Just finished up Annie Duke’s Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts. Overall, Thinking in Bets is a pretty middle of the road business book. It’s good for lots of tactical details around “thinking in bets” and avoiding inherent biases. It doesn’t have an overly compelling narrative. Some of […]
On a sci-fi kick right now. Well, the kick has been on for a while. Fortunately I’ve found two great series: Iain M. Bank’s Culture, and Taylor Anderson’s Destroyermen. Twelve and five books long, respectively. With any luck, these should hold me out a few more weeks…
"And that’s just what he did, until the day six months later when a systems failure caused the Intrepid to plow into a small asteroid, vaporizing the ship and killing everyone on board instantly. […] No, no, I’m just fucking with you. They all lived happily ever after. Seriously." I wish I could say this […]
The new oral tradition. For almost any book, readers have access to a podcast where the author discusses the work and articulates its themes often better than they’re conveyed in writing.
A few days on the beach was exactly what I needed to finish up decompressing. In addition to a few long, hot, and dehydrating runs, I had the chance to get a bit of reading in. The best part is that it has significantly renewed my interests in science and engineering. Steward Brand on the […]
Having no iPod this journey, I’ve relied on a number of books to provoke my thoughts and imagination while stuck in various places, a gnarly dust storm most recently. These are a few I would highly recommend: Natural Capitalism by Paul Hawken, L. Hunter Lovins, and Amory Lovins [Amazon | Google Books] – A testament, […]