"Asking the wrong questions leads to gathering the wrong answers." The author opens the book with a strong contrast between Samuel Piedepoint Langley vs. the Wright brothers. How did the Wright brothers succeed in creating an airplane without as much money or a talented team of experts? The answer is simpler than you would expect.... Continue Reading →
Intimacy: Trusting Oneself and the Other. Insights for a new way of living (Osho)
"Everybody is afraid of intimacy- it is another thing whether you are aware of it or not... and the fear is that with someone who is a stranger- and it does not matter, you may have lived with the person for thirty years, the strangeness never disappears". Osho asserts that this feeling is further complicated,... Continue Reading →
Fact Fullness (Hans Rosling)
Ten reasons why we are wrong about the world and things are better than you think. "When asked simple questions about global trends- what percentage of the world's population lives in poverty; why the world population is increasing; how many girls finish school- we systematically get the answers wrong" (Rosling). As an economist, I found... Continue Reading →
The Art of Happiness (His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler)
As I started my personal journey to becoming more open, this book revealed a new path towards self-acceptance for me. The author offers a fresh perspective that contradicts the traditional Western view of happiness and relationships. Before I continue, I'd like to give special thanks to my friend Carol, for giving me this book. It... Continue Reading →
Misbehaving (Richard H. Thaler)
This book is an excellent read for anyone desiring to become smarter about money and decision making in general. It is also a must read for social scientists, especially those interested in formulating effective public policy. Click on the title to read the full review.
Everybody Lies (Stephens- Davidowitz)
This book uses a powerful digital truth serum to extract some insights about human nature and the reasons why we lie. Click on the title to read the full review.