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Liar's Poker
Michael Lewis - 2010-03-15 (first published in 1989)
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Liar's Poker takes readers behind-the-scenes of Wall Street in the 1980s, following the rise of a fresh Princeton and London School of Economics graduate into a bond salesman at Salomon Brothers. With hilarious anecdotes, Lewis recounts the frat-boy culture, ambitious gambling, and deception rampant in the once-in-a-lifetime age of American business.
Charles Arthur
@bwgooner78 I really don’t have time to explain how financial markets work. Buy Michael Lewis’s book Liar’s Poker. It’s about 30 years old now but it’s absolutely perfect for understanding how mortgages come from finance markets and what bonds are. And it’s a terrifically entertaining read.      source
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Infinite Detail
A Novel
Tim Maughan - 2019-03-05
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In a world where the Internet no longer exists, the Croft is a digital-free zone in the bustling city of Bristol. However, this countercultural haven is beginning to unravel from the inside out. As the world collapses, Mary must confront whether her visions of the presumed dead are a gift or a survival tactic. Meanwhile, Grids controls the black market, and Tyrone hoards music and sneakers as a form of treasure. Can the Croft withstand the downfall of modern society?
Charles Arthur
Recommended this book today to a bunch of people who think about supply chains and security. Also recommended for people who don’t.      source
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The Little Book Of Calm
Paul Wilson - 2005-12-28 (first published in 1996)
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Discover a path to inner peace with this small but mighty guidebook. The Little Book of Calm by Paul Wilson offers wise advice and inspiring thoughts to help you regain balance in your life. Perfect for on-the-go, simply pop it in your bag or pocket and dip in whenever you're feeling anxious. With tips to follow and insights to inspire, this little book is packed with powerful wisdom to help you find calmness in any situation.
Charles Arthur
I’m going to recommend that Carlos tries The Little Book Of Calm next.      source
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Roadside Picnic
Arkady Strugatsky - 2000-08-24 (first published in 1972)
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A thrilling science fiction novel about rebellious young outlaws who illegally scavenge the mysterious artifacts left behind by alien visitors in "The Zone." Red Schuhart is one of the most fearless "stalkers" in this black market world, but a dangerous mission gone wrong leaves him with no choice but to return to the Zone again and again until he finds a solution. Widely considered a classic of the genre, with a new authoritative translation and insight from Ursula K. Le Guin and Boris Strugatsky.
Charles Arthur
@allaboutthemus4 Absolutely classic - the book better than the film, but an amazing piece of elegiac Russian (maybe Soviet) SF.      source
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Feng Zhu
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Chaos Monkeys
Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
Antonio Garcia Martinez - 2016-06-28
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Discover the insider's guide to Silicon Valley's tech world and the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal in this instant New York Times bestseller. Follow the journey of a chaos monkey, a tech entrepreneur, as he unravels the evolution of social media and online marketing. This book offers incisive and entertaining insights into the inner workings of the tech industry, making it one of the most fun business books of the year.
Charles Arthur
This is a great book. I’d put this alongside “The Nudist on the Night Shift” and Charles Ferguson’s “High Stakes No Prisoners” as essential to understanding Silicon Valley and the startup life.      source
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