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Health & Science

Sapiens

Sapiens (2011) explains how we went from being simple primates 2.5 million years ago... to walking on the moon. Yuval Noah Harari explores the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions, which made us who we are today. He says common myths like money, laws and nations hold human societies together.
bestselling nowhistoryphilosophy
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Health & Science

Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation (2001) reveals how big fast food companies reshaped America in pursuit of profit. Eric Schlosser shows how marketing aimed at kids created an explosion of obesity, how big corporations have eliminated many small farmers, and why meatpacking plants can be extremely unsafe and unclean workplaces.
foodpolitics
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Business & Finance

The Black Swan

The Black Swan (2007) helps us better understand unpredictable extreme events like the 9/11 attacks, rise of the internet, and stock market crashes. Nassim Taleb says we are unprepared for the next big event like this because we rely too much on incomplete theories, limited models and flimsy historical narratives.
economicsphilosophy
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Business & Finance

Unshakeable

Unshakeable shows how to achieve financial freedom, security and safety. Tony Robbins passionately explains how to grow your wealth using a simple investing strategy that includes index funds, compound interest and diversification. You'll also learn to avoid the two biggest enemies of beginner investors: fear and fees.
investingpersonal finance
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Business & Finance

Millionaire Teacher

Millionaire Teacher shows how to start investing if you're middle class and want to retire wealthy. Andrew Hallam explains why index funds are great for growing your savings. They're much better than mutual funds—whose 1-2% extra fees will cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime.
investingpersonal finance
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Business & Finance

Contagious

Contagious shows how entrepreneurs and marketers can make their content more viral and products more shareable. Jonah Berger simplified years of his research into six principles of contagiousness which are: social currency, triggers, emotion, public, practical value and stories.
entrepreneurshipmarketingsales
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Business & Finance

The Lean Startup

The Lean Startup shows how to achieve business success by learning what customers want fast. Eric Ries explains how to launch a minimum viable product, why you should ignore vanity metrics, and how to use 'split-testing' to avoid wasting years of your life building a product nobody wants.
entrepreneurshipmanagement
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