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Review: The Upstarts

Posted in Reading, Startups

The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley are Changing the World is a journalist’s take on how Uber and Airbnb came to exist. These two startups are two …

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Review: Arkwright

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I’ve been on a sci-fi reading binge lately, and between the likes of Seveneves and the Three-Body Problem trilogy, I’ve had a good dosage of high-flying, civilization-wide stories that tickles the imagination. From that context, …

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Review: The Wandering Earth

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Given that I wanted more epic short stories after going through Invisible Planets, Liu Cixin’s The Wandering Earth—his collection of classic science fiction short stories—seemed like a good bet on delivering grand scale in short(ish) …

Review: Chaos Monkeys

Posted in Reading, Startups

I picked up Chaos Monkeys curious about how it would portray the same Silicon Valley that I’ve been a part of for over a dozen years. In particular, one of the characters in the narrative—Gokul …

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Review: Invisible Planets

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The Three-Body Problem was a fun series. Granted, it won numerous awards, so the quality of the writing and plot points weren’t going in be in question, but I had enjoyed that specific take on …

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Review: Death’s End

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Death’s End is the last volume of the The Three Body Problem trilogy. Here are the reviews for the first and second book. Spoilers ahead, at least for those books. Well, that escalated quickly. I …

Review: Covered Calls Made Easy

Posted in Finance, Reading

A good friend of mine recommended this light reader a couple of weeks ago: Covered Calls Made Easy: Generate Monthly Cash Flow by Selling Options It’s a fairly short book, written and published recently, about …

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Review: The Inevitable

Posted in Reading, Technology

Wired launched in 1993. It was a magazine and a website which came about just as modern computing had started to make a difference beyond academia and into everyday life: computers were small and cheap …

Review: Fearless Salary Negotiation

Posted in Reading, Work

America loves itself some self-help and self-improvement. Whether it comes in the form of endless LinkedIn Pulse posts, self-help (and self-promoting) articles on Medium, or the vast industry of self-help books, we are all suckers …

Review: The Dip

Posted in Learning, Reading

I read The Dip by Seth Godin because it promised to be a short book on self-improvement. It’s supposed to teach its readers how to decide to follow through on a personal or professional project, …