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In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur's journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent more than 30 hours in... more...
Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father's book "Searching for Bobby Fischer" was made into a major motion picture. After dominating the scholastic chess world for ten years, Waitzkin expanded his horizons, taking on the martial art Tai Chi Chuan and ultimately... more...
Entrepreneur Jesse Itzler will try almost anything. He brazenly pretended to be an established hip-hop artist to secure a meeting with a studio head-and it led to a record deal. He convinced a bunch successful business executives to invest in an unprecedented business plan- and it turned into Marquis Jet. He sincerely offered to run a 100-mile race in Spanx to get the attention of the beautiful founder of the company-and ended up... more...
Do you want to become a great business leadership? Are you planning to build up a professional business? Are you looking for internet business opportunities? Do you want to know how to start an internet business? Or is your dream to become an internet millionaire or even billionaire? If so, this book would help you. This book highlights the spectacular success of 25 internet billionaires, and outlines some essential life and business lessons for the... more...
A vibrantly illustrated chain of entanglements (romantic and otherwise) between some of our best-loved writers and artists of the twentieth century--fascinating, scandalous, and surprising. Poet Robert Lowell died of a heart attack, clutching a portrait of his lover, Caroline Blackwood, painted by her ex-husband, Lucian Freud. Lowell was on his way to see his own ex-wife, Elizabeth Hardwick, who was a longtime friend of Mary... more...
The Secret Source List of Designers, Stylists, Editors, Bloggers, Models, Costume Designers, Street-Style Stars, and Tastemakers Booth Moore, longtime fashion journalist and Senior Fashion Editor at The Hollywood Reporter, brings together her A-list contact list and exceptional fashion industry access to create the definitive guide to shopping around the world. As an international authority on fashion, Moore has interviewed more than 175 of the top... more...
A former adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff explains how government’s oldest problem is its greatest destabilizing force. The world is blowing up. Every day a new blaze seems to ignite: the bloody implosion of Iraq and Syria; the East-West standoff in Ukraine; abducted schoolgirls in northern Nigeria. Is there some thread tying these frightening international security crises together? In a riveting account that weaves history... more...
The first in-depth look at the multibillion-dollar company Alibaba.com—known to many as "China's eBay"—and the inspirational story behind the man who created it. A bestseller in China and now translated into English and updated with recent events, Alibaba by Liu Shiying and Martha Avery tells the remarkable story behind the Internet phenomenon Alibaba.com and its founder Jack Ma, a man Barron's named one of the... more...
A unique and accessible account of Newton's popular and scientific reputation. Isaac Newton is now universally celebrated as a genius of science, renowned for his innovatory work on gravity and optics. Yet the term 'scientist' was not coined until the 1830s, a hundred years after his death. And Newton did not always enjoy such legendary status. A reclusive scholar who wrote more about alchemy and theology than natural philosophy, he has been heroised... more...
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