The harari File
Vipassana meditation, “a method for observing the mind in a systematic and objective manner. I spend two hours on that a day, and I also go on a meditation retreat for one or two months every year.”
the audio book of Tim Wu’s The Attention Merchants, “and enjoying it very much.”
at home. “I sometimes find myself writing on airplanes and trains, but that is much harder.” Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel, and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.
“Buddha, who strikes me as the one person in history who really understood what life is all about. I would also like to have a chat with Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, who gave up more power than anyone else in the history of the world. That’s quite admirable.”