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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
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A brutal portrayal of life during trench warfare of WW1 with a narrative driven by a young soldier coming to terms with the meaning of war, patriotism, life and death. A fluid, stunning read and an example of historical fiction at its finest. Spoiler ...more
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Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
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Enjoyable read that is both historical and philosophical. Like Sapiens, Harari spends the first hundred pages or so putting down a solid foundation and then begins a deeper dive into questions about human nature, science, politics and ethics. Thought ...more
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Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
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Impressive summary of intense investigative journalism and a total sham of a company. I found it a bit exhausting to read, despite being well-written, because after a few pages in you know it's going to be a story of deceit, fraud, chaos and all that ...more
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Mao Zedong by Jonathan D. Spence
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A nice introduction to the full life of Mao, a name that's hard not to recognize but one I knew very little about. If you've got an inkling of curiosity about the foundation of the communist party in China and want to learn some about Mao's life, thi ...more
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INSPIRED by Marty Cagan
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Digestible book on recommended practices for establishing good product development culture and execution. Definitely not recommended if you're not interested in product development, but if you are, this one is pretty solid. The first third is a prett ...more
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Black Edge by Sheelah Kolhatkar
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Moderate page turner about insider trading and corruption in the hedge fund billionaire world. I didn't find the character profiles to be very engaging, so by around page 200 of a non-stop summary of blatant corruption and all sorts of fucked up deal ...more
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Success and Luck by Robert H. Frank
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Enjoyable little book to read. Focuses on some discussion around the impact of luck in all matters of success and then pivots into a discussion on progressive consumption tax reform, which is an interesting idea I hadn't studied before. Would recomme ...more
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Success and Luck by Robert H. Frank
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Enjoyable little book to read. Focuses on some discussion around the impact of luck in all matters of success and then pivots into a discussion on progressive consumption tax reform, which is an interesting idea I hadn't studied before. Would recomme ...more
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The Book of Why by Judea Pearl
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Fun and thought-provoking read with lots of examples relating to modern day culture (smoking, climate change, discrimination, etc studies). Though intended for a curious reader, I don't know if I'd recommend it to someone without knowing beforehand t ...more
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Supersizing the Mind by Andy  Clark
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