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The World as It Is
A Memoir of the Obama White House
A behind-the-scenes account of Barack Obama's presidency by one of his closest aides. This memoir goes beyond the typical White House tell-all and delves into the most poignant and consequential moments of the Obama administration. The author brings a writer's perspective to the story, rendering it in vivid detail. From the Arab Spring to the Cuban negotiations, this is an essential record of the forces that shaped the last decade. A must-read for anyone interested in politics or recent history.
@ernestmwasa @brhodes Yes. I read @brhodes book early this year. Fascinating. Yes, will do one of my own soon. Inshallah – source
Also recommended byBarack ObamaDan PfeifferTommy VietorGina Din
The Power of Social Influences
Discover the appeal and danger of conformity in this thought-provoking work by a bestselling author. Conformity explains how this concept can shed new light on issues like the rise of fake news and authoritarianism. Sunstein argues that while following the crowd can sometimes benefit us, suppressing our own instincts can cause harm. Dissent, although often seen as selfish, is actually a vital tool for correcting the human tendency to conform and helps protect freedom and critical thinking. This work is essential reading for those seeking to make sense of our fractured world.
This book by @CassSunstein (and “Nudge” with @R_Thaler) are must-read for policymakers. – source
When Breath Becomes Air
This memoir follows a neurosurgeon's journey through the diagnosis of stage IV lung cancer, leaving him to confront his own mortality. Proceeding with honesty and raw emotion, he poignantly explores life's meaning when faced with death and the challenges of being a new father while nurturing a new life as another fades away. A must-read for those seeking insight into life's profound questions.
This one, the writings of a young and brilliant medical doctor, who was practicing medicine while battling terminal illness (cancer), may make you cry. He writes about his final days. Then died at 37-years old before finishing the book. His wife wrote an epilogue. – source
Also recommended byBill GatesKayleigh McEnanyPeter KingKiran Mazumdar-ShawSahil BloomBob WachterSiddhartha MukherjeeBethany S. MandelShauna Niequist2 others
The Undoing Project
A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
Discover how two Israeli psychologists challenged our understanding of decision-making and altered the way we see the world in this revolutionary book by Michael Lewis. Learn how their groundbreaking research debunked assumptions about the human mind and created the field of behavioral economics. Explore their fascinating collaboration and how it impacted medicine, government, and technology. With incredible insight into the complexities of the human mind, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in psychology, economics, or innovation.
If you like Daniel Kahneman’s work, especially his book “Thinking, Fast and Slow”, you will absolutely love this book by Michael Lewis that delves into the background of his work. Brilliant piece of writing I enjoyed last year. – source
Also recommended byDavid Heinemeier HanssonRaoul PalRichard ThalerAlan CooperAkshay M