Category Archives: Lit Review

Leadership and Self-Deception

Title: Leadership and Self-Deception – Getting Out of the Box Author: The Arbinger Institute Completed: Jan 2023 (Full list of books) Overview: This came up in a conversation with a coworker. She recommended it as a quick read and it … Continue reading

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Four Lost Cities

Title: Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age Author: Annalee Newitz Completed: Dec 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: I heard Annalee speak at ToorCamp this summer and thought this sounded like a fascinating read. The four … Continue reading

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What is Anarchism?

Title: What Is Anarchism? An Introduction Author: Donald Rooum and Freedom Press, et al Completed: Nov 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: First hearing about anarchy through pop culture doesn’t really give you a good understanding of what the political … Continue reading

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Seattle Mystic Alfred M. Hubbard

Title: Seattle Mystic Alfred M. Hubbard Inventor, Bootlegger and Psychedelic Pioneer Author: Brad Holden Completed: Nov 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: What an interesting life Hubbard lived! He seemed to bounce from one weird job to another (often conning … Continue reading

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What If? 2

Title: What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions Author: Randall Munroe Completed: Nov 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: If you like XKCD you’re going to enjoy this book, but if you like XKCD, you probably … Continue reading

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Beginners

Title: Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning Author: Tom Vanderbilt Completed: Oct 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: Learning helps the brain stay young and despite the difficulties, is something the brain yearns to do. That’s the … Continue reading

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Open Borders

Title: Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration Author: Bryan Caplan & Zach Weinersmith Completed: Sept 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: Borders and immigration are topics that get a lot of attention within political discussions but most of … Continue reading

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Two Wheels Good

Title: Two Wheels Good: The History and Mystery of The Bicycle Author: Jody Rosen Completed: Sept 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: If there is nothing in this book that makes you want to go out for a bike ride, … Continue reading

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Early Seattle Profiles

Title: Early Seattle Profiles Author: Henry “HB” Broderick Completed: Aug 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: This book was quoted in a podcast I listen to called “Dim Lights & Stiff Drinks” about dive bars in Seattle. They were reviewing … Continue reading

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Title: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck Author: Mark Manson Completed: July 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: This book came up in several reading lists I’d seen recently. The first chapter or two had a very different … Continue reading

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