Books

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The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement

This book is very critical of the way (some) Americans lead their lives. The main thesis is the "American culture encourages self-admiration with the belief...

The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver

The theme of the book is that we often face temptations to see a signal in a stream of noise -- we are built to see...

The Everything Store by Brad Stone

Without making a rigorous calculation, I've felt that Amazon probably had a bigger impact on my life than Apple, so I was eager to learn more...

David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

The plan was for the first book in 2014 to not be about economics... but Gladwell had to include a section about the (non)effects of...

The Center Holds by Jonathan Alter

This book collects a bunch of stories that don't seem to be well known and it is also a nice reminder of some of the absurd...

Double Down by Halperin and Heilemann

The description of the GOP convention was a quite a page-turner. The book made me want to watch Christie's speech, which I did not do in...

Favorite books: 2012

My three favorite books this year were: With products of this kind (and with appropriately high expectations), I promise to read all future books written by...

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