our reading list

Hey, guys! What you'll see below is a list of non-fiction books coming out this month (May 2019), just in case you want to keep up with the new releases. However, I don't claim this is the BEST list of books that will be out in May, or the ultimate list, or the most complete list. I'm sure there are many other in [...]

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How to use the power of an accountability group

One of the habits that made a huge difference in my life in recent months has been having a monthly accountability meeting. I do this with two long-time friends, whom I also respect and trust as professionals. We meet periodically and we go through each other's achievements from the previous month, what we plan to f [...]

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Available now for pre-order: “This is not a T-Shirt”, by Bobby Hundreds

"Most business tales you hear about are about the wins: the cover of Forbes, the billion-dollar valuations, the 12-year-old prodigy who created some app that changed the world. I wanted to write a truthful testimony of building a meaningful brand that’s centered on community and relationships, and overcoming the hard [...]

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6 non-fiction books to look out for in April 2019

In case you want to keep up with the new book releases, we got your back! Here are a few interesting non-fiction books that will come out this April. We've known about some of these titles for a long time now, and we just found out about the others, as they are either reviewed or written by people we look up to. So che [...]

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From 0 to 50 books in one year – how I started reading a lot more as an adult and how you can too

This article was edited and improved with the help of our lovely Patreons 10 years ago, I didn’t read one book in a year. Now I read more than 50. This is the story of how I made that happen and how you can start reading as well. I started truly reading really late in life, in my mid 20s. At 30, I read more tha [...]

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Best Books Read in 2018 by The CEO Library Community

Curious to learn what books do the members of The CEO Library community recommend? We asked those subscribed to our newsletter what were the best books they read in 2018 and we put their answers together, in one big list. Check all the book-interests and recommendations below! Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Ka [...]

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