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The Half-life of Facts by Samuel Arbesman
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An unfortunate consequence of publishing incentives is that someone with 20-80 pages worth of information has to condense it for a magazine or stretch it for a book.

This feels like the latter case. The idea is interesting and worthwhile, but there's
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David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
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Like every other Gladwell book, it introduces new ideas that fascinate. I'm far from confident he's right about everything, but you'll probably find at least a few new ways to look at things (big fish / small pond vs. small fish / big pond was a favo ...more
Ikigai by Sebastian Marshall
Ikigai
by Sebastian Marshall
read in January, 2014
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Typos and repetition abound but this book contains more fresh advice and solid ideas per page than nearly any other strategy/idea book I've read.
Autobiography of Mark Twain by Mark Twain
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One of my most frequent complaints about movies is that they don't make new ones. Every movie I see is just a remake of one I've seen before.

Books like these ensure a parallel of that claim will never be uttered about their ilk. I've read my share of
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The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt
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I was quite excited to read this book after the Assange published the conversation between him and Schmidt (+ Cohen) on Wikileaks (http://wikileaks.org/Transcript-Meeti...).

Unfortunately, the book is a total disappointment -- few unique or new insigh
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Prime Obsession by John Derbyshire
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Derbyshire does as admirable job conveying the complexity of the Reimann Hypothesis in a way that makes you feel like almost understand what the fuck he is talking about.
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang
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Solid, original, well-written stories and ideas. Gotta get me some more Chiang.

Edit: turns out the guy doesn't write very much. Get on it Chiang!
At Home by Bill Bryson
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A fantastic and fascinating history of everything around you. No one does this style of book better than Bryson.
Quiet by Susan Cain
" You definitely should! I will lend it to you, ask me for it if I don't remember next time I see you. "
The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
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A fascinating story with only moderate execution.
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