1. My good friends Daniel Yu and Jason Kang are up to amazing things. Yu runs Reliefwatch, a tech startup that helps clinics in the developing world avoid shortages of medical supplies. Kang helped to design Highlight, a powdered bleach additive that makes decontamination against infectious disease much easier.
3. Graph: How the market value of tech firms has evolved from 1980 to present.
4. When the State Speaks, What Should It Say? There is a lot that this book (by Corey Brettschneider) can bring to bear on recent debates about if and how the government should intervene against private discrimination.