Book Review: Understanding Human Nature by Alfred Adler

Everyone has a goal from which most of our actions flows. This is what determines a persons psychic life according to legendary psychotherapist Alfred Adler. We can’t think, will, or dream without these activities being determined and directed towards an objective..We might be more or less conscious of what this objective is, but it’s moreContinue reading “Book Review: Understanding Human Nature by Alfred Adler”

Book Review: The Courage to Be Disliked

It’s not about the cards your are dealt, but how you play them. This book adds philosophy to Adlerian psychology in an attempt to reshape the way you view the role of trauma in an individuals life. The main idea is that you are not determined by your experiences, but the meaning you assign toContinue reading “Book Review: The Courage to Be Disliked”

Book Review – Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Our nameless protagonist is a vile man. A former bureaucrat, about 40 years of age, and well educated. “I am a sick man… I am a spiteful man. I am an unpleasant man. I think my liver is diseased. “ Let’s call him the Underground Man. The book is made out of two parts: theContinue reading “Book Review – Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky”

Book Review: Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

Stumbling on Happiness talks surprisingly little about happiness. Instead it focuses on how we fail to predict how the outcomes of our actions will make us feel in the future. We are not wired to predict the future accurately. Shortcomings in our way of thinking makes us terrible forecasters of how our current actions willContinue reading “Book Review: Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert”

Book Review – Futureproof: 9 Rules for Human in the Age of Automation by Kevin Roose

Why would you read a book on AI each year? Because you want keep a watching eye on developments in that field and see how you can preserve a competitive edge in a world of rapid automation. And because it fascinating, both the tech in itself and the possible impact it has on what itContinue reading “Book Review – Futureproof: 9 Rules for Human in the Age of Automation by Kevin Roose”

Book Review: A World Without Email by Cal Newport

What if time blocks, email free Thursday’s, and turning off notifications is not enough? What if we need to totally reimagine how we work to reclaim our productivity?.This is the question that Cal Newport, of Deep Work and So Good they Can’t Ignore You fame, tried to answer in his new book..He argues that emailContinue reading “Book Review: A World Without Email by Cal Newport”

Review: Faust by Goethe

The book is written by one of the most prominent western writers and thinkers, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. A work that he spent almost all his life iterating on and he wasn’t done until he was in his 80:s. It’s a blueprint for how to life, one could say, but also the original “making aContinue reading “Review: Faust by Goethe”

Review: Fire In the Belly: On Being A Man by Sam Keen

3 Key takeaways from Fire In The Belly: On Being a Man. The book is meant to uncover a new route to authentic manhood. Sam Keen takes modern society’s often contradictory expectations of what it means to be a man and contrasts it with traditional cultures. What kind of impact does the absence of initiationContinue reading “Review: Fire In the Belly: On Being A Man by Sam Keen”

Book Review: Top 5 Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware

Bronnie worked as a caretaker of the dying. Someone who gets hired to tend for people during their final months or weeks in life. Through her work she was able to identify the most common and deepest regrets people had during those final days—what they wished they had done differently, what they wished they hadContinue reading “Book Review: Top 5 Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware”

Thoughts on Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran

The idea of me “reviewing” spiritual scriptures is bizarre. Who I’m I to judge the some of the most sacred scriptures known to man? Hehe, fuck it, why not,right!? Let’s go! “Bhagavad Gita” is an old Hindu scripture. The narrative framework is a dialogue between Arjuna and his counsel Lord Krishna on the battlefield onContinue reading “Thoughts on Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran”