By Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner (2023)
Pages: 304, Final verdict: Great-read
If I told you that your next project has a 99.5% chance of failing, would you still do it?
Read How Big Things Get Done, and you will.
After more than two decades researching why most projects...
By J. Bradford DeLong (2022)
Pages: 546, Final verdict: Should-read
To most of us, the twentieth century feels both intimately familiar and immensely complex. Two world wars, the emergence and collapse of the Soviet Union, the rise of the CPC in China and multiple economic recessions. It doesn't seem like...
By Jimmy Soni (2022)
Pages: 496, Final verdict: Great-read
PayPal's impact transcends the company. I heard this a few times before picking up Soni's latest book, and for good reason. Yes, Paypal is - at the time I'm writing this in May '23 - worth +$80B, and boasts almost 500...
By John Doerr (2021)
Pages: 448, Final verdict: Should-read
John Doerr is one of the most legendary venture capitalists in the world. A partner at Kleiner Perkins, he is most famous for leading the firm's investment in Amazon in 1995, and in Google in 1999.
Doerr is also an advocate...
By Tim Marshall (2021)
Pages: 360, Final verdict: Great-read
If you've have ever asked me for a book recommendation, odds are that Prisoners of Geography was the one you got. In it - covered in this review - Tim Marshall does a remarkable jobs showing us how much, even today,...