2019 Book List

I had a great opportunity to read fifteen fantastic books covering middle east and Washington politics, start-ups, leadership methods, drama & sci-fi novels, biography, history, and science.

My Books

How I stayed afloat in early 2020

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For many people around the globe, 2020 is going to be a memorable year, too many events in a short period of time. It was so tempting to dive into the headlines of news or drink from the bottomless liquor of social media. These books kept me afloat in early…

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams

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This book became my all-time favorite book after reading the first chapter. Mathew Walker is a world-class, textbook scientist. The one who CIA send a helicopter to pick up for a secret mission. Through this book, he patiently and scientifically explains many experiments and their jaw-dropping results (most of them…

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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This book is a must. It can break into different conversations with interesting points. I would divide this book into two different categories: 1- Human Evolution: I couldn’t put this book down reading the chapters describing the evolution of humanity. 2- Human Progress: Discussing the recent history of humans, religion,…

One Hundred Years of Solitude

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The book starts with 100 pages of captivating narrative. The arrival and founding of Macondo oyb José Arcadio Buendía and its family and people. To me, every part of the story that was related to José Arcadio Buendía himself or his first-generation family was fascinating and attracting. Especially the parts…

Call Sign CHAOS: Learning to Lead

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Astonished by the narrative of the book, I could not put it down halfway through. Mattis proved to be a strong leader with great observation, planning, and adaptation. Knowing the US Navy’s reputation of fierce tactic, high-tech weapons, and unlimited resources his default plan is to attack aggressively and explosively,…

Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different

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I was looking for a book with a brief story of founding fathers for a long time. This is an amazing book with a detailed description of the founding father’s view and thinking and most profoundly how their view and opinion changed through time. One of the major problems with…

Newton: Ackroyd’s Brief Lives

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Always fascinated by the genius of Issac Newton, seeing this book on the shelf of a thrift book store sparked light in my eyes. It is light and small book and gives you a good grasp on Newton personal life, discoveries, inventions, enemies and his mood. The Author was interestingly…

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

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It was a good read, only for its first 20 pages, after that it is just another boring story with nothing to add. You can have the message of the book with only reading its first 20 pages and it delivers the message through a couple of good scenarios  …

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid

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I was always wanted to know more about Jimmy Carter philosophy and method of thinking also the story of Palestine and the crisis in the region, so when saw this book on a shelf of a thrift book store didn’t hesitated to buy and start to read that night. In…

Negotiating with Iran: Wrestling the Ghosts of History

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I have started reading this book on last days of 2018, and it finished in couple of weeks into 2019. It was one of the main reason that I have to to make 30 books resolution for 2019. This book is definitely is one my top 5 books and a…

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

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Warning: This book is a coach glue. It is impossible to put it down. John Carreyrou did a fantastic job on investigating the false claims of Elizabeth Holmes/Theranos. He well elaborated the rise (net worth of $4.5 Billion) of and fall($0)of the Theranos company. If you are not familier with…

The Quantum Thief

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Probably the only book that I have its hard copy, kindle version (soft copy) and audio. An amazing story by Hannu Rajeniemi who interestingly has a Ph.D. in Physics with focus on string theory. Well, he literally wrote a Science Fiction novel on quantum word and quantum information. I have…

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership

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Since the 2016 election I wanted to know more that tall, director of FBI guy, named James Comey. And the more I read about him and listen to his speeches and interviews, the more I was gravitated toward him. A former Republican appointed by president Obama (a Democrat) as the…

Essays in Love

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Another master piece by Alain De Button. First, I heard about this book from my family in Iran, who were fascinated by the story and deep philosophy of the book. After reading a couple pages of its Farsi translation, also listening to its Farsi Audio, I have realized that it…

Measure What Matters

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This book is a must! John Doerr describe his OKR (Objective & Key Results) method and how it help companies like Google, IBM and Gates Foundation. This book is has two main section, one describe the details, implementation and culture of OKR and then follows by anecdotes of successful companies…
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