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message 1: by William (new)

William Thanks Todd--another great book discovery thanks to you. I haven't counted how many stimulating, informative books I've read based on your Goodreads reviews that I otherwise would not have either known about or read, but it's quite a few. Thank you.

message 2: by Todd (new)

Todd N William wrote: "Thanks Todd--another great book discovery thanks to you."
Thanks for the note, and thanks for the very nice compliment! I hope that you enjoy the book. It’s an interesting way to look at these core algorithms. I’ll be interested to hear what you think. Darian (not sure how to link to him) pointed me to this one.

message 3: by Darian (new)

Darian Onaciu Hi Todd, I've seen your review in my feed on Goodreads and I'm very glad you enjoyed the recommendation.
I think your notes excellently synthesize key points from the book and I'll forward it to several of my colleagues who want to read it.

message 4: by Todd (new)

Todd N Darian wrote: "Hi Todd, I've seen your review in my feed on Goodreads and I'm very glad you enjoyed the recommendation."

Thanks again for the recommendation. I saw that you have recommended two other books for me too! I have a few on my nightstand (and Audible queue) to work through before I can get to those, but I will definitely check them out too. I am really enjoying Ripples In Space-Time about the detection of gravity waves.

message 5: by Darian (new)

Darian Onaciu Todd, you're welcome - I hope you enjoy them.

I'm actually ashamed that I forgot to thank you for the review you wrote for 'Sapiens - a Brief History of Humankind'. It was the reason I picked it up and loved it. I've also read 'Homo Deus' and am currently waiting for Harari's third book.

I also looked up Ripples in Space-Time - and the description sure is interesting - I've marked it in my to read shelf.

I would also like to recommend a book I'm currently listening to (though I highly recommend reading it instead). Although I did not finish it yet, it's one of the best books I've read in my life thus far.

I know this is highly subjective but it's so full of interesting bits and pieces about how we make decisions, how behaviors form and how to better assess people that it's impossible for me not to recommend it.

There are several parts, especially in the beginning, which necessitate rereads in order to absorb the info which makes this book far from an easy read but it's definitely worthwhile.

Although I was planning to read it, I glanced over an awesome and hilarious review which just made me more curious. The reviewer's name is Morgan Blackledge (I recommend reading several of his reviews if you want a good laugh) - at his advice I will also watch the author's lectures on youtube after I listen to the book.

Without further ado I'll link it below - I hope you'll find it as eye-opening as I do. :)

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