Abi Tyas Tunggal is an Australian technology entrepreneur and growth engineer. He is the founder of ,, Australia’s best job site for tech and startup companies, and works with , on international growth. Prior to UpGuard, Abi was the first employee at , where he grew the startup to $200+ AUM and 45,000+ customers.

  • Andrew Carnegie

    A New York Times bestseller!,The definitive account of the life of Andrew Carnegie ,Celebrated historian David Nasaw, whom The New York Times Book Review has called “a meticulous researcher and a cool analyst,” brings new life to the story of one of America’s most famous and successful businessmen and philanthropists???in what will prove to be the biography of the season.,Born of modest origins in Scotland in 1835, Andrew Carnegie is best known as the founder of Carnegie Steel. His rags to riches story has never been told as dramatically and vividly as in Nasaw’s new biography. Carnegie, the son of an impoverished linen weaver, moved to Pittsburgh at the age of thirteen. The embodiment of the American dream, he pulled himself up from bobbin boy in a cotton factory to become the richest man in the world. He spent the rest of his life giving away the fortune he had accumulated and crusading for international peace. For all that he accomplished and came to represent to the American public???a wildly successful businessman and capitalist, a self-educated writer, peace activist, philanthropist, man of letters, lover of culture, and unabashed enthusiast for American democracy and capitalism???Carnegie has remained, to this day, an enigma.,Nasaw explains how Carnegie made his early fortune and what prompted him to give it all away, how he was drawn into the campaign first against American involvement in the Spanish-American War and then for international peace, and how he used his friendships with presidents and prime ministers to try to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. With a trove of new material???unpublished chapters of Carnegie’s Autobiography; personal letters between Carnegie and his future wife, Louise, and other family members; his prenuptial agreement; diaries of family and close friends; his applications for citizenship; his extensive correspondence with Henry Clay Frick; and dozens of private letters to and from presidents Grant, Cleveland, McKinley, Roosevelt, and British prime ministers Gladstone and Balfour, as well as friends Herbert Spencer, Matthew Arnold, and Mark Twain???Nasaw brilliantly plumbs the core of this facinating and complex man, deftly placing his life in cultural and political context as only a master storyteller can.

  • Atlas Shrugged

    Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand???s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller???nominated as one of America???s best-loved novels by PBS???s The Great American Read. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy…why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction…why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph…why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill.,Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand???s most extensive statement of Objectivism???her groundbreaking philosophy???offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century???s leading artists.

  • Deep Work

    One of the most valuable skills in our economy is becoming increasingly rare. If you master this skill, you’ll achieve extraordinary results.,Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It’s a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there’s a better way.,In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four “rules,” for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill.,A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, DEEP WORK takes the reader on a journey through memorable stories — from Carl Jung building a stone tower in the woods to focus his mind, to a social media pioneer buying a round-trip business class ticket to Tokyo to write a book free from distraction in the air — and no-nonsense advice, such as the claim that most serious professionals should quit social media and that you should practice being bored. DEEP WORK is an indispensable guide to anyone seeking focused success in a distracted world.,Few books have been as transformative for me as ,s ,. In an attention-deficit economy, we have lost our ability to focus and solve complex problems. As more companies embrace open offices, Slack, work-from-home policies and move towards ,, our attention spans are only getting shorter.,When was the last time you were able to focus on one task, uninterrupted, for just 60 minutes? Or when was the last time you managed to ???get some real work done???? In the first half of the book, Cal???s explains why deep work is so valuable and increasingly rare in today???s attention-deficit economy. Shallow work, on the other hand, is made up of non-cognitively demanding tasks that can be performed while semi-distracted. These jobs (and workers) are easily replicated and it???s a race-to-the-bottom for your career.,The ability to work deeply is perhaps , most valuable skill you can learn. It???s a skill that can be sharpened, practised, and leveraged in every aspect of your life. To master deep work, you can focus not just on ???getting things done??? but on ???getting valuable things done??? in less time.,???s company, , (now ,), was an early proponent of the value of deep work, cutting their employees??? workday to 4-days in 2012 and increasing productivity in parallel by promoting a distraction-free environment. More recently, , in Japan that led to a 40% increase in productivity by reducing distracting meetings, emails and ???shallow??? work.,In the 1980s, , famously adopted his own “,” where he spends two weeks alone in the forest twice a year. It is reported that he never missed these periods of deep work, no matter what was going on at Microsoft. Gates understands the value of ,.,A mix of cultural criticism and actionable advice, , will teach you practical steps to fight for more deep work in your life and to focus on what???s important. Read this book and then listen to the audiobook???make it still and it will instil positive changes in your career, habits and life.

  • Essentialism

    Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin?,Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized?,Are you often busy but not productive?,Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people???s agendas?,If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the ,???,The Way of the Essentialist isn???t about getting more done in less time. It???s about getting , done. ??It is not ??a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a , for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. ,By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy ??? instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.,Essentialism is not one more thing ??? it???s a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to learn who to do less, but better, in every area of their lives, Essentialism ??is a movement whose time has come.,Often we get caught up in the busyness of life and lose focus on the things we want to do. ,???s , is a book that I think everyone should read. It focuses on an idea It is an idea whose time has come: do less. , clears your judgement and gives you permission to focus on what really matters instead of trying to do everything.??,In applying McKeown???s advice and defining strict criteria for what is essential in your life, you???ll reclaim invaluable time, energy and focus. McKeown calls this ???the disciplined pursuit of ,.???

  • How Will You Measure Your Life?

    In 2010 world-renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen gave a powerful speech to the Harvard Business School’s graduating class. Drawing upon his business research, he offered a series of guidelines for finding meaning and happiness in life. He used examples from his own experiences to explain how high achievers can all too often fall into traps that lead to unhappiness.,The speech was memorable not only because it was deeply revealing but also because it came at a time of intense personal reflection: Christensen had just overcome the same type of cancer that had taken his father’s life. As Christensen struggled with the disease, the question “How do you measure your life?” became more urgent and poignant, and he began to share his insights more widely with family, friends, and students.,In this groundbreaking book, Christensen puts forth a series of questions: How can I be sure that I’ll find satisfaction in my career? How can I be sure that my personal relationships become enduring sources of happiness? How can I avoid compromising my integrity???and stay out of jail? Using lessons from some of the world’s greatest businesses, he provides incredible insights into these challenging questions., is full of inspiration and wisdom, and will help students, mid-career professionals, and parents alike forge their own paths to fulfillment.

  • Range

    The 1 New York Times bestseller that has all America talking: as seen/heard on Morning Joe, CBS This Morning, The Bill Simmons Podcast, Rich Roll, and more.,Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award,???The most important business???and parenting???book of the year.??? ???Forbes,???Urgent and important. . . an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance.??? ???Daniel H. Pink ??,???So much crucial and revelatory information about performance, success, and education.??? ???Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet ?? ,???As David Epstein shows us, cultivating range prepares us for the wickedly unanticipated??? a well-supported and smoothly written case on behalf of breadth and late starts.??? ???Wall Street Journal,Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you???ll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world???s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule. ?? ??,David Epstein examined the world???s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields???especially those that are complex and unpredictable???generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They???re also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can???t see.,Provocative, rigorous, and engrossing, Range makes a compelling case for actively cultivating inefficiency. Failing a test is the best way to learn. Frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. The most impactful inventors cross domains rather than deepening their knowledge in a single area. As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive.

  • The Art of Learning

    In his riveting new book, ,, Waitzkin tells his remarkable story of personal achievement and shares the principles of learning and performance that have propelled him to the top???twice.,Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father???s book , was made into a major motion picture. After dominating the scholastic chess world for ten years, Waitzkin expanded his horizons, taking on the martial art Tai Chi Chuan and ultimately earning the title of World Champion. How was he able to reach the pinnacle of two disciplines that on the surface seem so different? ???I???ve come to realize that what I am best at is not Tai Chi, and it is not chess,??? he says. ???What I am best at is the art of learning.???,With a narrative that combines heart-stopping martial arts wars and tense chess face-offs with life lessons that speak to all of us, , takes readers through Waitzkin???s unique journey to excellence. He explains in clear detail how a well-thought-out, principled approach to learning is what separates success from failure. Waitzkin believes that achievement, even at the championship level, is a function of a lifestyle that fuels a creative, resilient growth process. Rather than focusing on climactic wins, Waitzkin reveals the inner workings of his everyday method, from systematically triggering intuitive breakthroughs, to honing techniques into states of remarkable potency, to mastering the art of performance psychology.,Through his own example, Waitzkin explains how to embrace defeat and make mistakes work for you. Does your opponent make you angry? Waitzkin describes how to channel emotions into creative fuel. As he explains it, obstacles are not obstacles but challenges to overcome, to spur the growth process by turning weaknesses into strengths. He illustrates the exact routines that he has used in all of his competitions, whether mental or physical, so that you too can achieve your peak performance zone in any competitive or professional circumstance.,In stories ranging from his early years taking on chess hustlers as a seven year old in New York City???s Washington Square Park, to dealing with the pressures of having a film made about his life, to International Chess Championships in India, Hungary, and Brazil, to gripping battles against powerhouse fighters in Taiwan in the Push Hands World Championships, , encapsulates an extraordinary competitor???s life lessons in a page-turning narrative.

  • The Remains of the Day

    From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel???winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. ,This is Kazuo Ishiguro’s profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the “great gentleman,” Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington’s “greatness,” and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

  • The Three-Body Problem

    “Wildly imaginative, really interesting.” ???President Barack Obama on The Three-Body Problem trilogy,The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China’s most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.,Set against the backdrop of China’s Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilization on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth. Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them take over a world seen as corrupt, or to fight against the invasion. The result is a science fiction masterpiece of enormous scope and vision.

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow

    In the international bestseller, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman, the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies, the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation???each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions.,Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think, Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives???and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble. Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic., is a book that has altered how I approach and think about problems in my life. It builds on the idea that we’re , and that we’re governed by two completely separate brains; our , (automatic) brain and our , (conscious) brains. You’ll be surprised which one has the wheel most of the time…, also reminds a bit of ,???s thinking in ,. It dives into how the mechanisms of human thinking works, and how we’re lured into poor judgement, hopeless memory and bad decisions by our fast-thinking systems. , reveals when we can and ,. We can all benefit from a little more slow thinking.,One interesting insight is that , ends his books with a conclusion on the importance of improving our decision-making and the role that technology can play for that in the future. , comes to the same conclusion in his incredible book ,.,If you’re a marketer or UX designer, it’s super insightful in helping to predict irrational user behaviour.

  • We Learn Nothing

    ???Kreider locates the right simile and the pith of situations as he carefully catalogues humanity???s inventive and manifold ways of failing??? ,, starred review).,In ,, satirical cartoonist Tim Kreider turns his funny, brutally honest eye to the dark truths of the human condition, asking big questions about human-sized problems: What if you survive a brush with death and it doesn???t change you? Why do we fall in love with people we don???t even like? How do you react when someone you???ve known for years unexpectedly changes genders?,With a perfect combination of humor and pathos, these essays, peppered with Kreider???s signature cartoons, leave us with newfound wisdom and a unique prism through which to examine our own chaotic journeys through life. These are the conversations you have only with best friends or total strangers, late at night over drinks, near closing time.

  • Why We Sleep

    ???Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book???Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.??? ???Bill Gates,A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this ???stimulating and important book??? (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and power of slumber.,Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don’t sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life???eating, drinking, and reproducing???the purpose of sleep remained elusive.,An explosion of scientific discoveries in the last twenty years has shed new light on this fundamental aspect of our lives. Now, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker gives us a new understanding of the vital importance of sleep and dreaming. Within the brain, sleep enriches our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming mollifies painful memories and creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge to inspire creativity.,Walker answers important questions about sleep: how do caffeine and alcohol affect sleep? What really happens during REM sleep? Why do our sleep patterns change across a lifetime? How do common sleep aids affect us and can they do long-term damage? Charting cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and synthesizing decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood, and energy levels; regulate hormones; prevent cancer, Alzheimer???s, and diabetes; slow the effects of aging; increase longevity; enhance the education and lifespan of our children, and boost the efficiency, success, and productivity of our businesses. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, Why We Sleep is a crucial and illuminating book.