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Sem categoria 05/10/13

How to Create a Mind – The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

Much like the Singularity is Near, and pretty much all other book from Ray Kurzweil, this one is certainly going to cause some stir in you. Ray tells you of how a mind can indeed be reproduced, ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 30/09/13

Abundance – The Future is Better Than You Think

We’re used to hear about doomsday news every day, and we have literally become accustomed to the “fact” that we are a hopeless generation, that will soon become extinct by ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 25/09/13

Reality Check – The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition

This book is surprisingly entertaining, and covers pretty much everything you need to deal with a startup. It covers pretty much all the way from inception of the idea, going through raising ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 15/09/13

The Wealth of Networks – How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom

I’ve said that before, and I’ll say it again: you know when a book is outdated when it keeps referencing MySpace and as a model for Social Networks. Unfortunately, this is not the ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 17/08/13

The Innovator’s Solution – Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

This book’s message could be easily summarized by saying that there are only two kinds of companies: the ones that disrupts, and the ones that are being disrupted. There is no middle ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 12/08/13

The Post-American World – Release 2.0

The title may lead you to think that the author is going to picture a pretty chaotic picture for USA in the next decade. Not true. In fact, it talks a lot more about the balancing out of power ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 02/08/13

Parkinson’s Law

Quick and easy read. This book is short but full of pearls. Published in 1957, but still very much current when it comes to predicting, understanding, and managing human beings. One of this ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 12/07/13

Decisive – How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

About 5 years ago, I had the chance of attending to one of the Heath brothers presentations, while at the Creativity World Forum 2008, in Antwerp. I loved their simplified approach to hacking ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 10/07/13

The Discoverers – A History of Man’s Search to Know His World and Himself (Book One – Time)

This book is a treasure chest full of memories on how we have gotten where we are today. Learning of the past mistakes and successes helps us avoid present pitfalls and flirt with a brighter ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 06/07/13

The Long Tail – Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More

Even if you don’t plan to read it, you can’t get away without understanding the phenomenon described by Chris Andersen in his book The Long Tail and expect to thrive in the age of the ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 05/07/13

Digital Disruption – Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation

Short book, inspiring if you were born before 1980 and never been too much into the tech world or have never been an entrepreneur and want to understand the driver of today’s digital ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 10/06/13

Wikinomics – How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything

You know when a book is outdated when it mentions MySpace as the leading Social Network, and makes short references to Facebook. This book was once very relevant, but now it is so outdated that I ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

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