Book Recommendations

Below is a list of some books I’ve read over the past month or so that I highly recommended:

  • Factfulness by Hans Rosling:
    • This book argues a positive way to see the world, along with supporting data, which tends to be the opposite of our perceptions through media. A key part of this is that we tend to be less factful because of various instincts.
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama:
    • An intimate and candid look at the life of an incredible and successful person, along with remarkable insights and challenges into the life of a President and their family.
  • Educated by Tara Westover:
    • An amazing memoir of someone escaping a difficult childhood by discovering the importance of an education.
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls:
    • An incredible story, almost unbelievable, of one persons struggles through a shockingly dysfunctional upbringing.
  • Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs:
    • A captivating, honest and sad account of what it was like growing up as Steve Jobs’ long-unacknowledged daughter.
  • Bad Blood by John Carreyrou:
    • An intriguing account of the rise and fall of Silicon Valley Startup Theranos.
  • American Kingpin by Nick Bolton:
    • The amazing story of how the mastermind behind the black market website, the Silk Road, was finally caught.
  • Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harrari:
    • An incredible and intelligent continuation to the fantastic Sapiens, offering what may be in store for us in the future.
  • 21 Lessons For The 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harrari:
    • An engaging exploration of key challenges faced by modern humanity.
  • Mindset by Carol S. Dweck:
    • This book offers some important insights on how to transform a “fixed” mindset to a “growth” mindset in order to help fulfil your potential.
  • World Without Mind by Franklin Foer:
    • An interesting and thought provoking look at the cultural impact of technology, especially at the hands of the big 4 tech companies.
  • Out Of The Wreckage by George Monbiot:
    • A thought provoking view on how to build a better future buy changing politics to one of belonging.
  • Critical Thinking by Jennifer Wilson:
    • A great introduction to the fundamental principles of critical thinking.
  • How To Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan:
    • An entertaining trip through the history of psychedelics and their modern use in medicine.
  • What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami:
    • An enjoyable memoir on running and writing by a fantastic writer.
  • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi:
    • An amazing and moving book, offering some incredible insights and challenging perspectives.

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