What I’m Reading

The Hustons by Lawrence Grobel (long but very good. about the director John Huston)

The Age of the Moguls by Stewart H. Holbrook

The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst by Kenneth Whyte (tip from Tyler Cowen. it’s on the 3 years that Hearst took over the New York newspaper market. one of the better biographies of those breed of capitalists)

Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori Brafman (these kinds of books could use some fresh examples – worth having still)

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (better than Blink. he could have called more people out but the whole ‘straw man’ criticism is obnoxious)

Someone made me a Crunchbase profile. It’s blank if anyone wants to edit it. Crunchbase is actually a really good idea, there should be an intermediate service for people not notable enough for Wikipedia but still have verifiable biographies that should be aggregated. I’m not saying I’m one of those people but it’s helped me out before when trying to research something.

TheBoxOfficeJunkie is updating again and worth reading. Can you believe Home Alone made $300 million at the box office in 1990?

Pictures of Children Crying is yet unannounced but will be incredibly funny if done right.

Written by Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying, The Obstacle Is The Way, Ego Is The Enemy, and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared everywhere from the Columbia Journalism Review to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as Grammy Award winning musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world. He lives in Austin, Texas.