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Rationality: From AI to Zombies
4.35
it was amazing
Whew, I have finally finished “Rationality: from AI to Zombies” by Eliezer Yudkowsky, which is a collection of his posts from overcomingbias.com and l ...more
Aug 29, 2016
Jul 06, 2016
 
Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas
4.31
it was amazing
When I was in middle school, we had “informatics” classes. I remember that at some point we were shown the Logo environment and were tasked with drawi ...more
Feb 05, 2019
Jan 20, 2019
 
The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business
4.03
it was amazing
There are two kinds of innovations: sustaining and disruptive. Sustaining ones are about improving the product along some dimensions, without making i ...more
Jan 16, 2021
Mar 23, 2018
 
The Great Crash of 1929
3.93
it was amazing
I don't know any economics, but I enjoyed this book a lot (and I think understood most of it) and want to learn macroeconomics now. The writing is gre ...more
Feb 16, 2021
Feb 16, 2021
 
Outside Lies Magic: Regaining History and Awareness in Everyday Places
3.68
really liked it
A beautiful meandering book, it really makes you appreciate the secondary roads, the back alleys, the mundane and unnoticeable parts of our built envi ...more
Jun 18, 2022
Jun 19, 2022
 
The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol 1)
4.36
it was amazing
When I first read about “The Years of Lyndon Johnson” series, I couldn’t understand how it was possible to write a biography in five volumes that woul ...more
Aug 13, 2018
Jul 28, 2018
 
Science, Strategy and War: The Strategic Theory of John Boyd
4.27
really liked it
Very thorough dive into Boyd. The author spends the first half of the book just describing all ideas that inspired Boyd (apparently he looked through ...more
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 19, 2019
 
Bismarck and the German Empire
3.78
liked it
It was hard to read for a history noob like me (though more accessible than the Pflanze's version that I have tried reading before) so one reading was ...more
Mar 2020
Feb 17, 2020
 
The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger
3.83
really liked it

Malcolm McLean's fundamental insight, commonplace today but quite radical in the 195os, was that the shipping industry's buisiness was moving cargo, n
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Aug 07, 2021
 
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
4.23
it was amazing
Disclaimer: I haven’t read many books with business advice, so I do not have anything to compare it with.

That said, I liked “the hard thing about hard
...more
Jul 27, 2018
Jul 17, 2018
 
Means of Ascent (The Years of Lyndon Johnson, #2)
4.23
it was amazing
Obviously, “Means of Ascent” will be compared with “Path to Power”. But the fact that this volume pales in comparison with the first one does not mean ...more
Sep 15, 2018
Sep 08, 2018
 
Endless Frontier: Vannevar Bush, Engineer of the American Century
3.94
liked it
The part after Bush retires was way too long. But it was very interesting to read about his battles with the military, him cutting through the bureauc ...more
Oct 31, 2019
Oct 05, 2019
 
Certain to Win: The Strategy of John Boyd, Applied to Business
4.17
it was amazing
Concise, easy and fun to read, much better than any summary of Boyd's ideas you will find on the web. The advice in the book seems useful and explanat ...more
Mar 13, 2020
Mar 07, 2020
 
Finite and Infinite Games
3.84
liked it
There were some nice ideas. I think I didn't get a large part of it, will have to reread it in a couple of years. Though there is a chance that it is ...more
Sep 28, 2019
Sep 28, 2019
 
Accounting Game: Basic Accounting Fresh from the Lemonade Stand
4.22
really liked it
Perfect book for its goal: a quick intro to basics of accounting. I learned a lot. Filling out a bunch of balance sheets, income and cash flow stateme ...more
Nov 22, 2022
Nov 23, 2022
 
Notes on the Synthesis of Form
4.04
it was amazing
Incredibly thought-provoking and thus enjoyable. Fun to spot the sprouts of Alexander's later works here. ...more
Nov 2021
Dec 19, 2021
 
Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
3.84
it was amazing
I am quite an introvert, and this book raised the value I put on connecting with other people, not only because it anecdotally shows how helpful such ...more
Aug 21, 2018
Apr 27, 2018
 
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life
4.05
really liked it
A collection of useful thoughts on what you need to do to achieve more in your life, mostly from the author’s experience. Many ideas and tricks were e ...more
Aug 27, 2018
May 01, 2018
 
The Dark Forest (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, #2)
4.41
really liked it
Got bored of the space arc in the middle, but the book picked up steam afterward and the ending was great! Loved the dark forest theory (don't google ...more
Dec 27, 2019
Sep 29, 2019
 
Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs
4.07
really liked it
Short, light and fun book with some interesting insights from Apple's processes. Enjoyed it! ...more
Dec 23, 2019
Oct 23, 2019
 
On Intelligence
4.12
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Jun 06, 2018
 
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
4.19
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May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022
 
Probabilistic Reasoning in Intelligent Systems: Networks of Plausible Inference
4.28
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Aug 31, 2016
 
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
4.00
really liked it
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Sep 06, 2015
Sep 25, 2015
 
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
4.09
really liked it
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Mar 08, 2018
Aug 31, 2016
 
The Radicalism of the American Revolution
4.08
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Jun 18, 2018
 
The Design of Everyday Things
4.16
really liked it
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Feb 06, 2018
Jan 29, 2018
 
Envisioning Information
4.23
really liked it
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May 2018
Apr 20, 2018
 
Visual Explanations
4.29
really liked it
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Nov 28, 2018
Nov 24, 2018
 
Theory of Fun for Game Design
3.93
it was amazing
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Dec 25, 2021
Dec 25, 2021
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