Creativity | Unfiltered: Fooled by Randomness

In book one of a four part series, author Nassim Tabel breaks down the things of chance in our lives and how our minds deal with it. If you're someone who frets over decisions and needs to decode every outcome, this book offers a different perspective and argues the idea of picking a direction and acting quickly.

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Wax Motors

Wax motors are little devices that utilize the unique properties of wax to push and pull things when its temperature changes. If you’re like most people, you’ve benefitted from wax motors – likely even have a few of them at home – and don’t even know they’re around.

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Creativity | Unfiltered: How to Fly a Horse

Kevin Ashton walks through the history of sequential innovation resulting in some of the familiar world-changing technologies we rely on every day in modern society. It’s not that there is nothing new and inventors should not be credited with their work, but rather the realization that new inventions depend on old inventions. New discoveries have foundations in earlier discoveries.

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The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team

This book is written as a work of fiction about a new CEO coming on board a technology company and struggling with the interactions within her team of executives. These are relatable struggles most of us will have experienced in one context or another. In the book, Pat breaks down the five dysfunctions and lessons in overcoming them.

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Polyurea Coatings

Polyurea spray coatings can add some really amazing properties to otherwise fragile structures in a matter of minutes. If you’ve never seen it, a video search can show loose stacks of concrete blocks, Styrofoam coolers, and even watermelons made indestructible after just “painting” them with this stuff.

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Creativity | Unfiltered: The Miracle Morning

In this book, Hal thoroughly unpacks the “why” of morning routines. Why we get the results we do when we lack daily structure? Why can we get impressive results in everything we do when we start each day with discipline? Why does this happen? All great questions and all answered in this book.

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Value Analysis and Value Engineering

VA/VE is a process. VA stands for Value Analysis, and VE stands for Value Engineering. Together, they’re great tools for delivering exactly what your customers want at a great price excluding the unnecessary. The VA part is normally more applied to existing products or prototypes (quantify the value that exists), while VE is in the design phase for new or revised products (create the value that doesn’t yet exist).

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Creativity | Unfiltered: Never Split the Difference

In Never Split the Difference, Chris Voss takes you along for a ride through his adventures in becoming a hostage negotiator for the FBI. Chris describes his journey from the beginning of his interest in the profession, to intense high-stakes international crises with human lives on the line, to having his own methods used against him by his consulting business associates.

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Validate Your Business Idea With A Broken Website

There are plenty of people you’ll encounter throughout your life that will enthusiastically support your ideas. Actually ask them to cough up the cash though and you’ll start to hear the excuses roll in as they slink back into the shadows hoping not to be noticed. So how do you validate a business idea if it’s just an idea? How do you sell something that doesn’t exist?

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