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Adam Ozimek is a senior economist at Moody's Analytics. He is responsible for the Moody's Analytics U.S. demographics forecasts, including population, immigration and household formation. Prior to joining Moody's Analytics, Adam was director of research for Econsult Solutions, an economics consulting company.
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How to Identify Energizers, Creatives, and Winners Around the World
Tyler Cowen, Daniel Gross - 2022-05-17
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The art and science of talent search: how to spot, assess, woo, and retain highly talented people.How do you find talent with a creative spark? To what extent can you predict human creativity, or is human creativity something irreducible before our eyes, perhaps to be spotted or glimpsed by intuition, but unique each time it appears?Obsessed with t...
Adam Ozimek
Enjoying @tylercowen and @danielgross book, but while it is ostensibly written about how to judge the talent of others, it feels like that is a way to smuggle in a book about understanding our own talent. Or maybe I am just self obsessed.      source
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Yesterday's Tomorrows
Past Visions of the American Future
Joseph J. Corn, Brian Horrigan - 1996-05-15 (first published in 1984)
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Enormous skyscrapers will house residents and workers who happily go "for weeks" without setting foot on the ground. Streamlined, "hurricane-proof" houses will pivot on their foundations like weather vanes. The family car will turn into an airplane so easily that "a woman can do it in five minutes." Our wars will be fought by robots. And our living...
Adam Ozimek
Corn and Horrigan’s beautiful book about past views of the future is a nice corrective. You would not read this book and think “wow, our views of the future have been universally too pessimistic”      source
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The Chip
How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution
T. R. Reid - 2001-10-09 (first published in 1984)
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Barely fifty years ago a computer was a gargantuan, vastly expensive thing that only a handful of scientists had ever seen. The world's brightest engineers were stymied in their quest to make these machines small and affordable until the solution finally came from two ingenious young Americans. Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce hit upon the stunning disc...
Adam Ozimek
@mattyglesias This is a great book tying computing history back to the earliest inventions and knowledge, including basic understanding of electrons. Which gives you some of the pre history      source
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The Idea Factory
Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
Jon Gertner - 2013-02-26 (first published in 2012)
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From its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, Bell Labs-officially, the research and development wing of AT&T-was the biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world. From the transistor to the laser, from digital communications to cellular telephony, it's hard to find an aspect of modern life that hasn't bee...
Adam Ozimek
@EconDerek Excellent book and would welcome another like that      source
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One Billion Americans
The Case for Thinking Bigger
Matthew Yglesias - 2020-09-15
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What would actually make America great: more people. If the most challenging crisis in living memory has shown us anything, it's that America has lost the will and the means to lead. We can't compete with the huge population clusters of the global marketplace by keeping our population static or letting it diminish, or with our crumbling transit and...
Adam Ozimek
Finally finished One Billion Americans. Amazing, big, bold, beautiful book. I don’t endorse every policy but that’s not the point. The point is we need to think bigger (population), and that is correct.      source
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My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling
Bret Hart - 2008-10-08 (first published in 2007)
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Written without collaborators and based on decades of tape recordings he made throughout his career, HITMAN is Bret Hart's brutally honest, perceptive and startling account of his life in and out of the ring that proves once and for all that great things come in pink tights. Written without collaborators and based on decades of tape recordings he m...
Adam Ozimek
@kingharis @KevinWGlass It’s one of my favorite books ever, true story      source