1520 Blog: Three Books To Understand The World A Little Better

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1520 Blog: Three Books To Understand The World A Little Better

Given our jobs and our educations, we have read a lot of non-fiction books over years. The following three books are the ones that helped us, as entrepreneurs and citizens, the most at understanding the world around us, so we figured we might as well share them. All three of them are well written and easy to read, so don't worry about them being too dry. We're not going to summarize them for you because we want to encourage you to read (or listen to) them, but we will share some quotes from or about the books.

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1520 Blog: FOMO

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1520 Blog: FOMO

I’ve decided to occasionally write blog posts about issues and topics that are relevant to many people of my generation. I’ll address these issues and topics from my perspective and, if we’re lucky, my experience can help others in dealing with these issues. For us, by us. This time it's about the fear of missing out, or FOMO.

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1520 Blog: Podcast Recommendations Vol. 2

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1520 Blog: Podcast Recommendations Vol. 2

In 'Podcast Recommendations Vol. 1' I've explained what podcasts are and recommended some Hip Hop and music podcasts. This time I recommend podcasts about video games and pop culture as well as podcasts focused on interviewing a wide range of people.

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1520 Blog: Podcast Recommendations, Vol. 1

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1520 Blog: Podcast Recommendations, Vol. 1

Last year podcasts finally hit the mainstream with ‘Serial’, a spinoff of the traditional radio show ‘This American Life’ (which is also available as a podcast). They are a great way to stay up­ to date on many different things, especially if you have a lot of time that you can spend with headphones in your ears. I therefore decided to share some podcasts that I like a lot and that can be a valuable source of knowledge for anyone, especially on the field of pop ­culture.

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1520 Blog: Straight Outta Compton's "Surprise Success"

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1520 Blog: Straight Outta Compton's "Surprise Success"

Straight Outta Compton entered the box office chart at #1 on it's opening weekend, with $56.1 million on 2,757 screens. Not only did it therefore already, on it's first weekend, make twice the amount that it cost to make the movie, but it also nearly doubled “expert expectations”. It went on to stay at #1 for several weeks. What I want to talk about here are these "expert expectations"

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