The Prize

by Daniel Yergin

Book Reviews

  • 5 books to build big, worldwide perspective 1. Lessons of History (Durant) 2. Factfulness (Rosling) 3. Ten Global Trends (Bailey & Tupy) 4. How the World Really Works (Smil) 5. Against the Gods (Bernstein) Bonus. The Prize (Yergin) What else?Link to Tweet
  • Thanks everyone. Starting Yergins new book because of this thread, which I didn’t know existed before. “The Prize” remains my favorite history book.Link to Tweet
  • @asteroid_saku The Prize - probably the single best book about history of oil industry and relationship to politics, regulation, modern state, etcLink to Tweet
  • @riakall This isn't really AI, but I'd recommend you read "The Prize", which is a history of the evolution of oil from discovery to Standard Oil, etc. A really useful book for informing thoughts about money/capital, power, geopolitics, tech, etc. I learned a lot from it, I think.Link to Tweet
  • I'm reading the amazing book, "The Prize" about the history of the oil industry. It makes the point that the oil powered car engine dramatically changed war by allowing for rapid troop movements. I suspect that the drone will engender a similar change.Link to Tweet

About Book

Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis.