Kevin Rose

Entrepreneur, Investor

Kevin Rose is a serial entrepreneur and technology investor. He has been featured on the cover of Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, and RedHerring. Kevin was named a "Top 25 Angel Investors" by Bloomberg, "Top 25 Web Celebrities" by Forbes, "Top 35 Innovators" by MIT, and "Top 25 Most Influential People on the Web" by Time and BusinessWeek magazines.

Notable angel investments: Twitter, Square, Foursquare, Nextdoor, Blue Bottle Coffee, Facebook, OMGPOP, Zynga, Chomp, ngmoco, about.me.

Book Recommendations


Exhalation

by Ted Chiang

Fantastic series of short fiction books that are amazing. Highly recommend. So Good.

Kevin Rose, source
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The Wisdom of Crowds

by James Surowiecki

Just because of doing the whole social Internet thing in the early days, I would say Wisdom of Crowds was a big one for me. That meant a lot to me and there are still some great little tidbits in there.

Kevin Rose, source

The Miracle of Mindfulness

by Thich Nhat Hanh

It was the one that really got me into mindfulness and applying it to everyday life. There is a story in there where he talks about washing the dishes to wash the dishes. If you’re thinking about the plum when you’re washing the dishes, when you’re eating the plum you’re going to be thinking about your fucking email or whatever it is. His whole thing is we should be in the moment and focusing on the task at hand, putting our full attention on that, and really living that moment.

Kevin Rose, source

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

by Marie Kondō

Marie Kondo. Yeah, she’s awesome. I listened to her audiobook and one of the things that she says in her audiobook is that “The way that you can depart with something is to realize that it has already taught you its lesson. That lesson may be that it wasn’t for you.”

Kevin Rose, source

The Longevity Diet

by Valter Longo

I was turned onto Dr. Valter Longo’s new book, The Longevity Diet. I had him on my podcast. It’s pretty awesome. There’s a whole chapter on his FMD protocol and what you need to do these 5-day fasts, getting into what it actually is.

Kevin Rose, source