Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far

I just finished the book, “Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far,” by Paul A. Offit M.D. What a great book it was! This is the best, evidence-based book on medical care written for the lay person I have read.

The Fat Tail

I seem to just love learning about statistics and am fascinated with ideas surrounding risk. I chose to read this book (The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World: The Power of Political Knowledge in an Uncertain World by Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat) to better understand fat tail probabilities and…

The 80/20 Principle

I recently read a refreshing book, in regard to time use and productivity, called, “The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less” by Richard Koch. 80/20 Principle The 80/20 Principle is the idea that there is an imbalance between causes and results, inputs and outputs, effort and reward. Things often fall into one…

You’re Not Listening

I just read a great book called: You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters. I found this bestseller to be worth its label. In today’s world, we spend all our time talking at and not with each other. This book is not a lament of that aspect of society, but provides a…

Just Mercy

I recently finished reading a powerful book called, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. This very moving book will challenge you. It is an important read that I highly encourage all Americans to read.

Bottle of Lies

A book to change the way you practice… I just finished reading, Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom by Katherine Eban. This book tells the story of how generic medicines came to the American market, how the US health system has leaned on their lower prices, and the many difficulties…

Lessons from Lucy

I just finished listening to the book, Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog by Dave Barry. It was full of some wise life lessons shared by Mr. Barry as he observed his dog. In the book, he gave himself a grade on how well he did with each lesson. He…

The Art of the Deal

I read this book, written by our current President when he was much younger back in 1987. I read it to try to gain insight into how he thinks and why he acts the way he does. I remember reading a news article about Dennis Rodman giving Kim Jong Un a copy of the book…

What Would the Great Economists Do?

This was an interesting book, where the author (Linda Yueh) walked through big ideas from historically influential economists and demonstrated how their ideas remain pertinent in today’s modern world.  She provides the stories of their life that helped them shape their ideas.

Botany of Desire

This book describes the relationship that has developed between plants and people. Plants attract us through different desires: sweetness, beauty, intoxication, and control. In many ways, both people and plants have benefited from these relationships, and that is what the book describes.