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This article was published on April 18, 2013

    Issue v1.4 – Want: Books

    Issue v1.4 – Want: Books
    Martha Pierce

     

    Straight Flush by Ben Mezrich

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    What happens when your buddies at the University of Montana turn a crapshoot poker fest into an actual money-making powerhouse (absolutepoker.com, one of the largest companies in the world)?

    These accidental poker billionaires hail from Puerto Rico, and the US government is on their scent. To fold or continue the game? Straight Flush is one of those novels you’ll speed through and be on edge the entire time – but not in a bad way.

    Download on iTunes

    Jony Ive by Leander Kahney

    Love Apple? You’ll love Jony Ive, which details Apple’s chief designer, Jonathan Iver. He’s kind of an enigma, but author Leander Kahney uncovers much of what we’re all wondering – just HOW is this British mogul so damn good at what he does; namely, contributing to Apple’s iconic legend? And also: why so shy? Read on in the iTunes Store.

    Pre-order on iTunes

    Resonate by Nancy Duarte

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    All great communications start with a solid presentation. And that’s exactly what Nancy Duarte, author of Resonate, shows you how to do just that. Take your story and transform it into pictures, elaborate diagrams, graphs, pie charts. Whatever you need to do to get the job done, this book probably has a self-guided tutorial on. The iBook’s a bit pricey, clocking it at almost $18, but the results are worth it. (We’ve tested it and can vouch.)

    Download on iTunes

    Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

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    Love Apple? You’ll love Jony Ive, which details Apple’s chief designer, Jonathan Iver. He’s kind of an enigma, but author Leander Kahney uncovers much of what we’re all wondering – just HOW is this British mogul so damn good at what he does; namely, contributing to Apple’s iconic legend? And also: why so shy? Read on in the iTunes Store.

    Download on iTunes

    Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

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    Everyone, it seems, is buzzing about Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In lately, and it’s not too hard to see why. She simultaneously bashes the stereotype of women being unqualified for the same high-caliber roles as men in the media (did we mention she’s Facebook’s COO?) and offers tangible, sensical solutions for overcoming the all-too-real workplace gap through data, personal stories and . Turns out, women and men can both ‘have it all.’ Download Lean In for 12 bucks and prepare to be inspired.

    Download on iTunes

    You by Austin Grossman

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    Optical Illusions took a note from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland: everything is upside down, inside out, topsy-turvy. For a $4 spend, you’ll get 50 illusions (and disillusions) in a variety of visual patterns, lines, shapes and colors. If you’re so out of it you can’t exactly understand where the illusion stops and the lines begin, little sidebars give a short explanation of how to separate reality from perception.

    It’s a little trippy, no?

    Download on iTunes

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