Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need To Know About Global Politics – by Tim Marshall

Read: Dec 2015 | Rating: 10/10

Changed my view of geopolitics and international relations completely. Really helps you get a good big-picture view of what’s going on and what happened around the world.

 

 

 

 

The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment – by Martin Ford

Read: Mar 2016 | Rating: 8/10

Excellent range of examples of how technology can replace both unskilled and skilled workers, i.e. the vast majority. Has a chapter of suggestions about how we can deal with this.

Sheds light on why studying economic history (Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions, Interwar Unemployment) is relevant and helps us tackle the economic challenges we face today. Biased review because it’s super relevant to my area of interest.

 

Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street – by Karen Ho

Read (partial): Mar 2016 | Rating: 8/10

Great in-depth quotes from insiders as to what working at Wall Street is like day-to-day. Have not seen better accounts online e.g. from websites such as Mergers and Inquisitions.

 

 

 

 

 

The Gene: An Intimate History

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

Brave New World

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Dream of a Ridiculous Man