Interesting Reads - September 2021
I log everything I read in Notion. This month I have read 3 books, 36 newsletters and 18 articles.
Here are some of the highlights of this month!
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank: This book is a rollercoaster of emotions, it is uplifting at how the human spirit can persevere through the toughest of times and depressing that such a talented person and most of their family and friends were taken away.
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari: There is something so captivating about Yuval's work, it is written so well and presents so many great lessons about ethics, politics, self-improvement and world issues. Can't wait to read Homo Deus next.
I felt this book was quite repetitive and slow at the beginning, but it does pick up later on. This book also presented an existential risk probability table:
This was quite controversial on the EA Forum. Regardless, it's a good intermediate book about EA and a good introduction to longtermism.
- BrainPint by Janel Loi: One of my favourite "curator" newsletters, BrainPint brings really interesting advice and learning articles.
- Future Perfect by Vox: A newsletter dedicated to effective altruism? Sign me up. Here is an interesting issue from the beginning of this month.
- Noticing You’re Confused by Arram Sabeti: An incredible piece about practical rationality and a wonderful (and scary) true story all around.
- Aaron's Epistemics Stories by Aaron Gertler: Another wonderful story by the EA Forum moderator.
- EffectiveAltruismData.com: A Website for Aggregating and Visualising EA Data by Hamish Huggard: The post that led me to become part of Effective Altruism Data!
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