My Influences

What follows is an evolving list of the people, works, and ideas that influence my thinking. I’m a curious guy. Maybe you’ll find these things interesting as well.

  • Jared Diamond – For when you want to zoom out
    • “Guns Germs and Steel” documentary 
      • Why did a few countries in Western Europe develop technology that allowed them to explore and conquer vast swaths of the world?
    • “Collapse” TED Talk
      • What causes a society to collapse?
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