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Books read in 2012

  1. iWoz - Steve Wozniack
  2. Getting Even - Woody Allen
  3. Trading Stock Options : Basic Option Trading Option Strategy - Brian Burns
  4. End Game - John Muladin
  5. Without Feathers - Woody Allen
  6. Options for the Beginner and Beyond - Edward Elmstead
  7. Breakthrough: A consistent daily option strategy - Kevin O'Brien
  8. The Lean Startup - Eric Ries
  9. Boomerang - Michael Lewis
  10. Stellar Presentations: An Entrepreneurs Guide to Giving Talks - Shel Israel
  11. Side Effects - Woody Allen
  12. Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything
  13. The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth - Alexander Robbins
  14. Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman
  15. Gutenberg The Geek - Jeff Jarvis
  16. Beyond Outrage: What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy, and how to fix them - Robert Reich
  17. 11/22/63 - Stephen King
  18. How Will You Measure Your Life? - James Allworth and Clayton Christensen
  19. The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires - Tim Wu
  20. Alone Together - Why We Expect More Technology and Less from Each Other - Sherry Turkle
  21. Wheat Belly - Dr. William Davis
  22. The Start-Up of You - Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha


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