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Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
4.14
really liked it
A very quick read. Michael Lewis is incredibly talented at making complex systems and incentive structures very readable. He also has a knack for pick ...more
Jul 28, 2014
Jun 01, 2014
 
The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
3.95
liked it
Maybe a good primer on the current state of tech for the average reader, but if you follow this stuff closely this book doesn't add all that much to t ...more
Jun 24, 2014
May 30, 2014
 
Absurdistan
3.30
it was ok
A lot of half-formed characters in a story with little direction or purpose. The author seems to think that absurdism is a sufficient stand-in for ins ...more
Jul 20, 2014
Jul 12, 2014
 
Traction: A Startup Guide to Getting Customers
4.16
it was amazing
Practical, current, quick - really a worthwhile read. It's going to sit on my desk for a while.
Nov 15, 2014
Nov 15, 2014
 
Smart and Gets Things Done: Joel Spolsky's Concise Guide to Finding the Best Technical Talent
4.00
liked it
Good, common sense ideas around tech hiring. Helpful, but not brilliant.
Nov 21, 2014
Nov 21, 2014
 
Turkey: A Short History
3.37
it was ok
Just facts. Not much narrative. One of the driest books I've read recently.
not set
Aug 29, 2014
 
Parasites Like Us
3.35
it was ok
Took way too long to develop. Too slow and too small in scope. A mediocre Vonnegut knockoff.

Was really disappointed in this after loving orphan master
...more
Mar 13, 2015
Mar 01, 2015
 
Ficciones
4.46
liked it
Borges has a tendency to obsess over minutiae, which gets tiresome. His worst stories get lost in that. His best stories, however, are sublime. They s ...more
Feb 16, 2015
May 30, 2014
 
The Effortless Experience: Conquering the New Battleground for Customer Loyalty
3.97
liked it
One very strong key concept, rigorously evidenced through empirical studies. A worthwhile skim. Though it was written for more of a big company reader ...more
Feb 21, 2015
Dec 31, 2014
 
Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial: Learn Rails by Example (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series)
4.18
it was amazing
great guide to start learning rails. I now feel like I have a foundation to really start building something of my own.
Jan 2015
Sep 06, 2014
 
Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture
3.80
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May 30, 2014
 
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers
4.16
really liked it
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Jun 27, 2015
May 30, 2014
 
Leaves of Grass
4.12
it was amazing
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May 30, 2014
 
Accidental Empires
4.01
really liked it
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May 30, 2014
 
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
4.18
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May 30, 2014
 
The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood
3.67
liked it
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May 30, 2014
 
Hollywood
4.27
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May 30, 2014
 
Joel on Software
4.10
liked it
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Mar 2016
Sep 29, 2014
 
User Interface Design for Programmers
3.79
liked it
None
Mar 13, 2016
Mar 13, 2016
 
Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age
4.05
really liked it
None
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May 30, 2014
 
The Foundation Trilogy (Foundation, #1-3)
4.40
really liked it
None
Nov 26, 2014
Nov 11, 2014
 
Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage
4.18
really liked it
None
not set
May 30, 2014
 
Letters to a Young Contrarian
4.14
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Mar 14, 2015
 
Code
4.38
really liked it
None
Jul 03, 2016
Jul 03, 2016
 
Trust: The Social Virtue and the Creation of Prosperity
3.92
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not set
May 30, 2014
 
The End of History and the Last Man
3.52
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not set
May 30, 2014
 
Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling High-Tech Products to Mainstream Customers
3.97
liked it
None
Jan 16, 2016
May 30, 2014
 
Inside the Tornado: Strategies for Developing, Leveraging, and Surviving Hypergrowth Markets
3.95
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May 30, 2014
 
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
4.11
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not set
Feb 02, 2016
 
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams
4.15
really liked it
None
Mar 2015
Dec 19, 2014
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