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Seriously, Read a Book!

Thoughts on books, often interpreted through the high-brow prism of cartoon (read: Archer) references. Wait! I had something for this...

Currently reading

The Sketchnote Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Visual Notetaking
Mike Rohde
The Antidote
Oliver Burkeman
The Kind Worth Killing
Peter Swanson
Data Points: Visualization That Means Something
Nathan Yau
James Buchanan
Jean H. Baker, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

How Markets Fail progress update: I've read 60%.

How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities - John Cassidy

I'm not sure if I should be reassured or terrified by the notion that a nineteenth century journalist could describe the "madness of crowds" in a way that captures modern society so well... 


Here's to you Charles Mackay for capturing the irascible societal trifecta of "National Delusions", "Peculiar Follies", and "Philosophical Delusions."