What to Book: You’re going to love and learn from poker champion Annie Duke’s Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts. The smartest decision you can make right now is to read this book.

+ What to LA: “Los Angeles lacks the bedrock Americana that anchor towns like Chicago, New York, and Boston. In terms of identity, it doesn’t attach to the state of California the way that Houston and Dallas serve Texas. As for international ties, Miami has Latin America, Seattle has Canada and Asia, but Los Angeles, perhaps /the/ city of globalism, has everybody. We’re Angelenos first, Californians second, Americans third or not at all.” Rosecrans Baldwin in The Atlantic: L.A. Is a City State. After you’ve read this LA story, get Baldwin’s excellent new book: Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles.

+ What to Watch: My favorite mode of traveling to different countries is via Netflix international series. My latest trip is Undercover. A fast-paced binge.