Whenever I finish an interesting book, I force myself to write a summary of it here. These are often meant for myself (as I find the exercise invaluable for connecting concepts and themes) and for sharing book recommendations with friends. Historically I've used the Goodreads platform but find it a bit too vain.
< this page is under construction, more to come soon - May 2019 >
Weapons of Math Destruction (February 2019)
A popular, but in my opinion fundamentally flawed, warning about mathematical modeling.
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon (November 2018)
An insightful look into one of today's most influential companies and the relentless founder behind it.
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE (November 2018)
An exciting story, a tale of adventure as a young man seeks to find his true calling, scraps together a company around it, then reaches for ever greater heights.
Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
Journalist Sebastian Junger's inquiry into the country's growing problems with depression, political polarization, and lack of community.
Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
A biography of the man diving headfirst into humanity's most difficult challenges.
Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla
David Kilcullen is a counterinsurgency expert who has served in advisory roles for the Department of Defense, NATO, and the White House. This book, published in 2013, is an exploration into the future of counterinsurgency strategy and conflict studies more broadly.