My book notes

Title Author Category Notes
A Fine Mess T.R. Reid Politics-Economics Tax systems
A Short History of China Gordon Kerr History Chinese history
American Generalship Edgar Puryear Leadership Survey of leadership lessons from U.S. Military generals
Atomic Habits James Clear Self Improvement Building better habits and breaking bad ones
Bad Therapy Abigail Shrier Sociology Argument against over-therapy of children
Boyd Robert Coram Biography-Military Biography of John Boyd, fighter pilot
Central Banking 101 Joseph Wang Economics Describes central banking in the modern era
Clear and Simple as the Truth Francis-Noël Thomas, Mark Turner Writing The classical style of writing
Debt David Graeber Social Science A history of debt
Factfulness Hans Rosling Economics Global progress and economics
Fooled by Randomness Nassim Nicholas Taleb Knowledge and Variance
Goliath Matt Stoller Law-Economics Monopolies in the United States post 1900
High Output Management Andy Grove Management Management
How Big Things Get Done Bent Flyvbjerg, Dan Gardner Social Science Project Management
How to Train a Wild Elephant Jan Chozen Bays Philosophy Mindfulness
The Hundred-Year Marathon Michael Pillsbury Global Politics China-hawk view on China’s international strategy
Influence Robert B. Cialdini Psychology
Lifespan Dr. David Sinclair Bioscience Longevity and lifespan
Lying for Money Dan Davies Finance
Meditations Marcus Aurelius Philosophy Stoicism
Never Split the Difference Chris Voss Communication Negotiation
Predictably Irrational Dan Airely Behavioral Economics Decision making and behavioral economics
Prisoners of Geography Tim Marshall Geopolitics How geography shapes nations and geopolitics
Remote David Heinemeier Hanson, Jason Fried Work Advocacy for Remote work
Say Nothing Patrick Radden Keefe Irish History Narrative History of the IRA
Showdown at Gucci Gulch Alan Murray, Jeffery Brinbaum Politics Tax reform act of 1987
Slack Tom DeMarco Management Organizational efficiency and “slack”
Speed and Scale John Doerr, Ryan Panchadsaram Climate Change Overview of solutions to climate change
Strategy Lawrence Freedman Strategy
Stubborn Attachments Tyler Cowen Economics
Superforecasting Philip E. Tetlock, Dan Gardner Behavioral Economics Explores forecasting and those who are exceptional at it
Team of Rivals Doris Kearns Godwin Biography-Politics Biography of Abraham Lincoln
The Carbon Age Eric Roston Climate Change
The Dead Hand David E. Hoffman History Cold war bio-weapons and dead hand project
The Divide Jason Hickel Economics Global Inequality
The Goal Eliyahu M. Glodratt Management Novel on the goal of management and motivation
The Kill Chain Christian Brooze War-Military Modern Warfare and conflict with China
The Power Broker Robert Caro Biography-History Biography of Robert Moses and New York history
The Provos Peter Taylor Irish History History of IRA and Sinn Fein
The Science of Storytelling Will Storr Communication Storytelling
The Storm Before the Storm Mike Duncan History Roman history after peak of the empire but before Caesar
The Viral Underclass Steven Thrasher Social Science Relationship between marginalization and viral outbreaks
These Truths Jill Lepore History One-Volume U.S. History
Thinking in Bets Annie Duke Decision Making Making decisions with imperfect information
Thinking in Systems: A Primer Donella H. Meadows Systems Primer on system thinking
Titan Ron Chernow Biography A Biography of John D. Rockefeller Sr.
Understanding Variation Work Understanding variation in work processes
Viral Matt Ridley, Alina Chan Bioscience Covid-19 Lab Leak Theory
Whiteshift Eric Kaufmann Social Science Demographics change in America
Why We’re Polarized Ezra Klein Politics Polarization in politics

Links to this note