Venkatesh Rao

Venkatesh Rao

Venkatesh Rao is the founder and executive editor of eclectic philosophy and technology blog, ribbonfarm, and author of Tempo, a book about the role of narrative in decision-making. He is also the creator of the Breaking Smart technology analysis and binge-reading site and email newsletter.

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The best books on How the World Works, recommended by Venkatesh Rao

Armed with one of the ‘big histories’ currently in vogue, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and a tome about how modern maths came to be, you too can get a grip on how the world works. Tech blogger Venkatesh Rao chooses some good books for those who agree with Socrates that ‘for a human being, the unexamined life is not worth living.’

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