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Thirteen Fun Picks From Our CEOs During Social Distancing

Each week here at Infinite Energy, our co-CEOs, Darin and Rich, hold remote video fireside chats. It’s their way of keeping us all up to date and in the loop about what’s going on with the company while we’re working from home—we began working remotely in mid-March because of COVID-19.

These chats are something we all look forward to. Darin’s work-from-home beard gets longer each time we see him on our computer screens. And none of us knew that Rich’s cat, Bora—often seen by webcam on the back of his office chair—had so many cute cat outfits.

On top of all the important information they provide, Rich and Darin are sometimes asked in a Q&A at the end to provide their favorite quarantine picks for shows, movies and books. We thought it would be fun to share some of their suggestions. Enjoy.

Movies

Moon:
A 2009 science fiction film, “Moon” follows the life of character Sam Bell, who mines helium-3 on the far side of the moon with his Artificial Intelligence companion, GERTY. Talk about social distancing!

What We do in the Shadows:
This 2014 mockumentary chronicles the adventures or four vampires who’ve lived together for centuries on Staten Island. It’s kind of like the horror genre’s version of “Spinal Tap.”

Memento:
This 2000 psychological thriller details the life Leonard Shelby, a man who suffers from a condition that won’t let him remember anything beyond 15 minutes as he tries to uncover the identity of his wife’s killer.

Shows

Altered Carbon (Netflix):
In the future, death isn’t inevitable, not when you can transfer your consciousness to another human body. That’s the premise of “Altered Carbon,” a two-season science fiction series featuring ex-soldier-turned-investigator Takeshi Kovacs. Hundreds of years in the future, Kovacs has had his essence transferred to another body as he quests to solve his own murder—and find true love.

Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates (Netflix):
Step inside the mind of one of the modern era’s most influential personalities, former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, in this three-part series where you’ll discover his motivations to make the world a better place.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (Netflix):
Take a walk on the wild side with this captivating series on the real-life drama that unfolds at some of America’s big cat sanctuaries.

The Men Who Built America (Amazon Prime):
Known by some as America’s robber barons, discover more about the men who pioneered our country’s industrial age in this four-part series originally broadcast on the History Channel.

True Detective—Season 1 (HBO):
In one of their finest acting performances to date, actors Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey play detectives seeking to solve a gruesome 1995 murder in Louisiana.

Books

The Way of Kings:
The first book in three-part fantasy series by Brandon Sanderson, “The Way of Kings” mainly chronicles the life of Kaladin, a soldier caught in a war between his people and a race called the Parshendi. The book also follows the stories of a prince named Dalinar, who is trying to uncover the cause of the war, and a young woman named Shallan, who is focused on saving her family from financial ruin.

The Three-Body Problem:
“The Three-Body Problem” is a three-part science fiction series by Liu Cixin set in the near future. The first book follows two scientists, Ye Wengi and Wang Miao, as they uncover a cosmic conspiracy and what it means for humanity when faced with the classic science fiction question: Who are we in the face of an extra-terrestrial intelligence?

Shantaram:
Author Gregory David Roberts’ novel “Shantaram” reveals the story of Lin, an escaped convict who searches for meaning while running a clinic for the poor in the slums of Bombay amid the seedy underworld of the mafia.

Steve Jobs:
In this authorized biography by Walter Isaacson, you’ll get a close look—warts and all—at the man who created Apple and some of the most important technology products the world has ever seen.

Snowball: Warren Buffet and the Business of Life:
Alice Shroeder’s unauthorized biography offers a detailed glimpse into the complex and unorthodox life of one of the world’s wealthiest investors, Warren Buffet

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