bradbatt: Amazingly powerful read. It is simultaneously completely saddening to read what some humans are capable of doing to others, but also inspiring to see those who were victims of the holocaust... read comments

wj: Cosmos by Sagan had a huge impact on how I view life's big questions. read comments

drivers99: Completely changed my world view on how to lose weight. read comments

CJKerr: Much of our upbringing and education is underpinned by the assumption that "talent" is a real thing. Peak dismantles that assumption pretty thoroughly. The implications are far-reaching... read comments

roystonvassey: The more everything changes the same humans stay. 200 years old and yet you can empathise with every character read comments

lpolovets: It's an approachable guide to stoicism and it helped me become less attached and less anxious about things that I have no control over. I really value the increased peace of mind. read comments

dv35z: This book is enormously valuable to me, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone (friends, family, colleagues). read comments

yusufp: Taught me more about how and why we make decisions and what good decisions are. read comments

timtas: I highly recommend it for anyone who wants a foundational understanding of economics. "One Lesson" is meant as a claim that the book is pure "signal." And it is. read comments

shawn: I think it's a good one because it's a mix of analysis and history. Thiel had a unique vantage point, and he shares it well. It also challenges you to be ambitious, which is becoming a rare sentiment. read comments

scottlilly: Taught me I don't need to follow the standard path that "everyone else does", and to focus on how I can actively change my world - instead of waiting for someone else to to change it for me. read comments

akulbe: If this book existed before I started college, I'd have read this and skipped the business major! read comments

daphneokeefe: Whether you choose to participate in power plays and scheming and maneuvers, it is exceedingly valuable to understand them and their perpetrators... read comments

stevenj: I loved this book for its humor, everyday practicality, how relatable it felt even without having a background in physics or knowledge about the pranks and experiments he conducted. read comments

photon_lines: Great thoughts and advice from Carl Sagan. The last chapter had a profound effect on the way I think of the US constitution read comments

jacobkg: Starts with the thesis that a generation of workers have forgotten how to concentrate on mentally challenging tasks. Full of ideas and inspiration for rebuilding your stamina for intense focused thought. read comments