The Gardener and the Carpenter

What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children By: Alison Gopnik Published: 2016 Read: 2021 Summary As parents, we can’t know beforehand what new challenges kids will face. Shaping kids in your

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The Master Algorithm

How the quest for the ultimate learning machine will remake our world By: Pedro Domingos Published: 2015. Read: 2018. Summary: Machine learning may help to discover (the deepest) regularities in our universe in a computationally efficient way from finite data.

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Consciousness and the Brain

Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts By: Stanislas Dehaene Published: 2014 Read: 2016 Summary: A theoretical exploration of what goes on in the brain as conscious and non-conscious processes unfold. Exploring questions such as when do we become aware

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The User Illusion

Cutting Consciousness Down to Size By: Tor Norretranders Published: 1991 Read: 2017 Summary: Drawing on physics, information theory, communication theory and evolutionary psychology, the central point of this book is that consciousness represents only a very small fraction of our

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The Genius Within

Discovering the Intelligence of Every Living Thing By: Frank T. Vertosick Jr. Published: 2002 Read: 2017 Summary: Intelligence is loosely defined as the general ability to store past experiences and use that knowledge to solve future problems. The central idea

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Superpower Showdown

How the Battle Between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War By: Bob Davis and Lingling Wei Published: 2020 Read: 2021 Summary A summary of the struggle over global political, economic and technological supremacy before and during the Trump

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Has China Won?

The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy By: Kishore Mahbubani Published: 2020 Read: 2021 Summary A major geopolitical contest between the US and China is both inevitable and avoidable. Both sides share some of the blame. China has alienated the US

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The Drive with Peter Attia — Alex Hutchinson

On: Translating the science of endurance and extreme human performance Episode: 151 Date: 1 March 2021 Journalist and author of “Endure“. Key Subjects VO2 max: how much aerobic energy can you deliver. Amount of oxygen per unit time (per Kg)

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Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance By: Alex Hutchinson Published: 2018 Read: 2021 Summary Endurance. The struggle to continue against a mounting desire to stop, to overcome our physical and mental limits. We tend to analyze

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The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life or The Surprising Power of Ideas That Don’t Make Sense By: Rory Sutherland Published: 2019 Read: 2020 Summary Science and logic are useful. They provide rational

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