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The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail - But Some Don't
3.97
really liked it
One of the best social psychology books I've read. The author is famous for his calls in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, but has a broad bas ...more
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
 
Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics
4.16
really liked it
Essentially a biography of Thaler and behavioral science and economics.
My takeaways from the book include:
1. I'm glad that behavioral science and ec
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Dec 15, 2015
Dec 15, 2015
 
Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending
3.66
really liked it
A good social psychology book for anyone interested in studies that explore the intersection of happiness and money. The conclusions were interesting ...more
Sep 23, 2014
Sep 23, 2014
 
Belief: Readings on the Reason for Faith
3.87
really liked it
Dr. Collins states in the introduction: "The increasingly secular Western world seems to be loosing touch with the long history of intellectual argume ...more
Sep 25, 2014
Sep 25, 2014
 
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
4.10
it was amazing
Perfectly delivered on the promise of a soup-to-nuts overview of Amazon, it's founder and it's history.

It was fascinating to see what force of will i
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Mar 10, 2014
Mar 10, 2014
 
Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization
4.08
liked it
This is a book about the history of the Byzantine empire. It's just okay.

I bought it because I wanted to learn more about the forces that created the
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Jul 31, 2014
Jul 31, 2014
 
Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong
3.60
really liked it
Do you get in a funk reading or watching the news? Just read this book and your optimism swagger will come right back.

The good NEW days are here. Jus
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Jul 05, 2014
Jul 05, 2014
 
30-Second Quantum Theory: The 50 most important thought-provoking quantum concepts, each explained in half a minute
3.92
really liked it
A birthday present book that I really enjoyed. I caught a glimpse into a weird world with this book, but feel smarter. Although I doubt I really under ...more
Nov 10, 2017
Nov 10, 2017
 
The Wright Brothers
4.14
it was amazing
Fantastic biography of the family that invented the airplane. I've been to Kittyhawk, and have seen at least 4 replicas of the Wright Flier that I can ...more
Jun 05, 2015
Jun 05, 2015
 
Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It
4.05
really liked it
The answer is: because we eat too many simple carbohydrates. Breads, pastas, treats and anything with sugar added. Basically everything I love.

This i
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Dec 09, 2012
Dec 09, 2012
 
Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945
4.02
liked it
I've seen and read a lot about WWII from the US perspective, but didn't know much about the Soviet experience. When I lived in Russia, each city - no ...more
Apr 08, 2012
Apr 08, 2012
 
The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
4.18
it was amazing
This was a tough, but good book to get through. It deals with the divides in politics and religion, and why people seem to be so dogmatic in their bel ...more
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
 
A Brief History of Time
4.14
really liked it
Excellent, excellent book. If you like science at all, I would recommend this book. Reading this reminded me of my favorite class as a Freshman that I ...more
Nov 2010
Nov 01, 2010
 
The First National Bank of Dad: The Best Way to Teach Kids About Money
3.92
it was amazing
A combination parenting/personal finance book that is heavy on practical advice. The vast majority of the book rang true for me, both in terms of pers ...more
Aug 16, 2012
Aug 16, 2012
 
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
3.99
liked it
Lots of critical acclaim for this book, which should have given me a clue that it wouldn't be as good as I hoped.

A good history of the financial cris
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Sep 27, 2013
Sep 27, 2013
 
Steve Jobs
4.11
it was amazing
I put off reading this book mostly because everyone and their dog was reading it a few months ago. I'm glad I finally picked it up.

My one tangential
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Jul 02, 2012
Jul 02, 2012
 
The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
3.83
it was amazing
I can't recommend this book highly enough.

Francis Collins is the person who was in charge of the Genome Project, and successfully mapped the first fu
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Apr 13, 2012
Apr 13, 2012
 
The Confession
3.82
liked it
Have been and still am a John Grisham fan. I disagree vehemently with him on the topic of this book (capital punishment) but enjoyed it nonetheless.

T
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Jul 31, 2011
Jul 31, 2011
 
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
3.82
it was ok
I know what you're thinking: "What? Two stars for a Dan Brown book??"

Yep.

Not his best effort. I found this to be my least favorite, by far. And I eve
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May 29, 2013
May 29, 2013
 
Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World
4.01
really liked it
I had only a passing familiarity with Genghis Khan before this book, and picked it up solely because I wanted to read a history book and it had lots o ...more
Jun 11, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
 
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
4.03
it was amazing
This is a fantastic book that is useful in so many areas in life. Need to motivate a coworker or direct to make a difficult change? Feel a need after ...more
May 07, 2010
May 07, 2010
 
Atlas Shrugged
3.68
it was amazing
Word to the wise: do NOT listen to this one in audio format. 60+ hours is a looooong time to listen to one voice.

This was my first time through this
...more
Jul 21, 2013
Jul 21, 2013
 
The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football
3.98
really liked it
Very good book for casual football fans like me. It delves deep into topics like recruiting, boosters, the Gameday crew, and how coaches are chosen. I ...more
Oct 22, 2013
Oct 22, 2013
 
Leap of Faith: Confronting the Origins of the Book of Mormon
3.82
it was amazing
A book by senator Bob Bennett about the Book of Mormon? I put it as one of the 10 best I've read in the last year. Apparently when Bennett worked for ...more
Jan 08, 2012
Jan 08, 2012
 
Passionate Marriage: Love, Sex, and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships
4.13
really liked it
I enjoyed this book about how to improve one's marriage. The book concentrates on intimacy, and as a result is explicit at times. Not in a gratuitous ...more
Aug 05, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
 
Rich Dad's Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money
3.97
it was ok
Gift from Sid. Like so many of his other books, there are kernels of truth amongst the crap. Without the knowledge of several dozen other finance book ...more
Jul 31, 2011
Jul 31, 2011
 
Ponzi Supernova
3.50
liked it
High production value audiobook with actual taped interviews with Madoff and some of his co-conspirators. A case study in the ability of the human bra ...more
May 10, 2017
May 10, 2017
 
Armada
3.50
liked it
Probably ruined by the high expectations of "Ready Player One." Still a fun read, just not anything amazing.
May 27, 2017
May 27, 2017
 
A Passion for Leadership: Lessons on Change and Reform from Fifty Years of Public Service
4.03
really liked it
Exceptionally well written book about leadership in positions of responsibility in (mostly) government. I didn't know that Gates was DCI for a number ...more
Mar 02, 2016
Mar 02, 2016
 
The Wizard of Lies
3.94
liked it
Exhaustively researched book about Bernie Madoff. It was mostly interesting, but a bit tedious at times.
It sounds like it came down to this:
- Madoff
...more
Aug 23, 2014
Aug 23, 2014
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