The Signal and The Noise

The art and science of prediction   

Author: Nate Silver
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish year: 2012
ISBN: 9781846147524
Pages: 544
The signal and the noise

The chances of me reading this book again are slim. The book really takes of in chapter 8 (at which point you’re already halfway through the book).
A bit less verbose would suit this book well. It would surely boost the relevance of the information.
If Nate was able to convey the same message, but using only half the volume, I definitely recommend reading it.

Thinking, Fast and Slow


Author: Daniel Kahneman
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish year: 2012
ISBN: 9780141033570
Pages: 512
Thinking, fast and slow

Be ready to use a dictionary. It is not easy reading, but the information is very valuable.
Probably have to read it twice to get a good grip on the topic.

The Lean Startup

How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses   

Author: Eric Ries
Publisher: Crown Business
Publish year: 2011
ISBN: 9780307887894
Pages: 336
The Lean Startup

Excellent reading. It provided me with great new insights on business growth models and how to analyse data. Terms like vanity-data and pseudo-science have made it to my library and I am afraid I’ll have to use the frequently.

Shame on me for not reading the book any earlier.

Super freakonomics

global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance   

Author: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish year: 2009
ISBN: 9780060889579
Pages: 270

Facts, stats and scientific research. Lovely anecdotes about the field of microeconomics.

However, due to the great diversity of topics and stories, the book fails to make a clear point…except the we are ofter fooled by our own interpretation.

Grow Up


Author: Ben Brooks
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publish year: 2011
ISBN: 9780857861870
Pages: 240
Grow up

Hopefully Ben Brooks will write another one like this and allows himself to grow as a writer.

All Marketers are liars

the power of telling authentic stories in a low-trust world   

Author: Seth Godin
Publisher: Portfolio
Publish year: 2009
ISBN: 9781591843030
Pages: 220
All marketers are liars

Most certainly worth reading a second or third time. Especially when you’re an entrepreneur and facing launching a new product.

Understanding Comics

The Invisible Art   

Author: Scott McCloud
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Publish year: 1994
ISBN: 9780060976255
Pages: 224
Understanding Comics

Never ever had I thought about comics this way. To me comics reflect a period of time where I was young and had not been overwhelmed and influenced by TV or internet. But it seems there is much more to it. One could even argue that comics hold the key to vastly growing information stream we have to face every day.

p.s. where is the nearest comics book store???