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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 experience 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 […]

Politics

Prisoners of Geography Summary

Have you ever wondered why the USA is a global superpower? Are you intrigued about how Europe is the most prosperous area on the planet? Or why Putin is so obsessed with Crimea? Well, Prisoners of Geography is the book for you. It delves into the world of geopolitics and explains how the constraints of […]

History

Ghosts of Spain Summary

This Ghosts of Spain summary takes a look at a book that goes into depth about the country’s recent history which includes the Civil war and the reign of General Franco. I lived in Spain for two years from 2015 to 2017. It’s a fantastic, diverse and interesting country and it was an experience that […]

Novels

Jurassic Park Summary

Jurassic Park is one of the most famous films ever made. Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster was a groundbreaking film when it was released. But, what is lesser-known is that the film was based on a novel by Michael Crichton. For anyone that has been living under a rock for the past twenty years, Jurassic Park is […]