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Latest Reading List

Slow goings, but going to pick up soon now that I dedicated myself NOT to write code for work outside of work hours.  

On the bookshelf: 
  • Structure of Scientific Revolutions – Kuhn 
  • Still Alice – Lisa Genova 
  • A First Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links between Leadership and Mental Illness – Ghaemi 

On the Docket: 

  • All The Strange Hours – Loren Eiseley
  • Start with WHY – Sinek 
  • Left Neglected – Lisa Genova
  • Phantoms in the Brain – Ramachandran
  • Battle Royale – Rowaiaru
  • Doctors: The Biography of Medicine – Nuland 
  • An Unquiet Mind: a Memoir of Moods and Madness – Kay Redfield
  • The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives – Mlodinow 
  • Ready Player One – Cline 
  • How Doctors Think – Groopmman 
  • Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Aspergers – Robinson 
  • Second Opinions – Groopman 
  • One for the Money – Evanovich
  • Every Patient Tells a Story – Sanders 
  • The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness – Elyn Saks
  • The Fifth Discipline – Senge
  • Only What They Could Carry – ??
  • Under the Banner of Heaven – Krakauer
  • Hippocrates Shadow – Newman 
  • Consciousness Explained – Dennett 
  • Death of the Guilds – Krause 
  • Painful Yarns – Lorimer Moseley
  • The Best Practice – Kenney 
  • The Black Swan: Impact of Highly Improbable – Taleb 
  • Dan Brown Books –  The Da Vinci Code
  • Checklist Manifesto – Gawande 
  • Blink – Gladwell (re-read) 
  • One Step at a Time – Bliell 
  • Courage to Teach – Palmer
  • The Seven Laws of Magical Thinking.. – Hutson
  • Blindness – Jose Saramago
  • The Road – McCarthy
  • The Postman – David Brin
  • Oryx and Crake – Margaret Atwood
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz – Miller
  • Alas, Babylon – Frank
  • Z for Zachariah – O’Brien
  • Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment? – Kant

Seth’s Blog

Brilliant and poignant commentary on balance, work life, and innovation. Really digging Seth’s blog. http://ping.fm/NnBIY

Freakonomics Repost…

Freakonomics is one of my favorite blogs.  This is a post about the new Danish fat tax and just how misguided policy makers were in creating this legislation…  This fat tax, as pointed out in the article by Steve Sexton, disadvantages the poor for being too poor to make healthy eating decisions.

This kind of legislation has proven marginally effective in the past with smoking cessation.  As a sin tax, smoking cessation is completely that unhealthy eating.  EVERYBODY HAS TO EAT.  And we can’t all afford $5.00 – $9.00 for a red pepper at the Community No-Op.

Anyway, great article.  The answer isn’t always just “live more like us healthy people!” Give it a read:

The Orwellian Efficiency of a “Being Fat” Tax

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