What I’m Reading
Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity – Kerry Cohen (short, but interesting.)
McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld (thought it would focus more on decentralized criminal organizations but it doesn’t. a look at how Russian culture breeds serial entrepreneurs and hustlers)
The Price of Experience: Power, Money, Image, and Murder in Los Angeles – Randall Sullivan (the title of this book is a complete injustice. TheExecutive gave it to me. it’s a detailed history of the Billionaire Boys Club and Los Angeles in the 80s. It’s like Less than Zero but more fucked up. on par with the Bugliosi true crime books)
Life tips from Nassim Nicholas Taleb (the article they’re cribbed from is great)
Obama and the Rise of Asymmetrical Competition (this is why you need to study the evolution of warfare and organizations)
Why Mergers Don’t Work – James Surowiecki
Warfare, Infanticide, and Statistical Inference: A Comment on Divale and Harris(pdf) (short rebuttal to Cannibals and Kings)
I can’t help but think that Obama was influenced by RG. I mean, he seems to be doing everything RG advised the democrats to do.
Not to mention seemingly centering his entire campaign around “Preach the Need for Change.” I just hope Obama follows the second half of that law.