Mike Ashley

2021 End of Year Booklist

I sampled a lot this year with mixed results. Einstein’s Fridge was the most surprising in that I was completely unaware of the connection between thermodynamics and information theory. How Innovation Works also validated a lot of my own experience with what it takes to go from an idea, or even a proof of concept, to a product that solves a problem for customers. Superpower Interrupted and The Ascent of Money were probably the most useful in understanding what’s happening in international politics and economics today. Other books like The Bomber Mafia and The Code Breaker were entertaining but didn’t leave me with much more than trivia.

Kazuo Ishiguro never disappoints.