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My Favorite Books of 2018

An MBAish type read for those who want to understand the latest and greatest technologies changing our current and future businesses.

This book was given to me in perfect timing. I read it just before I started applying for jobs and was about to graduate from my undergraduate. I think everyone should read this book at least once in their life and keep coming back to it over time. I can easily see myself reading this 2-3 more times.

My favorite author, talking about data, and making predictions about the future; a must read. I know I was behind on this one but I really wanted to sit down and give this book a proper read given he is my favorite author and was simply too busy to read in 2017. I also wanted to read it right before I read the next book.

I have been fascinated with Yuval ever since I read his book Sapiens. Sapiens showed me that there are people out there that are able to conceptualize and communicate models and stories several standard deviations away from what even an NYT bestseller could produce. It was a life changing book for me. I have always been fascinated with how Yuval has been able to make sense of the world and communicate ideas in such a clear manner. And when I heard he was writing a book about the present topics, I could not have been more excited. In many aspects, this book isn’t how Yuval’s answers to these topics but rather it is a seminar on how he thinks we should think about and or approach these topics. It was in some ways better than hearing his opinions on these topics, in that he taught us how to think about them. That being said, I think he could have done a better job at sharing his definitive answers on these topics and or elaborated on some of them further.

I found this read really refreshing. The best way I can describe my experience reading this book was it is kind of like going to 5 years of therapy in one book. Every young man should read this book. Beware though that Peterson is a controversial figure, you’ve been warned.

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