David N Meyer is a content editor at getAbstract and author of The 100 Best Films To Rent You've Never Heard Of, Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music, The Bee Gees: The Biography, and other books. You can find his essays on film and music at davidnmeyer.com
Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Wordby Fred P. Hochberg
A Different Perspective on Global Trade
Former chairman of the Export-Import Bank Fred Hochberg brings an unexpected sense of humor to this surprisingly engaging breakdown of international trade and its consequences for the…
A Promised Landby Barack Obama
Startling Candor and Grace
Barack Obama grabs and holds your attention with his openness, absence of cynicism and willingness to share the backstage drama of his first term’s successes…
Economismby James Kwak
Cutting Through the Hokum
How does what you learned in Economics 101 apply to real life? James Kwak finds that it doesn’t apply at all, except in service to…
So You Want to Talk About Raceby Ijeoma Oluo
Blunt Heartfelt Advice
In this indispensable guide, Nigerian-American New York Times best-selling author Ijeoma Oluo explores how – and why – to talk about race and racism.
Thriveby Arianna Huffington
Huffington on Thriving
Arianna Huffington says that to thrive you should build your life around four pillars: well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving.
Good to Greatby Jim Collins
Jim Collins’s 2001 classic still has ample relevant wisdom to offer if greatness is your goal, even if some companies he tagged as examples didn’t have…
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot
Scientists took Henrietta Lacks’s cells without asking – cells that brought others profit and success.
Extreme Economiesby Richard Davies
Learn from the Worst
Economist Richard Davies explores the lives of people in nine “extreme economies” around the globe, each tested by a radical situation or challenge. What’s to be learned from…
The Power of Nunchiby Euny Hong
The Power of Nunchi
Learn how to read a room and act accordingly with the aid of nunchi, an ancient Korean way of being.
The Price of Peaceby Zachary D. Carter
A Towering Figure
HuffPost reporter Zachary D. Carter’s biography of that titan of economics, John Maynard Keynes, eschews the theoretical to recount a human journey of intense emotion and moral combat.…