“Superintelligence” was a great and valuable read but it left me depressed. There seems to be so many dangers with AI and just so much time for us to get a grip on the control problem before It arrives. To lift myself up I started to read “How to Live: or a life of Montaigne”Continue reading “Recovering from depression induced by “Superintelligence”.”
We get to follow a great man in the making in this autobiography by Gandhi. Like a mad scientist, and from an early age, he experimented with every area of his life to find essence of the soul. ——————————– Being very limited in my knowledge about Gandhi, I expected a focus on religion in thisContinue reading “Thoughts on: “My Experiments With Truth” by Gandhi”
In 1912 Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest by some crazy saloonkeeper on his way to deliver a speech on his third term election campaign. The bullet was slowed by his spectacle case and speech manuscript in his inner pocket, which kept it from reaching his lungs or heart. With blood dripping from hisContinue reading “Thoughts on: “”The River of Doubt” by Candice Millard”
I’m don’t care for sports, so it felt weird for me to tune into a thick biography of some tennis star I’ve never heard of. But I’ve heard good thinks from reliable sources so I decided to go for it. —————————————— I’m glad I did! —————————————— Andre Agassi’s father was a former boxer with aContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Open” by Andre Agassi”
I did a “favorites of 2016” last year on my instagram and I thought it would be a good addtion to my blog. Good book recommendations are always relevant, right? The list for 2017 is coming soon butthese books sure are worthy gifts for loved ones this holiday season! Favorite Books of 2016 – BiographiesContinue reading “Biographies You Should Read ASAP!”
You don’t have to be a big fan of boxing yo enjoy this book. Only a small percentage of it is spent on the actual boxing while he bigger chunk of it deals with the early career of Ali; him joining the Nation of Islam and racial tensions of the era. ———————- For me theContinue reading “Thoughts on: “King of the World” by David Remnick”
Just starting this book, “King of the world” by David Remnick, which was “nonfiction book of the year” according to Time magazine when it was first issued. Let’s see how it holds up! I’m pumped for a new biography!
After reading several of his earlier works (Franklin, Einstein & Jobs) I can’t wait to get my hands in Walter Isaacsons Leonardo Da Vinci biography! What books are you looking forward to this year?