The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

Could be called "Fear II: Civil Disservice". Woodward's narrative is more detail on a now-well-known picture. Lewis, who has my vote for current master of narrative nonfiction, does him one better - revealing the near-destruction of critical parts of the US civil service due to ignorance and disinterest…

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On the Shortness of Life by Seneca

Interviewing Ryan Holiday at Rakuten Optimism meant brushing up on my Stoics along with his more modern, but I daresay no more or less practical, books on growth hacking, marketing and media. (I actually read this in the lovely Penguin Great Ideas paper edition. Tell no one.)

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Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

I spent enough time working in restaurants, front and back of house, to pick up the rough basics of a wine education: varietals, tasting notes, food pairing. But I knew enough to know there was a lot I didn't know. Wine knowledge is hidden knowledge, mysterious, acquired at great expense…

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