The Penguin Latte Podcast #19 – The Mad Scientist of Reading: Poor Bjorn on Self-Experimenting with Non-Fiction

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Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube Warning: what follows is a conversation for book nerds Books transform us. When we really dig into a book, nestle beneath the words, peek under the author’s skin, we transcend our current self. We become someone greater. The best…

Reflection retreats, The King’s Curriculum and leaning in to Universal Intelligence.

Earlier this year I had my first Reflection Week—imagine Bill Gates Think Week but without the books. This was probably one of the more fruitful and powerful practices I’ve implemented into my life to date and it’s now something I do every 6 month.Reflection Week, for me, is about re-alignment, reflection, strategy and planning.But it’sContinue reading “Reflection retreats, The King’s Curriculum and leaning in to Universal Intelligence.”

Bhagavad Gita, Video Game Development, and Outcome Independence.

“You have the right to work, but not to the fruit of work. Never engage in action for the sake of reward.” –Bhagavad Gita I have always been a huge video game fan and when I finally landed a job in the games industry after years of schooling and honing my skill I was extremelyContinue reading “Bhagavad Gita, Video Game Development, and Outcome Independence.”

5 Key Lessons from The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols (VIDEO)

Takeaways from The Death of Expertise This book is about the attack on established knowledge. With a quick trip to Wikipedia the average citizen believe themselves to be as informed than their doctors and diplomats. Does this book reek of elitism? Somewhat. But this is an important discussion that needs to be had. Here areContinue reading “5 Key Lessons from The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols (VIDEO)”

4 Key Lessons from Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés (VIDEO)

Women Who Run With The Wolves explores folk tales and myths through a Jungian lens with the intent to help women reconnect to the instinctual self, the Wild Woman archetype.

Thoughts on: The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Identity and Race by Douglas Murray

There are a few events that got me to finally look into the topic of intersectionalility, gender and identity politics:.🔸 A trans person I knew committed suicide..🔹I saw a poster on a notice board on a playground inviting children from the age of 11 (or was it 9?!) to a municipally held HBTQ+ get-together..🔸When IContinue reading “Thoughts on: The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Identity and Race by Douglas Murray”

8 Lessons from reading So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson (VIDEO)

Some books manage to be both entertaining and highly disturbing. This is one of them.Today I’m sharing a few highlight from Jon Ronsons book that takes a closer look at the world of online shaming. “And the one day it hit me. Something of real consequence was happening. We were at the start of aContinue reading “8 Lessons from reading So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson (VIDEO)”

3 Key Lessons from The Shallows by Nicholas Carr (VIDEO)

📱 Maybe you were suppose to do something important right now, but got distracted by a notification. Or you told yourself that it might be a good idea to check your social media again. It has been 10 minutes after all, something might have happened? 1. The number of synapses in the brain are notContinue reading “3 Key Lessons from The Shallows by Nicholas Carr (VIDEO)”

Thoughts on: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

I could have written this book. Not that I have Murakamis masterful penmanship. That’s not my point. It’s just that our lessons learned from years of running are very similar. We got into it for the same reasons (by noticing we where becoming fat and tired.), it provided similar insights and it seems as dearContinue reading “Thoughts on: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami”

I Hired a Business Coach for 8 Months – Here is What I Learned.

A mentor is a person who are already in the position you want to be, or a lot further along on the path you want to walk.This person warns you of pitfalls and shows the shortcuts and supports you when the goings get tough. The mentor calls you on your bullsh*t and challenge you stretchContinue reading “I Hired a Business Coach for 8 Months – Here is What I Learned.”