It seems like Gladwell has taken some hits recently in the media because some of the theories and conclusions from his older books (, etc.) have been proven to be a bit inaccurate or dated — depending on the source of the criticism — but regardless, I’m…


Growing up as a Jewish kid in the suburbs of Cleveland, I did all the things that “normal”, “regular” Jewish kids did back in the 80’s — I attended Hebrew and Sunday School, got Bar Mitzvah’d, and spent many a Shabbat Friday night listening to my family rail and back…


Whew, what a book. About 100 or so pages too long, but what a book. Ellenberg is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he is a heck of a writer, and he is ALL … ABOUT … GEOMETRY! Like, all about geometry: theorems, charts, graphs, logic…


Being a health and wellness guy, this book was right in my wheelhouse and it was a compelling, interesting, and detailed read by a very astute and smart guy who is incredibly insightful, honest about the “history” of exercise. However, check out these puzzling and paradoxical conclusions (at least from…


I’ve listened to a handful of Walter Isaacson’s podcasts but this is the first of his many incredible books that I’ve been able to sit down and read. He’s truly a magician as a writer, telling the story of the discovery of CRISPR, a gene-editing tool based on a virus…


Years ago I read a book called by Tony Horwitz,and I was immediately hooked on the story of what I perceived to be insane, crazy, delusional Americans dressing up in Confederate garb in the middle of that brutal Southern summer humidity to reenact Civil War…


Yeah, Michael Lewis does it again. Reading his books is a total breeze as he is one of the best storytellers in the world, and in this one he turns the almost incomprehensible COVID-19 pandemic into a simplistic narrative about how it all went down, the people and players behind-the-scenes…


“The history of racist ideas is the history of powerful policy makers erecting racist policies out of self-interest, then producing racist ideas to defend and nationalize the inequitable effects of their policies, while everyday people consume those racist ideas, which in turn sparks ignorance and hate.”

A stunning conclusion to…


An excellent book by one of my favorite athletes, past or present — and one whose career was tragically cut short by life-threatening blood clots in 2015. Bosh was a multiple time all-star with the Toronto Raptors before joining up with LeBron James and Dwayne Wade to form the “Big…


I can’t say that I found this book to be earth shattering, but I did enjoy the stories of individuals, cities, and corporations and how they transformed themselves to “solve problems before they happen”, as Heath puts it on his cover. Health describes his theory of “Upstream” or “Upstreaming”, by…

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I love books, I have a ton of them, and I take notes on all of them. I wanted to share all that I have learned and will continue to learn. I hope you enjoy.

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