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This article was published on September 25, 2012

    Issue v0.9: The Month’s Books Selection

    Issue v0.9: The Month’s Books Selection
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    Founder & board member, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    The amazing thing about the iPad bookstore is that you can just download any book you see and read the first 50 pages for free. Then, if you like what you are reading, you pay and get the rest of the book. Imagine doing that in a regular bookstore…

    Tap, Move, Shake
    by Todd Moore
    Written by the Mark Zuckerberg of gaming (this dude taught himself how to create an iPhone-based game in a week!), Todd Moore is now showing you how to create your own. Tap, Move, Shake is your one-stop shop for mastering code, but you won’t be manipulating the stuff for hours: some of these programs allow for 20 lines or less. World of Warcraft lovers, this is a bull’s-eye and it’s staring you down. Pun intended.

    Team Geek
    by Brain W. Fitzpartrick & Ben Collins-Sussman
    Even the best (tech geeks) fall down sometimes. That is, unless they have built a solid team that can help keep them successful. But what does it take, really? Fitzpatrick & Collins-Sussman dig into the core of their own methodologies to find best practices and what not to do to not suck. Embrace your inner geek. Buy the damn book and start getting both a little more human and a lot more tech-savvy in the process.

    Worm
    by Mark Bowden
    There’s a war being waged inside your computers, behind closed doors, sideswiped by different hackers on all sides of the technological spectrum. Enter the Conficker Worm, literally. The Worm, as Bowden’s book is so adeptly named, entered more than 1.5 million computers in 195 different countries and infrastructures. Including, oh, the British Parliament. Worm is a real-life horror story of the world beneath our glaring eyes — the battle that (at least between hackers and Internet entrepreneurs out to stop them) isn’t ending anytime soon.

    Trust me, I’m lying
    by Ryan Holiday
    Meet possibly one of the biggest liars in the industry that gets paid by companies, for companies, to manipulate everything you see. Wait, let’s back up. Ryan Holiday works with top-level executives, founders from blogs that blew up in a big way, news sites, and even celebrity publicists. He’s kind of a good guy to know. But now he’s pulling away the proverbial curtain with this book. Buy it here and never be sideswiped by media influencers paid to make sure you see what they want. (Well, maybe.)