Family Wealth: How Family Members and Their Advisers Preserve Human, Intellectual, and Financial Assets for Generations
The book is a real gem and every single page of the book hides a revelation. If you are a workspace optimization freak like I am, this book will overwhelm you.
They All Laughed: From Light Bulbs to Lasers: The Fascinating Stories Behind the Great Inventions That Have Changed Our Lives
Lively, entertaining stories about some of the most important inventions in the past 200 years. This books guides you through laboratories and minds of the scientists, from light bulb to fax machine.
This is a beautifully designed book on product design. It manages to explain a fairly complex topic of product design using language toned down for beginners. However I still found some inspiration that I will use in our existing line of products. Recommended read for new product designers.
The book confirmes that play is the number one factor for children's success in life. Pushing kids too hard can have unwanted effects, as can spending too little 'groundtime' with them. The book teaches you to "put away your credit card and get out your library card", meaning most expensive toys are convergent while creative play is unstructured and divergent.