The Doctor Stories is a collection of factual pieces by William Carlos Williams about his life as a doctor in New Jersey; the stories themselves are incredibly vivid and revealing.
When a risk taker writes a book, read it. In the case of Peter Thiel, read it twice. Or, to be safe, three times. This is a classic.
A great book for a refresher in analytical philosophy: pleasant, clear. Go buy this book!
Well-reported and well-written. Investors can learn much from ‘Bull!’
Read this book now; wait a while, then read it again.
A wonderful book on wisdom and decision-making written by a wise decision-maker. This is the kind of book you read first, then leave by your bedside and re-read a bit every day, so you can slowly soak up the wisdom. It is sort of Montaigne but applied to business, with a great investigation of the psychological dimension of decision-making. I like the book for many reasons –the main one is that it was written by a practitioner who knows what he wants, not by an academic. Enjoy it!
I never understood why this book never made it in the Anglo-Saxon world. This is one of the 20th century’s masterpieces.
One of my favorite books in 2014 was Carlos Fuentes’s novel. It is a wonderful meditation about contemporary capitalism in Mexico.
The inspiring story of Pixar, what has become the world-leading animation studio. By discussing the good, the bad and the ugly, it provides valuable insights into the management of transformational companies.
How managers can build a “creative culture” that brings out the best in their employees. Two of his tips were especially resonant for me. 1) A manager’s job is not to prevent risks, but to make it safe for others to take them and 2) A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organization structure -– everybody should be able to talk to anybody.