American Consequences - June 2019

This month, The Book Grump is on vacation... which probably means he’s at home alphabetizing his Reader’s Digests and yelling at the neighborhood millennials to stop wasting $5 on a cup of coffee. Instead, we bring you the much happier “Paperback Pollyanna,” who has compiled a list of favorite industry books from our beloved American Consequences financial analyst contributing editors. DR. DAVID EIFRIG A Natural History of the Senses Wherever I am in the world, I brain function. If you're looking for a book to improve your health, I recommend this one by Diane Ackerman. It’s one of my favorite books about humans and smell. Astroball: The NewWay toWin It All In 2004, Michael Lewis’s Moneyball became a huge hit. It told the story of how the Oakland A’s used advanced statistics to win a lot of baseball games, and every team in Major League Baseball copied the strategy. Astroball sort of picks up where that left off, telling the amazing story of the Houston Astros going from worst to World Series over the course of three years. Stats were part of it, but general manager Jeff Luhnow reworked every decision surround myself with good smells. The smell of many flowers can instantly improve your mood, the smell of coffee can ease stress, and studies show simply smelling cinnamon boosts

The smell of many flowers can instantly improve your mood, the smell of coffee can ease stress, and studies show simply smelling cinnamon boosts brain function.

the team made and the way they made it. It’s an amazing story of thoughtful, integrated management and told as an interesting, personal tale by author Ben Reiter. THOMAS CARROLL BigWeed: An Entrepreneur’s High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business This is a very readable story about how author Christian Hageseth conceptualized, created, and grew his business, Green Man Cannabis – one of the first dispensaries in Colorado. It lays out a good base of knowledge about the emerging cannabis world.

Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America Bruce Barcott provides a balanced,

educational book about marijuana, including how much misinformation surrounding the drug is perpetrated by the government.

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