Friday, October 12, 2018

The Laws of Medicine

Medicine is a lot further from being a "science" than most people think. Physics has certain laws wherein things can be predicted given a number of factors. The state of the art of medicine is nothing like that. What works for some doesn't work for others, and in most cases nobody knows why. In The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science, surgeon Sid Mukherjee makes an argument for some very general laws that, once understood, can go along away towards improving our health processes.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Karsan Value Funds: 2018 Q3 Results

Karsan Value Funds (KVF) is a value-oriented fund, as described here. Due to securities regulations, the fund is not open to the public at this time. Should that change in the future, there will be an announcement on this site.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Foundation Trilogy

I've heard such good things about Isaac Asimov that I had to try one of his books, or in this case three of them. THE FOUNDATION TRILOGY: Foundation; Foundation and Empire; Second Foundation is sci-fi fiction, which is not my usual category, but not totally unknown to me either, especially on the heels of the fantastic Ready Player One.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Chaos Monkeys

Antonio Martinez built a company that was somewhat acquired by both Facebook and Twitter at the same time (you'll have to read the book to understand). In Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley, he talks about his journey and the challenges he faced while subsequently working at those firms.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

How We Did It

Karl Subban was a poor immigrant from Jamaica, but somehow all three of his sons were drafted to the NHL. The eldest is already a superstar. In How We Did It, he discusses what he considers to be the key principles that led to his family's success.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Tools of Titans

I'm not a huge fan of this "compilation" type of book, but I'm such a huge fan of two of Tim Feriss' previous books that his stuff has become must-read for me.

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