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VALLEY SPEAK: Deciphering the Jargon of Silicon Valley By Rochelle Kopp and Steven Ganz EAS’89 W’89 (Genetius Publishing, 2016, $17.95.) From agile development to dogfooding to unicorpse, the jargon-rich patois of Silicon Valley can be impenetrable to outsiders. The husband-and-wife team of Kopp and Ganz have compiled a guide to the 600 top words and phrases used in the high-tech startup culture. Ganz is the founder of Teamifier, a startup that supports collaborative, crowdsourced problem-solving. Buy this book

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THE WORLD BECOMES WHAT WE TEACH: Educating a Generation of Solutionaries By Zoe Weil C’83 G’83 (Lantern Books, 2016, $10.) Weil, president of the Institute for Humane Education, argues that to create a more sustainable, equitable, and peaceful world, we must reimagine education and prepare a generation to be “solutionaries”—young people with the knowledge, tools, and motivation to create a better future. She then lays out her vision for transforming education through shifts in curricula and pedagogy. Buy this book

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SIX MEMOS FOR THE NEXT MILLENNIUM By Italo Calvino, translated by Geoffrey Brock G’90 Gr’96 (Mariner Books, 2016, $13.95.) Calvino, the noted writer whose work encompassed many genres, was working on six lectures about writing when he died in 1985. He muses on the qualities of lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity in the five that he completed. Brock is a translator and poet. Buy this book

 

 

 

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