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Book review: Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs. It is the day in Australia to be thinking about poor leadership and its sequelae. And coincidentally I’ve just finished up everyone’s favourite summer hardback brick (all hail the Kindle), the authorised Steve Jobs biography, and … Continue reading

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Book review: The Commission

Philip Shenon, The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation This is a major contrast to Steven Levy’s In the Plex. Yes, obviously the subject matter is pretty far removed, but aside from that Shenon is all critical sources … Continue reading

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Book review: In the Plex

Steven Levy, In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives This book started off annoying me by being a little too worshipful of Larry Page and Sergey Brin, in my opinion. So clever! So Montessori! These cheeky … Continue reading

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Book reviews: The Big Short, The Zeroes

Michael Lewis, The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine The story of the subprime mortgage crisis, from the point of view of various traders who were betting it was all a crock for a long time. I originally learned about … Continue reading

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Book review: The Wisdom of Whores

Elizabeth Pisani, The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels, and the Business of AIDS I picked this up when it briefly was a free ebook giveaway in 2010. Was that less than a year ago? Seems like a long time. I … Continue reading

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Books I haven't finished lately

A sort of an inverse book review, books I have closed, or returned to the library, without finishing them. Treason’s Harbour by Patrick O’Brien. I probably will finish the Aubrey-Maturin novels at some point, but I don’t think it’s going … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett's "I Shall Wear Midnight"

Short version: I was really really disappointed with this book. Spoilers follow.

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