4.12.2018

Recommended Reads, 29th in a Quarterly Series

Stuff I read recently that I would recommend:


Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World (Grant).  Love how Grant probes how innovation happens.

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? (Diamond).  So interesting to look back in order to project forward when it comes to how we as humans organize around issues of resources, conflict, and governance.

First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies (Brower).  Our first ladies were truly gems, icons, and forces in our nation's history.

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama (Garrow).  A sprawling, sometimes flattering and sometimes unsparing account of the making of our 44th president.

Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court (Abdul-Jabbar).  Love this angle on Coach Wooden and on Kareem's relationship with him over the years.

168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think (Vanderkam).  Big takeaway: it's not cutting down hours, it's making sure you use them in ways that give you life.


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