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The WEIRDest People in the World
How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous
Joseph Henrich - 2020-09-08
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Harvard University's Joseph Henrich, Chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, delivers a bold, epic investigation into the development of the Western mind, global psychological diversity, and its impact on the worldPerhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you're...
Erik Torenberg
2021-01-01T01:20:06.000Z
Heinrich's book on WIERD cultures is the best account of the industrial revolution I've read. Once WEIRD-ness gets going, it eats everything in sight, and completely reorders power, norms, and social structures.      source
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Nonzero
The Logic of Human Destiny
Robert Wright - 2001-01-08 (first published in 1999)
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In his bestselling The Moral Animal, Robert Wright applied the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of the human mind. Now Wright attempts something even more ambitious: explaining the direction of evolution and human history–and discerning where history will lead us next.In Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, Wright asserts that, ever ...
Erik Torenberg
2020-07-09T05:52:49.000Z
Nonzero is my favorite book detailing the rise of Positive-Sum thinking.      source
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Dominion
How the Christian Revolution Remade the World
Tom Holland - 2019-10-29
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A "marvelous" (Economist) account of how the Christian Revolution forged the Western imagination Crucifixion, the Romans believed, was the worst fate imaginable, a punishment reserved for slaves. How astonishing it was, then, that people should have come to believe that one particular victim of crucifixion-an obscure provincial by the name of Jesus...
Erik Torenberg
2020-04-15T06:41:43.000Z
The most interesting books I read in 2019, including - The Accidental Superpower - Nonzero - The Sovereign Individual - Dominion - Technological Revolutions      source
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The Accidental Superpower
The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder
Mr. Peter Zeihan - 2016-02-23 (first published in 2014)
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In the bestselling tradition of The World Is Flat and The Next 100 Years, The Accidental Superpower will be a much discussed, contrarian, and eye-opening assessment of American power. Near the end of the Second World War, the United States made a bold strategic gambit that rewired the international system. Empires were abolished and replaced by a g...
Erik Torenberg
2020-04-15T06:41:43.000Z
The most interesting books I read in 2019, including - The Accidental Superpower - Nonzero - The Sovereign Individual - Dominion - Technological Revolutions      source
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Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital
The Dynamics of Bubbles and Golden Ages
Carlota Perez - 2003-04-25 (first published in 2002)
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"Technological Revolutions and Financial Capital" presents a novel interpretation of the good and bad times in the economy, taking a long-term perspective and linking technology and finance in an original and convincing way. Carlota Perez draws upon Schumpeter's theories of the clustering of innovations to explain why each technological revolution ...
Erik Torenberg
2020-04-15T06:41:43.000Z
The most interesting books I read in 2019, including - The Accidental Superpower - Nonzero - The Sovereign Individual - Dominion - Technological Revolutions      source
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The Sovereign Individual
Mastering the Transition to the Information Age
James Dale Davidson - 1999-08-26 (first published in 1997)
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Two renowned investment advisors and authors of the bestseller The Great Reckoning bring to light both currents of disaster and the potential for prosperity and renewal in the face of radical changes in human history as we move into the next century. The Sovereign Individual details strategies necessary for adapting financially to the next phase of...
Erik Torenberg
2020-04-15T06:41:43.000Z
The most interesting books I read in 2019, including - The Accidental Superpower - Nonzero - The Sovereign Individual - Dominion - Technological Revolutions      source