Review: This is a must red for any long term investor. What if I told you, someone can go back in history and interview Warren buffett around each of his big decisions in his investment career, attend all the Berkshire Hathaway AGMs and take important notes and bundle them together for you with insights relevant for today's world? This is exactly what the book does. It is a collector's item. I recommend reading this book not just once, but many times over. Especially when the markets are in a euphoria o... Read more
Review: Kesey creates a world that should be surprisingly dissimilar to our own, but is not. The setting is located almost completely in a mental hospital. The world that is described might as well be the mirror image of our own society. His style and his relationship with the characters that he picks apart for us is astonishing.
Kesey is an amazing writer who digs deep into the character of "Chief" Bromden. He hints lightly at the experiments of the past and of the future that were performed and... Read more
Review: Debt: The First 5 000 years! David Graeber's book is one of the most interesting I had the occasion to read in the past few years. His iconoclast approach to the economic debate has the great value of making you think again about what you thought you already knew!
His concept of "communism of the rich" certainly rings a bell with today's news regarding our ongoing economic crisis. Furthermore, his linkage of coinage to the axial age of violence, military states, slavery and the nuisanc... Read more
Review: Most people are aware that we are consuming our natural resources at a pace that is not sustainable. We are contaminating our planet in so many different and destructive ways. I believe that the core message of this book is important and if we want to planet and the people who inhabit it to survive, we need to change our ways.
However I believe that instead of getting more people on board with her message, her writing style actually alienates the audience she needs to attract. We all n... Read more
Review: Producing a comprehensive and entertaining book on cities' value to society requires a scholar with a lifelong urban devotion whose background and skills cut across traditional social science disciplines. Fortunately, the world has Ed Glaeser. Each of Glaeser's chapters seamlessly blends historical narrative, present day travelogue, history of urban thought, rigorous empirical research, and policy prescription. By presenting each of these well, he produces a convincing polemic. As more academic ... Read more