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#447: Books I've Loved — Ann Miura-Ko

#447: Books I've Loved — Ann Miura-Ko

Podcast: Podcast Notes Playlist: Latest EpisodesEpisode: #447: Books I've Loved — Ann Miura-KoPub date: 2020-07-17Podcast Notes Key Takeaways How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen“I recommend it to anyone who’s starting off in their career, in the middle of their career, if they have kids, it’s relevant for almost everyone because it will make you stop and think about where you spend your time, how you spend your time, and why you do it” – Ann Miura-KoThe Dovekeepers by Alice HoffmanThis is one of Alice’s favorite books: “This story was so beautiful and so compelling” – Ann Miura-KoThe Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt“I loved this book because it clarified for me a lot of things” – Ann Miura-KoRead the full notes @ podcastnotes.orgBooks I've Loved — Ann Miura-Ko | Brought to you by Audible. Note: This episode was recorded in November 2019. Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types—from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olympic athletes. This episode, however, is an experiment and part of a shorter series I’m doing called “Books I’ve Loved.” I’ve invited some amazing past guests, close friends, and new faces to share their favorite books—the books that have influenced them, changed them, and transformed them for the better. I hope you pick up one or two new mentors—in the form of books—from this new series and apply the lessons in your own life.Ann Miura-Ko (@annimaniac) has been called “the most powerful woman in startups” by Forbes and is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford. The child of a rocket scientist at NASA, Ann is a Palo Alto native and has been steeped in technology startups from when she was a teenager. Prior to co-founding Floodgate, she worked at Charles River Ventures and McKinsey and Company. Some of Ann’s investments include Lyft, Ayasdi, Xamarin, Refinery29, JoyRun, TaskRabbit, and Modcloth.Given the success of her investments she was on the 2017 Midas List of top 100 venture capitalists. Ann is known for her debate skills (she placed first in the National Tournament of Champions and second in the State of California in high school) and was part of a five-person team at Yale that competed in the Robocup Competition in Paris, France. She has a BSEE from Yale and a PhD from Stanford in math modeling of computer security. She lives with her husband, three kids, and one spoiled dog. Her interests are piano, robots, and gastronomy.“Books I’ve Loved” on The Tim Ferriss Show is brought to you by Audible! I have used Audible for many years now. I love it. Audible has the largest selection of audiobooks on the planet. I listen when I’m taking walks, I listen while I’m cooking… I listen whenever I can. Audible is offering Tim Ferriss Show listeners a free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership. Just go to and browse the unmatched selection of audio programs. Then, download your free title and start listening! It’s that easy. Simply go to or text TIM to 500500 to get started today.***If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests.For show notes and past guests, please visit up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at transcripts of episodes, go to in sponsoring the podcast? Please fill out the form at Tim’s books: Tim:Twitter: Instagram: YouTube: podcast and artwork embedded on this page are from Podcast Notes, which is the property of its owner and not affiliated with or endorsed by Listen Notes, Inc.

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