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The Dark Past of German Moguls

Porsche cars, Dr. Oetker products, and billionaire dynasties such as the Quandts are very famous names and brands. But few people know about their horrifying pasts. Investigative journalist David de Jong aims to change that with Nazi Billionaires, an explosive story that uncovers the truth about modern-day German conglomerates that have swept their Nazi pasts under […]

Engineered Happiness?

We’re living in an era when some of the wildest plots described in science fiction stories sound. . .well, a little too much like contemporary life. Take Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, for Instance. The book describes a future in which people are brainwashed to be happy by taking a drug called soma.  An Extremely Banned […]

The Answer To The Ultimate Question of Everything

New in the Instaread library: one of the most famous books in all of science fiction. Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy follows Arthur Dent’s improbable hitchhike across the galaxy with his alien friend Ford Prefect after the Earth’s destruction.  The Tour Begins Arthur’s journey takes him from the President of the Galaxy’s ship to a […]

Women on Wall Street

Jamie Fiore Higgins was one of the few women in the highest ranks of Goldman Sachs before she resigned in 2016. In Bully Market, she exposes the toxic culture at Goldman Sachs, which was rife with misogyny and bullying in her nearly two decades with the financial giant. Racial and homophobic slurs were common, and her male […]

Elite Training and Extreme Endurance

David Goggins, a retired Navy SEAL, is the only person in the world who has completed SEAL training, Army Ranger training, Army Ranger School, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller training. He has also finished more than 70 ultra-distance races and held a world record for 4,030 pull-ups in 17 hours. Today we’re looking at David’s […]

Does AI Want To Kill Us?

With all the hype around Microsoft’s Sydney chatbot, which has been disturbing some in the tech world with her “dark thoughts,” there has been renewed interest in the question of what happens if and when artificial intelligence runs amok. Many readers are revisiting 2001: A Space Odyssey, the dark tale by Arthur C. Clarke. A classic of science […]

How to Become a Legend

Given how chaotic today’s world is, how can we support the next generation of leaders? In Hearts Touched with Fire, David Gergen, who has been an adviser to four US presidents, details the qualities of great leadership and what the rising generation must do to achieve it.  It All Starts with You Leadership starts from within. It […]

A True Story From The Wild West

Kit Carson was a legend of the American West — a trapper, guide, and soldier. He was unusual among his contemporaries in that he also deeply understood (and tried to honor) the native peoples there. Set against the backdrop of the decades-long battle between the Navajos and the Americans who threatened their land and their […]

You Might Be Overlooking This

Did you know that real estate is the most popular passive income stream for millionaires? In our Instaread summary on Skip the Flip, we examine real estate expert Hayden Crabtree’s advice for building wealth with this user-friendly form of investment.  Take Control  When you invest in stocks, your wealth is controlled by someone else. That means […]

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