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Sem categoria 25/02/21

Make Time

One of the many cool things about working here at XNV is that we have a book club! We each take a turn picking a book, we read it, and then once a month we meet via Zoom to talk about the book. ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 15/06/15

Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity

Disease is a word that carries such a visceral meaning: we’ve all had (or still have) one at some point, and have experienced the pains and challenges that come with it. They always reminds ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 15/01/15

The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity

General Relativity have always been an intimidating topic for most people. The book makes it specially clear while recounting the story of the beginnings of the theory when almost all scientists ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 10/01/15

The Innovators – How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

This is not the first Biography I’ve read that was written by Walter Isaacson. He is a phenomenal writer. The Innovators, I have to admit, didn’t impress me as much. The book consists ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 16/01/14

Life at The Speed of Light – From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life

Quickly passing through the most important events in the history of biology and genetics, the author goes through his own endeavors pioneering the human genome sequencing and successfully ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 16/01/14

Mission to Mars – My Vision for Space Exploration

Buzz Aldrin was not the first man to walk on the Moon, but wasn’t short from Neil Armstrong in making history. This book is a collection of ideas he had gathered with the help of hundreds ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 13/01/14

American Turnaround – Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA

After working for AT&T for 44 years, the author found himself with an invitation from the White House to become the chairman of General Motors and help it turn away from his bankruptcy path. ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 04/01/14

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth – What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything

Most know for its Space Oddity performance on board of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield wrote this book in a format that resembles more a memoir than a guide. Reading it, ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 28/12/13

Thinking Fast and Slow

Outstanding work from Economics Nobel Prize Laureate Daniel Kahneman, on thinking process and how we miss the logic of things in our everyday decision making. The author uses the concept of two ...

Adriano Marques
CEO at XNV

Sem categoria 14/12/13

The Science of Fear – Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn’t — and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger

The terrorist attacks of 9/11/11 are the perfect example of how fear can put ourselves in greater danger. After seeing the airplanes hitting the World Trade Center on the TV, people decided that ...

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

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