Great biography of a great man.
Though it is very long and VERY detailed, at times too detailed, it is likely that Lincoln, the man of facts and details would have liked it. It starts very slowly and takes time to get into the story, but again, it was probably very typical of Lincoln to be this way.
Taleb elaborates very clearly much of the absurdity of our systems, making sense in all the noise and offers a clear path for how to judge things on a fragile to anti-fragile scale. The explanations are both intuitive and to some extent mathematical, but all in a very clear way.
While Taleb is "firing in all directions" which may seem to offensive to some, he avoids the modern illness of politically correct and talks about the banking system, political systems, science and scientists, pharma and medicine and much more in a very direct way, without hinting or playing games.
An important book.
Very important information for anyone dealing with the big Blue. As always, I believe there is another side to the story, and in some parts I can see how what he claims is merely an opinion or point of view, as good as any, but some of the harsh statements seem very solid and disturbing.
As the nature of such books is that they mostly analyze the past data, and do not have present data at hand, my only hope is that things are actually changing in IBM, for the better.
Excellent book. Amazing story. There is a lot to learn from it. Highly recommended for managers.
This is not so much about Google's history as about what works in what they do. Without a doubt there is a lot to learn from these guys. Highly recommended.
It is a great read if you are into running and taking care of your body. Even if you are not extreme like Jurek (an I am certainly not) there is a lot that can be learned from this book and from this person.
I could not wait for my next run so that I can put on my earphones and continue listening...
The narration did not seem to convey Jurek's attitude. I felt a dissonance between the tone of the narrator which is often rough and the text which though without self-pity, doesn't seem to have that roughness.
I was always a bit scheptical about the theory of evolution.
This book goes methodically through the different aspects of the theory and the different claims against it, melting one by one.
Coyne does a great job explaining evolution and brings a lot of evidence from various sciences.
The only thing it does not explain in a sufficient way is the mathematical aspect which is only touched upon lightly.
The narration is generally very good, however, the narrator treats the creationists with contemps which does not fit the empathic writing of Coyle.
All in all - a very interesting book, well written.
Pimsleur have got it down to pure science.
The method works.
Just keep going and you will improve!
Kahneman explains the leading edge research in simple and beautiful language.
The narration is simply excellent and the feeling is that Kahneman himself reads the book (and enjoys every moment).
I had a lot of fund and learned a lot and it is comforting to see that psychology is finally getting in touch with reality.
Drucker zooms out of the day to day management challenges to review where this world is going. Very broad. Not centralizing just on business management.
Important information and points of view for any manager and any individual living at this historic time.
Yunus' theory bridges the gap between old capitalism, based on 19th century view of man as a rational profit making machine, to what science now knows about how we really work and about the damages of the old approach.
Yunus offers a real hope to establish a different type of economy with better fulfillment and joy to all, without getting carried to socialistic dreams, but rather in a very practical way.
Many questions still remain open, but this is the beginning of the road.
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