Read & Watch February 2020

Read: Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, 1932


What’s this book about?
A lifetime classic published in 1932 and is still relevant today, it depicts a dystopian society with caste system, brainwashing, and heavy drug use.


  1. How the Economic Machine Works, by Ray Dalio –
  2. The Big Short (2015) –
  3. Contagion (2011) –

Read & Watch January 2020

Read: Principles by Ray Dalio (2017)

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What’s this book about?
Ray Dalio’s principles in both life and work. He’s a successful hedge fund manager and built his own firm, Bridewater Associates. First part of the book is his short biography, the rest are his life and work principles.

Watch: Century of the Self (Documentary) by Adam Curtis (2002)

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What’s this documentary about?
About work of psychoanalysts Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud, and PR consultant Edward Bernays. In episode one, Curtis says, “This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy.”