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Book Rec's?
« on: March 02, 2019, 02:27:46 PM »
Looking for book rec's!

I've exhausted my reading list and looking to add a bunch more stuff.

What have you guys read recently that you loved?

Going to be doing a bunch of book buying this coming week.


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Re: Book Rec's?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2019, 04:35:12 PM »
Books I've read recently that I enjoyed.

"The Coddling of The American Mind" Jonathan Haidt
"The Happiness Hypothesis" Jonathan Haidt
"The Myth of the Rational Voter" Bryan Caplan
"iWoz"
"Christmas Eve, 1914" Charles Olivier
"The Everything Store"
"Thinking in Bets" (but I'm pretty sure it was you who recommended this, so you read it already, if not, it was good)
The 2 "Luna" books by Ian McDonald


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Re: Book Rec's?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2019, 04:39:01 PM »
Books I've read recently that I enjoyed.

"The Coddling of The American Mind" Jonathan Haidt
"The Happiness Hypothesis" Jonathan Haidt
"The Myth of the Rational Voter" Bryan Caplan
"iWoz"
"Christmas Eve, 1914" Charles Olivier
"The Everything Store"
"Thinking in Bets" (but I'm pretty sure it was you who recommended this, so you read it already, if not, it was good)
The 2 "Luna" books by Ian McDonald

Yes, it was me who recommended that to you! Also, I love Haidt. Have you read The Righteous Mind?

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Re: Book Rec's?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2019, 05:53:26 AM »
Books I've read recently that I enjoyed.

"The Coddling of The American Mind" Jonathan Haidt
"The Happiness Hypothesis" Jonathan Haidt
"The Myth of the Rational Voter" Bryan Caplan
"iWoz"
"Christmas Eve, 1914" Charles Olivier
"The Everything Store"
"Thinking in Bets" (but I'm pretty sure it was you who recommended this, so you read it already, if not, it was good)
The 2 "Luna" books by Ian McDonald

Yes, it was me who recommended that to you! Also, I love Haidt. Have you read The Righteous Mind?


I have, I didn't list it here because we've talked about it before so I knew for sure you'd read it.

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Re: Book Rec's?
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2019, 07:11:21 AM »
I am presently reading Guns, Germs and Steel.  Charlie Munger recommendation.

I have recently read and enjoyed- The Undoing Project, Chaos Monkeys and Outsiders by Thorndyke.

Non-business- Clockwork Orange and The Great Gatsby [I am catch up on a few classics that I missed.].
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2019, 09:20:03 AM »
I am presently reading Guns, Germs and Steel.  Charlie Munger recommendation.

I have recently read and enjoyed- The Undoing Project, Chaos Monkeys and Outsiders by Thorndyke.

Non-business- Clockwork Orange and The Great Gatsby [I am catch up on a few classics that I missed.].

I looked up "The Undoing Project" on Amazon and it said "Read for free" with prime.  So I just had that delivered to my Kindle.  Thanks.
I've also never read Clockwork Orange, I'm going to put that on my list as well.

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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2019, 10:36:24 AM »
Undoing Project was fun, nice to know more of the backstory on these people who I've been reading about for years, many good anecdotes. Doesn't replace reading the papers, or at least Thinking Fast and Slow, though.
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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2019, 04:21:03 PM »
Timely thread.  I'm looking for worthwhile hard copy books.  Want to set good example for kids.

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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 12:55:01 AM »
What about Bill Bryson - A short history of nearly everything? Fun read. Bit of science for the kids. I like his writing style though. Just finished 'One summer: America 1927'. Also very enjoyable.
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Re: Book Rec's?
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2019, 06:06:56 AM »
Another 2 books I'll mention which are good reads are Kevin Kelly's "What Technology Wants" and his follow-up "The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future".   He's got an interesting take on the evolutionary process of technology, both how it evolved in the past and where it is likely going.