A Random Walk Down Wall Street

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Random Walk is the classic investment tome. I have been meaning to get through it for a while now, but I’ve only recently had a chance to read through its timeless advice. I guess I …

Inverted World

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I used to be a astrophysics nerd wannabe. The “wannabe” part is an apt qualifier: I was into the more popular culture and easily digestible aspects of astrophysics, but never quite pursued the college education …

Amazon, the Destroyer of Companies

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Amazon is a scary company. At least, that’s the story told by The Everything Store, a recounting of the Amazon founding and growth story leading up to its present-day conglomeration of e-commerce, mobile devices, and …

A Book on a Video Game

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There aren’t that many books on video games; I’ve probably read most of them. For a medium and industry that pulls in almost $100 billion, it’s still seen as little more than a casual diversion, …

Flowers for Algernon

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I just finished reading Flowers for Algernon, a sci-fi novel written in the 60s about a mentally retarded man who undergoes a surgical procedure to become a genius. I never got the chance to read …

Rediscovering the Joy of Reading

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My love of reading comes in phases. Like most knowledge workers, a big chunk of it in the day comes in the form of email and wikis and tweets and looking for things online; at …