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Books I read in 2023


Book’s I’m Reading: Crook Manifesto by Colson Whitehead
About NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author of Harlem Shuffle continues his Harlem saga in a powerful and hugely-entertaining novel that summons 1970s New York in all its seedy glory. “Dazzling” –Walter Mosley, The New York Times Book Review. It’s 1…
Book I’m Reading: North Woods by Daniel Mason
Edwin Akrong


On the Topic of Stoicism:

Books I’m Reading: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Favorite Quotes When you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil. But I have seen the beauty of good, and the ugliness of
Books I’m Reading: Fragments by Heraclitus
Edwin Akrong

On the golden age of Television, HBO and Netflix.

Book’s I’m Reading: Pandora’s Box: How Guts, Guile, and Greed Upended TV
About Bestselling author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls and Down and Dirty Pictures, cultural critic Peter Biskind turns his eye toward the new golden age of television, sparked by the fall of play-it-safe network TV and the rise of boundary-busting cable, followed by streaming, which overturned both…
Books I’m Reading: Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers by James Andrew Miller
Tinderbox tells the exclusive, explosive, uninhibited true story of HBO and how it burst onto the American scene and screen to detonate a revolution and transform our relationship with television forever.
Books I’m Reading: It’s Not TV: The Spectacular Rise, Revolution, and Future of HBO
The inside story of HBO, the start-up company that reinvented television—by two veteran media reporters Quotes that Stand Out Ex-HBO CEO Albrecht Put on Leave at Legendary Amid Book ScandalChris Albrecht, a former chairman and chief executive officer of entertainment giant HBO, has been placed on…
Book I’m Reading: No Rules Rules by Reed Hastings & Erin Meyer
Edwin Akrong
Book I’m Reading: Unscripted By James B Stewart and Rachel Abrams
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Book’s I’m Reading: The Fund: Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates, and the Unraveling of a Wall Street Legend
About Ray Dalio does not want you to read this book. Late last year, when the billionaire founder of Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund on the planet, announced that he was stepping down from the company he started out of his apartment nearly 50 years ago, the news made
Books I’m Reading: Metaverse by Matthew Ball
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Books I’m Reading: Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders
Since Turn the Ship Around! was published in 2013, hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired by former Navy captain David Marquet’s true story. Many have applied his insights to their own organizations, creating workplaces where everyone takes responsibility for his or her actions, where f…
Book I’m Reading: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant
Edwin Akrong
Books I’m Reading: How to Decide by Annie Duke
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Books I’m Reading: Smart Until It’s Dumb by Emmanuel Maggiori
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Books I’m Reading: How Big Things Get Done By Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner
How Big Things Get Done by Bent Flyvbjerg, Dan Gardner: 9780593239513 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books“Why do big projects go wrong so often, and are there any lessons you can use when renovating your kitchen? Bent Flyvbjerg is the ‘megaproject’ expert and Dan Gardner brings the storytelling…PenguinR…
Books I’m Reading: Bury My Heart at Conference Room B By Stan Slap
Bury My Heart at Conference Room B by Stan Slap: 9781591843245 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books#3 New York Times Advice/How-To Bestseller #7 Wall Street Journal Nonfiction Bestseller “This book is game changing in a way I have never seen in a business book. I learned about myself…PenguinRandomhouse.c…

On building businesses:

Book I’m Reading: Men and Rubber - The Story of Business by Harvey S. Firestone
Edwin Akrong
Books I’m Reading: Scaling People by Claire Hughes Johnson
Scaling People is a practical and empathetic guide to company building and scaling the most important resource a company has: its people. Drawing on nearly two decades of experience as a Google and Stripe executive, Claire Hughes Johnson offers actionable insights and tactical guidance on everything…
Books I’m Reading: Lessons from Titans
Lessons from the titansMelius Research
Books I’m Reading: Amp it Up by Frank Slootman
Amp It Up: Leading for Hypergrowth by Raising Expectations, Increasing Urgency, and Elevating IntensityWall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly BestsellerThe secret to leading growth is your mindset Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman is one of the tech worlds most accomplished executives in e…

On living a good life:

Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Essential Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger by Charles T. Munger (Author) & Peter D. Kaufman (Editor)
“Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up,” Charles T. Munger advises in Poor Charlie’s Almanack. Originally published in 2005, this compendium of eleven talks delivered by the legendary Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman between 1986 and 2007 has become a touchstone f…
Books I’m Reading: The Snowball by Alice Schroeder
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life - WikipediaWikimedia Foundation, Inc.Contributors to Wikimedia projects
Books I’m Reading: The Good Life by Robert Waldinger M.D. & Marc Schulz Ph.D
Edwin Akrong
Books I’m Reading: Excellent Advice for Living By Kevin Kelly
Excellent Advice for Living by Kevin Kelly: 9780593654521 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books“I love aphorisms, proverbs, and Secrets of Adulthood . . . Excellent Advice for Living includes wise, practical advice for life.” —Gretchen Rubin, via Twitter “One hundred…PenguinRandomhouse.comKevin Kelly
Books I’m Reading: The Road to Character by David Brooks
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Book’s I’m Reading: The Winner Within by Pat Riley
The New York Times bestselling book from one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time. He’s one of America’s greatest coaches, known for inspiring the champions of pro basketball to work as a team—in short, Pat Riley is a master at creating success. The Winner Within

2023 Reading Stats (as measured with Bookly)

Pages read: 19,479

Books read: 58

Total Reading Days: 365