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What Started the Biggest Population Boom in History?

How Iran’s explosive expansion warns us about our overpopulated future —and shows us how to fix it. i. Horses WHEN HOURIEH SHAMSHIRI MILANI entered medical school in 1974, just thirteen of seventy students in her class at the National University of Iran were women. “And of those thirteen, only two of […]

The Book Every Programmer Should Read

Writing code that any programmer who read can understand is a must-have skill for software developers. The fact is: only 20% of the programmers have the ability. “Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.” — Martin Fowler Photo by Fabian Grohs on Unsplash When […]

A Theory of Prediction

Review of The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver The Signal and the Noise is probably the most informative non-technical book about the art of predicting ever written. It outlines what is best described as Nate Silver’s “Theory of Prediction”. Silver, creator of the data journalism site fivethirtyeight, takes readers […]

Os livros que nos guiaram ao longo de 2017

Depois de um 2017 cheio de desafios cabeludos, fechamos o ano felizes por nossas conquistas: . A verdade é que todo fundo de venture capital é uma plataforma. Reconhecer que somos uma e nos adequarmos estratégica e operacionalmente a esse paradigma, vai ser o nosso grande desafio para 2018. Além de […]

These 8 Books are Fiction, but Climate Change is Not

From Claire Vaye Watkins to Kristine Ong Muslim, these writers are realistic about the complexities and effects of climate change From Fiction allows us to extrapolate our own futures, both on a personal level and on a societal one. With the Trump administration looking to make it easier to dig […]

Five Books To Help You Make Sense of 2017

Photo by Hello I’m Nik on Unsplash This passing year was confusing for many. These books helped me understand it better. The Mandibles Lionel Shriver’s novel is set in the not so far future when America is going to hell in a handcart. Lionel Shriver plays on topical themes: fake news, identity […]