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Texreader
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I‘m not the least bit sympathetic having read this book (one of the best books in my opinion). In fact, just 11 years? A man died and many more could have died thanks to her fraud.

More here: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12136295/Elizabeth-Holmes-spends-final-...

GinaKButler Zero sympathy for her. Her kids, maybe, but her? No. 2d
Susanita Yeah. Boo freaking hoo. 2d
manifestsanity She can rot. 2d
Vansa She is an absolutely heartless, unscrupulous person who seems completely amoral,and not remotely contrite. It's good justice is being served and she's going to prison. 2d
mrp27 Agreed! No empathy for her. 18h
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kwmg40
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Pickpick

I couldn't believe that a true crime novel not involving murders or missing persons could be so absolutely riveting. I found it especially interesting since I've been working at a small tech company for over 20 years, and this book is essentially a guide on how NOT to run a tech business!

#MagnificentMay @Andrew65
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Andrew65 Sounds excellent. Well done 👏👏👏 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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Bookish.SAM
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Pickpick

Very late to the table on this one but…🤯🤬
I‘ve generally been fairly uninformed about the goings-on in Silicon Valley but have read a couple of books about how things go there and, just, wow!

Jaw dropped repeatedly listening to this one!

#audiobook

TiredLibrarian Read this for a book group and loved it! Amazing how Elizabeth Holmes fooled so many for so long. 3w
Bookish.SAM @TiredLibrarian wild, right?!? I couldn‘t believe every time more details came out that should have toppled the whole thing, more ppl would get on board and/or support the her! 2w
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Amandakay
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Mehso-so


Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world.

+clear action steps
- seemed wordy/ a lot of fluff and filler

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Purpleness
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Pickpick

Basically, because social media puts engagement above all else the algorithms running the sites aggressively promote posts that have high engagement. Moral outrage against people you already disagree with is really engaging, leading to more extreme posts being pushed. This makes more extremist views seem normal and consensus that agrees with those views seem stronger than it is in society as a whole. A toxic mix, as shown in multiple examples.

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Purpleness
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TheBookgeekFrau That's a potent first line 😯 4w
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TimSpalding
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What a fantastic book! The book is mostly narrative, of course, but it has a thesis: That Jobs changed. The brilliant but dysfunctional human being that created Apple and the Mac, but was ejected from the company he founded, mellowed, learned and was chastised into a better person—along all the axes of “better.“ Although in no way a management advice book, still less a life-advice book, I found it usefully reflective for me personally.

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“The germs are ours, but Facebook is the wind”

Vansa This actually isn't really true.Firstly, barely 30% of Sri Lanka's population is on Facebook.Thats not even half the population,in developing countries,internet access is only for the elite.More importantly,this way of thinking absolves people of responsibility for racism,and shifts the blame onto technology,which behaves the way we want it to.Facebook did not tell Sri Lankans to commit genocide on Tamils.It was an active choice by humans 4w
Purpleness @Vansa The book certainly has a narrow focus on the damage rather than the good of social media, but it isn‘t denying that people make choices; for example, the quote above is pointing out that the extremes social media amplifies already existed. But, that being said, we shouldn‘t ignore the influences that exploit our brain‘s instincts and encourage extremism for the sake of “engagement,” the main benchmark of success in the social media field. 4w
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keithmalek

When you receive a birthday card in the mail, it often has a chip that sings "Happy Birthday" to you. Remarkably, that chip has more power than all the Allied forces of 1945.

Suet624 Damn! 4w
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