Very interesting biography of Edison. The book explored the good and bad. I was amazed by how bad of a businessman Edison was. He didn’t listen to customers, ignored industry economics, raised too much money, and completely missed markets he should have been well-positioned in.
Fun, quick read about building on ideas in your own creative way. Great quotes throughout the book. Didn’t like it as much as “Show Your Work.”
Ed Thorp’s incredible biography. Great stories about his times counting cards in Vegas and moving to finance at Princeton Newport Partners. Loved the stories about his intersections with Buffett.
Amazing story about Sam Zemurray, an entrepreneur who helped developed the banana trade in the U.S.
Favorite line: “You gentlemen have been fucking up this business long enough,” Zemurray told them. “I’m going to straighten it out.”
Great book about developing the skills that are valuable to your career.
Interesting take on building a startup. Many contrarian views.
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Lots of great stories about how successful people took shortcuts to become successful.
Loved this book about sharing your work and consistently putting things out there. Inspired me to create this site.