Browsed by
Category: Book Reviews

Review of Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Review of Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Title: Outliers: The Story of Success Author: Malcolm Gladwell Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Publication Year: 2008 Publishing Country: United States Page Count: 285 ISBN: 0316017922 Buy Online   Outliers is a psychology and business book that details what makes successful people successful. While most people claim success is determined by hard work and skill, Malcolm thinks differently: environment and luck play a major role.   My Thoughts on Outliers I read two of Gladwell’s previous books, The Tipping Point and Blink, in…

Read More Read More

Review of Zero to One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

Review of Zero to One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters

Title: Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future Author: Peter Thiel and Blake Masters Publisher: Crown Business Publication Year: 2014 Publishing Country: United States Page Count: 195 ISBN: 0804139296 Buy Online   Zero to One is a business and entrepreneurship book detailing how to create a successful startup. Written by famous Silicon Valley entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Thiel with the help of Blake Masters, Zero to One puts forth principles every startup must follow in order to achieve…

Read More Read More

Review of Strangers Drowning by Larissa MacFarquhar

Review of Strangers Drowning by Larissa MacFarquhar

Title: Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help Author: Larissa MacFarquhar Publisher: Penguin Press Publication Year: 2015 Publishing Country: United States Page Count: 320 ISBN: 9781250092335 Buy Online   Strangers Drowning is a philosophical book that comprises short stories detailing do-gooders. The do-gooders in the book take doing good to the extreme: adopting more than twenty children, donating extravagant amounts of income to charity, founding a leper colony in a treacherous jungle, etc. Through the…

Read More Read More

Review of The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

Review of The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

  Title: The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Author: Michael Lewis Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. Publication Year: 2016 Publishing Country: United States Page Count: 360 ISBN: 9780393254594 Buy Online   The Undoing Project is a biographical novel that details the partnership of two famous Israeli psychologists, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. With many anecdotes, Lewis details their upbringings and the events leading up to and surrounding their partnership. Kahneman and Tversky formed a close bond…

Read More Read More

Review of Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Review of Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

  Title: Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot* Author: Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Publication Year: 2016 Publishing Country: United States Page Count: 311 ISBN: 9781250092335 Buy Online   Killing Kennedy is a history and biography of former U.S. president John Fitzgerald Kennedy. As the name implies, the book details the events surrounding Kennedy’s presidency and assassination. The book starts with a brief biography of Kennedy followed by a discussion of his life and presidency. The book ends with…

Read More Read More

Review of Red Notice by Bill Browder

Review of Red Notice by Bill Browder

  Title: Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice* Author: Bill Browder Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Year: 2015 Publishing Country: United States Page Count: 380 ISBN: 9781476755717 Buy Online   Red Notice is an autobiography-turned political thriller detailing the transformation of the author, Bill Browder, from a hedge fund manager to a human rights activist fighting for justice in Putin’s Russia. The book starts as an autobiography of Browder up to the founding…

Read More Read More

My Favorite Book Genres

My Favorite Book Genres

Image by Ben White via Unsplash   “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one” – George R. R. Martin   I love reading. I read at least an hour a day. You may have noticed this because of my recent few posts. Everyone should read because you learn something new. You gain new insight and different perspectives when you read. If you want to learn and ultimately better yourself, take a…

Read More Read More

Review of The Face of Battle by John Keegan

Review of The Face of Battle by John Keegan

Title: The Face of Battle: A Study of Agincourt, Waterloo & the Somme Author: John Keegan Publisher: Random House, Inc. Publication Year: 1977 Publication Country: United States Page Count: 336 ISBN: 0394724038 Buy Online   The Face Of Battle by John Keegan is a military analysis of three major battles from different time periods: Agincourt, Waterloo, and the Somme. Rather than analyze each battle, Keegan focuses on the experiences of soldiers and who fought in them. Keegan starts off with a discussion…

Read More Read More

Review of Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku

Review of Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku

  Title: Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration Into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel* Author: Michio Kaku Publisher: Anchor Books Publication Year: 2008 Publishing Country: United States Page Count: 329 ISBN: 0307278824 Buy Online   Physics of the Impossible is a nonfiction book by renowned physicist Michio Kaku. Kaku discusses the physics surrounding futuristic technology found in science fiction. Some examples of technology include teleportation, phasers, and invisibility. Kaku analyzes the possibility of actually having such technology…

Read More Read More

Review of Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

Review of Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance

  Title: Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future* Author: Ashlee Vance Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Year: 2015 Publishing Country: United States Page Count: 396 ISBN: 0062667274 Buy Online   Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future is a biography of Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance. The book spans from Musk’s childhood in the 70’s and 80’s to current day as head of SpaceX and Tesla. Vance combines interviews from Musk and people close…

Read More Read More