Microchips are the new oil—the scarce resource on which the modern world depends. We witnessed this firsthand during COVID and the frequent supply chain disruptions. This is a highly detailed account of the decades-long battle to control what has emerged as the world’s most critical resource—microchip technology—with the United States and China increasingly in conflict.
A young adult novel that’s also for adults, the story weaves together two girls’ perspectives – one who grew up in New York and one who grew up in the Dominican Republic. The girls share a late father who died in a plane crash. The story is based on research of the real-life American Airlines Flight 587, the Dominican Republic-bound flight that crashed into Queens, New York, in 2001, killing everyone onboard. This novel comments on finding one’s identity and the immigrant experience.
Cloud Cuckoo Land brings together an unforgettable cast of dreamers and outsiders from past, present and future to offer a vision of survival against all odds.
Elon has to outwork and drive his employees harder than just about any other business leader. This combined with his intelligence and business savvy has made him crazy productive. Not a perfect person by any stretch and that is apparent in the biography, but it is a very interesting read and I came away appreciating his contribution to the world.
For anyone looking to escape reality for a time, look no further. As the first in The Empyrean series, this book is captivating from start to finish, and I can’t wait for the series to continue.
A smart, hilarious New Yorker with deep Southern roots tells short tales regarding her life in New York with her husband and children. The essays range from profound to absurd to hopeful. It is a quick, easy read full of laughs.
Lighter describes a journey of self-awareness and moving past the heaviness of our past that can weigh us down. Developing strength through mindfulness and healing, we grow responsible for supporting others in healthy ways and contributing to a structurally sound society built on compassion and willingness. We can all grow lighter.
This is a great book to get an in-depth view of how the heads of the four largest Central Banks in the world – England, France, Germany, USA, navigated the precarious time period of Post World War I, through the Great Depression until the end of World War II. Replete with details on the conflicts and challenges that each bank faced, told through the personal history of each man.
This read is really only for those with a business interest. Recommended by a very successful CEO of a public company as one of the books that influenced him the most. The CEOs represented were all characterized by preferring to fly under the radar without a need to be lionized in the press but were exceptional allocators of capital.
A book for the entrepreneur, this book offers a solution of taking your profit first. Growth comes, but profit must happen now and always, it is not a future event. A cash-management system based on what you can afford today and not what you hope to afford someday.
Seventy thousand years ago, there were at least six different human species on Earth. They were competing bands, yet today, there is only one human species left: Us. Homo sapiens. We rule this planet. Sapiens, the book, takes us on a breath-taking ride through our entire human history, from its evolutionary roots to the age of capitalism and genetic engineering, to uncover why we are the way we are.
Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises is a captivating story set during the post-World War I disillusionment period. Hemingway’s spare but powerful writing style is remarkable, vividly developing characters and themes in a compelling story of the profound impact of war and the quest for meaning in life. It is a timeless and thought-provoking read.
A page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. This book concentrates on the story of HMS Wager, a square-rigged Royal Navy ship, and the mutiny that took place after the ship’s wreckage in 1741. Even if you aren’t a history buff, this book is a phenomenal dive into the human condition, leadership and survival.
Your toddler asks for the blue cup. You give him the blue cup. Then he throws himself on the floor in tears because you gave him the blue cup. Sound familiar? This book is a fascinating dive into human brain development presented in a digestible way. Siegel and Bryson explain The Why behind the behavior as well as give practical strategies for parents to help their child integrate his brain and develop emotional intelligence. A must read for every parent.
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