Category: Book Notes

These are notes written for the Aptos Men’s Book Club and others about books I have read.

Empire of Pain
by Patrick Radden Keefe

Find out exactly how Sackler avarice bred worldwide opioid pain and Sackler notoriety, and how little could be done about it.

How Democracies Die
by Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt

As the book warns, it could get worse.

by Bob Woodward & Robert Costa

Disappointed doesn’t quite describe how I feel about this book.

The Idea Factory
by Jon Gertner

The monopoly business model allowed the free reign of creative minds to do what interested them in an environment where no ideas were bad ideas.

Talking to Strangers
by Malcolm Gladwell

There is no integrative presentation or analysis here, at least none that I could detect.