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Ask HN: Books you read in 2016?
chrisherd: How a gang of misfits can changed the world. Favourite entreprenurial journey I've ever consumed.
Ask HN: Best books you read in 2017?
kschua: I read this book based on the recommendation of Bill Gates. It was one of the best books I have read in a while
Ask HN: What are some interesting books you read in 2017?
pricetag: I really enjoyed Phil Knight’s Shoe Dog. I’m not that into shoes so I wasn’t sure if I’d like it, but he’s an excellent story teller and there are surprisingly a lot of parallels between being a shoe startup in the 1960s and a tech startup today.
Ask HN: Which non-programming books are a beneficial read for programmers?
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Ask HN: Books you read in 2018?
madmax108: Really liked how it's not just a book glorifying the story of Nike, but tells the tale of how much effort, balance and even pure luck went into making the company the household name it is today.
psychotik: Story of Nike. Phenomenal.
ivanmaeder: I honestly don't care about Nike but that's not the takeaway—it's not about shoes or T-shirts or Michael Jordan. It's about a guy trying to keep a business alive: almost from day one there no let-up, the company is continually under threat.
Ask HN: Favorite nonfiction books of 2018?
formatkaka: The journey of how nike became what it is today. It is a must read because, it gives an in depth knowledge about how Companies used to be built without the VC's.
ivanmaeder: The story of Nike, told by the founder. I honestly don't care about Nike but that's not the takeaway—it's not about shoes or T-shirts or Michael Jordan. It's about a guy trying to keep a business alive: almost from day one there no let-up, the company is continually under threat.
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Ask HN: Recommend one book I need to read this summer?
charleshan: It's a memoir by the founder of Nike. The book goes deep into his emotional rollercoaster, starting from nothing to eventually going IPO.
nl: The best business book I've read in 5 years (maybe more). Really well written, too.
Ask HN: What are more books like “Masters of Doom” or “Showstoppers”?
wensi: Another incredibly motivating founding story