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Book A Month: When to Rob a Bank

On March 23, 2016, Posted by , in Book a Month, With Comments Off on Book A Month: When to Rob a Bank

After reading two serious books I figured it was time to read a light hearted book (my decision was also helped by the fact that this was the last of the four I got over the holidays and had no alternatives). If you haven’t heard of Steven Levitt or Stephen…

Learning Lessons: The Hard Way

On March 9, 2016, Posted by , in Learning, With Comments Off on Learning Lessons: The Hard Way

This is the short story of how I ended up soaking wet walking around Rice University in the pouring rain. For the past week I have been looking forward to going to this event. It would be Max Levchin¬†speaking to 300 people at Rice University. I’ve known who Max is…

Book A Month: Philosophy and Google

On March 1, 2016, Posted by , in Book a Month, With Comments Off on Book A Month: Philosophy and Google

The Consolations of Philosophy Since I was able to finish up the Elon Musk biography halfway through January, I ended up starting and finishing The Consolations of Philosophy by Alan de Botton earlier than I thought I would. My experience with philosophy has been limited to hearing bits and pieces…