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Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

Book information Date read: 2020-04-26 Author: James Clear Genre: Productivity Rating: 5* Goodreads page Summary A self-help book that’s not really a “self-help book”, and instead emphasises the need for constant small ‘effects’; as it leads to greater ‘effects’ (compounding). Key points Power of compounding, 1% better each day for a year, you end up …

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Drugs Without the Hot Air: Minimizing the Harms of Legal and Illegal Drugs

Book information Date read: 2020-04-15 Author: David J. Nutt Genre: Science Rating: 5* Goodreads page Summary David was chairmen of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to the Cameron government – Though was sacked soon after stating that cannabis was safer than alcohol. In this book, he outlines the dangers and effects of …

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Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

Book information Date read: 2015-07-30 Author: Abhijit V Banerjee Genre: Economics Rating: 5* Wikipedia page Summary One of the first economic development books that I read, and is such an easy read for someone who is just starting out in economics. It very much focuses on randomised focused trials and how small scale projects can …

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Alex Garland – The Beach

Book information Date read: 2015-06-21 Author: Alex Garland Genre: Fiction Rating: 5* Goodreads page Summary A novel about a British backpacker that arrives in Thailand, within his first night he is given a map pointing to a secret beach, so-called Eden.  With another couple from the hostel, they find the island, and begin the idealistic …

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