By Caroline Criado Perez (2019)
Pages: 411, Final verdict: Must-read
Reading about discrimination, unfair labour, and prejudice against women became
normal. We can surprisingly see that gender inequality is still hardly
understood by many following such reports. The same people claiming that
significant progress has been made are those who...
By Rutger Bregman (2019)
Pages: 400, Final verdict: Great-read
Rutger Bregman is not your average historian. 32, Dutch, he rose to fame with
his 2014 best-seller Utopia for Realists, where he shared his thesis for
reconstructing modern society with "utopian" like universal basic income or a
shorter workweek. His stardom...
By Yuval Noah Harari (2011)
Pages: 443, Final verdict: Must-read
How did our species come to dominate the world? What were the decisive factors
that turned insignificant descendants of apes into an intelligent and social
species capable of travelling to faraway lands, assert its dominance worldwide,
and even adventure into...
By Angela Duckworth (2016)
Pages: 333, Final verdict: Should-read
Who is successful and why? Be it in the classroom, the sports arena or in the
military, we've all encountered people who are "special", "natural" or
"geniuses". Is success really defined by your I.Q and your innate abilities? Or
By Peter L. Bernstein (1996)
Pages: 337, Final verdict: Great-read
How certain can we be of future events? Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story
of Risk answers the question by following the path of handling uncertainty from
ancient times to modern risk management.
Written in 1996 by the American finance...