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  • Laurent shared from The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
    The narrative fallacy, Bezos explained, was a term coined by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his 2007 book The Black Swan to describe how humans are biologically inclined to turn complex realities into soothing but oversimplified stories. Taleb argued that the limitations of the human brain resulted in our species’ tendency to squeeze unrelated facts and events into cause-and-effect equations and then convert them into easily understandable narratives. These stories, Taleb wrote, shield humanity from the true randomness of the world, the chaos of human experience, and, to some extent, the unnerving...
    Note: Interesting...
  • Laurent shared from Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
    my secret: two glassine envelopes of Minor's chicken and lobster base inside my chef's coat, for that little extra kick. They never figured it out.
    Note: Not a recent book but nonetheless entertaining. And free if you have Amazon Prime (but who doesn't?)
  • Laurent shared from President Barack Obama: The Kindle Singles Interview (Kindle Single) by David Blum
    How do we broaden our lens so that what's true in the security arena is true when it comes to our economy, is true when it comes to education, is true when it comes to the environment? There are things we can do better together.
    Note: Inspiring short book...
  • Laurent shared from The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Henry Ketcham
    Note: test
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