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Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

A Brief History of Human Kind

This is one of the best books I have ever read. It was fifteen hours and took two days. The author has a PhD in history. Starts with the big bang and ends in the present day. It makes mankind look good but also very bad. The author brings up a lot of  issues with our system and institutions. But also has viable solutions. It is highly recommended. I think if everyone were to read this book the world would be a better place.

What I learned:

  1. Homo erectus lived for two million years before Homo sapiens killed them all
  2. the cognitive revolution gave rise to language, story telling and religion
  3. LLC’s exist only in our imagination
  4. the greatest emperor of all time is money
  5. code of Hammurabi
  6. the ratio of farm animals to wild animals is at an all time low
  7. not to do business with Spanish kings


All warfare is based on deception.

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