Well known story told in a fresh style, which unfortunately still serves a purpose.
Impressive and concerning whistleblower story illustrating the subtleties in developing and producing effective generic drugs.
Thorough expose that goes through a lot, over-indexing on the architecture side.
Life advice packaged as ‘business zen’ but lacking elementary kindness towards others and ‘borrowing’ its title from the more well known Bryan Tracy book.
Nice historical overview, very topical in an era where technology significantly affects the Ukraine war and the power play between the USA and China around Taiwan.
If you look past the author’s boundless Andy Grove adoration, there are some useful lessons to be learnt.
Great overview that brings together different perspectives in a shocking narrative without becoming judgemental.
Impressive collection of inspiring perspectives and variation on bread making.
The writers provide valuable life lessons for individuals, but (unfortunately) do not discuss the broader societal function of protest movements.
A front-row seat to the decline and fall of the (Western) Roman empire.
In capable hands, data governance can actually be made into a sexy topic.
History blessed the author with a pandemic that made his subject even more topical, but unfortunately he could not resist the temptation to make it more a memoir than a biography.
Some basic statistical concepts (regression to the mean, conditional probability) presented with much fanfare are sufficient to marvel marketeers.
The explanation of combining online and offline methods is insightful, though somewhat superficial
Tony Fadell – Build
Shamelessly self-aggrandizing autobiography dressed-up as self-help book for entrepreneurs.
Highly entertaining read with a lot of black humor, but incomplete in its analysis (e.g. of risk of internal conflicts in the USA and likelihood of collaboration between states in Europe).
David van Reybrouk – Against Elections (read in Dutch)
It would be interesting to expand the solution space to include not just random selection of citizens but also modes of participation and collaboration from non-political domains like open source software development.
From an economical perspective, open source software is no different from other content that is published online.
The book proves that those A16Z folks are very good at marketing sauce on not-so-ground-breaking ideas (as described by Sebastian Mallaby)
Charming book with some nice perspectives that preaches to the converted