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Finance

Flash Boys Summary

Flash Boys is one of the most interesting books I have read in recent times. It looks at the rise of high-frequency trading in Wall Street and whether the stock market was rigged. I had a limited understanding of the stock market before the reading book, despite investing in stocks by myself, but what I […]

Sports

The Sports Gene Summary

The Sports Gene is a fascinating look at how our genetics and environment impact our sporting ability or lack of it. Even if you’re not a sports fan it’s worth reading. You will learn a lot about our genetic code influences our lives, but also how your environment is a factor too. The author, David […]

Philosophy

Fear and Trembling Summary

Fear and Trembling is one of the most famous works by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard. It looks at how Abraham dealt with the realisation that he would have to sacrifice his son to please and what this means for those who wish to pursue faith. Kierkegaard asserts that Abraham had a choice in the […]

Science

Brief Answers To The Big Questions summary

Stephen Hawking was one of the most important figures of recent times. His death in 2018 was a significant loss to humanity and his insights into science as a whole will be greatly missed. His last book before his death, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, is a short but illuminating look into some of […]

Politics

Homage to Catalonia Summary

Homage to Catalonia is George Orwell’s account of his time fighting in the Spanish Civil War. It is perhaps the best primary account of the war in the English language. Orwell’s account drives home the reality of war, which is that a lot of it is mundane. We expect fantastic battles due to the overexposure […]

Entrepreneurship

The Tipping Point Summary

The Tipping Point is an intriguing book that looks at how ideas spread like epidemics and what causes them to do so. Malcolm Gladwell weaves an intriguing narrative as we explore the necessary parameters for ideas to reach a tipping point and become mainstream. If you’re a marketer or looking to start a career in […]

Politics

How Democracies Die Summary

How Democracies Die is an interesting look at how democracies can be subverted from within. We often think democracies are overthrown, but the truth is that they are often broken from within. Democracies are susceptible to being turned into authoritarian states. As the book shows, it happened in Peru, Chile and is currently happening in […]

Science

13 Things That Don’t Make Sense Summary

I love science. I love the fact that there is so much to learn and that new discoveries lead to more questions, which will lead to more discoveries. If you love science as much as me, then 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense written by the brilliant Michael Brooks is one you should read. The […]

Politics

The Shock Doctrine Summary

The Shock Doctrine is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. The book looks at the history of shock therapy and how it dovetails with disaster capitalism to subvert the democratic wishes of the population. It’s safe to say that this book blew my mind. I was vaguely aware of some of […]

Science

The Uninhabitable Earth Summary

The Uninhabitable Earth is one of the starkest books I have read in a long time. It details how climate change could affect the world if warming is not brought under control. It’s a sobering book that does not pull any punches in regards to what happens f we don’t take this threat seriously. In […]