This month, we're talking about our latest and greatest non-fiction books! Michael Lewis is back with Going Infinite, the story of Sam Bankman-Fried, the alleged fraudster who founded the cryptocurrency exchange FTX. Readers may also enjoy essential insights on mental health in A Therapeutic Journey by Alain de Botton or learn about the science behind achieving greater things in Adam Grant's Hidden Potential.
Whether History, Science or Self-help, these books will educate, enlighten and empower you.
Everyone wants to see the future. Few are good at it. From business to economics, politics to social trends, we're just not very good at predicting what happens next. According to Morgan Housel, this is because we focus too much on what we think will change and not enough on what we know will stay the same. Technological and medical advancements may astound across centuries, but fundamental human behaviors persist. Greed, fear, risk, jealousy, tribal affiliations, overconfidence, and the pursuit of certainty endure through time. While history holds unforeseen surprises, recognizing these enduring aspects provides confidence in decision-making, irrespective of future uncertainties.
Eve delves into why women outlive men, experience menopause, and face gender-specific health issues. Cat Bohannon's sharp wit explores 200 million years of female development, challenging the male-centric focus in science. Bohannon's revelations—from the impact of C-sections on pelvic shape to surprising biological connections—reshape evolutionary understanding. A modern take on female physiology, Eve redefines our perception of the female body and its crucial role in human evolution.
The End of Reality dismantles the twenty-first-century illusions—metaverse, crypto, space travel, and transhumanism—promoted by billionaires (Thiel, Zuckerberg, Andreesen, Musk). These distractions, Taplin contends, divert attention from pressing issues like income inequality, climate crises, and democratic decline, posing profound moral, political, and economic threats. He reveals how these billionaires' tech empires contribute to stagnant wages, vanishing communities, rising inequality, and societal divisions. The book is a scathing critique and a call for reform, advocating for an economic shift toward a regenerative model promoting sustainable growth and widespread employment.