Now that our commutes are nonexistent, we all have a little extra time in the day. To help you fill that time in a productive way, we asked some Talroo team members what they've been reading recently. We've gathered a list of twelve books worth your time.
What Big Data can tell us about who we really are. We all know self-reported data isn’t always accurate. You tell your doctor you have one glass of wine with dinner... you tell your colleague what you read in the Wall Street Journal, but you leave out what you read on TMZ. But we tell Google our innermost thoughts, fears, and curiosities. And there’s enough of us doing this to draw some pretty strong conclusions.
This memoir tells the story of an extraordinarily successful Silicon Valley lawyer who develops a drug addiction that he keeps hidden – until it kills him. His wife recounts his story and explores the culture of “Big Law” that she believes is partially to blame for her late husband’s unraveling.
If you like The Kennedys, and documentary films, but you’re not sure you can slog through a whole presidential biography, you’ll enjoy this book. It covers Joe Sr., JFK, RFK, and assorted other Kennedys and their associates. Die-hard Kennedy fans won’t fin much they didn’t already know, but it’s an easy and enjoyable read that might inspire you to learn more about some of the players (Jackie fans: A must-read).
Catch and Kill is written by journalist Ronan Farrow and recounts the challenges he faced while chasing the stories of alleged rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse of women by Harvey Weinstein. This reporting helped spark the #MeToo movement, which exposed sexual abuse of women (and some men) in many industries. Note: Listen to the audiobook. It is read by the author, Ronan Farrow, and is a great listen.
A former FBI hostage negotiator shares tips, practical examples, and surprising points about negotiating, all from real life examples. At the end of each chapter he ties together what worked, what didn’t, and key lessons learned. This is one of the few books that can be used in business, school, or any casual situation (even rent negotiation!)
6 books following the adventures of Arthur Dent, who is forced to go on wild space adventures after the planet earth is destroyed by a bureaucratic race of boring aliens called the Vogons in order to make room for an interstellar space highway.
The book surveys the history of humankind from the evolution of archaic human species in the Stone Age up to the twenty-first century, focusing on Homo sapiens. It definitely gives additional perspective as we respond to COVID-19 as societies and communities.