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Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
4.14
it was amazing
Great book, I got hooked.

I do have a bone to pick with sensationalism. Why is it that HFT which takes incredible technical skill and breaks no laws i
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Oct 28, 2015
Sep 02, 2015
 
The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work
3.84
it was amazing
Scott's surprisingly candid. I really enjoyed his inclusion of one-on-one skype chats and stories of meetups abroad. It was also interesting for me to ...more
Mar 31, 2016
Aug 06, 2015
 
Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator
3.90
it was amazing
You have to ignore frequent points of immaturity considering how young he was. My favorite part is when he explains that blog posts "actually aren't w ...more
Apr 13, 2016
Dec 10, 2014
 
The 4-Hour Workweek
3.87
it was amazing
It's funny, I've dreamed of being a digital nomad since high school. You have to admire Tim's can-do attitude, but most of the tips are optimizations ...more
May 15, 2017
not set
Nov 20, 2013
 
Thinking, Fast and Slow
4.14
it was amazing
I was surprised by his research outcomes. It was fun to imagine myself in situations he describes and see how I too would make an irrational choice.

A
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Feb 08, 2017
Dec 27, 2016
 
High Output Management
4.33
liked it
It's very clear to the point of boredom. It never addresses the morality of human hierarchy, which is out of scope, but I couldn't get passed the disc ...more
Jan 14, 2016
Aug 10, 2015
 
The Sun Also Rises
3.82
liked it
I've never encountered such a matter-of-fact first-person voice in fiction, tho I don't read much fiction. A few lines made me laugh on public transit ...more
Nov 14, 2014
Nov 14, 2014
 
The Book Thief
4.37
really liked it
I found the story quite touching, and original in the sense of using Nazi Germany as the setting for a story instead of also the entire focus of the b ...more
Jan 15, 2009
Aug 02, 2012
 
Outliers: The Story of Success
4.14
it was amazing
He's such a phenomenal writer.

There's a lot of his stories that echo with me. I've practiced thousands of hours starting at age 16 with a lucky inter
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Mar 14, 2016
May 25, 2015
 
More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite
4.02
really liked it
Well-researched and unaffected. It would have been interesting to have more context. 1950 is worlds away from 2000 in terms of capital at play and tec ...more
Mar 27, 2016
Aug 17, 2015
 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3.81
really liked it
One of the best books I've had to read for school. The book was interesting and historically relevant as I was taking US History at the time.
May 16, 2009
Aug 02, 2012
 
The Discourses
4.06
liked it
It's pretty boring. There's a few quotes about leadership and mindset.
May 21, 2017
May 21, 2017
 
Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
4.16
it was amazing
Witty, approachable, insightful. Everyone should read this book.
Aug 04, 2017
Sep 03, 2016
 
Rework
3.94
it was amazing
Read it in one night- couldn't put it down.
Aug 02, 2012
Aug 02, 2012
 
In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam
3.75
it was ok
Interesting to get a peek into the decision-making process of last generation's leaders in Washington. Itll be interesting to see if similar books are ...more
Jul 18, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
 
Group Theory in the Bedroom, and Other Mathematical Diversions
3.81
liked it
It is a collection of very interesting articles, but I got annoyed with all of the introspection Brian adds to the end of each article. Is it so impor ...more
Jul 26, 2012
Aug 02, 2012
 
End the Fed
4.04
really liked it
I’ve had a weird feeling lately the US is no longer prosperous. I never thought about why, but inflationary spending makes a lot of sense.

The problem
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Nov 28, 2017
Nov 27, 2017
 
The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World
3.86
really liked it
I dearly hope Rifkin's view of the future becomes reality as soon as possible. Never have I ever been so excited about the contents of a book. I do ho ...more
Oct 15, 2012
Oct 15, 2012
 
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
4.10
really liked it
The title and recommendations drew me to the book, and I did enjoy it, but it is a story about the emotions involved with non-traditional relationship ...more
Jul 05, 2012
Aug 02, 2012
 
Atlas Shrugged
3.69
really liked it
I absolutely adore her writing style sans philosophical tirade. Lengthy, imaginative, original. She's notorious for extreme views, but the underlying ...more
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
 
Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill
4.15
really liked it
Reads like a textbook, but ends up persuading that modern psychiatry is a farce. I'll save you the time- All medications used to treat mental illness ...more
Jul 11, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
 
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
4.12
it was amazing
Fantastic read. Despite simplistic experiments with sweeping conclusions, I have found evidence of Dan's insights every day since. Informative as well ...more
Jul 18, 2014
Aug 07, 2014
 
Everything Is Bullshit: The greatest scams on Earth revealed
3.44
liked it
Pretty smug tone throughout. The content is interesting but didn't feel new. The highlight is easily the guest chapter by David Raether, and one would ...more
Jan 15, 2015
Jan 15, 2015
 
Test-Driven development by Example
4.06
liked it
Obviously a programming book. It certainly helped me understand the importance of tests, but it could be half as long and achieve something similar. I ...more
Jul 07, 2011
Aug 02, 2012
 
The Infinite Book: A Short Guide to the Boundless, Timeless and Endless
3.90
liked it
If you enjoy abstract theorizing about mathematical concepts and relating them to the human experience in analogies, or just enjoy mathematical theori ...more
Jan 25, 2012
Aug 02, 2012
 
Jane Eyre
4.12
did not like it
Really, really mundane. I had to read it for school, and I would say it could probably be boiled down to about 2 chapters of inconsequential plot deve ...more
Feb 10, 2011
Aug 02, 2012
 
Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle
4.13
it was amazing
Absolutely riveting. It is full of facts and figures but reads like a novel. Just a masterpiece and really one of those books where you incorporate th ...more
Dec 26, 2011
Aug 02, 2012
 
The Math Gene: How Mathematical Thinking Evolved And Why Numbers Are Like Gossip
3.68
really liked it
Quite academic in subject, yet witty and approachable. I'm not sure how I feel about the conclusion that those who excel neglect the difference betwee ...more
Feb 20, 2015
Mar 16, 2015
 
The Great Crash of 1929
3.94
really liked it
Witty and insightful. The patterns and activities in 1929 are happening today in crypto land. It's probably behaviour associated with speculative and ...more
Jan 02, 2018
Dec 27, 2017
 
Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy
3.81
it was ok
Pretty mediocre. Slow writing pace and frequent typos.

The conclusions were mostly obvious. The interesting part to me was quantifying positivity. App
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Nov 23, 2015
Oct 28, 2015
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