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Brianne Kimmel

Brianne is the founder of Work Life, an early stage venture firm in Silicon Valley, investing in tools and services for the modern workplace. She’s an investor in Webflow, Voiceflow, Tandem, Command E, and 20+ other startups.

17 Recommended books from Brianne Kimmel

  • A Mind at Play

    by Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman July 18, 2017 Engineering & Transportation

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    4.5 stars

    264 ratings

    Winner of the Neumann Prize for the History of Mathematics

    Named a best book of the year by Bloomberg and Nature

    'Best ...

  • Boom

    by Michael Shnayerson May 21, 2019 Arts & Photography

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    4.5 stars

    207 ratings

    The meteoric rise of the largest unregulated financial market in the world -- for contemporary art -- is driven by a few passio...

  • Bowling Alone

    by Robert D. Putnam October 13, 2020 History

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    4.4 stars

    679 ratings

    Updated to include a new chapter about the influence of social media and the Internet—the 20th anniversary edition of _Bowling ...

  • No Applause--Just Throw Money

    by Trav S.D. October 31, 2006 Arts & Photography

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    4.6 stars

    67 ratings

    A seriously funny look at the roots of American Entertainment

    When Groucho Marx and Charlie Chaplin were born, variety enter...

  • Permanent Record

    by Edward Snowden September 17, 2019 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.8 stars

    10,066 ratings

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    **Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass s...

  • Red Notice

    by Bill Browder October 20, 2015 Biographies & Memoirs

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    4.8 stars

    8,841 ratings

    “[Red Notice] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what Liar’s Poker did for our understanding of Salomon...

  • Representing Talent

    by Violaine Roussel August 6, 2021 History

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    2 ratings

    Audiences love the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, but beyond the red carpet and behind the velvet curtain exists a legion of i...

  • The $12 Million Stuffed Shark

    by Don Thompson April 13, 2010 Arts & Photography

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    4.5 stars

    282 ratings

    _Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy doe...

  • The Attention Merchants

    by Tim Wu October 18, 2016 Business & Money

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    4.4 stars

    365 ratings

    From Tim Wu, author of the award-winning The Master Switch ( a New Yorker and Fortune Book of the Year) and who coined th...

  • The Death of the Artist

    by William Deresiewicz July 28, 2020 Arts & Photography

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    4.5 stars

    83 ratings

    A deeply researched warning about how the digital economy threatens artists' lives and work―the music, writing, and visual art ...

  • The Fabric of Civilization

    by Virginia Postrel November 10, 2020 Engineering & Transportation

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    4.7 stars

    334 ratings

    From Paleolithic flax to 3D knitting, explore the global history of textiles and the world they weave together in this enthrall...

  • The Sense of Style

    by September 22, 2015 Reference

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    4.5 stars

    1,172 ratings

    “Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes...

  • The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

    by Edward R. Tufte February 14, 2001 Science & Math

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    4.6 stars

    654 ratings

    The classic book on statistical graphics, charts, tables. Theory and practice in the design of data graphics, 250 illustrations...

  • Things Never to Tell Children

    by The School of Life May 7, 2019 Humor & Entertainment

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    4.0 stars

    65 ratings

    A darkly comic look at one bunny’s journey from innocence to experience.

    This is a book that should never fall into the hand...

  • What You Do Is Who You Are

    by Ben Horowitz October 29, 2019 Business & Money

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    4.6 stars

    824 ratings

    Ben Horowitz, a leading venture capitalist, modern management expert, and New York Times bestselling author, combines lessons...

  • Wild and Crazy Guys

    by Nick de Semlyen May 26, 2020 Humor & Entertainment

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    4.6 stars

    462 ratings

    The behind-the-scenes story of the iconic funnymen who ruled '80s Hollywood—Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, John Belush...

  • Working in Public

    by Nadia Eghbal August 4, 2020 Computers & Technology

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    4.5 stars

    246 ratings

    An inside look at modern open source software developers--and their influence on our online social world.

    "Nadia is one of...

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