Understanding Analysis

Date added: 2021 Nov 24. How strongly I recommend it: 8/10

Very good introduction to real analysis with clear explanations. Since I wanted to master the material I did every exercise, and now I'm doing them all again and writing up my solutions here.

If you're learning this for school rudin is the standard text, abbott is friendlier though.

Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

Date added: 2021 Nov 1. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

However bad things currently are, they were probably worse for Goggins and look at him now. Very inspiring

How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

Date added: 2021 Oct 21. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10

Everyone should read this book, It covers the simple yet profound ideas in math that show up everywhere. It's also hilarious and a joy to read.

The Last Question

Date added: 2021 Oct 11. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

Beautiful short story on the question "Can entropy ever be reversed?"

Numerical Methods for Scientists and Engineers

Date added: 2021 Sep 26. How strongly I recommend it: 9/10

If you know calculus and linear algebra, Get this book.

It's a joy to read and is full of algebraic miracles. speeding up the convergence rate of infinite series (demo) for instance.

Harry Potter and the methods of rationality

Date added: 2021 Jul 18. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10

My favorite book of all time. I read all 2000 pages in 3 days, and every one of my friends who's read it has loved it.

Ultralearning

Date added: 2021 Jul 18. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10

This book contains everything you need to know about effective learning.

Best of all Scott Young practices what he preaches, with ultralearning projects such as the mit challange and the year without english.

Never Split the Difference

Date added: 2021 Jun 4. How strongly I recommend it: 7/10

Fascinating book about FBI hostage negotiations, and negotiations in general. It is a bit lacking in ethics at times. Voss gives examples of someone negotiating a 3x higher salary with techniques bordering on mind control.

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Date added: 2020 Nov 1. How strongly I recommend it: 10/10

Exactly what the title says. I like how Carnegie emphasizes being genuine and condemns the manipulative attitude many salespeople have.

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Date added: 2020 Apr 6. How strongly I recommend it: 6/10

A great unbiased biography of elon musk. A must read for investors in his companies.

For non investors, this could still be interesting but not useful.