Bee books

I just finished another book on beekeeping. I have enjoyed all the books on bees I have read so far and these last two are no different (The Backyard Beekeeper and Plan Bee). The Backyard Beekeeper was a great reference book on learning the ins and outs of beekeeping. Plan Bee was a fun read…

Mozart’s Starling

I just listened to the audio book of Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt. This book made me fall in love with one of the most hated but ubiquitous birds in the world. I also have more of an appreciation for Mozart now. These birds are smart, playful, curious, talkative, observant, and mischievous. Apparently, so…

The Undoing Project

This book (The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis)  centers around the story of a friendship between Daniel K ahneman and Amos Tversky. The story moves steadily and is quite a page turner following the development of these two geniuses whose ideas really gelled through their collaboration. Their careers have…

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing

I just finished The Little Book of Common Sense Investing. I learned a lot about how the stock market works, why it grows (why the economy grows), how a zero-sum game can be a winner in the long run, and much more. The arithmetic presented is simple, the logic rational, and the writing straightforward. Almost…

A Short Guide to a Long Life

I would like to think that I do not recommend a lot of books whose overall theme is hwo to live healthy. Reading A Short Guide to a Long Life by David B. Agus is worth every minute spent. Dr Agus does a greaat job encouraging evidence based behaviors which will help you live a long life….

Antifragile

I finally finished the book “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. This is a very deep, technical book that only increases my intense respect for the intellect and thought processes of this author. My understanding has grown of how in modern society we tend to move more and more toward policies…

Dataclysm

Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking) by Christian Rudder covered so many psychological topics, I do not think I will be able to do it justice in my quick discussion of it here. Mr Rudder approaches the individual through viewing the population from which the individual is a part of. This…