1. Call Me Russell -Russell Peters 80%
Russell Peters is currently among the top 3 most successful standup comedians in North America. I am his big fan and actually gonna watch his show live next weekend. But the book is somehow disappointing covering only what happened in his and his family’s life but no analysis about how these experiences shaped his character and led to his success.
2. The Legends of Cardiac Surgery -Qingchen Li 90%
It’s a concise history of the development of cardiac surgery. I read this book because I did research in cardiovascular signal processing but lack backgrounds in anything other than math and physics. This is a really nice book for me to catch up a little bit.
3. The Taoism of Warren Buffet -Mary Buffett 75%
I became pretty interested in Warren Buffet around half a year ago, simply because I realized life can be regarded as a process of investment using the resources you access for what you would like to have. Buffet’s investment strategies could possibly be useful to model and guide career and life. This is a book citing a number of mantras Buffet has been adhering to. It’s nice to read, but there is no systematic structure holding the book together and some of the points made are somehow not well supported.
4. Blood: An Epic History of Medicine and Commerce -Doublas Starr 85%
I read this book for the same reason I read Book 2 mentioned above. Nice book to read about the development and status quo about blood transfusion in both research and industry, but it may be too comprehensive and probably therefore somehow wordy for me.
5. An Essay on the Principle of Population -Thomas Malthus 85%
I read this book not because I would like to dig deeper in population theory, but because I hope to know another way to comprehend resources and competition in my life and career. It’s a classic masterpiece but doesn’t quite meet my needs, probably because it was written 400ish years ago.
5. Eat This Not That -David Zinczenko -90%
This is a book talking about which food to buy over others in both market places and popular restaurants in terms of health. A pretty useful guide book offering another way to look at daily food and determine what to eat.
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