Matthew Desmond is a Princeton professor with some interesting and timely takes on poverty. He has been making the podcast rounds for his recent book, Poverty, by America, in which discusses the many ways that poverty is in the USA has been persistent. He also makes the point that many resources that could alleviate poverty
It’s a wonderful time of the year: I have free time. We recently just had our annual meeting with our Limited Partners, and HBS is very nearly about to start spring break. So, for the next week, I have some slack time, and I’m looking forward to doing some local fly fishing and some reading.
I’ve been continuing my reading binge with books from our town library. It has been fun going through some of the best 2020 and 2021 non-fiction books, per the NYT, Amazon, word of mouth, and general searches. Here are some others that I’ve really enjoyed: A Short History of Progress. One of my students recommended
I’ve been moving away from screens and checking out books from our town library. I found lists online that mentioned the best non-fiction books in recent years, and I checked a bunch out. I found most to be riveting. BUSINESS Bad Blood. This is the tell-all book about Theranos and how it enticed a slew
The book reads like fiction, but it’s all true: Mildred Harnack, a U.S. citizen living in Nazi Germany, becomes the head of the largest underground resistance group in Berlin. She eventually becomes a spy and hands intelligence to the U.S. The day before she is to escape to Sweden, she is unfortunately captured and then
I recently read Olympic champion Alexi Pappas’ book Bravey, and so, courage has been on my mind. run like a bravey, sleep like a baby, dream like a crazy, replace cant with maybe through sunny & shady. — Alexi Pappas (@AlexiPappas) August 31, 2014 I find that it’s easy to talk about courage, but it’s