Book Review: The Smartest Guys in the Room by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind

Book Review: The Smartest Guys in the Room by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind

Title: The Smartest Guys in the Room Author: Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind Blurb: Today, Enron is the biggest business story of our time, and Fortune senior writers Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind are the new Woodward and Bernstein. Remarkably, it was just two years ago that Enron was thought to epitomize a great New Economy company, [...]

Book Review: Worked Over by Jamie K. McCallum

Book Review: Worked Over by Jamie K. McCallum

Title: Worked Over Author: Jamie K. McCallum Blurb: Most Americans work too long and too hard, while others lack consistency in their hours and schedules. Work hours declined for a century through hard-fought labor-movement victories, but they've increased significantly since the seventies. Worked Over traces the varied reasons why our lives became tethered to a new rhythm [...]

Book Review: T-Minus AI by Michael Kanaan

Book Review: T-Minus AI by Michael Kanaan

Title: T-Minus AI Author: Michael Kanaan Blurb: Late in 2017, the conversation about the global impact of artificial intelligence (AI) changed forever. China delivered a bold message when it released a national plan to dominate all aspects of AI across the planet. Within weeks, Russia's Vladimir Putin raised the stakes by declaring AI the future for [...]

Book Review: Meteorite by Tim Gregory

Book Review: Meteorite by Tim Gregory

Title: Meteorite Author: Tim Gregory Blurb: Meteorites have long been seen as portents of fate and messages from the gods, their fiery remains inspiring worship and giving rise to legends that have persisted for millennia. But beyond the lore, meteorites tell an even greater story: that of our solar system. In Meteorite, geologist Tim Gregory shows [...]

Book Review: The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

Book Review: The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

Title: The Ghost Map Author: Steven Johnson Blurb: It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no [...]