• Zero to One
    By Revital Baron February 3rd, 2015 To: Books Comments
    The book Zero to One was written by Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and Palantir and investor in hundreds of start-ups, including Facebook and SpaceX, and Blake Masters, one of Thiel’s students. The book tells of entrepreneurial start-up and about building companies to create something singular and new. Yet, according to the book, there is no one formula, because every innovation is new and unique; the single most powerful pattern is that successful people find value in unexpected places.  "A startup is the largest endeavor over which you can have definite mastery. Yo...
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  • The Confidence Code - The Science and Art of Self-Assurance
    By Revital Baron January 6th, 2015 To: Books Comments
    The Confidence Code is a must-read for every woman who is looking to excel and every mother, especially of daughters. The authors, journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, raise hard questions and meticulously research the subject of "womenomics" and self-assurance, offering some very astute suggestions for self-awareness and improvement.  Their bottom line is that confidence is a key factor in the ability of women to succeed and building confidence is something you need to work at: "You won’t get it if you don’t work at it, because all of our self-generated confidence comes...
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  • Fifty Shades of Grey
    By Revital Baron December 2nd, 2014 To: Books Comments
    A lot has been written about why the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has aroused so many feelings among so many women the world over, making it one of the best sellers of all time. I was surprised to see that it still features on the top 25 best sellers of the iBook/ App Store. But I must admit, I couldn’t put this book down. It was the first of its genre that I had ever read and opened a brief window for an exploration of this kind of literature. Maybe it was the romance and sex scenes, so suggestive and racy yet at the same time disturbing, or maybe it was the vivid and likeable ch...
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