Books to read

Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch  (2019)


Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events by Robert J. Shiller (2019)

The World of the Crusades by Christopher Tyerman (2019)

The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy by Mariana Mazzucato (2018)

Writing to Persuade: How to Bring People Over to Your Side By Trish Hall (2019)

Books read (2019)

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Scribner 2016, 352 pages
2/5 (because it is rather boring); short review here

Reading now

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker
Penguin Books 2012, 832 pages

Books read (recently) . Mostly non-fiction

Confronting the classics by Mary Beard, Profile 2013 (history)
SPQR by Mary Beard (history)
Extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds by Charles Mackay (history/economy classics)
The fifth risk by Michael Lewis (history)
The undoing project by Michael Lewis (history)
The myth of Sisyphus and other essays by Albert Camus (philosophy)
Incognito by David Eagleman (psychology)
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (psychology)
Atomic habits by James Clear (psychology)
The power of habit by Charles Duhigg (psychology)
Weapons of the Viking warrior by Gareth Williams (history)
Bad blood by John Carreyrou (tech scene)
Gut reactions by Simon Quellen Field (health)
Symmetry: A very short introduction by Ian Stewart (I love this series!)
Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom by Tom Holland, Abacus 2009 [476 pages] (history)

Popular economics\psychology

Inside the nudge unit by David Halpern
Nudge by Richard H. Thaler
Fooled by randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Think like a freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Naked economics by Charles Wheelan
Misbehaving by Richard H. Thaler
Irrationally yours by Dan Ariely and William Haefeli
The hidden half by Michael Blastland

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence by Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, and Avi Goldfarb, Harvard Business Review Press 2018 (AI/ML)
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn, University of Chicago Press, 1970 (philosophy of science)

Data science\Game theory

Data Science by Doug Rose (3/5)
Data science for business by Foster Provost (5/5)
Gladiators, Pirates and Games of Trust by Haim Shapira


Design as art by Bruno Munari
In progress by Jessica Hische
Bibliophile by Jane Mount


On the Nature of Things by Titus Lucretius Carus, translated by William Ellery Leonard.
The history of the Pelponnesian War by Thucydides, translated by Richard Crawley
Hellenica by Xenophon, translation by H.G. Dakyns