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Seed Money

Think Again

Elon Musk




crude family humor

Bad Blood

the liar of the century

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

a good reminder to be grateful

How to Win Friends and Influence People

one of those cheesey must-reads

The Dark Forest

beautiful minds

Death's End

insanely majestic and fitting finale

The Samurai's Garden


Steve Jobs

the product man


Comic Wars

Marvel's investors, junk bonds, dummy corporations

The Dawn of Everything

buried histories of ancient cultures

The Best of Peter Egan

wholesome motorcycle tales

Paved Paradise


The Good Enough Job

your reward for good work is more work

The Three-body Problem

beautifully humanistic, optimistic sci-fi

The Last Lecture

a long message left by a dad for his kids

Ghost in the Wires

RIP a really cool person


Born Standing Up

sometimes not so funny behind the scenes


overhyped sociology thought candies

Tools for Conviviality

choose technology wisely

Why Fish Don't Exist

the answer is love

Salt Fat Acid Heat

Salt: liberally. Fat: also liberally. Acid: always. Heat: slow.

The Midnight Library

cliche but thoughtful and cozy

Lab Girl

plants, cold pizza, road trips, smelly labmate


Weapons of Math Destruction

mostly apologizing about 2008

The Tipping Point

give it a tap at just the right angle


luck snowballs


good instinct, or coincidence?

The Fine Art of Small Talk

just say it

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

where is Quality?


Clean Code

thanks Uncle Bob!

Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman!

he's pretty cool


The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

worldview of a curious physicist


Dead Poets Society

we love Robin Williams

What Every Body is Saying

check the direction of their feet

Fahrenheit 451

it was a pleasure to burn

The Illustrated Man

fun short stories

Word by Word

art of lexicography

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