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Fooled by Randomness

• <b>Author:</b> Nassim Nicholas Taleb<p><b>Fooled by Randomness is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are The Black</b> …

On Intelligence

• <b>Author:</b> Jeff Hawkins & Sandra Blakeslee<p><b>From the inventor of the PalmPilot comes a new and compelling theory of intelligence, brain function, and the future of intelligent machines</b><p>Jeff Hawkins, the man who created the PalmPilot, Treo smart phone, and other handheld devices, has reshaped our …

Essentialism

• <b>Author:</b> Greg Mckeown<p><b>INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER</b><p>Have you ever felt the urge to declutter your work life?<p>Do you often find yourself stretched too thin? <br>Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? <br>Are you frequently busy but not productive? <br>Do you feel like …

The Universe

• <b>Author:</b> John Brockman<p>John Brockman brings together the world's best-known physicists and science writers—including Brian Greene, Walter Isaacson, Nobel Prize-winner Frank Wilczek, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Martin Rees—to explain the universe in all wondrous splendor.<p>In The Universe, today's most …

A Beautiful Question

• <b>Author:</b> Frank Wilczek<p><b>Does the universe embody beautiful ideas?</b><p>Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this “beautiful question.” With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. …

The Accidental Universe

• <b>Author:</b> Alan Lightman<p>“Alan Lightman brings a light touch to heavy questions. Here is a book about nesting ospreys, multiple universes, atheism, spiritualism, and the arrow of time. Throughout, Lightman takes us back and forth between ordinary occurrences—old shoes and entropy, sailing far out at …

8 documentaries that will make you smarter about money

The wealthiest, most successful people continually self-educate, which is why most of them spend so much time reading.<p>If the classic finance books don't work for you, there are other ways to get smarter about money.<p>Here, we've compiled eight documentaries that will keep you entertained <i>and</i> teach you …

Away From The Sun

• <b>Author:</b> Jason D. Morrow<p>Waverly holds the vial of red liquid in her hands. She doesn’t know what it is, or why it’s important. But she knows that the mysterious Shadowface wants it, and is willing to do anything to get it.<p>Waverly hides in the settlement of Elkhorn with Ethan, but it seems that …

Antifragile

• <b>Author:</b> Nassim Nicholas Taleb<p><b>Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are Fooled by</b> …

The Art of Deception

• <b>Author:</b> Kevin D. Mitnick and Others<p>The world's most infamous hacker offers an insider's view of the low-tech threats to high-tech security<br>Kevin Mitnick's exploits as a cyber-desperado and fugitive form one of the most exhaustive FBI manhunts in history and have spawned dozens of articles, books, …

The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

• <b>Author:</b> Sam Kean<p>The author of the bestseller <i>The Disappearing Spoon</i> reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories.<p>Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike -- strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents -- …

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

• <b>Author:</b> Thomas S. Kuhn<p>A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still …

Sapiens

• <b>Author:</b> Yuval Noah Harari<p>New York Times Bestseller<p>A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg<p>From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology …

The New Kingmakers

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen O'Grady<p>The New Kingmakers documents the rise of the developer class, and provides strategies for companies to adapt to the new technology landscape. From recruiting to retention, it provides a playbook to work more efficiently and effectively with the most important members of your …

Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Lewis<p>“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes<br>The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to …

To Explain the World

• <b>Author:</b> Steven Weinberg<p>A masterful commentary on the history of science from the Greeks to modern times, by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg—a thought-provoking and important book by one of the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals of our time.<p>In this rich, irreverent, and …

Our Mathematical Universe

• <b>Author:</b> Max Tegmark<p>Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the …

How We'll Live on Mars

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Petranek<p>Award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek says humans will live on Mars by 2027. Now he makes the case that living on Mars is not just plausible, but inevitable.<p>It sounds like science fiction, but Stephen Petranek considers it fact: Within twenty years, humans will live on …

The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes Us Human

• <b>Author:</b> V. S. Ramachandran<p>"A profoundly intriguing and compelling guide to the intricacies of the human brain." —Oliver Sacks<p>In this landmark work, V. S. Ramachandran investigates strange, unforgettable cases—from patients who believe they are dead to sufferers of phantom limb syndrome. With a …

Stuff Matters

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Miodownik<p><b>New York Times Bestseller • New York Times Notable Book 2014 • Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books</b><p><b>“A thrilling account of the modern material world.” —Wall Street Journal</b><p><b>"Miodownik, a materials scientist, explains the history and science behind things</b> …

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

• <b>Author:</b> Charles Wheelan<p>“Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”—San Francisco Chronicle<br>Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political …

How to Create a Mind

• <b>Author:</b> Ray Kurzweil<p><b>The bold futurist and bestselling author explores the limitless potential of reverse-engineering the human brain</b><p>Ray Kurzweil is arguably today’s most influential—and often controversial—futurist. In <i>How to Create a Mind</i>, Kurzweil presents a provocative exploration of the most …

The Joy of x

• <b>Author:</b> Steven Strogatz<p>"Delightful . . . easily digestible chapters include plenty of helpful examples and illustrations. You'll never forget the Pythagorean theorem again!"—<i>Scientific American</i><p>Many people take math in high school and promptly forget much of it. But math plays a part in all of our …

Blue Mind

• <b>Author:</b> Wallace J. Nichols & Céline Cousteau<p>A landmark book by marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols on the remarkable effects of water on our health and well-being.<p>Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In BLUE MIND, Wallace J. Nichols …

Solar System

• <b>Author:</b> Louis Byun<p>From our small world we have gazed upon the cosmic ocean for thousands of years. Ancient astronomers observed points of light that appeared to move among the stars. They called these objects planets, meaning wanderers, and named them after Roman deities -- Jupiter, king of the …

Negotiation Genius

• <b>Author:</b> Deepak Malhotra & Max Bazerman<p>From two leaders in executive education at Harvard Business School, here are the mental habits and proven strategies you need to achieve outstanding results in any negotiation.<p>Whether you’ve “seen it all” or are just starting out, <b>Negotiation Genius</b> will …

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Lewis<p>#1 New York Times Bestseller — With a new Afterword<p>"Guaranteed to make blood boil." —Janet Maslin, New York Times<p>In Michael Lewis's game-changing bestseller, a small group of Wall Street iconoclasts realize that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders. …

How Google Works

• <b>Author:</b> Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg<p><b>Seasoned Google execs Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg provide an insider's guide to Google-from the business history and corporate strategy to developing a new managment philosophy and creating a workplace culture where innovation and creativity …