I have used my free time for past 2 weeks to read "How We Got Here" by Andy Kessler. It tells the story of technology and economy development over centuries, from Steam Engine to Computer / Internet, from Trade to Stock Market. It provide great insight especially for people from "challenging" country like myself :)

Download it here: http://akessler.blogs.com/andy_kessler/2005/04/hwgh.html

* Found via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3688357
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