I'm a firm believer in that most of the learning happens outside of the classroom, and that sometimes the best answers come from questions you have never thought to ask. I have put together a continuously growing list of books and podcasts that I enjoy:


Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond
The Tipping Point - Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
Freakonomics - Stephen J. Dubner, Steven D. Levitt
Economics In One Lesson - Henry Hazlitt
David and Goliath - Malcolm Gladwell
Mismeasure of Man - Stephen Jay Gould
Thinking Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman


Stuff You Should Know
Planet Money
The Indicator from Planet Money
The Energy Gang
American Scandal
Business Wars
The Current from CBC Radio

Contact Information

Department of Mechanical Engineering
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032
Email: jkuo7 (at) calstatela.edu