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Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread— The Lessons from a New Science
3.55
it was ok
This very well written book contains great ideas that not only are interesting in theory, but very promising if applied to society, as the experiments ...more
Aug 04, 2014
Jan 29, 2014
 
Time Travel: A History
3.58
really liked it
Beautifully written essay, a flow of thought exuberant in clever ideas and witt quotes (“Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I ...more
Oct 14, 2016
Oct 11, 2016
 
The Systems View of Life
4.36
really liked it
suffice to say that this book is a total outlier in terms of number of tags I used; most of my books have 2-5 tags, this one has got 14!: ...more
Oct 13, 2014
Sep 24, 2014
 
Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People
3.57
it was amazing
Stephen Wolfram didn't want to wait until some journalist write a book about how his work extends or even completes the work of past luminaries. So he ...more
Jul 24, 2016
Jul 16, 2016
 
The Age of Sustainable Development
4.23
it was amazing
This is an essential book for any citizen that wants to understand present and future challenges for humanity. We live in an extremely critical ...more
May 27, 2015
May 18, 2015
 
Distant Reading
3.87
it was amazing
This book is made of 10 essays that attack, from different angles, issues that obsess the author:

- the existence of a 'world literature', as a huge
...more
Jul 2013
Jul 20, 2013
 
The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories
3.82
it was amazing
This book is actually many things:

- An introduction to the seven basic plots and their many associated archetypes that work in combination.

- A
...more
Feb 26, 2015
Dec 13, 2014
 
The Universe: Leading Scientists Explore the Origin, Mysteries, and Future of the Cosmos
3.97
it was amazing
It's said (several times in this book) that Cosmology is living a golden time. Indeed this collection of texts mentions huge ideas and changes that ...more
Feb 18, 2015
Jul 15, 2014
 
Adventures of a Computational Explorer
3.84
really liked it
This is a book from Steve about Steve. You have to be very interested in Wolfram the company, its software, its vision, and the man itself, to be able ...more
Sep 19, 2019
Sep 06, 2019
 
The Discovery of Insulin
4.02
really liked it
By most conventional standards it's a 5 stars book, not doubt. I downgraded to 4 for the way it overlooks the animal issue. Lots of dogs and other ...more
Mar 09, 2019
Mar 06, 2019
 
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
4.44
it was amazing
Anyone older than 14 should read this book.
Mar 31, 2015
Feb 17, 2015
 
The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions
2.92
liked it

So far, published books about information visualization focused on the design results and gavefew or none insight about how visualizations are
...more
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 20, 2014
 
Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man
3.41
really liked it
Harnessed, and The Vision Revolution –Mark Changizi previous book–, present altogether radically new explanations for how vision (color, pattern ...more
Jan 2015
Nov 21, 2013
 
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
4.17
liked it
Being a successful business person doesn't make you necessarily a wise woman or man. Thiel spent some time reading and finding out cultivated ...more
Oct 07, 2014
Oct 01, 2014
 
A Crude Look at the Whole: The Science of Complex Systems in Business, Life, and Society
3.72
it was amazing
In truth, a book with this title should have more than 500 pages. Complexity Sciences being so rich, nurtured by so many contributions coming from all ...more
Jan 09, 2016
Jan 01, 2016
 
Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: With Applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering
4.32
it was amazing
I'm just starting the book, but I already know this is a . This book is a window to Nature. The ratio between deepness and accessibility is amazing, ...more
May 12, 2015
Jan 30, 2015
 
Problem Solving 101: A Simple Book for Smart People
4.08
it was amazing
First book I ever tag with as [business] and [kids]! (…and [data]) It's actually a sort of pre-introduction to data science.
May 13, 2017
Apr 06, 2017
 
The Manuscript Found in Saragossa
4.14
it was amazing
Awsesome, sui generis, book, its structure and social landscape is complex and intrincate; let me just share some quotes:

"All the gypsy’s stories
...more
Jan 2013
Aug 10, 2013
 
Why Information Grows: The Evolution of Order, from Atoms to Economies
3.98
really liked it
This is a wonderful book. The way it introduces information and entropy is refreshing and clear. I don't think I ever read such an intuitive ...more
Jul 10, 2015
Jul 02, 2015
 
The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics (Theoretical Minimum #1)
4.11
really liked it
This is not a book to be read in 4 days (I read this book in 4 days).
Dec 11, 2015
Feb 14, 2015
 
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
4.07
really liked it
This is a fascinating book that explains with great clarity no less than 9 versions of multiverses. Each of these are mind-expanding (or mind-folding, ...more
Feb 12, 2018
Nov 10, 2016
 
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
3.87
liked it
It's very difficult to follow along, let alone enjoy, a book devoted to all the consequences, and how humans could react to them, of an AI that ...more
Mar 20, 2018
Aug 14, 2014
 
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
4.14
it was amazing
This is a book without an end, one most follow the several stories in current development. It narrates a crisis that's happening right now, and the ...more
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 16, 2014
 
Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality
4.22
it was amazing
Experiments and their -sometimes astonishing or even confusing– results are the true doors to physics, and they should precede interpretations and ...more
Oct 29, 2018
Oct 16, 2018
 
Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong - and What You Really Need to Know
4.31
it was amazing
I have little chances to get pregnant (I'm a man). And yet I found this book deeply interesting, informing and practical. The author presents a ...more
Jan 04, 2016
Dec 16, 2015
 
Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow
4.27
it was amazing
the last chapter alone, dataism, worth the 5 of the book ...more
Jul 2017
Nov 01, 2016
 
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
4.52
it was amazing
This book is a tool to add healthy years to your life.
Mar 06, 2017
Mar 06, 2017
Mar 04, 2017
not set
Feb 06, 2017
 
Metaphors We Live By
4.10
it was amazing
metaphors do not decorate language, they structure it.
Apr 28, 2014
Mar 26, 2014
 
Multiple Correspondence Analysis: 163 (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences)
4.00
it was amazing
This beautiful book also serves the purpose of being a great introduction to cultural analytics through a specific methodology. MCA is versatile, rich ...more
May 27, 2014
May 22, 2014
 
Ready Player One (Ready Player One, #1)
4.27
it was amazing
fun
Nov 22, 2016
Aug 25, 2016
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