Feb

7

 A visit to the Yale Bookstore is always educational and enlightening to me since I have so much to learn, once one gets past the 99% of the books there with Inequality, poverty, Picketty, Angela Davis, or Islam in the title. Or the other 87% of books for Dummies, and the thunderous advertisements for the Yale Repertory's production of Assassins. Here are some of the good ones I bought:

Shackleton's Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Batozzi

Gary Becker, The Economic Approach to Human Behavior

Macroeconomics, seventh edition by Olivier Blanchard

Microeconomics and Behavior by Robert H. Frank

Chemistry in Context, eighth edition by American chemical society

Eric Sloane, The Seasons of Americas Past

Investment: A History by Reamer and Downing

Applied Computational Economics and Finance by Miranda and Fackler

Introduction to Computer Graphics by Ganovelli et al

Shipwrecks in the Americas by Robert Marx

A Book of Voyages by Patrick O Brian

Octopus!: The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea by Katherin Courage

The Greatest Stories Never Told by Rick Beyer   

Dead Companies Walking by Scott Feardon

An Introduction to
Medicinal Chemistry
by Graham L Patrick

Day Trading for Dummies by Ann. C Logue

An American History: from Barnum to Madoff by Edward Balleisen

And in my bag bought by Susan, Philanthrocapitalism by Bishop and Green, with an intro by Bill Clinton and a picture of Warren Buffett on cover, which I will try to throw out unless it turns out to be a parody.

The trip was augmented by a visit to the Mystic Seaport, where I stocked up on O'Brian books, and the Eli Whitney Museum where Asian Kids and one westerner were using some of the machine tools and modern make tools that Whitney used, and a visit to the Ocean House hotel, which has two squash courts and a professional Croquetists on the premises where I had a nice jog on the Atlantic shore and the second best brunch of my life, the Kerigan Palace in Istanbul being the only better one.


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  1. anand on February 6, 2017 10:01 am

    I just bought a copy of ‘dead companies walking’ as a recovering shorter of stocks (you got me out of this habit).

  2. anand on February 6, 2017 10:03 am

    I just bought a copy of ‘dead companies walking’ on seeing this as a recovering habitual shorter of stocks (you got me out of this habit). still am tempted from time to time though, think its a need for some sense of earthly justice, perhaps just a little trade from winnings elsewhere would satisfy. a book review would be interesting if you have the time.

  3. Andre on February 9, 2017 9:33 am

    Have spent considerable time thinking about the cultural differences between coders and financial people and why these differences exist. My conclusion is, is that business people and financial people are more willing to live with practical reality and actively seek it continually while a coder or engineer actively evades it through living in permanent mental abstraction.

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