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Book Summary: Michael Jordan by Roland Lazenby

My Personal Summary This book is a biography of Michael Jordan, arguably the best basketball player of all time. Over the course of his career, Jordan won six championships with the Chicago Bulls. He will be remembered as one of the fiercest competitors in basketball history. Book Notes Michael’s great grandfather was born in 1891 …

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Book Summary: John Adams by David McCullough

My Personal Summary This book is a biography of John Adams, the second president of the United States. Adams played a massive role during the American Revolution and was crucial in helping the U.S. gain independence from Britain. He was honest, hardworking, determined, and loved his country. Book Notes Adams was born in 1735 in …

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Titan: The Life of John D Rockefeller, Sr. Summary

My Personal Summary This book is about John D. Rockefeller, Sr., the founder of Standard Oil and the richest man to have ever lived. Rockefeller always had a habit of getting things done fast and was ruthlessly efficient in business, even as a young boy. He used capital (loans from banks) and labor (thousands of …

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Sam Walton: Made in America Summary

My Personal Summary This book is about Sam Walton and how he created Wal-Mart. Sam bought his first variety store in Arkansas in 1945 at age 27. He then methodically and slowly learned how to grow profits at a single store, open new stores, and manage people. Sam once said “there hasn’t been a day …

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Book Summary: Why Evolution is True by Jerry A. Coyne

My Personal Summary This book presents evidence for why evolution is true. The fossil record shows that current species evolved from older species and evolution by natural selection is the most likely explanation for this based on extensive evidence. Book Notes “The idea of natural selection is not hard to grasp. If individuals within a …

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Book Summary: Wealth, Poverty and Politics by Thomas Sowell

My Personal Summary This book explains the underlying factors that affect the economic fate of human beings. Broadly speaking, there are geographic, demographic, cultural, and political factors that influence economic outcomes of individuals and nations. It is often the combination of these variety of factors that lead to different levels of production, which naturally lead …

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Book Summary: The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley

My Personal Summary This book is about why human prosperity is likely to continue in the future. Basically, specialization and trade drive prosperity and it has always grown historically and is likely to continue to grow in the future. The central idea here is that person A can specialize in task A and person B …

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