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By day, I work on building digital and human infrastructure for the next generation of makers at Dorm Room Fund, Hack Club, and Cal Hacks. By night, I hack on side projects of my own from homebrew programming languages to javascript frameworks.

I'm curious about education, communities, technology, design, and how entrepreneurship and market dynamics underlie it all.

You can find me @thesephist everywhere on the internet, or at linus.zone/now.

To Sell Is Human

Daniel H. Pink

I first heard about this book at a friend's book exchange event. It seems like an oft-recommended book on sales, and I hope this can be a good first introduction for me to the world of sales.


From @prahasith_v on Sat Feb 01 2020

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Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook

Gary Vaynerchuk

I'm not a huge huge fan of Gary Vee, but it's hard to deny that he knows what he wants to spend time doing, and goes after it ruthlessly and with mastery. I think there's a lot to learn in this book about how he thinks about careers, work, and creative output.


From @RoamResearch on Sat Feb 01 2020

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Creative Selection

Ken Kocienda

Creative Selection is an introspection into the early aughts' inner workings of Apple, specifically its design process behind the most transformative technology products of their decades. Who can resist?


From @lehoczkyescobar on Sat Jan 11 2020

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Get Together

Bailey Richardson, Kevin Huynh, Kai Elmer Sotto

I'm fascinated by the increasing role that communities play in everything from entrepreneurship to finding meaning in life, and I've heard stellar recommendations for both this book and the podcast and duo behind it.


From @default_friend on Thu Jan 09 2020

we still need to get thai food! this book looked cool. got a copy for myself, too.

The Innovator's Dilemma

Clayton M. Christensen

This book is about the seemingly inevitable process of disruption -- newcomers in certain industries become empowered to disrupt existing players in the marketplace. Tom from GitHub recommended this to me over the summer as we talked about entrepreneurship and innovation in SF.


From @jajoosam on Fri Nov 29 2019

I'm reading this right now too! Once you read it as well, we should discuss it 💯