Tag: history (page 1 of 5)

How the Internet Happened

A few weeks ago, I was searching for a podcast on Overcast and I stumbled across a title that I wasn’t looking for but it grabbed my attention instantly. It was called the Internet History Podcast.  After listening to … [continue reading]

20 Years of Weightlifting

Although I actually started lifting weights on a regular basis after I moved to Florida in June 1994, I do recall going to the old Ohio State student weight room a few times during winter break of 1993. The old … [continue reading]

Blunder: Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions

A great quick read.

Blunder: Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions
Blunder: Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions by Zachary Shoreis is both a history and a psychology book. Chapters are broken down by cognition traps and a historical example. Great stuff.

The conclusion of the book … [continue reading]

This Time Is Different – Eight Centuries of Financial Folly

I love reading financial history and analysis. If you dig through the site archives, you will find reviews to many books that would bore most individuals. Not me. I love the stuff. So when John Mauldin recently praised a book … [continue reading]

A Collection of Gambling Stories

Because I loved the Amarillo Slim book, Amazon recommended that I might like this one as well.

The Man With the $100,000 Breasts
The Man With the $100,000 Breasts is by Michael Konik. The best gambling story in the book is one referenced in the … [continue reading]

Good Calories, Bad Calories is the Best Book Ever Written on Nutrition

** 2016 UPDATE: I was SO WRONG about this book. See the critical review here. ***

Remember that Top 5 Diet Books post I wrote back in July? All those books can take a HUGE step backwards. I now … [continue reading]