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Warren Buffett ‘virtually memorized’ this book when he was 7—and you’ve probably never heard of it

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Minaker’s take on American entrepreneurship in the early 1900s, but I can also understand why it never gained enough momentum to go mainstream. The book had been out of print for some time and, for the most part, the author is uncannily absent from the Internet. Moreover, the business world has […]

Catch a Buzz With Two New Books About Bugs

Sverdrup-Thygeson urges us to “talk nicely about bugs” — but if there’s one insect that deserves our scorn, it’s the mosquito. Unlike other insects, mosquitoes don’t pollinate plants or break down waste. Contrary to popular belief (even Sverdrup-Thygeson falls into this trap), they’re not a major, irreplaceable food source for other animals, either. In fact, […]

In praise of pretty books

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The books on Barack Obama’s 2019 summer reading list

If you’re looking for a few more good beach reads to carry you through the final weeks of summer, then Barack Obama has you covered with several suggestions. The former president posted a list of the books he’s been reading this summer on social media on Wednesday, and it’s highlighted by the works of the […]

Delicious New Books for Food-Focused Travelers

Food Lovers Guides: Paris, Rome and Tokyo By Elin Unnes, Peter Loewe, Jonas Cramby (Hardie Grant Publishing) ELEVATOR PITCH: These aren’t guides appealing to every taste—they’re written by Swedes who are up-front about their idiosyncrasies: rarely venturing out of the 11th arrondissement in Paris, say, or plagued with social phobias. But they’re all food fanatics, […]

J.D. Salinger’s Books To Be Available As E-Books

Matt Salinger tells NPR’s Morning Edition about what finally convinced him to allow his father’s works to be digitized. J.D. Salinger died in 2010 and is most known for The Catcher in the Rye. Article source:

The Best Books To Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. The Da Vinci Codex: Leonardo’s notes on […]

In praise of pretty books

Michael Dirda Even as a boy, I was already a book critic — of sorts. Any paperback I might buy underwent intense scrutiny for manufacturing flaws and other irritations. Bantam Books used dark, ugly paper little better than newsprint, the shiny cellophane on Mentor covers regularly delaminated, the design of Pocket Books struck me as […]

15 books billionaire Ray Dalio says you should read to understand today’s world — and have a fulfilling life

The billionaire investor Ray Dalio is known for his “principles” on everything from power dynamics to running an office with radical transparency. He recently published a best-selling book, “Principles: Life and Work,” which elaborates on what he’s learned in a career that’s now spanned more than 40 years. Dalio draws inspiration from more than just […]

J. D. Salinger’s books going digital, unpublished works to be released

Fans of J. D. Salinger, the writer whose works include The Catcher in the Rye, the classic novel which inspired a passionate following, have two reasons to rejoice this week: His son, Matthew Salinger, announced that his father’s books will be published digitally for the first time, and that his father’s unpublished works will also […]