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12/31/20 Thoughts from some books I read in 2019 & 2020
4/31/20 Should I need a reservation to use public transportation? Deciding who gets to use our public spaces, when.
8/13/19 Review of "The MVP Machine: How Baseball’s New Nonconformists Are Using Data to Build Better Players," by Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik
6/16/19 Review of "Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies," by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh
12/19/18 Top ten books I read in 2018
12/19/18 Books I read in 2018, ranked (11–30)
12/19/18 Books I read in 2018, ranked (31–52)
12/19/18 Review of "A world without mind," by Franklin Foer
12/19/18 Review of "Inglorious Empire: What the British did to India," by Shashi Tharoor
12/19/18 Review of "Energy, a Human History," by Richard Rhodes
12/19/18 Review of "Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment," by Robert Wright
10/13/18 A compilation of comics explaining statistics, data science, and machine learning
10/13/18 Review of "The Perfectionists," by Simon Winchester
9/18/18 Hierarchical Bayes and Stan example
9/17/18 Review of "Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder," by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
9/1/18 Review of "Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy," by Robert Frank
9/1/18 Common sense and a review of "Can it Happen Here?: Authoritarianism in America," by Cass Sunstein and others
9/1/18 Review of "China's Great Wall of Debt: Shadow Banks, Ghost Cities, Massive Loans and the End of the Chinese Miracle," by Dinny McMahon
9/1/18 Review of "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup," by John Carreyrou
9/1/18 Review of "Astroball: The New Way to Win It All," by Ben Reiter
7/8/18 Review of "Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy," by Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, and Sangeet Paul Choudary
6/30/18 Review of "The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google," by Scott Galloway
5/26/18 Review of "Leonardo Da Vinci," by Walter Isaacson
5/26/18 Review of "Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World," by Sharon Weinberger
4/2/18 Review of "Draft № 4," by John McPhee
12/21/17 The books I read this year, ranked
3/28/17 Year of (reviewing) Books: Spring update
12/28/16 The Best 10 books I read in 2016
7/19/16 Reputation in Online Markets
1/3/16 What presidents talk about
7/19/15 My experience at the Washington Internship for Students of Engineering
8/10/14 Review of "The Worldwide History of Telecommunications"
8/6/14 Review of "The System, The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football"
5/15/14 Building an autonomous vehicle


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