Sapeins – A brief history of humankind

Yuval Noah Harari

I found Sapiens tie in brilliantly to so many of the behavioural economics books I’ve been reading of late. It acts as the genesis as to how our minds ended up so mailable. It’s a fantastic round of up of our historic discoveries of ‘human’kind. I never really understood or cared about Neanderthals or Homoerectus (nor does it turn out I was pronouncing it correctly either) but now I’m a changed man. I particularly loved the thought-provoking piece early on about our imaginary structures. I’d always thought some things were only because we said they were, but really I never appreciated the scope of it until now. I don’t want to give away the content but if you think it’s just Santa Claus et al who is made up you have to read this and you’ll question everything!

Ty Fairclough

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