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The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian
by Andy Weir (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2015
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The best novel I have read in years.
Stillwell and the American experience in China by Barbara Tucman
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The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
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Who Controls the Internet? by Jack L. Goldsmith
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The Filter Bubble by Eli Pariser
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Old Man's War by John Scalzi
Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)
by John Scalzi (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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great romp

Nice surprising escapist vaguely heinleinesque space adventure. Loved it.

Hope the sequels are as good as the original. Well done, Scalzi.
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Women by Charles Bukowski
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The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida
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Chuck Palahniuk
“You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

Ben Horowitz
“Every time I read a management or self-help book, I find myself saying, “That’s fine, but that wasn’t really the hard thing about the situation.” The hard thing isn’t setting a big, hairy, audacious goal. The hard thing is laying people off when you miss the big goal. The hard thing isn’t hiring great people. The hard thing is when those “great people” develop a sense of entitlement and start demanding unreasonable things. The hard thing isn’t setting up an organizational chart. The hard thing is getting people to communicate within the organization that you just designed. The hard thing isn’t dreaming big. The hard thing is waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat when the dream turns into a nightmare.”
Ben Horowitz, The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

“I feel as if I am living in a time of mass hysteria where it is very hard to get people to ask the simplest, most common-sense questions like: “Say, how did you board a plane to Moscow or plan to go to Cuba without showing pre-ordered visas, which you must obtain as an American to enter these countries?”
Catherine A. Fitzpatrick, Privacy for Me and Not for Thee: The Movement for Invincible Personal Encryption, Radical State Transparency, and the Snowden Hack

“School is often based not on problem solving, which perforce involves actions and goals, but on learning information, facts, and formulas that one has read about in texts or heard about in lectures. It is not surprising, then, that research has long shown that a student’s doing well in school, in terms of grades and tests, does not correlate with being able to solve problems in the areas in which the student has been taught (e.g., math, civics, physics).”
James Paul Gee, The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning

“Global warming, environmental degradation, global flows of economic speculation and risk taking, overpopulation, global debt, new viruses, terrorism and warfare, and political polarization are killing us. Dealing with big questions takes a long-term view, cooperation, delayed gratification, and deep learning that crosses traditional silos of knowledge production. All of these are in short supply today. In the United States and much of the developed world, decisions are based on short-term interests and gain (e.g., stock prices or election cycles), as well as pandering to ignorance. Such decisions make the world worse, not better, and bring Armageddon ever closer.”
James Paul Gee, The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning

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