Books

Category Title Author Rating Description
Economics Gifts of Athena Joel Mokyr
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Industry was not the fuel of the industrial revolution: it was knowledge.
Business Eric Sink on the Business of Software Eric Sink
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If you're planning on starting, or currently run, a small software company, you should read this book.
Business Seeing What's Next Clayton M. Christenson
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Disruptive technologies come up from below, toppling big business and rewarding the innovator.
Sci Fi Rise of Endymion Dan Simmons
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The finale of the Hyperion -> Endymion series.
Humor Zod Wallop William Browning Spencer
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An off-beat story about a band of escaped mental patients trying to save the world.
Mythology The Norse Myths Kevin Crossley-Holland
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A plain-English retelling of the epic Norse sagas.
Gothic Interview with the Vampire Anne Rice
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This is the first and, despite its sometimes clumsy and immature writing style, best of the vampire chronicles.
Business The Dip Seth Godin
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"Winners never quit" is stupid.
Sci Fi Slow River Nicola Griffith
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Lesbians and sci-fi, how can you go wrong?
Life Hacking Change Your Voice Morton Cooper
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Most people strain their voice by not using their natural pitch.
Gothic Perfect Circle Sean Stewart
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A pathetic ex-punk rocker who sees ghosts works through his personal problems.
Sci Fi Endymion Dan Simmons
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The sequel to <a href="/books/show/27">Hyperion Cantos</a>, it has a sort of tacked-on feel and lacks the incredible...
Sci Fi Treason Orson Scott Card
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Card's first novel never got much attention, which is a shame because I think this is one of his more interesting works.
Business Lean Thinking James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones
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"Lean" is an approach to business pioneered by Toyota.
Mathematics A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper John Allen Paulos
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Paulos uses numeric wisdom to tear apart the myths and distortions that commonly appear in the daily newspaper.