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Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen

Reading Notes on Preventative Interventions In a Nutshell: Upstream is a book about prevention: how to not just mitigate the damage of problems after they happen (downstream) but address the underlying drivers of the problem such that the problem no longer occurs or is much less severe. * This type of

Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen
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Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

In Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why [https://bookshop.org/books/deep-survival-who-lives-who-dies-and-why/9780393353716] journalist Laurence Gonzales combines his own personal adventure history with time spent with white water rafting experts, mountaineers, fighter jet pilots, and wilderness survival guides to understand how people survive (or fail to survive) in

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why
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Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Why it's ok to be a jack of all trades

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
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The Fuzzy and the Techie

I just finished Scott Hartley’s new book The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World [https://www.amazon.com/Fuzzy-Techie-Liberal-Digital-World/dp/0544944771/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1501252541&sr=8-1&keywords=fuzzy+and+techie&linkCode=ll1&tag=helpyour-20&linkId=edcce4f5b6c7cf2aebdd3935ceab23d7]

The Fuzzy and the Techie
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Remote: Office Not Required

I just finished reading Remote: Office Not Required [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0804137501/ref=as_li_ss_tl%3Fie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0804137501&linkCode=as2&tag=helpyour-20] , by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, partners at 37Signals [http://37signals.com/] and makers of Basecamp [https:

Remote: Office Not Required
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The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

Today, we’re taking a look at the book The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly. I really enjoyed this book and if you work in technology or even have a passing interest in how technology will shape our world in the

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
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Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

I recently finished reading Sebastian Junger’s excellent new book Tribes: on Homecoming and Belonging [https://jason-shen.ghost.io/%22http://amzn.to/2bqyqJL/%22]. It’s a slim volume that addresses something really important: how hardship builds group cohesion and solidarity. In my keynote speech [https://jason-shen.ghost.io/%22https:

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
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The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else

I recently finished reading The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else [https://web.archive.org/web/20160921075050/http://amzn.to/1VCM2PO] in business by Patrick Lencioni. You’ve definitely heard Lencioni’s other books: Death by Meeting [http://amzn.to/1La6Uxa] and The Five Dysfunctions of a Team [https:

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else
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Don’t Call it That: A Naming Workbook

Today I’m sharing the insights I gleaned from a wonderful (and fairly short) book Don’t Call it That: A Naming Workbook [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I1MRY80/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00I1MRY80&linkCode=as2&tag=helpyour-20&linkId=LC3LGUNMHVBROLR7] . The Book

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The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age

My reading notes The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1625275773/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1625275773&linkCode=as2&tag=helpyour-20&linkId=QLOVYSURY5HDAKLQ] by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh. This is a book about rethinking

The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age