Some random books I loved

Upon the mention from a friend, here are some random books I enjoyed:

  • Antifragile: Taleb’s version of the optimizer’s guide to the good life. This installment in his book series populated what he called the “barbell strategy” to decision-making. It’s a pretty interesting heuristic.
  • The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin: This mind-bloooowing trilogy makes me think about why we live as a species, generations after generations, and how much our civilization has left in the tank. I read the Chinese version, obviously, but I also heard great things about the English version.
  • The Evolution Of Desire by David Buss: A rational view of love and desire.
  • Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin: It’s like robust optimization applied to personal finance. It’s about saving money and our freedom. I love the analogy that good financial habits are like a dam, storing your life’s energy to one day power truly important things in life.

Looking forward to:

Written on August 13, 2021