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    Daniel Ek

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    Described as Europe’s “greatest digital influencer” by Wired, Spotify founder Daneil Ek had barely started high school in his native Sweden before he was offering to create home pages for clients at vastly reduced rates, using a secret cellphone to manage his burgeoning business. He had a 1957 Fender Stratocaster by the time he was 13, and was a millionaire by 22. Since launching Spotify in 2008, Ek has joined a vaunted club of tech pioneers—Apple, Amazon, Netflix—in disrupting a once-solid business model. Today Spotify represents 43 percent of music subscriptions (versus 20 percent for Apple) and is toying with going public. “Search is now becoming more of a personal assistant, suggesting things to you before you’ve even thought about them,” he told Charlie Rose in 2014. “I hope we can take this technological shift and move it to not just being about listening to music but even about how we create music.”

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    Kehinde Wiley


    Love in the Time of Cholera

    Gabriel García Márquez

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    Gloria Steinem


    Dark Matter

    Robin Morgan

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    Richard Serra


    The Anxiety of Influence, A Theory of Poetry

    Harold Bloom

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    Bill Gates


    The Better Angels of Our Nature

    Steven Pinker

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    Drew Barrymore


    All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

    Robert Fulghum

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    Michael Stipe


    Just Kids

    Patti Smith

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    Isabelle Huppert



    William Shakespeare

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    Kathy Najimy


    Yellow Silk: Erotic Arts and Letters

    edited by Lily Pond and Richard Russo

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    Torbjörn Flygt


    The Wall

    Marlen Haushofer

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