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“Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity” is a terrific new book by @DAcemogluMIT & @baselinescene

Now, I have an idea!

Read the book, share your questions, & let’s collectively grill Daron Acemoglu in my podcast next month! #bookclub 🔥
In my opinion, this is the best book @DAcemogluMIT has written because it really engages with culture, eg on how

- churches legitimised medieval exploitation
- white Americans normalised Jim Crow
- the power of charisma, and how
- we can rethink our vision of technology
On #charisma, this book rocked my priors.

Previously, I gave more credit to big structural forces.

But @DAcemogluMIT & @baselinescene demonstrate the importance of skilled oratory & ideological persuasion.

That’s a key part of their argument.

They insist change is possible.
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If your job sucks, read The Start-Up of You.

If you’re too busy, just read this: Image
All humans are entrepreneurs,

..not because they should start companies;

But, because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.
If you try to be the best at everything,

..and better than everyone;

You’ll be the best at nothing,

..and better than no one.
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Most companies are taking advantage of the benefits of working remotely, but few are building great remote cultures.

Here are 10 things I've seen great companies do to build best in class remote cultures:
👍Great remote companies pair employees up with onboarding buddies. This buddy helps demystify the organization and process for new hires.

👎Bad remote companies give employees an onboarding document and force them to fend for themselves.
👍Great remote companies encourage new team members to make quick video intros to send to new hires

👎Bad remote companies don’t facilitate team member introductions and leave the new hire in the dark

Here’s an intro one of our team members made using @VowelHQ Image
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Want to learn how the brain works, why humans value what we value, and how to persuade value based decisions?

Here’s your reading list:
Thinking Fast and Slow
Predictably Irrational
The Undoing Project
The Persuasion Code

Barking Up the Wrong Tree
7 Secrets of Persuasion
Invisible Influence
What Your Customer Wants and…Can’t Tell You
Thinking In Bets
The Upside to Irrationality
Dollars and Sense

This is a crash course in behavioral economics, basically. It helps readers identify how WE are persuaded as well as how to persuade.

This is intimately connected with what we value and why we make the value based decisions we do.

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Did you know we have a community #bookclub channel in our Discord? We just finished "The Infinite Machine" by @CamiRusso. Our fiction pick is "Daemon" by @itsDanielSuarez, but we're still looking for our next non-fiction book.

Here's what we've got in the running so far:
"Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts" by @davidgerard…
"The Network State: How To Start a New Country" by @balajis…
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20+ books that changed my life & career…
The Cubs Way

There’s no ceiling unless you make one.

Theo’s journey gave me the confidence to be a GM one day.

It’s a simple formula:

Hustle your ass off & be great at relationships.

Lessons on leadership, culture, & the power of language that broke the @cubs 108 year curse.
Rise of Superman

My favorite book of all time.

A fascinating exploration at the limits of human potential.

If flow state is optimal performance;

..what extreme athletes like @LairdLife do is ultimate performance.

It’s literally flow, or die.

Bonus: Stealing Fire
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Behind every successful project/venture there’s so much strategic planning involved that determines its future - be it putting a man on the moon or setting up a furniture store that it unique and can’t be replicated easily as it is a chain link system
or the company that developed the 3D graphic card - it all boils down to 3 guiding principles:
1. Diagnosis
2. Guiding policy
3. Coherent action
Richard P Rumelt’s Good strategy/Bad Strategy exemplifies this theory and is very engaging with the wonderful real life examples to back up these concepts!
#leadership #2021goals #bookclub #awesomeSauce #GoodStrategyBadStrategy
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'Leaders Eat Last' by @simonsinek

I had mixed thoughts on this one. I found the overall message on point, even when disagreeing on some observations. Overall, an engaging anthology on leadership.

#TheUnitLibrary #BookClub 🧵
June #professionaldevelopment Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek
I anticipated reading 'Leaders Eat Last' during this challenge. I enjoyed Sinek's TED talk and his book 'Start with Why' (September's book) was one of the first LPD books I picked up.…
"...exceptional organizations all have cultures in which leaders provide cover from above and the people on the ground look out for each other." p9
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‘Mindset: Changing the Way You Think to Fulfil Your Potential’ by Dr Carol Dweck

The “right attitude” you need along with “the right place, right time, right uniform...”

#TheUnitLibrary #BookClub 🧵
May #ProfessionalDevelopment
“I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, the successes and the failures...I divide the world into the learners and the non learners.” ~ Benjamin Barber
As Army leaders, we are charged with subordinate development. Of all the challenges to this outcome, maybe the most significant is the idea that some Soldiers are incapable of being developed.
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‘John Brown: A Biography of American abolitionist’ by W.E.B. Du Bois. A fascinating telling of the antebellum abolitionist whose belief -"Slavery is wrong"- thrust him and into a personal war to uproot an institution older than the nation he loved.

#TheUnitLibrary #Bookclub 🧵
Du Bois, the author, and civil rights activist was born in 1868 and was raised during the postbellum period where he advocated vehemently against lynching, segregation, and discrimination. W.E.B. Du Bois
1909, the year he first published his biography of John Brown was the NAACP was founded in NY in response to continued violence against Black Americans.
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‘Success through Failure: the Paradox of Design’ by Henry Petroski

A little perspective for those who think they have reached the top.

#TheUnitLibrary #BookClub 🧵
April #professionaldevelopment
History is often viewed as a series of conquests and successes resulting in a modern humans sitting at the paramount of civilization. Petroski turns this on it's head through an analysis of design and engineering failures that stimulated invention and innovation.
“Successful tests are unremarkable... Failures are remarkable. The failures always teach us more than the successes about the design of things.”
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Becoming Leidah Reviews:

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Text version below.
"A stunning debut that has left me reeling! This story was WILD. Weird, wonderful... magnificent."
Plethora_of_pages, goodreads

#debutnovel #scandinavian #celtic #norwegian #bookclub #litfest #marriage #familydrama #7yearitch #cultureclash #simonschuster
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Finished ‘Invisible Women’ by @CCriadoPerez today.

I would be lying if I said it was a relaxing read. No, it was like a VR experience with an infuriating view of my own biases throughout.

#TheUnitLibrary #Bookclub 🧵 Image
“Seeing men as the default human is fundamental to the structure of human society.”

‘What? No. Really?’ The first line, and already my bias was showing. A common occurrence through the meticulously presented data of how at every turn, half the world’s population is let down.
It is no wonder that “Women will buy books by and about men, but men won’t buy books by and about women (or at least not many.)” I noted that my reading list just form this year is skewed to male authors. (3 to 12)
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Completed ‘Don’t Unplug’ by @chrisdancy. Great read, funny, insightful, and a little painfully relatable.

Recommend it and no matter what, do not skip the epilogue.

#TheUnitLibrary #Bookclub 🧵
I had the joy of attending a virtual LPD by Chris and pick up his book to dive into his cyborg thoughts a bit more.

The part one quote from the Nintendo quite screen assured me I was going to enjoy it.
I could never collect or analyze or process the amount of self-data that Chris has, but his structured development from his data to information to knowledge to wisdom was consistent with my KM proclivities.
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Remote companies are still *struggling* to build belonging without the serendipity and proximity of the office.

I thought I'd share some proven community-building techniques you can use to meaningfully connect your remote team members... 🧵

It's tempting to try to connect all of your employees at once.

But your company is made up of MANY subidentities based on their:

- roles
- locations
- hobbies
- seniority
- length of employment
- ethnicity

Try creating experiences for specific groups.

Distributing control is the only way to scale community.

Encourage and fund your employees to create experiences for each other. Give them a playbook to make it easy.

You'll end up with experiences you never would have thought of yourself.
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We are hosting a #BookClub event with @Lisa_See
on Jan. 25th.

@marymacTV will be interviewing See about her book “The Island of Sea Women”…
Don't forget to register for the event here:…
Ahead of the event, read about the story behind her novel…
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Thread/What do you think of when we talk about #biodiversity?

There's so much more to our planet's ecology than just plants, trees & animals... Our #soils are home to a quarter of the world's species - many of which include #fungi 🍄
2/ From the ingredients we cook with, to the medicines that heal us and the #woodwideweb that runs beneath our feet, #fungi are vital to our existence, and all life on earth, yet they are the oft-neglected kingdom...
3/This month's #BookClub features @MerlinSheldrake's 'Entangled Life' - an exploration of the amazing world of fungi, and the role they play in shaping all aspects of our world - "eating rock, making soil, digesting pollutants and nourishing and killing plants"
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What a discussion as we began "Part 3: How To Make America A Democracy Again" of @danpfeiffer's "Un-Trumping America" on Monday night.

Follow along for a recap, but if tl/dr, sign up for our final week: #BookClub #Democrats #Grassroots
Q1: “The best way to fix our elections is to win more elections at the state & local levels.” What state/local candidate are you providing #grassroots support to?

A1: @katejbolz, @ACampaNajjar & @CharlieCrist were mentioned.
A1 (cont): Some of our #BookClub members have joined us for #PostcardsToVoters. You too can support candidates like @candacefor24, @ChristinePMarsh, @BrendanTJohnson & more. #Grassroots #Democrats

Tuesdays 👉
Sundays 👉
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3 meet-ups down, 2 more to go in our "Un-Trumping America" by @danpfeiffer virtual #BookClub. 📚

Here's a 🧵recapping Chapters 7 & 8.

TL/DR: sign up for Week 4 as we start "Part 3: How To Make America A Democracy Again",
Q1: @danpfeiffer lays out 3 factors that pushes media in the “decidedly wrong direction”. 1 of those factors is Facebook. How can #Democrats utilize it appropriately to spread the democratic story/message?

A1: Only share stuff that spreads the democratic story/message. Period.
A1 cont: Stop sharing, commenting, reacting to posts that promote 45 & R talking points & start doing it with Democratic talking points on your profile & other's.

And as @Chasten says, "Let hate sit alone."
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ICYMI: a Week 1 #BookClub recap of discussion on Chpts 1-4 of "Un-Trumping America" by @danpfeiffer.

Chpt 1: "Trump: an abomination, not an aberration.” How should this affect democratic framing and messaging?

A: Talk about values. "Protections" vs "regulations", ex: the ePa.
Chpt 2: @danpfeiffer writes “Democrats respond to hope. To win elections, we need to inspire nonvoters to become voters.” Who or what is giving you hope for November 3rd?

A: #BlackLivesMatter protests, recent #SCOTUS decisions, dynamic & diverse local candidates.
Chpt 2 (cont): How are you inspiring nonvoters, undecided voters?

A: Telling stories to make politics personable. Highlighting success of (local) government. Effectively communicating the voting process (focus on early 🗳️) & providing resources.
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Curious to know what our DTOAE #BookClub set up is like?

Part 1⃣: a 30 minute Q&A session with our guest. Check out Week 1 highlights from our convo with
@QasimRashid. #grassroots #progressive

Part 2⃣: a 30 min convo w/ attendees about pre-submitted ❓/topics.

Check out Week 1 discussion highlights on Parts I & II w/ a surprise visit from "The All New: Don't Think Of An Elephant!" author @GeorgeLakoff. #bookclub #grassroots #progressive

A new, optional Part 3⃣: stick around for 30 more mins to discuss ❓ we didn't get to or other ❓/topics attendees want to address. #bookclub #grassroots

So sign up today & learn more on how to frame/reframe messaging to advance #progressive values.

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“I thought that like everything else for women in our society, even books were out of reach,”says Shafiya Shaikh about the Rehnuma library in Mumbra. Its patrons,mainly Muslim women from migrant families, cherish the #library for giving them a space to chat, read, learn & dream. ImageImageImage
Apart from its enviable collection of books ranging from the novels of Umera Ahmad to Harry Potter,& its spirited #bookclub, the #library's charm also lies in how it gives women access to public spaces & brings them together to enjoy each other's company. ImageImageImage
.@RanaAyyub Thought you'd like to know that your book is discussed by the Rehnuma library's scintillating book club.
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Four paragraphs in, was 😂 at these descriptions of “Hillary Clintong”, Adam Schiff, and, presumably, Jean-Claude Junker.
BAP on the left's soi-disant atheists:

"When they say they are atheists, I never believe them: atheists act like Stalin or Brezhnev, not like a Presbyterian schoolmarm."
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