Brew's Bookshelf May 2020
- 6 Curations
- May, 2020
by Phil Knight
In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands. In 1962, fresh out of business schoo
The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zubo
Inside the rise of India’s billionaire class, staggering inequality, and the forces that challenge th...
Inside the rise of India’s billionaire class, staggering inequality, and the forces that challenge the world’s largest democracy.
India is the world's largest democracy, with more than one billion people and an economy expanding faster than China's. But the rewards of this growth have been far from evenly shared, and the country's top 1% now own nearly 60% of its wealth. In megacities like Mumbai, where half the population liv
A must-read for aspiring entrepreneurs, legendary VC Ben Horowitz offers straight-shooting advice on...
A must-read for aspiring entrepreneurs, legendary VC Ben Horowitz offers straight-shooting advice on what to do when things go wrong.
by Ben Horowitz
A lot of people talk about how great it is to start a business, but only Ben Horowitz is brutally honest about how hard it is to run one. In The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, dra
They may split a Nobel Prize, but Duflo and Banerjee make economics approachable as they tackle econo...
They may split a Nobel Prize, but Duflo and Banerjee make economics approachable as they tackle economic solutions to some of the biggest issues facing modern economies.
by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo
Figuring out how to deal with today's critical economic problems is perhaps the great challenge of our time. Much greater than space travel or perhaps even the next revolutionary medical breakthrough, what is at stake is the whole idea of the good life as we have known it.<br /><br />Immigration and
The page-turning saga of one of the most sensational stories of power and corruption in the 21st cent...
The page-turning saga of one of the most sensational stories of power and corruption in the 21st century: the FIFA scandal.
The definitive, shocking account of the FIFA scandal—the biggest international corruption case of recent years, spearheaded by US investigators, involving dozens of countries, and implicating nearly every aspect of the world’s most popular sport, soccer, including its biggest event, the World Cup.
The memoir of Nike’s media-shy cofounder, who turned a $50 loan from his dad into a multibillion-dollar athletic wear giant.