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Exploring the Unknown

Exploring the UnknownGreat Mysteries Re-examinedby Charles Cazeau and Stuart Scott Jr. When I first saw this book, I thought it was about the ancient mysteries and it would be again another interesting book on stories with secrets and excitement. However, the reverse is true. It is meant to be a myth breaker and it tries […]

Inside Drucker’s Brain

Inside Drucker’s Brainby Jeffrey Krammes

The Paradox of Choice

The Paradox of ChoiceWhy More is Lessby Barry Schwartz This book was published in 2004. At that time, it was a hit. The book summed up the results of some researches on the psychology of decision making, that the abundance of choices in the modern world had made the decision made less satisfying. Books came […]

The Drunkard’s Walk

The Drunkard’s WalkHow Randomness rules our livesby Leonard Mlodinow There are many books on randomness.  Most of them explore the very frequent random events occurring around us; that randomness is actually the norm in nature instead of the determinism and causality human beings seek.  Random walk is a scientific term describing the movement of atoms […]

The Book of Totally Useless Information

The Book of Totally Useless Informationby Don Voorhees Just by its name, one would expect this is a dull book talking about very trivial matters. If you look at the book cover, you will be convinced that it is so, because the design of the book cover is very plain and dull. It must be […]

The Black Swan

The Black SwanThe Impact of the Highly Improbableby Nassim Nicholas Taleb The black swan story was mentioned by Nassim Taleb in his earlier book Fooled by Randomness. It only takes the appearance of one black swan to turn the notion that all swans are white into absurdity. In the book The Black Swan, he took […]

What is a global brain?

The Global Brain Awakens by Peter RussellWhat is a global brain? Following the explanation of the possible evolution path, Peter Russel speculates on our ability to evolve to a higher level. From a philosophical standpoint, he looks into the issue of self, which is a major subject for any philosopher. Our self as we see […]

Global Brain Awakens

The Global Brain Awakens by Peter Russell This hardcover copy is a re-edited version released in 1995. The first version entitled The Global Brain was published in 1983, some 26 years ago. When I read it, it was hard to believe that the book was written so long ago, because much of the content is […]


Freakonomicsby Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner This book received a lot of attention when it came out in 2005 and sold three million copies worldwide. There were much commentaries everywhere claiming it had an extraordinary observation on many everyday life activities. Some startling quotations were circulated. But I never really took a serious […]

Free Culture

Free CultureThe Nature and Future of Creativityby Lawrence Lessig The author of the book, Lawrence Lessig, is a professor of law at Stanford Law School. He is a crusader for reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark, and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications. He is well known for representing Eldred in the case Eldred […]