Kevin Rose's favorite books

  • Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

    Really cool book, very short read only 150 but one that can read over time and time again.

    Jun 1, 2009 — Source

  • The Miracle of Mindfulness

    The Miracle of Mindfulness

    Thich Nhat Hanh
    The Classic Guide to Meditation by the World's Most Revered Master
    Buddhist meditations

    In this beautifully written book, Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to acquire the skills of mindfulness. Once we have these skills, we can slow our lives down and discover how to live in the moment - even simple acts like washing the dishes or drinking a cup of tea may be transformed into acts of meditation. Thich Nhat Hanh's gentle anecdotes and practical exercises help us to arrive at greater self-understanding and peacefulness, whether we are beginners or advanced students. Irrespective of our particular religious beliefs, we can begin to reap the immense benefits that meditation has been scientifically proven to offer. We can all learn to experience the miracle of mindfulness for ourselves. In this beautifully written book, Buddhist monk and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to acquire the skills of mindfulness. Once we have these skills, we can slow our lives down and discover how to live in the moment - even simple acts like washing the dishes or drinking a cup of tea may be transformed into acts of meditation. Thich Nhat Hanh's gentle anecdotes and practical exercises help us to arrive at greater self-understanding and peacefulness, whether we are beginners or advanced students. Irrespective of our particular religious beliefs, we can begin to reap the immense benefits that meditation has been scientifically proven to offer. We can all learn to experience the miracle of mindfulness for ourselves.

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    Number one book gifted to other people

    Jul 3, 2016 — Source

  • The Tipping Point

    The Tipping Point

    Malcolm Gladwell
    How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
    Social Science

    THE TIPPING POINT is the biography of an idea, and the idea is quite simple. It is that many of the problems we face - from crime to teenage delinquency to traffic jams - behave like epidemics. They aren't linear phenomena in the sense that they steadily and predictably change according to the level of effort brought to bear against them. They are capable of sudden and dramatic changes in direction. Years of well-intentioned intervention may have no impact at all, yet the right intervention - at just the right time - can start a cascade of change. Many of the social ills that face us today, in other words, are as inherently volatile as the epidemics that periodically sweep through the human population: little things can cause them to 'tip' at any time and if we want to understand how to confront and solve them we have to understand what those 'Tipping Points' are. In this revolutionary new study, Malcolm Gladwell explores the ramifications of this. Not simply for politicians and policy-makers, his method provides a new way of viewing everyday experience and enables us to develop strategies for everything from raising a child to running a company.

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    A bunch of really good information here and how it makes go viral. One of my favorites.

    Jun 1, 2009 — Source

  • 8 Weeks to Optimum Health

    I reread this every couple of years, definetely recommended.

    Jun 1, 2009 — Source

  • The Wisdom of Crowds

    Was a big one for me. That meant a lot to me and there are still some great little tidbits in there.

    Jul 3, 2016 — Source

  • Envisioning Information

    Envisioning Information

    Edward R. Tufte
    Cartography

    Provides practical advice about how to explain complex material by visual means, uses extraordinary examples to illustrate the fundamental principles of information display.

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    Very colorful, great to have in your bookcase and read from time to time. You'' learn alot from Tufte.

    Jun 1, 2009 — Source

  • Tools of Titans

    Tools of Titans

    Timothy Ferriss
    The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-class Performers
    Business & Economics

    "Fitness, money, and wisdom--here are the tools. Over the last two years ... Tim Ferriss has collected the routines and tools of world-class performers around the globe. Now, the distilled notebook of tips and tricks that helped him double his income, flexibility, happiness, and more is available as Tools of Titans"--Page 4 of cover.

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    I think its one of his best books and really showcases what makes Tim, Tim. That is, the ability to tease out the hidden secrets of top performers for the benefit of all.

    Dec 3, 2016 — Source

  • Delivering Happiness

    Delivering Happiness

    Tony Hsieh
    A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose
    Business & Economics

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Pay brand-new employees $2,000 to quit Make customer service the responsibility of the entire company-not just a department Focus on company culture as the #1 priority Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business Help employees grow-both personally and professionally Seek to change the world Oh, and make money too . . . Sound crazy? It's all standard operating procedure at Zappos, the online retailer that's doing over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually. After debuting as the highest-ranking newcomer in Fortune magazine's annual "Best Companies to Work For" list in 2009, Zappos was acquired by Amazon in a deal valued at over $1.2 billion on the day of closing. In DELIVERING HAPPINESS, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh shares the different lessons he has learned in business and life, from starting a worm farm to running a pizza business, through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more. Fast-paced and down-to-earth, DELIVERING HAPPINESS shows how a very different kind of corporate culture is a powerful model for achieving success-and how by concentrating on the happiness of those around you, you can dramatically increase your own. To learn more about the book, go to www.deliveringhappinessbook.com.

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    Easy read, highly recommended

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  • The Intelligent Investor

    Highly recommend book for those who want to start investing companies.

    Jun 1, 2009 — Source

  • Essentialism

    Essentialism

    Greg Mckeown
    The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
    Business & Economics

    "Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel your time is constantly being hijacked by other people's agendas? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the way out is the way of the Essentialist. Essentialism isn't about getting more done in less time. It's about getting only the right things done. Only once we discern what is absolutely essential and eliminate everything else can we make our highest possible contribution toward things that truly matter. By forcing us to apply more selective criteria for where to spend our precious time and energy, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices, instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us. Essentialism is not one more thing to do. It's a whole new way of doing less, but better, in every area of our lives"--Back cover.

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    This book really resonated with me, and I will certainly incorporate many of these principles into my work and personal life.

    May 30, 2017 — Source

  • The Longevity Diet

    I was reading through it and he said that he was seeing people that did the 5-day fast, they were improving their cholesterol numbers and they were getting more good cholesterol and less bad cholesterol. I was like, oh, that sounds interesting, I might as well give this a shot.

    Aug 17, 2018 — Source